BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Sun Belt Conference has joined the men's basketball officiating consortium formed last summer by the Southeastern Conference, American Athletic Conference and ASUN Conference, it was announced Tuesday.
The consortium was established to allow the 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, has been named Coordinator of Men's Basketball Officials for the Sun Belt Conference and serves in the same position for the other three conferences, and will oversee all operations of the consortium.
"We are pleased to welcome the Sun Belt Conference to the basketball officiating consortium we formed last summer and look forward to collaborating with the three other conferences to continue the enhancement of men's basketball officiating," said SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey. "We believe we made great strides in our first year under Mark Whitehead, and the addition of the Sun Belt will provide officials with coordinated assigning between our four conferences and offers opportunity for efficient recruiting, evaluation and training of officials."