Ed Rhoades has officiated for the Washington Officials Association in football, basketball, softball, and baseball for 31 years.
Ed’s illustrious officiating career has included some of the highest honors an official can achieve. The State Baseball Tournament Umpire-in-Chief for 18 years, Ed was involved at the district level for baseball for 26 years. During his career he was the umpire for the State Baseball and Softball finals on three different occasions. In 2001, he was named the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Softball Official of the Year.
An intricate figure at the district level for football and basketball for 24 years, Ed officiated the State finals for each sport, twice. In addition to the State Finals, Ed was the official for regionals for three years at softball, four at football and five for basketball and baseball.
Ed has been a WIAA District #6 Executive Board member for 12 years and has been on the WOA Executive Board for 20 years. He has also been the Assigning Secretary for football (12 years), basketball (16 years), baseball (28 years) and softball (28 years).
Ed mentored many officials throughout Washington and the Pacific Northwest. He brings a professional manner to his work and has a great working relationship with WIAA member schools.
Ed’s honors and awards include the following:
• Babe Ruth State Tournaments for 14 years (Regionals worked - 8 years)
• Amateur Softball State Tournaments for 15 years (Regionals worked - 3 years)
• ASA State Tournament Umpire-In-Chief for 8 years
• NCAA baseball umpire for 30 years
• American Legion Baseball District Commissioner for 15 years
• 4 ASA National Tournaments
• Voted Member of ASA National Indicator
• 2000 16-year old Babe Ruth World Series