SEC, AAC, and American Sun form Officiating Consortium - will share officials

Louisiana native Mark Whitehead to oversee SEC, The American, ASUN Basketball Officiating Consortium

The consortium was established to allow the three conferences to collaborate on all officiating matters related to recruitment, education and training, scheduling and evaluation of officials in the sport of men’s basketball.

Mark Whitehead, recently named Coordinator of Men’s Basketball Officials in the SEC, will serve in the same position for The American and the ASUN and will oversee all operations of the consortium.

Report: SEC to share basketball officials with AAC

The news comes a month after the ACC, Big East, Atlantic 10 and Colonial Athletic Association announced their own officiating alliance in late June.

Such agreements are meant to make travel and logistics easier on officials and their conferences.

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