McCabe Named Coordinator of Men's Basketball Officiating

April 24, 2006

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - William S. McCabe has been appointed Coordinator of Men's Basketball Officiating for the Pacific-10 Conference, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

McCabe, from Northridge, California, succeeds Lou Campanelli, who has retired from the position after serving six years as Coordinator.

McCabe was a Division I basketball official from 1976-1995, and worked in the Pac-10 all but the first two of those years, and has officiated college football from 1978 to the present. In addition, he was an instant replay official in the National Football League (2000-2004) and was Supervisor of Officials in the America West Conference for three years.

He has been an observer of men's basketball officials in the Pac-10 since 1995.

Professionally, he was with IBM for 33 years, and since 2002 has owned a medical equipment distribution company. He is a graduate of the University of Wyoming and has a degree in meteorology from San Jose State University. He commanded a weather squadron in the U.S. Air Force.

His appointment is effective immediately. Campanelli will assist him through a transition period.

Campanelli became coordinator in 2000 after a career as a high school and college basketball coach. He was head coach at California from 1985-1993. Previously, he was head coach at James Madison University from 1972 to 1985. After leaving Cal, he worked in television, was a scout for two NBA teams and was a consultant to teams in Japan, including the Japanese National Team in the Asian Games. He is a resident of Moraga, Calif.

'Lou Campanelli has worked hard and effectively with the Pac-10's men's basketball officiating program,' Hansen said, 'and we are indebted to him. He communicated the coach's perspective to the officials. He also attracted some excellent young officials to our program, and thereby assured a bright future for it.'

'Bill McCabe has a solid background in officiating, including working as an official, in administration and as an observer and teacher. His excellent communications skills will be an asset to our officials, coaches and member institutions.

'I am delighted he has become the leader of our program.'

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