El Paso, TX –
Bobby Dibler has one other honor so as to add to his lengthy listing of accolades.
Tuesday, Dibler was named the 2019 Naismith Males’s School Official of the 12 months.
The Naismith Official of the 12 months award acknowledges people who show character, integrity and dignity and have contributed mightily to the expansion, success and viability of school basketball.
To be eligible, a person should have been concerned with the game as a recreation official for at least 20 years and labored each the NCAA Event and a convention event as a recreation official.
Dibler officiated his first NCAA division one males’s basketball recreation in 1973, and he continued calling video games till 1993.
He is officiated 14-NCAA tournaments, together with 2 championship video games.
Dibler at present serves as a coordinator of basketball officers that oversees 6 conferences, which incorporates the PAC 12, the Mountain West Convention and the Western Athletic Convention.
“I am form of a borderline workaholic form of a man. I am an actual pupil of the sport and I’ve a fantastic ardour for basketball,” Dibler stated. “However I used to be very humbled. I simply by no means anticipated one thing like this, however it occurred and I really feel very blessed.”
Already a member of the El Paso Athletic Corridor of fame, Dibler was inducted into the Panhandle Sports activities Corridor of fame in Amarillo on Feb. 10.
Dibler was a star at Amarillo Excessive Faculty who would later be part of Don Haskins at Texas Western after taking part in in junior faculty.
Curiously sufficient, Dibler’s Amarillo crew performed towards Haskins when Haskins was the pinnacle coach of Dumas Excessive Faculty.
Dibler can be a key contributor on the 1963-64 Texas Western crew which made the NCAA Event however misplaced to Kansas State. Even so, it is nonetheless considered among the finest groups in class historical past.