Commission & Council


The Maine Basketball Commission was founded in 1955. It is sponsored by the Maine Principals Association (MPA). The primary function of the “Commission” is to coordinate and communicate with Maine’s IAABO leaders and officials; provide for communication with MPA schools, athletic administrators, coaches; to conduct a required attendance pre-season rules clinic & points of concern/emphasis for officials and coaches; to oversee the selection, assignment and supervision of MPA State Basketball Tournament officials and officiating. The Maine Basketball Commission is represented by the Maine Basketball Commissioner. The Maine Basketball Commission conducts two (2) meetings (April & October) annually.

The Commission membership consists of representatives from the following organizations:

    • Maine’s International Association of Approved Basketball Officials (IAABO) – 5 Representatives (Ed Baehr for our Board)
    • Maine Principals’ Association (MPA) – 3 Representatives
    • Maine State Superintendents Association (MSSA) -2 Representatives
    • Maine Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (MIAAA) – 1 Representative
    • Maine Association of Basketball Coaches (MABC) – 2 Representatives


The Maine Basketball Commission is the organization that represents the five Maine IAABO boards and coordinates basketball officiating statewide.

Each board has five representatives that attend Council meetings.  The Council traditionally meets annually in March.

TJ Halliday: Coordinator of Officals

Julie Goupille: IAABO, Inc. Region 10 Representative

Chris Barstow: Council Secretary


2022 Interpretation Clinic Schedule

Board # Date Time Location City/Town
Board 21 6-Nov 2:00 PM Summit Community Church Gorham
Board 20 6-Nov 5:00 PM Camp Chamberlain Augusta
Board 18 13-Nov 1:00 PM Rose Gaffney M.S. Machias
Board 150 19-Nov 2:00 PM Knights of Columbus Presque Isle
Board 111 20-Nov 9:00 AM Hampden Academy Hampden