MOUND PLEASANT ISD TEAM SPORTS OFFICIATING CLASS
As has been previously reported, TASO was instrumental in securing approval from the Texas Education Agency for a credited high school class for Team Sports officiating class. While the Spring Branch ISD Future Officials Academy, led by former TASO member Michael Dorantes has been the trailblazer in high school officiating classes, many other schools are seeing these classes as a contribution to the Texas shortage of sports officials.
This fall, Mount Pleasant ISD has become one of the latest schools to include a sports officiating class in their curriculum. Superintendent Judd Marshall and Athletic Director Joey Cluley called on TASO Member John Winn to lead Mount Pleasant’s first class.
On Monday, September 18, the MPISD class reached a milestone with junior Adrian Tapia officiating the seventh grade A and B football games. Tapia became a TASO Football member in August and has been preparing diligently for his first assignment and according to Winn his debut was excellent.
TASO extends our appreciation to Superintendent Marshall and AD Cluley for their commitment in preparing young officials for future service to Texas middle and high school athletics. The leadership of Michael Dorantes, John Winn and other TASO members around the State is also recognized and appreciated.
Pictured left to right is Superintendent Judd Marshall, Adrian Tapia, John Winn, and Athletic Director Joey Cluley.