Mildred Ball

Mildred Ball Women’s Official of the Year (Complete Historical Listing Below)

High School: Gary Roosevelt 1953


Inducted into the Hall of Fame 1998


   Mildred Morgan Ball served as an IHSAA assistant commissioner from 1977 through 1997, responsible for the licensing and training of contest officials. In addition, she worked with the National Federation of State High School Associations’ rules committee. Ball is a 1953 graduate of Gary Roosevelt High School and a 1960 graduate of Indiana University. She was a teacher at East Chicago Washington High School before joining the IHSAA staff. She was inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in 1998. The IBCA has presented an award to an outstanding basketball official in Mildred Ball’s name since 1997.

   1997: Theresia Wynns, Indianapolis

   1998: Sue Ross, Fort Wayne

   1999: Judy Schneider, Indianapolis

   2000: Mike Crouch, Marion

   2001: Tim Smith, Mentone

   2002: Rhonda McGee, Floyds Knobs

   2003: Rosie Leedy, Thorntown

   2004: Barbara Guhl, Indianapolis

   2005: Greta Hawvermale, Indianapolis

   2006: Patty Broderick, Indianapolis

   2007: John Patterson, Indianapolis

   2008: Gene Butts, Warsaw

   2009: Kim Yelich, Schererville

   2010: Judy Phillips, Indianapolis

   2011: Kelly Dennis, Whiteland

   2012: Roger Holder, Greenfield

   2013: Mike Smith, New Palestine

   2014: Phil Vidito, Indianapolis

   2015: Jay Smith, Syracuse

   2016: Bob Frye, Indianapolis

   2017: Larry Sintz, Brookville

   2018: Michael Zehr, Dubois

   2019: Andy Simpson, Crown Point

   2020: Gary Wier, Plainville

  2021: Gary Wier, Plainville (being honored in 2021, since 2020 was postponed)