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SEC has its new Men’s Basketball Officials Coordinator

(Photo: Mark Dolejs-USA TODAY Sports)

The Southeastern Conference has already found a replacement for Mark Whitehead behind the men’s basketball’s officials coordinator’s desk. Whitehead resigned a couple of weeks ago and today the league announced Mike Eades as the heir apparent to Whitehead on the SEC officiating throne.

Eades served as an official for 24 years across several conferences. He called three Final Fours and fifteen games involving your University of Kentucky Wildcats, in which the Cats had an 11-4 record. He once T’d up Wenyen Gabriel, of all people, for shoving an Ole Miss player after a dunk.

The commish Greg Sankey said, “Mike Eades will bring nearly a quarter of a century of men’s basketball officiating experience and knowledge to the SEC’s officiating program. Mike has experienced success as an on-court official at the highest levels of college basketball and he has developed relationships during his career that will be beneficial in supporting the men’s basketball officiating program of the SEC.”

Article written by Drew Franklin

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7 Comments for SEC has its new Men’s Basketball Officials Coordinator

  1. UKgrad80
    1:59 pm May 5, 2020 Permalink

    He can’t do any worse that the previous guy overseeing the worst officials in America!!

    • Bluehender
      7:07 pm May 5, 2020 Permalink


  2. ClutchCargo
    2:15 pm May 5, 2020 Permalink

    Based on the photo, he appears to be immune to Count K’s mind control trick. I guess I’m good with it.

  3. zoupman
    3:35 pm May 5, 2020 Permalink

    Has to be an upgrade over Whitehead. Officials got worse and worse under his leadership. Too many of them love the limelight.
    Now can we get a new commissioner for KHSAA. Current guy is in pocket of the large private schools.

  4. Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
    5:14 pm May 5, 2020 Permalink

    Hopefully he’ll put a stop to the refs who somehow think they are the ones who decide who wins and who loses.

    • ClutchCargo
      9:12 pm May 5, 2020 Permalink

      “Relationships” He’s a product of the good ol’ boy network that will ensure nothing changes in that regard.

    • Corder
      11:01 pm May 5, 2020 Permalink

      Exactly. They all defend each other. The main problem in officiating nowadays is that there is no accountability. Until officials have to answer for their poor performances just like the coaches and players who are a lot younger then these officials then things will only get worse.