Pacific Assocation of USA Track and Field

Dick Connors

2008 USATF Pacific Hall of Fame Inductee Richard Connors Official/Contributor

April 9, 1940 (Michigan) – Dec. 7, 2013

Years Officiating 44

Years in Pacific Association 44

First Certified April, 1978

First Officiated 1964


  • Olympic Games
    • 1984 as Volunteer
    • 1996 Atlanta as clerk
  • Olympic Trials: 1992, Clerk;  1996, clerk; 2000, clerk; 2004, Coordinator of Officials; 2008 National Technical Official
  • USATF Open National Championships: 1985, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1995, 2001,  2002 and 2003 as a clerk and 2005, 2006, 2007 NTO
  • USATF Masters National Championships 1995 Clerk
  • NCAA National Championships: 2003, Clerk; 2005, 2006, 2007 Coordinator of Officials; High School State Championships 2003, 2005, 2007
  • Others: Bruce Jenner Invitational; PAC 10 Championships


  • Chair of Officials Pacific Association 1992-2005
  • 2000, 2004 NAOC Nominations Committee
  • At Large Member of NAOC 2000-2007
  • National Hall of Fame Committee 2006-2008

AWARDS RECEIVED (Association, National, Other)

  • National Officials Certificate 1987
  • Dick Barbour Award 1992
  • Andy Bakjian Award 2003
  • Charles M. Ruter Award 2001


Dick is a native of Michigan. Dick began officiating in about 1964 when he started teaching. He became nationally certified with the first group of Pacific officials in 1978. He has been active as a clerk, track referee, LDR referee, and became a certified IAAF National Technical Official in December, 2003. He also became a Grade 3 Referee in 2012. Dick was involved with youth athletics and the Millbrae Lions in his early days. He has officiated numerous Junior Olympic National Championships. He works at all levels of athletes every year and has worked to coordinate officials at Stanford for the last 15 years. Dick has been an active member of the Pacific Board of Athletics since its inception in 1980. Dick is well known throughout the United States and has been the focal point for Officials in the Pacific Association since George Newlon died. Dick is considered one of the top clerks and a model for clerks in the United States.