2018 OAOA Official of the Year

Oregon Athletic Officials Organization and the Salem Football Officials Association is proud to announce the 2018- 2019 Football Official of the Year is Ken Woods, commissioner of the SFOA. Ken has officiated for 40 years and has been the commissioner for 14 years. In his officiating career, Ken has worked 3 State Championship games. Ken served 14 years on the OAOA State Football Committee, 12 years as it’s chairman. Ken also served six years on the OAOA executive board. Ken, along with Clark Sanders, Jack Folliard, and Frank Richie authored and edited the Oregon Mechanics Manual. Which is considered the bible for proper mechanics and philosophies used by all officials in the State of Oregon. Ken has been previously awarded NFHS Official of the Year from Oregon in 2000, and the Official of the Year from Oregon High School Coaches in 2015.

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Game Fees

Game fees vary from $45-$65 per game. Depending on your availability, you could work anywhere from 15-70 games per season. That’s potentially $4,500!


There are some additional expenses you must pay out of pocket such as dues, registration, rulebooks, uniform, and any other gear. 

FAQS and Requirements

No Experience Needed

We provide a comprehensive training program that gets you from ZERO to ONFIELD in 6 weeks! Our association has produced refs in the NFL and Pac-12, as well as NCAA Division II, and III.

Training Classes

We hold meetings weekly to ensure you are following correct techniques. Monday nights from 6:00-8:30 starting mid-July and continuing through the end of October.

Working Games

Primarily Thursday and Friday afternoon kickoffs at 3:30 or 4:00. Some evening games. Youth games on Saturdays. Need to be onsite 10-15 minutes prior to kickoff.


Attend Friday night Varsity games to observe the officials and participate in pregame and halftime discussions.

Hanging Out

We meet at local restaurants Friday nights after Varsity games to tell war stories and watch the highlight reels on the news.

Having Fun

Life is too short to not have some fun. We do this because we love the game we referee, and enjoy doing it with the team we are on. 

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Find out what our refs have to say about making the choice to join the Salem Football Official Association.


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