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PNFOA members Steve Kovac and Michael Livingston had very successful seasons in 2016. Kovac worked one of the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) Semi-Final Games, the 2016 Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, AZ. Livingston worked the 2016 DII National Championship Game in Kansas City, MO. Steve and Michael's journey to the big game is an inspiration for all officials that work hard to get to that big assignment. What's more, their success is another feather in the cap of the PNFOA which has an impressive tradition of helping nurture a steady stable of football officials who continue to work at the highest levels.

Click on the photos below to read each official's story.

Steve Kovac


Mike Livingston


Members, alumni and special guests of the Pacific Northwest Football Officials Association gathered on November 21, 2011 to celebrate a milestone in football officiating in greater Seattle area. With the ending of the 2011 high school football season it marked the end of the 50th year of service on the field for the PNFOA.  

On behalf of all the officials who have served in our association over the past 50 years, we say THANK YOU. Thank you to the coaches, parents, educators, students, game administrators, security and everyone else who have helped make the past 50 years a success for all the kids. The PNFOA looks forward to the next 50 great years!


The PNFOA is proud to have helped support Susan G. Komen For the Cure, Puget Sound during our 2010  "PNFOA Gives Back" event.  Pictured above are Jeff Mattson and Mike Livingston (right) presenting Taylor Storslee from Susan G. Komen For The Cure Puget Sound with a check for $4,734


n May 5th, 2011 Governor Christine Gregoire signed into law legislation which helps recognize sports officials in Washington State as Independent Contractors. Representing the PNFOA was Jason Capps (photo above).


For the past several years (since 2003) officials in the Pacific Northwest Football Official’s Association (PNFOA) have given out a sportsmanship award to a Seattle/Puget Sound school and individual player that exhibits sportsmanship in a given season. Members of the PNFOA donate to the Sportsmanship Fund in order to pay for a $500 scholarship for a player on the team that is planning on furthering their education after graduation.

The player is picked by the coaching staff and presented with an award and the $500 scholarship in the fall once the student athlete has chosen an institution to attend. The coach is also presented a plaque. This past winter the PNFOA membership chose two schools to honor.

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