Big 12 Coordinator Curtis Shaw To Head Men's Basketball Officiating Consortium
The Big 12 Conference will partner with Conference USA and the Ohio Valley and Southland Conferences to create a newly-formed consortium to manage its basketball officiating programs, as announced by the four conference commissioners.
Curtis Shaw, a veteran men’s college basketball referee for more than 20 years, will handle duties as Coordinator of Officials for the four leagues. He will be responsible for the recruiting, training, assigning and evaluating of men’s basketball officials for each conference within the consortium. Shaw was named Big 12 Coordinator of Officials in September and spent the 2009-10 season working with outgoing coordinator Dale Kelley in ensuring a smooth transition for the Conference.
“We were fortunate to be able to hire someone with Curtis Shaw’s expertise when we announced his appointment,” noted Big 12 Commissioner Dan Beebe. “He will do a terrific job in his role as the head of this new consortium.”
The 49-year-old Shaw retired from officiating after working his fifth-consecutive NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four in 2010. It was his seventh Final Four assignment of his career and he had officiated in at least one NCAA Tournament game every year since 1993. A fixture at numerous postseason conference events, Shaw also saw action in the National Invitation Tournament and the NIT Season Tipoff. Shaw worked for 15 different conferences during his career, officiating more than 1,500 games.