Based in Columbus, Ohio, the Capital West Football Officials' Association is an organization which provides educational and developmental resources to football officials throughout Central Ohio. Membership is open to any football official licensed by the Ohio High School Athletic Association (or a surrounding State High School Association). Individuals currently working on obtaining an officiating license are also eligible for membership. (Join CWFOA)

Our 100+ members provide officiating services to youth programs, middle schools, and high schools throughout Ohio. Many members also currently officiate, or are veterans of, the collegiate and professional football officiating ranks.

Some of the services CWFOA offers include:

  • Organizing "local meetings" on football rules and officiating mechanics
  • Coordinating officiating development clinics
  • Providing on-field observations and skill evaluations
  • Fostering officiating skills development through mentoring programs
  • Sponsoring new official courses with partner groups
For more information, please contact the CWFOA Secretary.

CWFOA Founding Members

Bill BeckerJay Erbe Steve JamesJulius PalazzoLarry Rood
John BraggGeorge GillDale LucasJohn PhillipsJack Stetler
Pat CahillMike GillJim MartinMark PowellRon Underwood
Patricia CaleyJeff HuffmanBob MossbargerBobby PowersLarry Wojicki
Dan ChernackJoe HunterCraig MurphBrad RahrPercy Wright

CWFOA Hall of Fame  

2011 Julius PalazzoLarry RoodJack Stetler
2012Jay ErbeRobert Mossbagrer
2013Tom GrahamPaul Maragos 
2014Kerry DalicandroGus Maragos  Jon Phillips
2016Jim Martin  
2017Jim Goudy Bob Powers 
2018Mike Gill   

Past Presidents 

Ryan Schwieterman (2016-2018) Mike Gill (2010-2011)
Scott Wilson (2012-2015) Jim Goudy (2006-2009)  

Past Secretaries  

Jim Martin


CWFOA Executive Board
Cary Allion

Charles Anderson
Vice President
Jim Kakos
Bessa Faltas
Board Member

Don Alexander
Board Member
Steve Halley
Board Member

Scott Wilson
Rules Interp.

Chris Cordi
Mechanics Interp.
Mentoring Chief

(c) Capital West Football Officials' Association
CWFOA is a non-profit organization
Columbus, Ohio

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