After eight years, Shane Hanlon will be stepping down from his post as Referee-in-Chief for the ACHA. As of his resignation, Hanlon is the only person to have served in this role. Hanlon was the first RIC in ACHA history and is responsible for organizing and streamlining communications between the ACHA and local officials across the country. With teams as far south as Florida, and as far north as Alaska, Hanlon made sure the ACHA Officiating Program was a seamless system.
“I am very proud to have been a part of the tremendous growth this organization has seen,” Hanlon said.
In addition to his work as RIC for events like the National Championships and National Showcase tournaments, he even found himself helping to do play-by-play on occasion and was the lead saleman of ACHA apparal at the National Meetings in Naples, Fl each year. Hanlon’s eight years in charge has seen numerous strides made in scheduling, ACHA testing and certification, ACHA Ref Patches and the uniform conduct of ACHA referees at every level.
Shane's booming voice, dedication and hard work will be missed in the ACHA. We wish Shane luck in his future endevours.