On this webinar we talk with Kara Hunter about how she went from an intramural referee to a Division 1 basketball referee in just a few years. Hear her story and get tips on how to advance your own officiating career. In addition to refereeing, Kara Hunter serves as the Assistant Director of Competitive Sports at Loyola University Maryland. She is also in the NBA grassroots program and aspires to add to the growing number of women in professional basketball.
On the webinar Kara mentions the importance of having good mentors. One of Kara’s mentors was Nelson Santiago who was also recently a guest on one of our webinars. You can learn about Conflict Resolution and Being Approachable in Sports Officiating from Nelson here.
Kara currently serves as the Assistant Director of Competitive Sports at Loyola University Maryland. She began her officiating career as a graduate student at NC State University’s intramural dept. She transitioned into officiating high school basketball after one intramural season while serving as a program assistant for the intramural basketball program. The 2020-2021 season will be her third season working at the Division 1 level. Kara is a staff member in the America East, Atlantic Sun, Atlantic 10, Big East, Colonial, Ivy League, MAAC, MEAC, North East Conference, and Patriot League. She is also in the NBA grassroots program and aspires to add to the growing number of women in professional basketball.
Ryan Christian is a Silbo community manager & 8-year Division I basketball and baseball official. He has also served twenty years with the City of Raleigh Parks Recreation’s Athletic Dept.