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Poole Named 2014 Official of the Year
Tuesday, 03 June 2014

June 4—Jill Poole a Vidalia native was named the winner of the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association and the Georgia Athletic Officials Association 2014 Overall Official of the Year for all sports at the GACA-GAOA Hall of Fame Awards Banquet in Dalton, Ga.

Jill has been an official since 2000 officiating at different levels including high school softball and basketball. In 2011 she won the GACA-GAOA Softball Official of the Year.


(L-R) GAOA Executive Director Alan Smith, Jill Poole, VHS Athletic Director Chunk Reid

“ With thousands of officials in the state of Georgia it is very humbling to receive this award. For one of your peers to nominate you and to be accepted by a committee is just awesome. I am very thankful for the award it is a huge honor.” Poole said.

" Jill is an exceptional official and individual and it gives me a great deal of pride to see her rise to the level that she has and become the quality of official that she is. She is also the second woman to ever win the award and I couldn't have been more excited and proud of the selection committe's choice for this award." Alan Smith Executive Director of the Georgia Athletic Officials Association said.

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