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

2022
Pat Hayes - Story

2021
Lew Clingman - Story

2020
Hugh Matson - Story

2019
David Buck - Story

2018
Jill Baker-Cooley - Story

2017
Mike Gentry - Story

2016
Linda Hoover - Story

2015
Sam Davis - Story

2014
Hugh Jewell - Story

2013
Tom Minter - Story

2012
Lyle Berry - Story

2011
Robert Williams - Story

2010
John Juday Sr. - Story

2009
James Danhoff, Richland - Story

2008
Will Lynch, Honor - Story

 

2007
Terry Wakeley, Grayling - Story

2006
Jeanne Skinner, Grand Rapids - Story

2005 
Bruce Moss, Alma - Story

2004
Carl Van Heck, Grand Rapids - Story

2003
Ron Nagy, Hazel Park

2002
Robert Scholie, Hancock

2001
Herb Lipschultz, Kalamazoo

2000
Karl Newingham, Bay City
Barb Beckett, Traverse City

1999
Richard Kalahar, Jackson

1998
Blake Hagman, Kalamazoo

1997
Ken Myllyla, Escanaba

1996
Jim Lamoreaux, St. Ignace

1995
Jim Massar, Flint

1994
Joe Brodie, Flat Rock

1993
Fred Briggs, Flint

1992
Herbert "Ted" Wilson, East Detroit