KANIA, BOB

BOB KANIA

Inducted:  June 28, 2002 in South Bend, IN
       
Date of Birth:  October 6, 1942

High School Attended:  South Bend Washington                       Graduated:  1960

High School Honors:  Student manager of both football and track working with coaches Tom Roggerman and Stanley "Jerry" Klaybor.

College Attended:  Purdue University            Graduated:  1965

College Honors:  Graduated with a degree in Pharmacy and became registered pharmacist in 1966.

Officiating Experience:  Began his football officiating career working junior high games in Elkhart area; in 1968, joined the St. Joe Valley Officials Association and began working under the tutelage of veteran officials in the association; learned the fine points of officiating and developed a passion of the game; during his career, worked 36 sectionals, 30 regionals, 13 semi-states, and 7 state championship games; held various positions in the Officials Association; has been active in attending local rules meetings and presenting rules interpretation to the group.

Special Recognition:  Began serving as the State Rules Interpreter and has had the privilege of attending the National Federation Rules Meeting in Indianapolis; worked Indiana Collegiate Conferences and was a member of the chain crew at Notre Dame home football games; now serves as the clock operator for ND home football games; has conducted local annual Coaches Rules Clinics and has taught and mentored many young officials; retired Vice-President and General Site Manager for Bayer Corporation in Elkhart.

Family:  Wife, Kathy; children, Sharon, Deanna, and Rob.

(Updated March, 2011)