Alberto Perez Alberto Perez has spent a lifetime committed to serving others. From his 30 years of military service with the U.S. Army, or his 40 years as a basketball official running camps and clinics. Perez has helped countless others become accomplished officials in Tacoma-Pierce County. After graduating in 1971 from Central High School in San Juan, Puerto Rico, where Al played two years of baseball, he joined the U.S. Army and was a service member until his retirement in 2003. In 1977, Perez joined the International Association of Approved Basketball Official (IAABO), and over the next 41 years he officiated multiple levels of men’s basketball in six states as well as in South Korea and Germany. Since 1997, Al has been a member of the Tacoma Basketball Board and Washington Official Association where he’s officiated nine state tournaments and three finals. Al is also the Assigning Secretary for the TBB which provides officials for girl’s basketball games in Pierce County. Al and wife Yong have been married for 33 years and have three daughters and 10 grandchildren.