Ron Annand, an ANEFO and college football official, was the subject of an article about sports officiating in the Lawrence Eagle Tribute on July 11, 2017. Although Ron has officiated over 4,000 games in multiple sports, it is football that is his first passion according to the newspaper story. The reporter explains, “Although he finds something positive in every sport, Annand gets the most enjoyment out of football.
‘My favorite to play was baseball but my favorite to officiate is football,’ he said. ‘It’s the mentally toughest because you have to stay in the game all the time and it can be a real workout, running up and down the field. You’re moving all the time, especially now because a lot of teams don’t huddle any more. Plus, what I really like about it is the camaraderie. You’re usually with the same crew and you get to know each other. It’s a lot of fun.’
Regardless of the sport, Annand is known for his encyclopedic knowledge of the rules. Veteran football officials often come to him with questions about rules, which tend to change frequently and be open to interpretation.”
Congratulations Ron! To read the full story titled, “4,000 Games and Growing: Methuen’s highly regarded Ron Annand officiates year-round sports,” select the article below.
ANEFO.Annand.4000.games.7.14.17 <— (Newspaper Article on Ron Annand)