New School Year is Approaching, Need for More Officials Remains

ILLINOIS — You may love them or hate them depending on the day, but referees and officials are critical to keeping high school sporting events going across Illinois and the country. The IHSA is continuing to look to get the younger generations into officiating throughout the state.

Sam Knox is the Assistant Executive Director over officials with the IHSA. He says while there are some requirements to becoming an official, many who get involved do not regret it.

For more information on how to become an official, you can visit the IHSA’s website,