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Michael Stephenson


    Michael Stephenson has officiated basketball at numerous levels for more than 25 years.
    Born in Tacoma on Nov. 3, 1966, Michael graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1985 and attended Tacoma Community College and University of Puget Sound in the late 1980's. Shortly after, he joined the Western Washington Basketball Officials Association and quickly moved up to become one of the top officials in the group.

    Michael has officiated high school, junior college, NAIA, and NCAA Div. II and III basketball. He's officiated five high school state championship games, three junior league championship games, the NAIA Tournament, and NCAA Div. III Tournament, and NCAA Div. II Conference Tournaments.

    Michael has served as new official and apprentice trainer, serving as a mentor to many officials. He works at summer officiating camps to help train young officials and has served as a board member and president of the WWBOA. Off the basketball court, he works as a construction manager in Tacoma.