The Basketball
Officiating TEXTbook


Performance Without Compromise

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Ray McClure ("Ray The Ref") has officiated Men's DI Basketball for twenty years.  In addition, his officiating career has also afforded him the opportunity to officiate in three women's pro leagues:  ABI, NWBL & WBCBL.  A major highlight came in 1996 when he was selected to officiate Scrimmage Games in the 1996 Olympic Games in his hometown of Atlanta, GA.

Why This Book?

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The full answered is the first thing covered in this  book..."Why This Book?"  It is a "call for commitment" by Officials to a proper performance while making consistent, accurate rulings.  However, choosing a title that stated such seemed to take me about as long as writing it!  I wanted a title that would instantly cause Basketball Officials to pick it up, thumb through it and be so curious that they would not be able to put it down!

Ray, The Man


Raymond McClure is not your typical 72 year old retiree!  Not by any stretch.  He is happily married to Susie (for 32 years), the dad to three great kids, a major contributor to Susie's 2 kids and an Papaw to 20 beautiful people!  He's a dedicated Christian man who uses his talent singing and playing his guitar in service to the Lord. He's an avid senior softball player, fast pitch softball umpire, pickleball enthusiast and pickleball referee. 


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