Robert Keys

Inducted 1995

TSSAA Official 45 Years (1937 – 1982)

Charter Member of first officials’ group in Knoxville (1937)

Commissioner Knoxville Basketball Officials’ Association 31 Years (1947 – 1978)

Commissioner Knoxville Football Officials’ Association 26 Years (1956 – 1982)

    • Mr. Keys began officiating basketball on the collegiate level for the Ohio Valley Conference and Southeastern Conference in 1946
    • He was an outstanding swimmer, holding records in the 50-yard and 100-yard butterfly
    • Recipient of National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Distinguished Service Award—East Tennessee Chapter (1976)
    • Twice appointed to State Commission for children and youth

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