Gerry Pollard is the Camp Director for Hoops Officiating. These camps were formally named Gerry Pollard’s Officiating Camp and the GLVC Identification Camp. All camp information can now be obtained at hoopsofficiating.com.
Gerry has been involved in Basketball Officiating for 34 years, including 28 years as a Men's Basketball Division I official. He is currently working in the Big 12 Conference, SEC, PAC 12, Missouri Valley, Mountain West, Conference USA, American Athletic and the West Coast Conferences. Gerry finished 2018-19 by working the Missouri Valley Conference Championship game, semi finals of the Big 12 Tournament, and three rounds in the NCAA Tournament including the Carolina vs. Auburn Sweet 16 game. Gerry will also be inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame on January 26, 2020, going into the HOF as a Basketball Official.
He is also the Coordinator of Officials for the NCAA D2 Great Lakes Valley Conference, NAIA American Midwest Conference, NCAA D3 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, Region 16 Missouri JUCO and the Great Rivers Athletic JUCO Conference in Illinois.
Gerry is very active in the identification, teaching, training and development of officials across the Midwest with his camps and involvement with other leagues and their camps throughout the summer months.
Gerry’s staff consisting of over 220 officials to cover games for 58 schools in 6 different states is one of the best small college staff’s in the country. Most of the officials on staff are products of Gerry’s camp system and the teaching and training.
Although he is a college official and coordinator, he takes pride in the teaching and training of new officials up thru the high school ranks. The St. Louis Camp is designed for this type of referee wanting to learn the right way.
Prior to taking on officiating and coordinating full time, Gerry spent 23 years in Law Enforcement retiring from St. Charles Police Department with the rank of Captain in 2007. Prior to that he spent 20 years with the St. Charles County Sheriff’s Department where he was a Deputy/Field Training Officer and a 10-year veteran of the SWAT Team.
Gerry and his family now reside in Wentzville Missouri.