Dwayne Johnson came clear across the country to this beautiful part of the United States as part of his service with the U.S. Army. Now, his role as a highly respected football official has him traveling throughout the western states and even nationally. Dwayne was born in New York City and joined the Army in 1987 after graduating a year earlier from William N. Taft High School, where he played football for a couple of years. After 9 ½ years in the service he decided to make Pierce County his home. Once here, Dwayne graduated from Bates Technical College and has been a software engineer for the past 21 years. His love for sports continued in his role as a youth basketball, football and baseball coach for 25 years. In 2007, he turned his sports passion to officiating with the Western Washington Football Officials Association. Dwayne has worked as head linesman and referee during his football officiating career, including several playoff assignments. He currently officiates college football in the NCAA Division II Great Northwest Athletic Conference and the NCAA Division III Northwest Conference, and from 2015-17 has worked at least one college football playoff contest. In 2017, he was assigned to a NAIA semifinal game played in Ft. Wayne, Ind. Dwayne’s work on the gridiron continues to be noticed. He was added to the Big Sky Conference developmental staff as a line judge in 2017 and this year was selected to the Mountain West Conference developmental staff as a referee.