The ECAC assigns officials in 12 sports in Division I, II and III, including men's and women's basketball, fencing, field hockey, football, men's gymnastics, men's and women's ice hockey, men's and women's soccer, softball and wrestling.  In addition, the ECAC officiating bureaus provide clinics and workshops, improving the level of officiating and attracting the most qualified collegiate officials.  The bureaus assign for both conference and NCAA championships and totaled over 46,000 assignments using more than 4,400 officials last year.

Announcements

July 17, 2014
ECAC to Launch Restructured Baseball Umpires Bureau; Rob Healey Named Director of Baseball Umpiring
DANBURY, Conn. – Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Commissioner Dr. Kevin T. McGinniss announced today that the organization will launch a Baseball Umpires Bureau and Rob Healey has been named Director of Baseball Umpiring. The ECAC will begin services effective immediately.

October 18, 2013
Amanda Sauer Becomes First Female On-Field Football Official in ECAC History
CENTERVILLE, Mass. - When Amanda Sauer took the field as a side judge for the Erie Community College and Hudson Valley Community College football game on September 28, she became the first female on-field football official in the 75-year history of the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC).

October 24, 2012
Bradbury Named to NCAA PROP
ECAC Director of Officiating Mary Bradbury has been named to the NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel

June 28, 2012
ECAC Announces Dates for 2012 Division III Ice Hockey Officiating Tryouts
CENTERVILLE, Mass. – The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) will be holding a tryout for first-time ice hockey officials at the New England Sports Center in Marlboro, Mass., on Sunday, August 19, at 4 p.m.

April 16, 2012
ECAC Officiating Bureau Well Represented at NCAA Ice Hockey Championships
CENTERVILLE, Mass.—A plethora of game officials from the officiating bureau of the Eastern College Athletic Conference worked both levels of the 2012 NCAA men’s and women’s ice hockey championships.

April 11, 2012
2012 Intercollegiate Basketball Officials Camp Details
CENTERVILLE, Mass. – The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Bureau of Officiating has announced details for the 2012 Intercollegiate Basketball Officials Camp that will be held June 16-17 at Westfield State University.

March 13, 2012
Former ECAC Ice Hockey Official Matt Smith Passes Away after a Battle with Skin Cancer
BOSTON--Former Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) on-ice official Matt Smith, who worked championship games at the NCAA Division I and Division III levels, passed away Thursday after a battle with melanoma. He was 45.

March 7, 2012
ECAC Officiating Sessions: New England Tryouts Drawing Near
CENTERVILLE, Mass.-- The Referee School will be conducting three professional development sessions for Eastern College Athletic Conference basketball officials later in March.

January 27, 2012
2011 Red Hill Awards for Football Officiating Excellence Announced
CENTERVILLE, Mass. – The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) announced on Friday the recipients of the 2011 Red Hill Award: Kevin McGurk (Boston Chapter), Angelo Scaccia (Western New England Chapter) and Robert Straughter (Southern Chapter).

January 26, 2012
Mary Bradbury Tabbed as the New Director of Officiating at the ECAC
CENTERVILLE, Mass. – The Eastern College Athletic Conference has hired Mary Bradbury as its new director of officiating. That announcement was made today by ECAC Commissioner Rudy Keeling.

November 29, 2011
Three ECAC Officials to Work International Ice Hockey Federation World Championships
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Three women from the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Officiating Bureau are among 22 Americans that will serve as referees or linesmen at the International Ice Hockey Federation World Championships in 2012, it was announced recently by USA Hockey.

September 26, 2011
Second Schedule Change Announced for 2011 ECAC Fall Softball Classic
The Eastern College Athletic Conference today announced a schedule change for the ECAC Fall Softball Classic on Oct. 1-2. The event takes place at the Hoyle Elementary School Softball Complex in Swansea, Mass.

August 25, 2011
ECAC Softball Officials Gear Up for Fall Classic
The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Thursday released the schedule for the 2011 ECAC Softball Fall Classic, which will be held Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1-2, at the Hoyle Elementary School Softball Complex in Swansea, Mass.

September 10, 2010
Dave Gavitt and Anne Glover Named Recipients of ECAC Commissioner's Award
Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Commissioner Rudy Keeling announced today that Dave Gavitt and Anne Glover will be honored with the ECAC Commissioner’s Award at the 2010 ECAC Honors Banquet on Tuesday, September 28 presented by Jostens. The banquet will be held at The Resort and Conference Center in Hyannis, Massachusetts during the 2010 ECAC Fall Convention and Trade Show. Established in 2008, the ECAC Commissioner’s Award is presented for meritorious service to the ECAC or an ECAC member institution. The recipient must have demonstrated significant accomplishment in his or her chosen professional field or on the athletic field.

September 2, 2010
ECAC Announces Addition of More Than 200 Officials
In the ECAC's ongoing efforts to annually recruit new officials and improve its officiating services for its member institutions, ECAC Commissioner Rudy Keeling is pleased to announce the addition of more than 200 new ECAC officials over the past year.

August 19, 2010
Kevin McGoff Wins ECAC’s George Shiebler Award
Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Commissioner Rudy Keeling announced today that Kevin McGoff has been selected as the recipient of the 2010 George Shiebler Award presented by Rotasole. He will receive his award on Tuesday, September 28, at the ECAC Honors Banquet presented by Jostens. The luncheon will be held at The Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis, Massachusetts during the 2010 ECAC Fall Convention and Trade Show. The George L. Shiebler Award is presented annually to an ECAC official who has demonstrated dedication to his avocational activities. The award is named after George L. Shiebler, former ECAC commissioner, in honor of his leadership over the many years he was associated with Eastern collegiate athletics.

February 22, 2010
ECAC Announces Fee Freeze for 2010-11
In the ECAC's ongoing efforts to annually contain officiating costs for our member institutions, ECAC Commissioner Rudy Keeling announced that officiating bureau fees will not increase in the 2010-11 athletic year and will remain the same as the fees paid during the current 2009-10 year. The ECAC also froze several other fees for the upcoming year.

September 24, 2009
Basketball Official Certification Course Announced
Rockland, Mass. - Plymouth County District Board 54 IAABO will begin its 2009 pre-examination basketball rules clinic with an orientation session on Thursday, October 15th from 7:00-9:00 PM in the cafeteria of Rockland High School, 52 MacKinlay Way, Rockland, MA.

August 31, 2009
ECAC Official Jim Burr Featured in Watertown Daily Times
Legendary ECAC basketball official Jim Burr was recently profiled by his hometown paper - Watertown (N.Y.) Daily Times.

August 24, 2009
ECAC Announces 2009 Ice Hockey Officiating Clinics
The 2009 ECAC Ice Hockey Officials Clinics will be held at the ESL Sports Centre (Rochester, NY) on Saturday, September 12 and the College of the Holy Cross (Worcester, Mass.) on Sunday, September 20. SCHEDULES NOW POSTED!

August 13, 2009
Bill Ward and Dennis Redding Win ECAC's Shiebler Award
Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Commissioner Rudy Keeling announced today that Dennis Redding and Bill Ward will be honored as co-recipients of the George L. Shiebler Award. They will receive their awards on Tuesday, October 6, at the ECAC Honors Luncheon presented by Jostens. The luncheon will be held at The Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis, Massachusetts during the 2009 ECAC Fall Convention and Trade Show.

July 21, 2009
ECAC To Hold Ice Hockey Officiating Tryouts
Cape Cod, Mass. – For the fourth consecutive year the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) will be holding open tryouts for individuals interested in officiating intercollegiate men’s and women’s ice hockey.

June 25, 2009
ECAC Announces New Officiating Coordinators in Basketball and Soccer
The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC®) is pleased to announce the appointment of four new officiating coordinators, three in basketball and one in soccer. Larry Last and Steve Rossetti have been named ECAC Coordinators of Men’s Basketball Officials in New England, while Jim Huetter has been named Coordinator of Men’s and Women’s Basketball Officiating in Upstate New York. Lou Minutoli has been named the ECAC Coordinator of Soccer Officiating in Metro New York.

May 18, 2009
ECAC Receives Division III Strategic Alliance Matching Grant
Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Commissioner Rudy Keeling is pleased to announce that the conference is one of six recipients of a Division III Strategic Alliance Matching Grant from the NCAA. The grant will be used to create a new position, Director of Division III Governance and Officiating.

March 18, 2009
ECAC Announces Officiating Fee Freeze
In the ECAC's ongoing efforts to annually contain officiating costs for our member institutions, ECAC Commissioner Rudy Keeling announced that officiating game/contest fees will not increase in the 2009-2010 athletic year and will remain the same as the fees paid during the current 2008-2009 year. In light of the projected budget cuts that every athletic department is facing, coupled with the protracted economic downturn for the foreseeable future, this is the ECAC's way of demonstrating our assistance and support to the institutions enrolled in our 12 officiating bureaus.

August 14, 2008
2008 ECAC Football 7-Man Mechanics Manual Now Available
The 2008 ECAC Football 7-man Mechanics Manual is now available. Note: If this document is printed in black and white, use grayscale if possible.

July 31, 2008
ECAC Announces Dates for 2008 Division III Ice Hockey Officiating Clinics
Cape Cod, Mass. – The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) has announced the dates for its annual Division III Ice Hockey Officiating Clinics for current members of the ECAC Division III Ice Hockey Officiating Bureau.

July 10, 2008
NCAA Ice Hockey Rules Changes For 2008-09 and 2009-10
The NCAA Ice Hockey Rules Committee and Playing Rules Oversight Panel have announced the approved rules changes for the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons.

May 21, 2008
ECAC To Hold Ice Hockey Officiating Tryouts
Cape Cod, Mass. – For the third consecutive year the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) will be holding open tryouts for individuals interested in officiating intercollegiate ice hockey.

March 22, 2008
ECAC Officials at NCAA Division III Women's Basketball National Championship Game
HOLLAND, Mich. - ECAC basketball officials were well-represented at the 2008 NCAA Division III Women's Basketball National Championship game, as each member of the three-man crew is currently an ECAC official.

July 23, 2007
Fulton Named ECAC Coordinator of Ice Hockey Officials
The ECAC announced today that Jeffrey Fulton (Penfield, N.Y.), an ice hockey official with more than 30 years officiating experience, has been named an ECAC Coordinator of Ice Hockey Officials.

June 28, 2007
ECAC to Sponsor Third Annual Softball Classic

June 26, 2007
2007-08 Men's and Women's Basketball Rules Changes
The Men's and Women's Basketball Rules Committees and the Playing Rules Oversight Panel (PROP) have proposed new rules changes. Unless otherwise indicated, the rules changes will be implemented for the upcoming 2007-08 season. To view these new rules, please read more.

Camps/Clinics

April 11, 2012
2012 Intercollegiate Basketball Officials Camp Details
CENTERVILLE, Mass. – The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Bureau of Officiating has announced details for the 2012 Intercollegiate Basketball Officials Camp that will be held June 16-17 at Westfield State University.

March 7, 2012
ECAC Officiating Sessions: New England Tryouts Drawing Near
CENTERVILLE, Mass.-- The Referee School will be conducting three professional development sessions for Eastern College Athletic Conference basketball officials later in March.

September 9, 2010
2011 ECAC Fall Softball Classic Schedule Released
Cape Cod, Mass. - The ECAC will hold its annual Fall Softball Classic September 18-19, 2011 at the Hoyle Elementary School Softball Field Complex in Swansea, Mass. The event invites ECAC member institutions and regional junior colleges that sponsor the sport of softball to participate in this competitive pre-season event.

August 25, 2010
ECAC Announces 2010 Ice Hockey Officiating Clinics Dates
Cape Cod, Mass. – The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) will be holding its annual clinics at the University of Massachusetts Boston on Saturday, September 18 and the ESL Sports Center (Rochester, NY) on Saturday, October 2.

August 24, 2009
ECAC Announces 2009 Ice Hockey Officiating Clinics
The 2009 ECAC Ice Hockey Officials Clinics will be held at the ESL Sports Centre (Rochester, NY) on Saturday, September 12 and the College of the Holy Cross (Worcester, Mass.) on Sunday, September 20. SCHEDULES NOW POSTED!

July 21, 2009
ECAC To Hold Ice Hockey Officiating Tryouts
Cape Cod, Mass. – For the fourth consecutive year the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) will be holding open tryouts for individuals interested in officiating intercollegiate men’s and women’s ice hockey.

July 31, 2008
ECAC Announces Dates for 2008 Division III Ice Hockey Officiating Clinics
Cape Cod, Mass. – The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) has announced the dates for its annual Division III Ice Hockey Officiating Clinics for current members of the ECAC Division III Ice Hockey Officiating Bureau.

July 24, 2007
ECAC/CBOA Basketball Officiating Instructional Clinic Proves a Success
PLYMOUTH, N.H. -- Thirty-six officials attended the fifth annual ECAC/CBOA Basketball Officiating Instructional Clinic this past weekend at Plymouth State University. The clinic was co-sponsored by the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) and the College Basketball Officials Association (CBOA).

June 28, 2007
ECAC To Hold Second Annual Ice Hockey Officials Tryouts
The ECAC Ice Hockey Officiating Bureau will be holding its second annual open tryout for candidates who are interest in officiating National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III Ice Hockey.

June 22, 2007
ECAC Announces Men's Basketball Officials Clinic
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) in cooperation with the Collegiate Basketball Officials Association (CBOA) will sponsor the fifth annual men’s basketball officials instructional clinic in Plymouth, New Hampshire on July 20-22. Plymouth State University will serve as host in conjunction with the Plymouth State Men’s Basketball “King of the Mountain” team camp. Registrations are still being accepted to either session I or session II.

Rules Updates

November 30, 2010
NCAA Revised Ice Hockey Additional Guidance Memorandum
The NCAA has released a revised 2010-11 Men's and Women's Ice Hockey Additional Guidance Memorandum.

July 10, 2008
NCAA Ice Hockey Rules Changes For 2008-09 and 2009-10
The NCAA Ice Hockey Rules Committee and Playing Rules Oversight Panel have announced the approved rules changes for the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons.

June 28, 2007
2006-08 NCAA Men's and Women's Ice Hockey Rules and Interpretations
View the 2006-08 NCAA Men's and Women's Ice Hockey Rules and Interpretations handbook and videos.

June 28, 2007
Ice Hockey Receivable Pass Memorandum from the NCAA

June 26, 2007
2007-08 Men's and Women's Basketball Rules Changes
The Men's and Women's Basketball Rules Committees and the Playing Rules Oversight Panel (PROP) have proposed new rules changes. Unless otherwise indicated, the rules changes will be implemented for the upcoming 2007-08 season. To view these new rules, please read more.