William Arata

Inducted 2009

TSSAA Official 9 Years (1965 – 1974)

  • Basketball
    • Worked 1972 TSSAA All-Star game
    • 1973 TSSAA Boys State Tournament

TSSAA Supervisor and Assigning Officer 35 Years (1974 – Present)

  • Memphis/Shelby Co. Basketball Officials Association

  • Received the TSSAA Officials Distinguished Service Award in 2000
  • Works as a TSSAA Basketball Camp Supervisor
  • Inducted into the Memphis Amateur Sports Hall of Fame in 2006
  • Started officiating in 1969 and worked the NAIA and NCAA DIII Playoff games
  • Has officiated NAIA Regional Tournament games
  • Has contributed 44 years to TSSAA officiating
  • He played in the TSSAA State Basketball and Baseball tournaments
  • Was named the Most Valuable Player of the 1955 TSSAA State Baseball Tournament
  • Played baseball in the minor leagues for the Pittsburg Pirates  

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