* Mountain West Conference press release

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Mountain West Conference (FBS) announced today its football officiating alliance with the Big 12 (FBS), American Athletic (FBS), and Southland (FCS) conferences.

The alliance will be in effect for the upcoming 2023 season.

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Over 300 officials will be under the alliance’s umbrella, ensuring consistent training, evaluation, and grading processes across the conferences. The alliance will use this pipeline to develop a “bench” of officials who have been trained and evaluated under consistent philosophies and mechanics.

Each conference will have its own coordinator of officials to manage their respective officiating programs. Mike DeFee is the Mountain West Coordinator of Officials. The alliance will be overseen by Greg Burks, Big 12 Coordinator of Officials.



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