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John Wohn

    John Wohn

    Ever since becoming a volleyball referee in 1988, John Wohn has been active as a referee, scorekeeper and certified college line judge. Not only that but John has also served as Secretary, Treasurer and currently as an Administrative Assistant for the organization. That is no small feat working for an organization that is the second largest volleyball official’s Board in Washington providing services to 48 high schools, 81 middle schools, 11 colleges and five recreation departments.

    John enthusiastically assists in the training of new officials with the goal of helping them get better whether it is for school or rec ball games. He also devotes an inordinate amount of time making sure that notebooks are updated notebooks and that rulebooks, badges and other supplies are distributed in a timely manner. He helps keep the website updated and will drop whatever he is doing (it helps to be retired) to cover a match at the last minute when a problem occurs.

    John is perhaps the single most dependable ref we have and never cancels a match he has already accepted. If he needs to drive to Issaquah he will and he never questions assignments. He just says “yes, I can do it”.

    A U.S. Navy veteran and past President of the University of Puget Sound Loggers Club, Wohn received the City of Destiny Award “Adult Sustained Service from the City of Tacoma in 2006. He is also an original member of the Shanaman Sports Museum’s Board of Directors and active with the Tacoma Badminton Club and the Tacoma Athletic Commission. John and wife Jackie are passionate about UPS sports and rarely miss football, volleyball or men’s and women’s basketball games, host teams at their home for dinners and are often found taking tickets or maintaining the shot clock.