News and Information

2018 JAOA Board of Directors Meetings:

Sunday, April 15, 2018 - Airport Restaurant - 9:00 am

Election Committee (Chuck Walters) is taking nominations for the JAOA Board of Director positions of President and Treasurer for the next 2 years. - If you would like to nominate someone, please contact Chuck Walters at  Nominations will be taken until March 30, 2018


Needed:  JAOA needs a Baseball Coordinator/Trainer - if you are interested in providing training for MHSAA baseball umpires and represent the association, please contact Mary Anne Papiersky - JAOA President at


Attention Football Officials:  JAOA offers HUDL software as a training tool.  Together Trainer Chris Adams and Chuck Walters  provide years of football officiating experience to all registered football officials.  Get the football training dates on your calendar now to receive some of the best training in high school football officiating.  See the football page at


Please contact Chris Adams, Football Coordinator for more information.  Check it out


High School Student / Athlete Scholarship Award - Two $500 Awarded Each Year - Call (517) 416-6684 for more details.  

2014 Recipients.     Courtney Heisler - Springport High School.      Nathan Wildenhaus - Western High School

2013 Recipients:     Brooke Morse - Jackson Christian Schools       Charles Blood - Hillsdale Academy

2012 Recipients:     Lauren Howe - Hanover Horton HS          Kody Hodshire - North Adams Jerome HS

2011 Recipients:     Molly Ryan - Grass Lake HS                   Alexander Wallace - Manchester HS

2010 Recipients:     Ashley Steers - Leslie HS                      Brian Goostrey - East Jackson HS

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