Fred Kessler

Inducted 2001

TSSAA Official 16 years (1965 – 1981)

    • Football
      • Playoff games 8 years
      • 1979 TSSAA AA State Championship game

    • Basketball
      • 15 Years District Tournaments
      • 8 Years Region Tournaments
      • 5 Sub-state games
      • TSSAA Girls’ State Tournament 1979

  • Instrumental in getting over 15 people to officiate basketball and football from Bolivar
  • His 3 sons are TSSAA officials (Freddie, Eddie, and Ted)
  • Refereed in a district tournament in his first year as a basketball official
  • Mr. Kessler was selected to work a district or regional tournament game every year until his retirement from officiating
  • Officiated on the college level in the NAIA and the junior college ranks
  • Recipient of TSSAA Distinguished Service Recognition Award
  • Served as City Judge and City Manager of Bolivar, TN

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