NISOA Hall of Fame member, Dr. Joseph Manjone has been selected as one of twelve to be enshrined in the inaugural class of the Alabama Sports Officials Hall of Fame in August 2019.
Joe has officiated a variety of sports including basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball, football, wrestling, cross country, track and his specialty, soccer. He has worked at the high school and college level calling women’s sports in the SEC, ECAC, SIAC and AIAW. Manjone received the NFHS’s prestigious Citation for Officials in 2017, which is presented annually to only one contest official nationwide. He attended Penn State University, graduating in 1963 with a bachelor’s degree. He later earned additional education degrees from the University of Georgia and Penn State.
A former college president who serves as rules editor for Referee Magazine, he was inducted into the NISOA Hall of Fame in 2013 and the Alabama High School Sports Hall of Fame in 2018. He also received the 1995 NISOA Recognition Award; the AHSAA Distinguished Service Award (2010); The NFHS Sports Officials Contributor Award (2012); and in 2017, the Continuing Education Center at Columbia Southern University renamed the facility the Dr. Joseph Manjone Center. Congratulations, Joe!