SEC names new coordinator of men's hoops officials
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The Southeastern Conference named longtime referee Gerald Boudreaux coordinator of men's basketball officials on Tuesday.
Boudreaux was a referee in the league for 20 years. He was named the interim coordinator of men's basketball officiating last December.
"We are extremely pleased to have someone of Gerald's experience and knowledge to lead our men's basketball officiating program," SEC commissioner Mike Slive said. "Gerald's passion for college basketball and his leadership qualities made him an obvious choice for this position."
Boudreaux has been selected to work the NCAA Final Four five times, including the championship games in 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2003. He was also an official for 16 consecutive NCAA and SEC tournaments.
In 2000, Boudreaux was honored as the Naismith College Men's Basketball Official of the Year by the Atlanta Tipoff Club. He currently serves as the Director of the Parks & Recreation Department for the Lafayette (La.) Consolidated Government.
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