MOA announces HOF Class

2014-06-20T16:57:00Z 2014-06-22T00:33:03Z MOA announces HOF Class The Billings Gazette
June 20, 2014 4:57 pm

Marty Derrig, Randy Morrison, John Laney, Ron Collins, Mike Anderson and Tony Laslovich all will be inducted to the Montana Officials Association Hall of Fame in 2014.

Derrig, of Billings, was an MOA official for 35 years, working football and boys and girls basketball. He began his career working out of the Miles City pools and then finished while working in the Billings area.

Morrison, of Belgrade, was a basketball official for 26 years. He formerly lived in Billings and was selected as Montana's basketball official of the year in 1986. He was also the pool leader and assignor for the Worden basketball pool for more than 10 years.

Laney, of Miles City, officiated high school football for 28 years. He was president and assignor of the Miles City football pool for 15 years. He also served two terms as the MOA regional director for Region 9.

Colllins retired from refereeing in 2010-11 after 42 years as a master wrestling official. He was the pool leader for Butte area wrestling officials for over three decades. He was chosen as Montana's wrestling official of the year in 1996 and 2009. he was the National Federation of High School's wrestling official of the year in 2008. 

Anderson's career as an official went 43 years and he was ranked as a master or top-rated football official for 38 years. Anderson, of Bozeman, was a member of the Gallatin Valley MOA football and basketball pools. 

Laslovich, of Anaconda, worked at all classification levels of volleyball for 29 years, football for 31 years and boys and girls basketball all 33 years of his career. He was chosen as the Treasure State's basketball official of the year in 2002-03 and volleyball official of the year in 2006-07. 

The induction ceremonies will be up to the local officials pools so the Hall of Famers can enjoy the moment with people in the area where they worked most of their assigned contests. The dates and times are to be announced.

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