2013-14 North Dakota Officials Association Hall Of Fame Inductees

September 16, 2013 10:00 am

VALLEY CITY, ND (September 16, 2013) –The North Dakota Officials Association (NDOA) announces the 45th induction class to the 2013-14 Hall of Fame as determined at its recent Board of Directors Meeting.  The inductees will be recognized and receive awards at various North Dakota High School Activities Association (NDHSAA) events during the 2013-14 school year.

Tom Perius – Langdon

An active baseball and basketball official, Perius is entering the 43rd season of his illustrious career.  An area NDHSAA baseball workshop supervisor, Tom is known and respected by players, coaches, and fans throughout the state.  He has umpired 28 NDHSAA state baseball tournaments, as well as three Class B boys’ basketball tournaments.  Perius is also an active American Legion baseball umpire, where he is a perennial state tournament umpire and has worked 10 Central Plains regional tournaments and an American Legion World Series.

Rick Majerus – Fargo

Majerus concluded his 24-year career as an NDHSAA hockey official in 2009-10, a career that included 11 state hockey tournaments.  Rick’s dedication to the growth of the sport of hockey included making sure games were officiated according to the rules and for his calming effect on players, coaches, and fans.  Majerus also was a member of the NFHS hockey rules committee for eight years, including chairman for four.  Rick is currently serving on the USA Hockey rules committee and as the hockey liaison to the NDHSAA.

Ron Wright - Williston

Wright is in his 38th season as a registered football official, where he has worked over 100 NDHSAA playoff games and six state title games.  He is also heading into his 22nd year as a basketball official, where he’s worked 12 region and 7 state tournaments.   An area NDHSAA football workshop supervisor, Wright has been a leader statewide and regionally at numerous officiating camps.  Perhaps Ron’s greatest achievement is his ability to mentor young officials, providing them with high standards and goals.

Tim Garrett – Mayville

Garrett capped off his 35-year career as an NDHSAA basketball official by working his 16th state tournament in 2011.  Tim was also a 31-year registered football official and worked a pair of state championship games.  Garrett was a longtime college basketball official, working numerous playoff games in the North Central, Northern Sun, and NDCAC conferences.

Duane Rindy - Fargo

A four-sport official over his 35-year career, Rindy retired as an NDHSAA official following the 2005 football season.  Duane and his crews worked playoff football games annually, as well as state championship games on three different occasions.  Rindy was also a basketball, baseball, and softball official during his career and was remembered for focusing on the athletes and coaches, as it was “their game and he was simply there to enforce the rules.”  He continues to mentor officials to this day, where he serves as the officials’ host for the Fargo Metro Tournament Committee, a position that he has held for 20 years.

Paul Jundt - Bismarck

Jundt ‘s 21-year career as an NDHSAA boys and girls basketball official saw him work 24 region and 14 state tournaments.  Before retiring after the 2010-11 basketball season, Paul served as the NDHSAA Bismarck area workshop supervior. Jundt worked approximately 2,100 high school games during his career, and was also a college basketball official, working in the NDCAC and Dakota Athletic conferences. 

The NDOA has inducted 124 officials into its Hall of Fame since the inaugural class in 1965.  Plaques commemorating all Hall of Fame members are housed in the North Dakota Athletic Hall of Fame, located inside the Jamestown Civic Center.