Vern L. Norris Award

The Vern L. Norris Award is presented to an athletic official with 20 or more years of registration with the MHSAA who works at the high school level. He or she must also have been active in a local officials' association, mentored other officials, and have been involved in officials’ education. It is named for Vern L. Norris, who was executive director of the MHSAA from 1978-86.

Past Norris Award Winners

1992
Herbert "Ted" Wilson, East Detroit

1993
Fred Briggs, Flint

1994
Joe Brodie, Flat Rock

1995
Jim Massar, Flint

1996
Jim Lamoreaux, St. Ignace

1997
Ken Myllyla, Escanaba

1998
Blake Hagman, Kalamazoo

1999
Richard Kalahar, Jackson

2000
Karl Newingham, Bay City
Barb Beckett, Traverse City

2001
Herb Lipschultz, Kalamazoo

2002
Robert Scholie, Hancock

2003
Ron Nagy, Hazel Park

2004
Carl Van Heck, Grand Rapids | Story

2005
Bruce Moss, Alma | Story

2006
Jeanne Skinner, Grand Rapids | Story

2007
Terry Wakeley, Grayling | Story

2008
Will Lynch, Honor | Story

2009
James Danhoff, Richland | Story

2010
John Juday Sr. | Story

2011
Robert Williams | Story

2012
Lyle Berry | Story

2013
Tom Minter | Story

2014
Hugh Jewell | Story