Awards

Each year, the SGVFOA gives awards to deserving officials. In 2011, the Joe Conte, Sr. Award was conceived to award officials who give back to officiating with all their heart. Joe was the first recipient of the award. He was known as “The Godfather” and officiated for over forty years. To read about Joe Conte, Sr., please click here.

In 2014, Ernie Dominguez retired from an illustrious career of officiating. He loved to teach new officials, which he did for decades. Ernie is beloved by all in officiating. To honor him, the SGVFOA put his namesake on the rookie of the year award, making it the Ernie Dominguez Rookie of the Year Award.


2019
Ernie Dominguez Rookie of the Year: Lavell Sanders
Most Improved: Mike Martinez
Joe Conte, Sr. Award: Bill Sullivan

2018
Ernie Dominguez Rookie of the Year: Rudy Moreno
Most Improved: Jeff Wong
Joe Conte, Sr. Award: Chris McNeese
Fredie Landinguin Memorial Scholarship: Sam Cover

2017
Ernie Dominguez Rookie of the Year: Sam Cover
Joe Conte, Sr. Award: Bill Jackson

2016
Ernie Dominguez Rookie of the Year: Christian Holloway
Ernie Dominguez Rookie of the Year: David Solzberg
Most Improved: Eddie Gaxiola
Most Improved: Jim Lenoue
Joe Conte, Sr. Award: Bob Beran
Fredie Landinguin Memorial Scholarship: Ricky Hemawarman

2015
Ernie Dominguez Rookie of the Year: De’Mond “Drew” Benton
Joe Conte, Sr. Award: Frank Villar
50 Years of Service: Ed Olvera
Special Recognition: Casey Ray
Special Recognition: Tom Sadler

2014
Ernie Dominguez Rookie of the Year: Henry Acero
Most Improved: Dave Cater
Joe Conte, Sr. Award: Mario Miranda
Honored Retiree: Ernie Dominguez

2013
Rookie of the Year: Richard Ilizaliturri
Joe Conte, Sr. Award: Bob McQueen
Fredie Landinguin Memorial Scholarship: Patrick Hernandez, Sr.

2012
Rookie of the Year: Chris McCarn
Most Improved: James Thomas
Joe Conte, Sr. Award: Ernie Dominguez

2011
Rookie of the Year: Mike Martinez
Most Improved: Will Fortner
Most Improved: Will Fortner
Joe Conte, Sr. Award: Dave Hull

2010
Rookie of the Year: Robert Robles
Outstanding Referee: Mario Miranda
Outstanding Umpire: Alex Castro
Outstanding Head Linesman: Joe Pavlik
Outstanding Line Judge: Bill Sullivan
Outstanding Back Judge: Steve Brink
Joe Conte, Sr. Award: Joe Conte, Sr.
Honored Retiree: Tommy Huitron
Honored Retiree: Dick Loggins
Certificate of Appreciation: Mickey Edwards
Certificate of Appreciation: Jeff Klein
Certificate of Appreciation: Jim Mulligan