About the NCBOA
The Northern California Basketball Officials
Association (NCBOA) is an association consisting of independent
contractors who officiate youth and adult basketball games and
tournaments in the Northern California cities of San Francisco, Daly
City, South San Francisco, Pacifica, Pescadero, Half Moon Bay, and Hillsborough.
Current membership consists of approximately 150 men and women ranging
in age from 18 to 60+. We service youth leagues, private and public
junior high and high schools, San Francisco and Daly City Park and Rec.
leagues, adult recreation leagues, and various select tournaments. As
mentioned, we are an association and, therefore, governed by bylaws and
an executive committee (check our contacts page for the current members
list). The NCBOA is also accredited with the California Interscholastic
Federation (CIF) and services the San Francisco, Central Coast, and
North Coast Section member leagues.
We have been in existence
since 1947 when a number of veteran officials who had been refereeing
high school, college, and recreational leagues in San Francisco came
together to begin the association. Some of the "founding fathers" were
Erv Delman, Frank McIntyre, Ernie Filliberti, Dick Murray, Bill "Tiny"
Bussenius, Ray Dal Poggetto, Lou Batmale, Jim Witt, and the first
president of the NCBOA, Lloyd Leith. Since its inception, the NCBOA has
produced many outstanding men and women who have officiated numerous
high school section and state finals and many others who have gone on
to officiate at the junior and major college levels. Five former
members have gone on to work the NCAA Final Four (Filliberti,
Bussenius, Richie Ballesteros, Ed Curzio, and Jack Ditty). And the
famous "Game of the Century" between Elvin Hayes' University of Houston
and Lew Alcindor's UCLA squads had Filliberti as one of the two "men in
zebra stripes." We even have one former member, Art Norack, who is the
only gentleman currently enshrined in the San Francisco Prep Sports
Hall of Fame as a basketball official. Needless to say, the NCBOA is
considered to be one of the top basketball officiating associations in