NICHOLS, REX

REX NICHOLS

Inducted:  May 3, 2009 in Merrillville, IN

Date of Birth:  March 5, 1948 in Lebanon, IN

High School Attended:  Granville Wells, Jamestown, IN               Graduated:  1966

High School Honors:  Member of baseball, golf, and basketball teams.

College Attended:  Indiana State University  Graduated:  1971

                           DePauw University  MS                      1975

College Honors:  Member and officer of Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity.

Officiating Experience:  26 years as IHSAA football official; 31 years as IHSAA basketball official; 21 years NCAA football and basketball officiating.

Officiating Honors:  IHSAA tournament assignments - 23 Sectionals, 18 Regionals, 9 Semi-States, 4 State Finals, 2 Class 4A Championship games, 2 Class 3A Championship games; NCAA post season assignments - Division II National Semi-final game at North Dakota State University and Division III and NAIA post season games; also, 5 IHSAA State Final basketball game assignments; officiated final game in single class basketball 1994.

Special Recognition:  Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Official of Year 2003; Indiana High School All-Star game official 2000; Hall of Fame basketball official twice.

Family:  Wife, Pam; children, Kami, Michael, Lori, and David; step-daughters, Lisa and Lindsey.