On this webinar we talk about effective communication with Mike Eades. Mike Eades is a a 24-year veteran of Division I college basketball officiating (includes four Sweet 16 assignments, five Elite 8 assignments and appearances in the 2015, 2016 and 2017 Final Fours) and has just been named the Coordinator of Men’s Basketball Officials for the SEC.
Mike Eades is a a 24-year veteran of Division I college basketball officiating serving in SEC, ACC, Big East, Big Ten, Big 12, American, Atlantic 10 and Big South conferences and Colonial Athletic Association games. His extensive experience as an NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament official includes four Sweet 16 assignments, five Elite 8 assignments and appearances in the 2015, 2016 and 2017 Final Fours. He’s also just been named the Coordinator of Men’s Basketball Officials for the Southeastern Conference. In his new role he will be charged with selecting, training, evaluating, and assigning officials for SEC contests. He will also manage a basketball officiating consortium that consists of, in addition to the SEC, the American, Sun Belt and ASUN conferences. He previously held the position of Supervisor of Men’s Basketball Officials for the Mountain East Conference since 2013 and the River States Conference since 2018.
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.
Brendan Szulik is the co-founder and CEO of Silbo, a digital marketplace connecting qualified sports officials to amateur sports games. He is the author of Whistleblower, which reveals the harsh truths of the amateur officiating industry and sheds light on the technologies, policies, and solutions that will make amateur sports officiating more accessible, enjoyable, and sustainable. He resides in North Carolina, where he has officiated basketball, lacrosse, softball, and baseball for nearly a decade. He graduated with distinction from Duke University; is a member of Phi Beta Kappa; and holds an M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a frequent speaker and presenter on the officiating and youth sports industries, sportsmanship, and entrepreneurship.