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Stephen Richard Connors

April 12, 1968 - May 15, 2019


North Andover, MA - Stephen R. Connors, age 51, died May 15, 2019, while vacationing in the Cayman Islands. He was born to the late Richard and Alice (Burns) Connors. Steve was raised and educated in Melrose, Massachusetts. He was an employee of Central Metal Finishing, where he leaves many friends. Steve was a longtime basketball referee in the Merrimack Valley for more than two decades.
He was a member of IAABO board 130 and the Andover 1078 Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed reading, travel, all sports, and his greatest pleasures in life came when he was spending time with his wife and two daughters.

He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Jessica A. (Trela) Connors; and two daughters, Faith Anne and Norah Connors; mother-in-law Rose M. (DiMaggio) Trela; and his sister-in-law and brother-in-law Carrie Jane and Rick Comito of Nahant, Massachusetts.

Family and friends may call on Thursday, May 30, 2019, from 4 to 8 p.m., at the Conte Funeral Home, 17 Third Street, North Andover, MA 01845. A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, May 31, 2019, at 10 a.m., at St. Michael's Church. Burial will follow in Ridgewood Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to:
The Stephen R. Connors Memorial Fund,
c/o Salem Five, 601 Chickering Road,
North Andover, MA 01845


Welcome to the IAABO Board 130 web site.

Board 130 was granted its charter from the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials on Nov. 15, 1951. Board 130 consists of more than 400 members who officiate basketball games from the grammar school to college level. We have active Membership and Development committees who work to ensure that our newer members be given every opportunity to improve their skills and advance their officiating careers.

We hope you find this web site informative and helpful. For more information about Board 130, contact us at




2019 Board 130 Annual Banquet


2019 Banquet Album



  2019 IAABO Board130 Banquet
2019 Banquet Album







2019 Larry McIntire IAABO Board 130 Classic album


2018-19 Dues:  Active Member: $105,   Associate Member: $55 (non-working official, at any level of play)

All Active Officials (working at any level) must meet the following criteria to be eligible to officiate:
1. Attend 1 Interpretation Meeting (we hold 3 per year, one in each month of Oct, Nov, Dec)
2. Pay their dues on or before the Dec 10th meeting (please note: email reminders are automated from the website until you have paid)
3. Attend a Refresher Exam meeting (dates listed below) or complete and submit the Refresher Exam (Click link for an electronic copy)
to Dan Bryant via email: or at the Fall Meetings
4. Attend 3 business meetings per year (the Interpretation meeting and the Refresher Exam meeting each count as a Business meeting)

Meeting Dates:
Business Meeting, Sunday, Mar 10th, 10AM, St. John's Prep
Banquet, Mar 26th, 6PM, Danversport Yacht Club

List of Dropped Officials:       2018-19 Dropped Officials List
List of Associate Members (non-working officials at any level of play):  List of Associate Members for 2018-19

Contact Above the Shoulders (clarification):

For the 2012-13 season the NFHS Rules Committee issued a Point of Emphasis (POE) on contact above the shoulders.  The POE defined illegal contact from a moving elbow where such contact was above the shoulders as being either an intentional foul or a flagrant one.  This guidance regarding these play situations was provided in connection with the continuing emphasis on reducing concussions and decreasing excessive contact situations.  It also helped to bring the results of such plays in high school games more in line with what is defined at the NCAA and pro levels. For more information and examples (click this link)

2018 Mass State IAABO Interpretation Meetings

3 Person Mechanics Presentation (Click this link)


Ejection Forms from MIAA Website: Player Ejection Form       Coach Ejection Form


Concussion Training Link:  Training Link

 Who wants to be an Official?

We are starting classes on September 30, 2019 for the upcoming season.






If you live in Essex County and are at least 18 years old, you are eligible.

The classes are on Mon & Wed evenings, 6:30 - 8:30PM, at North Andover High School.

The exam will on Monday, Nov. 4th at Salem, MA High School

The cost is $175

 Click the button above to register for the class

If you don't live in Essex County, click the following link to find a Board in your area.



2018-2019 Elected Officials:

President: Fred Forsgard

Vice President: David Margossian

Secretary/Treasurer: Dan Bryant

Rules Interpreter: Bill "Boots" Boutilier

Executive Board Chairman: Pete Dion


Area Representatives:

  Area 1: Paul Halloran
          Area 2: Steve Marc-Aurele
    Area 3: Rick McKenna

Area 4: Bill Phillips
  Area 5: Mark Friedman

Area 6: Tim Byrne
  At-Large:  Andrew Chaban & Tom Burkinshaw