Promoting Commitment to Education, Professionalism, and Quality in Sports Officiating


  • Posted 2024-06-05 by Terry Whalen


    Dear Fellow Officials,

    The BNOA will be having a Golf Outing on Sunday, July 14th @ Ironwood Golf Course. Tee times start at 8:00 am, and is limited to the first 32 golfers. This will be a 4 person team, 18-hole scramble/best ball Tournament. Cost is greenfees and cart, with a $5.00 per player ($20.00 per team) for payout for the 1st & 2nd place teams. Comprise your own foursome, or sign-up as an individual. Please email me at [email protected] if interested in playing........thanks!

    Terry A. Whalen
    BNOA Secretary

  • Posted 2024-05-17 by

    Central Illinois Basketball Clinic (BNOA) @ Normal West High School

    The BNOA & IBOA have joined forces to host a Level II Basketball Clinic at Normal West High School on Saturday, June 29th 2024. Registration starts at 8:00 am - camp runs from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Lunch, drinks/refreshments provided. No cost to current BNOA members with dues paid for 2024/2025 season. Otherwise, $35.00 fee for non-members. Licensed IHSA shirt, shorts/pants, whistle required for on-court clinic requirements. If you have any questions, please contact me at the following: Phone : 309-212-2113 Email : [email protected] Looking forward to seeing you there, thanks!

    Terry A. Whalen IHSA Clinician/BNOA Board Secretary


  • Past and current inductees into the BNOA Hall of Fame.

  • Presented in the memory of Rory Hodgson to the less experienced official who best exemplifies the ideals of sports officiating, and who has worked to gain experience and knowledge necessary to advance in his/her officiating career.

  • Presented in the memory of Allan Russell to the BNOA official who did the most in promoting the ideals of sports officiating, and the development of young officials.

  • "Friends of the BNOA" - Award to individuals outside of officiating to be honored with the recognition they deserve for helping advance officiating, retain sports officials, and promote sports in general.

  • The Kevin Mallehan Scholarship Was Started In 2013 By The BNOA Executive Board In Honor Of Lifelong BNOA Member & IHSA Umpire Kevin Mallehan. This Scholarship Will Be Awarded Each Year , With The Recipient Being Recognized At The Annual Hall Of Fame Banquet. The Recipient Of The Scholarship Shall Be An Official In Good Standing With The BNOA Or An Organization Recognized By The BNOA Executive Board . The Application Period Shall Run From August 1st Thru March 1st Each Calendar Year. All Applications And Monetary Awards Will Be Reviewed By The Present BNOA Board Of Directors.