J.D. Collins is the NCAA National Coordinator of Men’s Basketball Officiating. Ever since college, JD has been an official while working in business. He has refereed in the Big Ten Conference, Big East Conference, ACC, Missouri Valley Conference, Mid-American Conference, and others. He officiated the NCAA Tournament the last 10 years of his career, including the Final Four Semi-Final in 2008, the Elite Eight in 2005, and four Sweet Sixteen appearances. He was the Commissioner of the NCCAA/NAIA Crossroads League from 2008 to 2015 before taking his current role with the NCAA. He now speaks all over the world to businesses, nonprofits, and athletic associations about leadership, faith, and teamwork.
You can connect with JD by Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A referee needs a good whistle.
If you’re curious about the world of a basketball referee, here’s a book, The Whistleblower, you might be interested in by Bob Katz. (Note: We’ve not read this book, so we aren’t recommending it as a good read)
A Season on the Brink, the classic basketball book about IU basketball by John Feinstein.
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