Dubois’ Michael Zehr to be presented Baseball Officiating Award Created 6/19/2014 8:31:10 PM
Michael Zehr of Dubois is the recipient of the 2014 Interscholastic Athletic Official Association Award for excellence in the sport of Baseball. Michael will be honored in a special ceremony at this weekend’s state finals.
Each year, the Indiana High School Athletic Association, in cooperation with the National Federation of Interscholastic Officials Association, recognizes and honors an outstanding official in each of 11 sports during the school year.
Michael was selected for this honor by a committee representing the Indiana officials associations. He has officiated 19 sectionals, 17 regionals, five semistates, and three state finals during his 20 years as a licensed baseball official. He last officiated the baseball state finals in 2011. Michael is also licensed to officiate Volleyball and Basketball. Combining the three sports, he has worked a total of 10 state championship events. He is a member of the Southwest Indiana Officials Association.
In addition to officiating and serving as a rules interpreter, Michael has been active with the SWIOA Hospitality Awards/Scholarship program. The program works to provide scholarships of $500 to students who exemplify sportsmanship.
Michael is a 1972 graduate of Northeast Dubois High School, and is retired from his career with Indiana Farm Bureau. He and his wife Marian have been married for 37 years and have two children, Alex (32) and Audra (30).