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Our mission is to promote the best interests of basketball by providing highly trained and confident basketball officials to the Central District and the State of Ohio

Executive Board

Gregg Ryder
Lewis Center, OH

Vice President
Donald Wood
Westerville, OH

2nd Vice President
Brad Griffith
Galena, OH

Past President
Tyler Brooks
Columbus, OH

Secretary / Treasurer
Paul Melcher
Westerville, OH

Welcome to the COBOA
Welcome to the newest members of COBOA: Logan Greenlee, Tate Fishman, James Perdue, Emma Anderson, John Kenerly, Mike Dissett, Marlin Yarborough, Austin Burgoon, Demetrius Pate, David Moore, Ashlee Graves, Christopher Strickland, Nicco Bracone, Deontay Scott, Jarrod Hart, Emily Murphy, Terrance Tilford, Warren McCord, Princess Hollingsworth, Adam Haemmerle, Kevin Dunnigan, Emma Blankenship, Brady Fleming, Kevin Hinkle, Mark Cox, Anthony Montarsi, Andrew Rude, Emma Anderson, Art Harper, Christopher Grant, Bradley Brunicardi, Colton Plageman, Alfred Edwards, Courtney Hayworth, Owen Menge, Kevin Houston.

Past Presidents who attended the 2019 COBOA Banquet

Ask the Expert
Kurt, In the back court violation question, 3rd one down, what was A2's court status when he jumped in the air to receive the pass from A1? If he was in the front court when he jumped in the air then we would have a violation when he lands straddling the line, because he had front court status at the time. Wouldn't you agree?  Click Here to read the Expert's answer.




Rules Interpreter
Kurt Schooley
Hilliard, OH

Mechanics Interpreter
Brian Spangler
Blacklick, OH