Big 12 Conference Commissioner Bob Bowlsby has announced the selection of Greg Burks as the conference’s Coordinator of Football Officials. As the Big 12 Coordinator, Burks will also administer the CFO West football officiating consortium which includes the Big 12, Mountain West and Southland conferences.
“Greg brings both on-field and administrative experience to the post,” said Bowlsby. “I am confident he will continue the trajectory of our officiating program as a national model.”
For the last three seasons Burks has overseen the Mountain West football officiating program. Prior to that, he spent 24 years as an on-field official, working Big 12 games from 1996-2014. During his career, Burks has officiated in 17 bowl games, four Big 12 Championship games, and was also the referee for the first College Football Playoff National Championship Game.
“I am excited and honored to have this opportunity with one of college footballs’ premier officiating organizations,” commented Burks. “Since the Big 12’s inception, its commitment to excellence was something I was proud to be part of, and I look forward to continuing and growing that legacy."
Burks succeeds Walt Anderson who is stepping down after 12 seasons.