SEC tabs Boudreaux

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Gerald Boudreaux, a veteran of college basketball officiating for 25 years, has been named Coordinator of Men's Basketball Officials for the Southeastern Conference, Commissioner Mike Slive announced today.

Boudreaux was a referee in the SEC from 1986-2006. He was named the interim coordinator of men's basketball officiating in December of 2005.

"We are extremely pleased to have someone of Gerald's experience and knowledge to lead our men's basketball officiating program," said Slive. "Gerald's passion for college basketball and his leadership qualities made him an obvious choice for this position."

He has been selected to work the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Final Four five times during his career, including the 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2003 championship games. Gerald officiated in 16 consecutive NCAA and SEC Tournaments. In 2000, Boudreaux was honored as the Naismith College Men's Basketball Official of the Year by the Atlanta Tipoff Club. He currently serves as the Director of the Parks & Recreation Department for the Lafayette (Louisiana) Consolidated Government.

"I am extremely pleased for the honor of being selected to serve as Coordinator of Officials in the Southeastern Conference. Reflective of the most recent Final Four, we have the top coaches, players and officials in the country. I have accepted Commissioner Slive's challenge to keep the officiating at a high level," said Boudreaux. "I appreciate the support that I have received from Commissioner Slive and the staff in the conference office."

Born in Houston, the Lafayette, Louisiana native earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Louisiana-Lafayette in 1982.

Gerald and his wife, Carlos, have three daughters, twins Brittney and Whittney, 16 and Hallie Rene, 13.

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