Football Zebras has obtained the officiating crew rosters for the 2015 NFL season. This season, 10 new officials have been hired, with one additional hire after the NFL announcement in April. There are three veteran officials are designated as swing officials, who will move between crews through the season. John Hussey was promoted to referee to replace Bill Leavy, who is now an officiating supervisor. Crew members are listed with their years of NFL experience, including the upcoming season, the crews they were on last season, and occupations. Nine veteran officials have changed positions, which are indicated at the bottom of each crew list. *indicates an official who is on the same crew as last season.
|R||122||Brad Allen||2||non-profit CEO|
|U||11||Fred Bryan||7||*||superintendent, juvenile correctional facility|
|HL||48||Jim Mello||12||*||facilities manager|
|LJ||100||Tom Symonette||12||*||certified public accountant|
|FJ||67||Doug Rosenbaum||15||*||financial consultant|
|BJ||83||Shawn Hochuli||2||Corrente||financial advisor|
|Replay official: Jim Lapetina
Replay assistant: Jim Pearson
Position changes: S. Hochuli (SJ to BJ)
|R||66||Walt Anderson||20||college officiating coordinator, retired dentist|
|U||40||Butch Hannah||17||Triplette||retired federal probation officer|
|HL||22||Steve Stelljes||14||*||business planning manager|
|LJ||18||Byron Boston||21||*||tax consultant|
|FJ||103||Eugene Hall||2||*||federal agent|
|SJ||125||Laird Hayes||21||Cheffers||owner of football camps for high school and youth|
|BJ||30||Todd Prukop||7||Cheffers||medical sales representative|
|Replay official: Billy Smith
Replay assistant: Jim Grant
|HL||94||Hugo Cruz||1||NA||investment manager|
|LJ||101||Carl Johnson||12||Morelli||full-time official|
|FJ||43||Terry Brown||10||Boger||probation supervisor|
|BJ||17||Steve Patrick||2||*||owner, supply company|
|Replay official: Rich Reels
Replay assistant: Bill Tracy
|R||23||Jerome Boger||12||retired commercial insurance underwriter|
|U||49||Rich Hall||12||Hochuli||custom cabinetry|
|HL||5||John McGrath||14||Triplette||vice president of sales|
|LJ||45||Jeff Seeman||14||Cheffers||brokerage sales|
|FJ||118||David Meslow||5||Blakeman||marketing manager|
|SJ||87||Walt Coleman IV||1||NA||financial advisor|
|BJ||112||Tony Steratore||16||*||co-owner, supply company|
|Replay official: Carl Madsen
Replay assistant: Eugene Cunningham
|R||51||Carl Cheffers||16||sales manager|
|U||96||Undrey Wash||16||*||claims controller|
|LJ||47||Tim Podraza||8||Wrolstad||corporate real estate|
|FJ||88||Brad Freeman||2||*||sports park director|
|SJ||1||Scott Novak||2||Leavy||sales manager|
|BJ||111||Terrence Miles||8||Anderson||quality control manager|
|Replay official: Charles Stewart
Replay assistant: Jimmy Oldham
|R||65||Walt Coleman||27||manager dairy processor|
|U||129||Bill Schusterâ€||16||*||insurance broker|
|HL||91||Jerry Bergman||14||*||sales executive|
|LJ||16||Kevin Codey||1||NA||middle school physical education teacher|
|FJ||41||Boris Cheek||20||Triplette||director of operations and management|
|SJ||89||Jon Lucivansky||7||Parry||college educator|
|BJ||39||Rich Martinez||2||*||sales manager|
|Replay official: Lou Nazzaro
Replay assistant: Brian LoPinto
Position changes: Lucivansky (FJ to SJ)
â€ Substitutions: Bye week official or Bruce Stritesky (swing official) beginning in Week 9
|R||99||Tony Corrente||21||college officiating coordinator|
|U||64||Dan Ferrell||13||*||director, parts logistics and supply chain management|
|HL||54||George Hayward||25||*||vice-president and manager, warehouse company|
|LJ||2||Bart Longson||1||NA||co-founder and CEO, digital finance company|
|FJ||82||Buddy Horton||17||Morelli||water service worker|
|SJ||7||Keith Washington||8||Hochuli||program financial analyst|
|BJ||119||Greg Wilson||8||*||law enforcement|
|Replay official: Howard Slavin
Replay assistant: Russell Yurk
|U||19||Clay Martin||1||NA||high school basketball coach|
|HL||13||Patrick Turner||2||*||plant manager|
|LJ||59||Rusty Baynes||6||Vinovich||general manager, safety services|
|FJ||29||Adrian Hill||6||*||software engineer|
|BJ||93||Scott Helverson||13||*||sales, printing and promotions|
|Replay official: Tom Sifferman
Replay assistant: Roger Ruth
|R||35||John Hussey||14||Hochuli||sales representative, retail logistics group|
|U||115||Tony Michalek||14||Boger||USA Football officiating director|
|HL||106||Wayne Mackie||9||Steratore||director of operations, housing|
|LJ||107||Ron Marinucci||19||Blakeman||vice president, novelty cone company|
|FJ||86||Jimmy Buchanan||7||Leavy*||insurance agent|
|Replay official: Mike Wimmer
Replay assistant: Greg Shields
Position changes: Hussey (LJ to R)
|R||77||Terry McAulay||18||college officiating coordinator|
|U||92||Bryan Neale||2||*||sales consultant|
|HL||74||Derick Bowers||13||Parry||sales representative|
|LJ||68||Tom Stephan||17||*||business broker|
|FJ||72||Michael Banks||14||Coleman||carpenter foreman|
|BJ||12||Greg Steed||13||*||computer systems analyst|
|Replay official: Earnie Frantz
Replay assistant: Don Langeloh
Position changes: Banks (SJ to FJ)
|R||135||Pete Morelli||19||high school principal|
|U||71||Ruben Fowler||10||Blakeman||retired firefighter|
|HL||134||Ed Camp||15||Leavy (out)||physical education teacher|
|LJ||53||Sarah Thomas||1||NA||pharmaceutical sales representative|
|SJ||75||Rob Vernatchi||12||*||enforcement investigator|
|BJ||104||Dale Shaw||3||*||pharmaceutical sales|
|Replay official: Tommy Moore
Replay assistant: Glenn King
Position changes: Patterson (SJ to FJ)
|R||132||John Parry||16||financial advisor|
|U||131||Mark Pellis||2||*||financial advisor|
|HL||98||Greg Bradley||7||McAulay||chemical engineer|
|FJ||26||Jabir Walker||1||NA||math teacher|
|SJ||80||Greg Gautreaux||14||Coleman||athletic programs manager|
|BJ||46||Perry Paganelli||18||*||retired high school administrator|
|Replay official: Bob McGrath
Replay assistant: Brian Matoren
Position changes: Gautreaux (FJ to SJ)
|R||114||Gene Steratore||13||co-owner, supply company|
|HL||123||Ed Walker||2||Boger||real estate management|
|LJ||108||Gary Arthurâ€||19||*||president, commercial printing company|
|FJ||116||Mike Weatherford||14||*||energy trader|
|SJ||25||Bob Waggoner||19||*||retired probation officer|
|Replay official: Darryll Lewis
Replay assistant: Tom Chase
Position changes: B. Anderson (FJ to U), Walker (LJ to HL), Weatherford (SJ to FJ), Waggoner (FJ to SJ), Lewis (LJ to replay)
â€ Substitutions: Swing official Dana McKenzie in Weeks 2 through 9 due to injury
|U||124||Carl Paganelli||16||*||retired federal probation officer|
|HL||37||Jim Howey||17||*||director of adult education|
|FJ||50||Aaron Santi||1||NA||middle school principal|
|SJ||3||Scott Edwards||17||*||environmental engineer|
|BJ||38||Greg Yette||6||*||defense contractor|
|Replay official: Bill Spyksma
Replay assistant: Terry Sullivan
|R||42||Jeff Triplette||20||restructuring consultant|
|U||14||Shawn Smith||1||NA||internal auditor|
|HL||36||Tony Veteri||24||Blakeman||physical education teacher|
|LJ||32||Jeff Bergman||24||*||president and chief executive officer, medical services|
|FJ||109||Dyrol Prioleau||9||McAulay||manager, law firm|
|SJ||55||Alex Kemp||2||*||insurance agent|
|BJ||133||Steve Freeman||15||*||custom home builder|
|Replay official: Paul Weidner
Replay assistant: Mike Chase
|R||52||Bill Vinovich||11||accountant, former NFL officiating supervisor|
|U||121||Paul King||7||*||school teacher|
|HL||110||Phil McKinnely||14||*||inventory control|
|LJ||90||Mike Spanier||17||Coleman||middle school principal|
|FJ||117||John Jenkins||2||*||sales executive|
|SJ||60||Gary Cavaletto||13||Corrente||general manager, agricultural operations|
|BJ||63||Jim Quirk||6||Vinovich||financial advisor|
|Replay official: Larry Nemmers
Replay assistant: Mark Butterworth
Position changes: Cavaletto (FJ to SJ)
|R||4||Craig Wrolstad||13||athletic director|
|U||81||Roy Ellison||13||*||technical staff member|
|HL||28||Mark Hittner||19||*||investment broker|
|LJ||10||Julian Mapp||7||Parry||software QA tester|
|BJ||27||Lee Dyer||13||*||sales manager|
|Replay official: Al Hynes
Replay assistant: Terry Poulos
|Swing officials||Yrs||2014 crew||Occupation|
|U||102||Bruce Stritesky||10||Steratore||airline pilot|
|HL||8||Dana McKenzie||8||Morelli||claims adjuster|
|SJ||95||James Coleman||11||McAulay||electrical engineer|
39 thoughts on “Officiating crews for the 2015 season”
When can we have the scheddule of the officials?
Schedules will be posted on this site on a weekly basis. The league does not schedule more than 6 weeks at a time.
No number for Jonah Monroe ?
What is the point of an official changing from SJ to Fj and another member of the same crew changing from Fj to SJ?
Have a great year.
I’ll be your Fan and arm chair/side line observer. Call me when you need me.
or rather email me.
WHAT IS A SWING OFFICIAL?
From the article:
Pretty embarrassing that Jerome Boger and Jeff Triplette are NFL referees in 2015.
120 for Jonah Monroe
How does an official go from working the SB to a swing official? Is that a down-grade?
Nice to see: LJ 53 Sarah Thomas 1 working this year, will she be the only one multi-tasking on the crew as my wife says only women can multi-task!!!
Being a swing official is not a down grade . For a few years the Sb umpire became a so the next year and Dana McKenzie worked the Sb last year.
I do not think numbers 23 and 42 as refs is an embassmenr .
What happen to Umpire Chad Brown #31
The first person that needs to go is Blandino then maybe we will get some quality officiating. The quality of officiating will be as embarrassing this year as it was last year with on!y one of the poor decision makers gone. You can bet, again this year, on poor calls, bad judgment and biased calls. Need to rehire every official.
I think Blandino has done a good job of bringing consistency to the officials and really knows his stuff. There are some officials that may not belong so let’s see what happens through this year.
I can’t find an NFL Chains Crew hat. Any clue on where to go????
Jerome Boger still stinks. He’s worse than rotting garbage.
Let’s see if Joe Larrew gains competency now that he isn’t on Boger’s crew anymore. He was about as bad as Boger.
Side line gear is only though the NFL
Yeah Triplette is awful and always is in trouble with the league for his calls but he still is a ref. I don’t get that. Boger still needs to learn to speak a lot better to because he’s hard to understand at times. I think things will keep improving with guys approaching retirement like Coleman and there are three guys who were rookies last year…
Very interesting article on ESPN regarding the use of swing officials:
I found this paragraph of particular interest:
The primary use for “swing” officials, of course, will be as injury replacements. In recent years, the officiating department has needed healthy officials to double up — working, say, a Thursday game followed by a Sunday game — to ensure complete coverage in instances of injury. The NFL got a reminder of that need this month during a physical assessment held for all 2015 officials. On the final run, one official ruptured his Achilles tendon, requiring the NFL to hire a replacement (side judge Jonah Monroe).
It’s extremely difficult for me to openly criticize any official but Jeff Triplette makes me reconsider my rule. Having been exposed to all levels of officiating including working NFL training camps, I think his mechanics are poor, his on-field presence is non-existent and he does not inspire confidence with his use of the microphone. There must be something NFL supervision sees in him, but I can’t find it.
Blandino should have got the ax alone for hanging with the Cowboys last year. Very bad for the league. Officials and their bosses are supposed to be impartial. That goes for partying with the team too……
If there were standards, the woman would not be on staff. Are you telling me there are not at least 100 more qualified males out there? She worked 7 years of high school ball (in 8 years as she took a year off) then moved straight into D1 ball, and 5 years later is in the NFL. Where are the standards? That’s right, there are none. It is all in who you know. I guess that’s a main reason we have replay. Political correctness is the bane of this country. Trump for President!
With regards to hiring in the NFl as well as now D1 college, the old axiom is true, PLUS an addition now: “skin or kin, and now gender gets you in.” Don’t believe me? Take a look at the so called qualifications of the 3 woman put on the Big Ten aand MAC supplemental list by Bob Waggoner and Bill Carolla.One has only officiated ONE NCAA game and has TWO pre-season Big Ten games!!! Another only started doing HIGH SCHOOL in 2012!!! NOT KIDDING!
Morelli and members of his crew are responsible for the single worst-officiated game it has been my misfortune to see in 60 years of nfl-fandom: Detroit-Dallas this past January. It was and remains a major blot on the shield.
Just so you know Jon, that game was not as a clear-cut clusterfuck as you think. Matt Stafford could have had Calvin Johnson down the middle on a deep play that could have made whatever else happened on the sideline a complete and total 100% unnecessary exercise that would have been declined by Detroit.
And if a frog had wings…the plays of the game were what they were, not what they could have been, and those plays should have been correctly officiated…
All I know is ed hochuli makes watching the game of football way more exciting !!!
Nice to see Jonah evolving as a referee and getting the call to ref in the NFL. First met him a couple years ago reffing for the Legends Football League.
All these folks are human beings (not perfect you know) but in my near 3 decades of officiating sports I have always admired the NFL officials. have a great and safe season!
All I know is watching Gene Steratore and Tony Steratore makes me watching the game of football way more exciting !!!
why the hell did crap man jones not get ejected on the spot after slamming amari coopers head into his helmet right in front of 3 refs,suspend these three stooges and fine crap man heavy $100,000 works.
To the Supervisor of NFL Officials:: Please watch the Broncos/Browns game on TV from today to see how terrible the officials treated the Broncos!!!! There were 3 times a Bronco Offensive player with the ball was completely out of bounds and hit hard by a Browns Defensive player and no flag was thrown. I think 4 interference plays on Bronco receivers that were very obvious and again no flags thrown. The Broncos were flagged 3 times for “Off Sides” when in actuality the Browns Offensive line made small movements that drew the Broncos Defensive line off so they should have been “False Start” against the Browns but that is not how the officials did it. Bronco QB Payton Manning was hit 2 or3 times after he had passed the ball and no flag was thrown. For some reason the officials were really terrible, looked like since the game was in Cleveland they were making sure that they really took care of the Browns to an almost illegal level. The Broncos barly won had they lost it would have been 100% do to the awful Officiating. You really need to investigate this please and see for yourselves what they did!!!!!!!!!
Thanks for your time,
please really consider what I have written, and look into it properly since the Officials in the Broncos / Browns game were so cheating!!!!!!
When will you post week 7 referee assignments?
The two best officials in the NFL are Jim Howey and Rick Patterson. Can you tell I am from South Carolina? Some are blasting Sara Thomas as the first female official in the NFL and my unbiased opinion of her after 7 weeks is that she is doing a good job. She is all business! I didn’t figure out an illegal shift call in New England last night after running the play 5 times but overall she is doing well! She can’t get a playoff game this year as she is a rookie. Folks, the NFL officials are the best in the world. They are not perfect. Just know one thing, they are graded after EVERY game and are dinged for missed calls both made or not made. They are paid well and are always accountable for their actions.
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