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.

Post Season Recommendations



The recommendations committee has

finalized its list that will be submitted

to the state.


View the list here.

Board Elections


The Nomination Period is over.

Here is are the nominees:




Vice President                                      Members at Large (Three Seats)

Mike Smith                                             Al Alfieri               Vince Holmes

                                                              Garrett Bell         Jim Marzullo

Treasurer                                              Alec Ceravolo

Erik Benz


President's Communications

January 2020

~~Dear Fellow Official,


Here is an update on ECBOA happenings and events:


• The next ECBOA General Meeting is Wednesday January 8th at 7:00 pm at the Palm Beach County School District Cafeteria.


• At the January 8th meeting we will close nominations for Board positions including i) Vice President currently held by Mike Smith, ii) Treasurer currently held by Erik Benz, and iii) and three At-Large Board positions currently held by Cedric Bennett, Alec Ceravolo, and Vince Holmes.  Jonathan Pierre is our election supervisor. Elections will be held Feb. 3rd - 9th and voting will be via electronic ballot.


• The State Recommendation List from the Recommendation Committee has been posted to our website and we will vote on it at the January 8th meeting.


• Regular season games start back up the week of January 6th, and we have a full slate of games the entire month of January.  Please be sure to update your blocks in Arbiter, as this will help Mark with assigning.


• Reminder that game fees for regular season games held the week prior to the Christmas break will be processed once the School District re-opens the week of January 6th.  Also, most Holiday tournament games will be paid by ECBOA Treasurer Erik Benz once funds are received.


• Special thanks to Alec Ceravolo who coordinated the ECBOA recruiting table again this year at the Holiday Classic of the Palm Beaches tournament.  He has also been updating our social media posts on Twitter and Instagram.  Way to go Alec.


Wishing everyone a Happy New Year!


Joe Erwin