SHAW NAMED SEC COORDINATOR OF FOOTBALL OFFICIALS
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - C Steve Shaw, a veteran of Southeastern Conference football officiating for more than 15 years, has been named SEC Coordinator of Football Officials, Commissioner Mike Slive announced today.
Shaw replaces Rogers Redding, who served the SEC as the football officiating coordinator since 2006. Redding was recently named college football’s national coordinator by the board of managers for the College Football Officiating, LLC.
“Steve is considered one of the finest officials in the nation, “said Slive. “We are pleased to have someone of Steve’s extensive experience and knowledge to coordinate the conference’s football officiating. His appointment to succeed Rogers was done with the unanimous support of the conference’s athletics directors.”
He has worked on the field for 14 post-season bowl games, including eight Bowl Championship Series games, including this year’s Rose Bowl (TCU vs. Wisconsin). He has officiated two national championship contests – 2000 Sugar Bowl (Florida State vs. Virginia Tech) and the 2005 Orange Bowl (Southern California vs. Oklahoma). He has also been the referee for four SEC Championship Games (1997, 1998, 2001 and 2006).
““I am humbled to follow in the footsteps of some great men in SEC officiating,” said Shaw. “From the father of SEC officiating, George Gardner, to the modern day leaders of Bobby Gaston and Rogers Redding, I have had the opportunity to learn from the best and to be able to build from a solid foundation.”
Redding leaves the SEC after five years and will continue to be the Secretary-Rules Editor for the NCAA Football Rules Committee. “Rogers has made significant contributions to the SEC and college football officiating. We are pleased to have someone of Steve’s stature to succeed him as the conference’s coordinator,” added Slive.
Prior to officiating in the SEC, Shaw worked for six years as an official in the Gulf South Conference and as a high school official for 14 years.
He is currently on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Sports Officials and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes for Central Alabama. He served as president of the Southeastern Football Officials Association in 2009-10.
Shaw has worked for AT&T more than 30 years, most recently serving as General Manager of the corporation’s Connected Communities program. He has also held management positions including Business Sales, Network Engineering, Consumer Operations and Marketing.
Active in the Birmingham community, he has just completed a six-year term of the Board of Directors for the St. Vincent’s Hospital Foundation and also serves as Vice-Chairman of the Region’s Tradition, a PGA Champions event that has donated more than $10 million to local charities. He has also been presented citations from the Alabama chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the United Way of Central Alabama for his fundraising efforts. Shaw, a cum laude graduate of the University of Alabama, is married to the former Jamelle Kabase.