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 Welcome to Board 161

Welcome to the official site of the Putnam County Basketball Officials Association Board 161. This is an organization dedicated to the education, training and continuous development of its members while promoting fair play and good sportsmanship. All Board 161 members also have membership with the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials, Inc (IAABO). Founded in 1923, IAABO.s stated purposes are:

  • To educate, train, develop, and provide continuous instruction for basketball officials.
  • To promote the welfare of the game of basketball, its players and officials.
  • To maintain the highest standard of basketball officiating.
  • To encourage the spirit of fair play and sportsmanship.
  • To have available at all times an adequate number of thoroughly trained and capable officials.
  • To cooperate with all organizations officially connected with the game of basketball in furthering its interests and ideals.

Through a worldwide organization of some 200 local "boards" spanning 38 states and 11 foreign countries, IAABO has been the unparalleled and undisputed leader in worldwide training of basketball officials in the areas of:

  • Basketball rules
  • Mechanics and techniques of officiating
  • Organization of local officials' groups
  • Development of curricula and standards by which other officials' organizations are judged.

Board 161 has over 70 members that provide officials for colleges, high schools, and youth basketball organizations. IAABO Board 161 members along with IAABO Board 52 members provide officials for all public high schools in Westchester and Putnam counties. Enjoy the information, news and links that this site provides. Interested persons in becoming a member should contact an Executive Board member for more details.


The Putnam Challenge Scholarship Award Winners

This award is given each year to a high school varsity boys basketball player in Putnam County, who's team participated in the Putnam Challenge, that exhibit hard work, fair play, cohesiveness, team spirit and sportsmanship.

Kevin McPartland - Brewster High School        2007 - 2008
Michael Cirocco - Mahopac High School          2008 - 2009
 Anthony Tyndal - Putnam Valley High School   2009 - 2010
 Brian McPartland - Brewster High School         2010 - 2011
Joe Callagy - Westlake High School                2010 - 2011
  Michael Ronci - Croton-Harmon High School    2010 - 2011
James Sciera - Mahopac High School             2011 - 2012
  Peter Hoffman - Haldane High School              2014 - 2015
  Matthew Cawley - Carmel High School             2014 - 2015
  Matthew Gargano - Brewster High School        2014 - 2015
      Connor Thomann - Croton-Harmon High School   2014 - 2015
David Rotando - Haldane High School             2015-2016
Miles Haughton - Mamaroneck High School     2015-2016
Michael Mondaruli - Pawling High School        2015-2016
Hunter Coulthard - Webutuck High School       2015-2016
Sam Roth - Croton Harmon High school          2015-2016
Jonathon Jacklett - Mahopac High School        2015-2016
IAABO Board 161 Past Presidents from 2000-2013

1993-96  Tony Alfonso
1996-98  Lou Gaudio
1998-00  John Fitzpatrick
2000-02  Sal DiGrandi
2002-04  Dave Tucker
2004-06  D.J. Ramondelli
2006-08  Bob Sutherland
2008-10  Mark Farrell
2010-12  Dave Burke
2012-14 Thomas McMahon
2014-16 Robert Nugent
2016-17 John Koval