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Aurora, Colo. - The latest class of the Colorado High School Activities Association Hall of Fame, the 24th in the history of the organization, features a broad range of inductees including three former student participants, a long-time official, a pair of highly successful coaches and a veteran public address announcer for many state championship events.
The selection of the three student participants to the CHSAA Hall of Fame puts the total number of participants in the hall at 53. There are now 54 coaches, 27 administrators, 14 officials and six significant service contributors enshrined in the CHSAA Hall of Fame that began in 1989. There are also two teams in the hall. The Hall of Fame now features 156 inductees.
The Class of 2012 will be inducted during a banquet ceremony on Wednesday, January 23, 2013, at the Red Lion Hotel Denver Southeast (I-225 and Parker). Individual tickets may be purchased for $45 each by contacting the CHSAA. The festivities get underway at 6:30 p.m. Seating is limited. The CHSAA telephone number is: (303) 344-5050.
Jim Dorsey (Sheridan) - Dorsey was a teacher, coach and administrator at Sheridan High School from 1961 until his retirement in 2002. But, the CHSAA has benefited most from his work in officiating and the assignment of sports officials since 1974. His ability as an official stands out when one reads his resume. He was a high school and collegiate baseball umpire from 1961 until 1981. He officiated basketball at the prep and college levels from 1970 through 1999. His valuable insight into the professional development of basketball officials is underscored by his commitment to the profession. He has been reappointed as the Secretary of the IAABO Board #4 in Colorado every year since 1998. That position requires exceptional organizational, personal and officiating skills. He is a charter member of the CHSAA basketball officials playoff assigning committee and is a noted clinician. Dorsey received the CHSAA's Distinguished Service Award in 2004, has been a Special Olympics volunteer and officiated for Special Olympics since 1976. In spring 2011, Dorsey became one of just four Coloradans granted Life Membership in the IAABO.
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