In 1971, the Dale E. McKenzie Award was established in honor of this football, basketball, and baseball official who suffered a fatal heart attack while officiating a West Virginia Class AAA state semifinal basketball game in Morgantown.
Criteria for Determining the Recipient:
- Award to be presented annually.
- Recipient would be the board member who best exemplifies the NFHS Officials Code of
- Recipient must have been registered as an active football official with the Ohio-West
Virginia Football Officials Association for five or more years and have not previously
received this award.
- Recipient will be selected by majority vote of active members of the Ohio-West Virginia
Football Officials Association.
Past Football Official Recipients:
1993- Keith Barnett