Darren is an NCAA Division I football official and three-time Ironman. After teaching elementary school for 17 years, he decided to leave the classroom and pursue his passion for fitness. Darren was introduced to Pilates by his wife, Michelle, who has been practicing Pilates for over ten years. Reluctant to go at first, figuring that it would be too easy or not masculine enough, he soon learned just the opposite. Doing Pilates on a regular basis has helped him to increase his strength and flexibility, correct muscle imbalances, and prevent injuries. Darren completed the 600-hour training program through Power Pilates to earn his Complete Apparatus and Mat certifications. He is also a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, holds three TRX certifications, and is a certified Spinning Instructor. Darren earned his BA in Liberal Studies from Cal Poly Pomona and an MA in Elementary Education from Claremont Graduate University.
The 2022 playoffs list has been posted to our playoffs page. Congratulations to all who made the list!
We held our annual banquet tonight and were pleased to honor Stephen Novak as this year’s Most Improved Official, Cliff Sasada as the this year’s Ernie Dominguez Rookie of the Year, and Darrel McEntarffer as this year’s recipient of the Joe Conte, Sr. Award. We are saddened that Darrel is retiring from officiating football after 31 years of dedication to the SGVFOA.
Congratulations to Kenny James, who was elected tonight as our Vice President for 2022-2023. Also, congratulations to Matt Rascon and Robert Centeno, who were elected to Member at Large positions for 2022-2023.
It seems that we are going to have a regular football season this year! Although our instructional calendar has not been solidified, we will be having our first meeting on Saturday, July 17, 2021, 9am-11am, at a place to be determined later. Dues will remain at $135 for returning members and $125 for new members. (There is a $5 charge for paying with a credit card to pay with credit cards or to use PayPal when you pay us as a business.)
I hope y’all are well and safe. As it is looking very, very promising for a modified football season to be played this year, there are some items we will need to cover as well as revisit since it has been a while since we all met last. Please check Arbiter and/or your email for a Zoom invitation for our unit meeting on Tuesday, 3/9/2021, starting at 6:30pm. We will be discussing new rules understandings, Covid protocols, assignments and several other items. I look forward to seeing everyone on the call, as it looks like we’ll be on the field two weeks from today!
Well, although the upcoming season is in doubt, we do have the 2020 Study Guide available to us now to keep our minds on football. The “Camp Oxy Wednesdays” Zoom meetings will be utilizing the study guide, so please download it so you can have it ready for discussion if you are joining those meetings.
Ok. I’m pretty sure I have everything back up, bigger, faster, stronger than it was before–except for the 2018 playoffs; that I’ve lost. But, if you happen to come across any broken links or are looking for something that you can’t find, or if you have additional information that I can add to the site, please let me know so I can fix it. You can send me an email to webmaster(at)sgvfoa.com.