Jerry E. Carpenter

Inducted 2006

TSSAA Official 39 Years (1968 - Present)

  • Football
  • Officiated 51 TSSAA State Playoff games
  • Worked 6 TSSAA State Finals
  • Worked 16 TSSAA Bowl Games
  • Basketball
  • Officiated District and Regional tournaments for 35 years
  • Worked 7 TSSAA State Tournaments
  • Worked 30 TSSAA Sub-State contests

TSSAA Supervisor of Officials 2 Years

  • North-West Basketball Officials Association

Commissioner and Assigning Officer 26 Years

  • North-West Football Officials Association

  • Co-directed first Class A West Sectional basketball tournament at the University of Tennessee at Martin
  • Served on TSSAA basketball camp for supervisors of high school basketball officials
  • Officiated 25 years in Junior College and NAIA basketball
  • Officiated 10 years in the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC)
  • Received Distinguished Service Award for National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS)  for contributions in officiating at the high school level (1986)
  • Currently the head golf coach at the University of Tennessee at Martin (since 2002)
  • Received a Distinguished Service Award from the TSSAA in 1998
  • Received the Official of the Year Award from the TSSAA for recognition in displaying high ideals of integrity and ethics and for his examples of citizenship and sportsmanship (1998 – 1999)
  • In 2000, he received the Outstanding Employee Award by the University of Tennessee at Martin
  • Served six years on the Weakley County School Board
  • Served four years on the Weakley County Commission

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