In the National Basketball Associationthe lead official is referred to by the term crew chief and the two other officials are referees. He was just 62, and working as a supervisor of officials for the NHL as he readied himself for full retirement. Umpire Australian rules football. An association football soccer match is presided over by a referee, whom the Laws of the Game give "full authority to enforce the Laws of the Game in connection with the match to which he has been appointed" Law 5. Referees are also responsible for ensuring the skaters are correctly wearing all regulation safety equipment. A volleyball match is presided over by a first referee, who observes action from a stand, providing a clear view of action above the net and looking down into the court. Each match is controlled by two such umpires, where it is typical for umpires to aid one another and correct each other when necessary.
The referee did not take his place on the pitch untilwhen the umpires became linesmen now assistant referees.
Mick McGeough was one of NHL’s most passionate, colourful referees
For games of significance a four-man crew can be used which includes a three-man crew plus a Chief Bench Official who has jurisdiction over the bench area including the timekeeper. He was larger than life but not his head. Other times that referees may interchange include after the awarding of touchdowns and penalties. And I'm running like mad, laughing me head off, and one of the players shoulder charge me to the floor. But since litigation is as American as cheeseburgers, I ruled that out. Like, he sweats during lunch.