Walt Gogan joined the Tacoma-Pierce County Volleyball Officials Board in 1980 and served as the 1986 president. He was the organization’s first person to attain a National Rating status, having achieved that honor in 1989. During his career he has worked in the PAC-8, USA club and NFHS high school volleyball programs. Walt has also worked at 10 state high school championship tournaments including four finals. He is a longtime USA National Scorer as well. Walt has refereed numerous times in the high school All-State All-Star series, two NWAC community college championship tournaments and has been a fixture for over 20 years as a top college referee. In his travels he got to work 34 USA Junior National and 33 USA Adult National tournaments. If anyone were to bleed volleyball in the community it would be Walt. He officiates year-around and is always willing to volunteer his time to go out and observe officials or sit down and help them learn how to keep score. His love and dedication to the sport is off the charts.