OTHER AWARDS & RECOGNITION
Our association also presents 3 other awards annually...The Ben Gregory Award, The Terry Schiessler Award and The Hall of Fame:
Ben Gregory Award
The Ben Gregory award is given to a retired coach who was a great facilitator of sportsmanship toward opponents as well as officials.
The coach shall be retired for two years. It was established in 1998.
Past recipients of the Ben Gregory award are:
1998--Ben Gregory family(Montbello),
1999--Herman Motz (T,J.)
2000--Dick Yates (South, JFK)
2001--Dominic Capra (Northglenn, Horizon, Legacy)
2002--Sam Pagano (Fairview)
2003--Bruce Abeyta, (JFK)
2004--Tom & Bob Hinton (Tom Ranum, Bob Aurora Hinkley)
2007--Gary Klatt( Pomona)
2008--Tim McDougal (Holy Family, Jefferson High, Arvada West)
2009--Ed Stevens (Wheat Ridge, Chapparal)
2011--JR McMillan (Brighton High) and Don Albers (Thornton High)
2012--Mark Swalley (Denver Christian High)
Terry Schiessler Award
This award was established in 1987 after Terry passed away. Terry spent 30 years as an administrator, teacher, coach and sports official. This award is given annually to a fellow D.F.O.A. member. The official shall have officiated at least 10 years . It was first given in 1987 and was given until 2006. There were no recipients in 2007,08 or 09.
Here are the winners in order: 1987--Bob Roy, 1988--Steve Usechek& Chuck Schiell, 1989--Ron Capra, 1990--Bob Meschko, 1991--Bud Schoepflin,1992--Jim Schaeffer, 1993--Bill Cox, 1994--Bob Peck, 1995--Dr. Bob Pyle, 1996--Kent Payne, 1997--Dennis Markusson, 1998--Ron Scholes, 1999--Ed Lujan, 2000--Sam Molinaro, 2001--Larry Bonicelli, 2002--Steve Hall, 2003--Dave Bowman, 2004--Dave Hitchens, 2005--Steve Heuer, and in 2006--Mike St.Onge.
CFOA Hall of Fame
Since 2002 some Denver area officials and contributors inducted are : Jim Dorsey,(C) Ed McClure, Leslie Moore,(C) Donnie Wilson, John Bradley, Bill Cox, Ron Scholes, Jim Schaefer, Charlie Flowers, Bud Schoepflin, John Desiato, and Bob Peck. (Those are what I remember, there are probably more.)) In 2007, Neil Devlin,(C) Ed Lujan, Jack Lynch, and Steve Usechek were inducted from Denver. No inductees in 08. In 09 Dave Beacom, Tom Fincken, Mike St.Onge, and Ted Swan were inducted from Denver. (C) is Contributor.