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AAC, ACC form football officiating alliance

ACC Supervisor of Officials Dennis Hennigan will run the partnership
American Athletic Conference Commissioner Mike Aresco, addresses the media during an NCAA football media day in Newport, R.I., Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)
American Athletic Conference Commissioner Mike Aresco, addresses the media during an NCAA football media day in Newport, R.I., Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)
Published Mar. 19, 2018

The American Athletic Conference announced Monday it has joined forces with the ACC to form a football officiating alliance, effective immediately.

The partnership will allow the conferences "to work together on a wide range of officiating matters, including scheduling, training, development, recruitment, retention and evaluation," the AAC press release says.

The alliance will be run by ACC Supervisor of Football Officials Dennis Hennigan, who will manage the assigning, hiring and training of game officials. Terry McAulay, the AAC's coordinator of officials since the league's inception in 2013, is out.

The AAC, however, will name its own supervisor of officials, who will oversee the weekly evaluation of league officials.

"This alliance will provide both conferences with a deep roster of the best college football officials and will provide for greater efficiency and consistency in the training and evaluation of officials as well as enhanced opportunities for the recruitment of officials," AAC commissioner Mike Aresco said.