“Easy Ed” Award

Annually the CVFOA membership selects an active CVFOA official that represents the qualities of past CVFOA official, Ed Thornton. These qualities include possessing a good attitude, enjoying the game, having good rules knowledge, being a positive role model, giving back to the CVFOA and its membership by helping develop new officials, and, most of all, remembering that the game is for the participants.

This most prestigious award for a CVFOA official recognizes the award winners personal integrity and character and his commitment to football officiating. The “Easy Ed” award is voted on by the membership near the conclusion of each season and is presented to the CVFOA official by Keith Thornton at the annual meeting in early November.

The CVFOA maintains a perpetual “Easy Ed” Award trophy that engraves all the past award winner’s names.

2016 – Joe Lomax
2015 – Andy Marshall
2014 – Hugh Hutcherson
2013 – Jack Crabtree
2012 – Wayne Alley
2011 – Columbus Shackleford
2010 – John Darnes
2009 – Michael Rivers
2008 – Bo Jamison
2007 – Charlie Long
2006 – Wayne Overton
2005 – Tyrone Hicks
2004 – Ernest Jones
2003 – Steve Morgan
2002 – Marvin Starnes
2001 – Bill Long
2000 – Bo Hobbs
1999 – Glen Tuck
1998 – Andy Keel
1997 – Danny Denton
1996 – Bobby Grubbs
1995 – Terry Dalton
1994 – Meade Shore
1993 – George Hamner
1992 – Charlie Hall
1991 – Chip Hurt
1990 – Gerry Anders
1989 – Jim Taylor