East Coast Basketball Officials Association

The Basketball Official's Association for Palm Beach County

The ECBOA is dedicated to provide quality officiating for high school basketball games in Palm Beach County and throughout the State of Florida in such a way that enforces the rules in a fair and impartial manner while upholding the integrity of the game.

News and Updates

For all of our Palm Beach County Officials working in Broward County:


The State has approved all Broward County Schools to wear a Stoneman Douglas memorial patch for the duration of the 2017-2018 Season as well for the 2018-2019 Season.


We remember and support the families and victims of the Parkland tragedy.


If you are interested in becoming an official, please Notify Joe Erwin or Alec Ceravolo.  We are making plans now for the 2018/2019 season.

Upcoming Events

We will be posting training and evaluation schedules for the summer.  Stay tuned!


Training and general meetings will begin fall of 2018.


Our Board has already started meeting to discuss all the ways to improve our association.


Remember that the best way to continue to improve as an official is to stay sharp when you're not in high school season.  Plan on attending a camp.  Work some travel ball.  Stay in the rule book.



President's Communications

April 2018


Dear Official:


Here is an update on ECBOA happenings and events:


Here is an update on ECBOA happenings and events:

• The 2017-2018 basketball season is now in the scorebook

and by all accounts it was a good season.  In Lakeland our #2

Boys crew (Fouchet, Kaufman and Gulley) officiated a very

competitive 8A Semi-final game, and our #1 Boys crew

(DeAtley, DeCosta, and Francois) officiated a 4A Finals

which was extremely competitive as well.  Several ECBOA

members were in attendance to support our crews.  Well done



• Our ECBOA Party and Banquet was the best we’ve ever had,

including a record turnout.  Vince Holmes provide the music, and

Anthony Mancino brought the cake, which his wife baked from scratch.  Award winners were Mike Shaw (Rookie of the Year), Andrew Bolognese (Most Improved), and Bob Fishbein (Iron Man).   Congratulations to all the winners and a special thanks to Vince and Anthony.


• During the banquet we honored Bob Burns and Bob Lively who both retired this season.  They will certainly be missed on the court, but plan to stay involved in the association.


• The Board of Directors plans to fill the open Board position by the end of April.  If you have an interest in serving on the Board, please contact Joe Erwin by April 15th.  All candidates will be invited to the next Board meeting on April 26th.


•  Well wishes are extended to Bob Lively and Bob Segal.  Bob Lively recently underwent hip replacement surgery and is on the road to recovery.  Bob Segal is doing better as well and making good progress.   I know they would both appreciate hearing from you.


• The new Board of Directors held their first meeting on April 3rd where we welcomed Cedric Bennett and Alex Ceravolo, to the Board.  In addition to filling the open Board position, one of our early key initiatives is to prepare a new set of By-Laws which can be presented to the membership for approval.   We have several other things planned, but these two items are the main priority at this time.  Stay tuned!


Thanks and keep an eye on our website for updates during the summer.




Joe Erwin, President



2018 End of Year Banquet