Speaking September 11th was Bryan Kersey. Kersey is the son of longtime American Basketball Association/NBA referee Jess Kersey and a native of Newport News, Va., Kersey went into the insurance business in that area specifically to leave his schedule free for officiating. He worked his first ACC game at the precocious age of 26 and would go on to be selected for 21 ACC tournaments and 20 NCAA tournaments, advancing to the second weekend nine times.
Article About Kersey’s April 2016 Promotion to Coordinator Men’s Basketball Officiating
ACC Names Bryan Kersey Coordinator of Men’s Basketball Officiating
April 19, 2016 – GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – The Atlantic Coast Conference announced today that long-time collegiate basketball official Bryan Kersey has been named the league’s Coordinator of Men’s Basketball Officiating.
For the past 30 years, Kersey has served as an NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Official, and has been a regular in both the ACC and NCAA Tournaments. Overall, he has officiated in 20 NCAA Tournaments, including six Regionals, three Regional Finals and the 2015 NCAA Final Four. He has officiated 27 years in the ACC and has worked 21 ACC Tournaments, including seven championship games, and has called four NIT Finals.
“I am pleased to have Bryan step into this role as he brings a wealth of on court experience, superb knowledge surrounding all aspects of officiating the college game, and excellent professional business and management experiences,” said ACC Commissioner John Swofford. “He grew up around officiating as his dad, Jess, was a 33-year official in the NBA. He is a man of integrity and has earned great respect throughout the ACC and nationally from his peers, coaches and administrators. He has the opportunity to further enhance our officiating program from a technology perspective, a teaching perspective, and most importantly, on the floor.”
“Bryan has demonstrated throughout his career a caring and respectful attitude towards college basketball and its communities,” said Paul Brazeau, ACC Senior Associate Commissioner for Men’s Basketball. “His long-time love for the game, and officiating in particular, remains evident. The ACC and all those affiliated with college basketball will be strengthened through Bryan’s stewardship and dedication.”
In addition to his ACC affiliation, Kersey has also officiated in the Big East, Big 12, American, Atlantic 10 and Colonial Conferences. A resident of Carrollton, Virginia, he is the president of Kersey, Sealey, Clark & Associates in Newport News, Virginia.
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