Mildred Ball Award

Mildred Ball Women's Official of the Year - 2016  (Complete Historical Listing Below)

Bob FryeCongratulations to the Mildred Ball Award Winner: Bob Frye

Bob Frye is the winner of the Mildred Ball Award for 2016.

A 1973 graduate of Decatur Central High School, Frye played football and baseball for the Hawks before matriculating to Marian University. He played baseball for the Knights before becoming a licensed IHSAA basketball official in 1977.

He called both boys’ basketball and girls’ basketball games for 18 seasons. From 1982-91, he worked 10 girls’ sectionals, seven girls’ regionals, three girls’ semistates and one girls’ state championship game. From 1983-95, he worked 13 boys’ sectionals, nine boys’ regionals, four boys’ semistates and one boys’ state title game.

A long-time employee of the U.S. Postal Service as a letter carrier, Frye continued to serve the game as an IHSAA officiating observer from 1996-2000.

Frye and his wife, Sally Ann, have two adult children – Scott and Julie Marie.

Year Official
1997 Theresia Wynns
1998 Sue Ross
1999 Judy Schneider
2000 Michael Crouch
2001 Tim Smith
2002 Rhonda McGee
2003 Rosie Leedy
2004 Barbara Guhl
2005 Greta Hawvermale
2006 Patty Broderick
2007 John Patterson
2008 Gene Butts
2009 Kim Yelich
2010 Judy Phillips
2011 Kelly Dennis
2012 Roger Holder
2013 Mike Smith
2014 Phil Vidito
2015  Jay Smith
2016  Bob Frye


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