Former VHSL deputy director Tom Zimorski’s death and obituary
Tom Zimorski, who had an impact that lasted for a long time in Central Virginia athletics and the Atlantic Coast Conference as an administrator and an official, was a former official and administrator. He passed away.
The deceased Mr. Zimorski died in Clemson, South Carolina, following Saturday night’s ACC football match between Clemson, South Carolina, and North Carolina. Mr. Zimorski is the official who oversees replays for ACC games.
Longtime referee and direct replay official Tom Zimowski passed away, leaving the whole ACC football family “heartbroken,” according to a statement from ACC Commissioner Jim Phillips. His dedication to the college football community is outstanding. However, nothing is as impressive as the incredible person he was and what he did for thousands of people. We are praying for Zimorski’s wife, Carol, and the Zimorski family. “
Mr. Zimorski has been with the ACC for more than 20 years. He began his career as a referee and then as a reviewer. He retired as a referee on the field for the team in the 2012 Cotton Bowl.
He has been the Replay Cabin Officer at the ACC over the last 10 years and also served as the live replay officer for last year’s ACC Football Championship Games.
Prior to joining the ACC Before joining the ACC, Zimorski was employed for seven years as an official of the football league in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference and two years with the Atlantic 10 Conference.
Mr. Zimorski has also made significant contributions to college athletics as a teacher, official, administrator, and official. He was a part of the Virginia High School League for 13 years, including as vice principal as well as a variety of other posts before stepping down in 2013.
During his time at VHSL During his time at VHSL, Mr. Zimorski assisted with guidance on eligibility as well as coordinated applications for eligibility for principals, school departments, as well as coaches, athletic directors, parents, and students. He also assisted in reviewing and updating the VHSL Handbook and Policy Manual, and coordinated the sportsmanship program of the VHSL.
The position was named VHSL Football Rules Translator and Coach in 2003. He also serves as a member of the Football Rules Committee of the National Federation of State High School Associations.
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