Excellence in Officiating Award-Detail

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Excellence in Officiating Award-Detail
Excellence in Officiating Award-Detail

Tyler Olsen
Wilson High School
2020
Football

    TYLER OLSEN Football

    Tyler Olsen is moving officiating into the 21st century, as the longtime local football official has taken to the digital airwaves to help promote football officiating. Between his time on the gridiron and in the recording studio, he is leaving quite the mark on the local officiating scene.

    A lifelong Tacoma native, Olsen graduated from Wilson High School in 1993, where he played football and golf. He began his officiating career in 2008 as a member of the Western Washington Football Officials Association and Northwest Intercollegiate Football Officials Association. Since then, he's worked multiple high school and NCAA Division II playoff contests. He's a WWFOA board member and has organized volunteer officials to referee summer passing camps at the University of Washington for the past three years.

    In 2018, Olsen co-created, with Dwayne Johnson, "Rule11 Officials", a podcast intended to promote education and support football officiating. They discuss rules, mechanics, philosophy, fitness, and invite guests to contribute to the conversation. Guests have included conference supervisors, camp directors, other officials, and more. Their audience has grown to over 1, 600 listeners per week throughout the US and they have published 59 episodes to date.

    Excellence in Officiating Award-Detail