The EAIFO has been a leader and innovator in college football officiating services since our inception in 1945. Over the years, our credibility and reputation has been impeccable. Our quality of football officials and service to college football is second to none throughout the world. The EAIFO provides the best opportunity to be recruited, trained and advanced through the college ranks. The EAIFO never stops trying to be the best in its commitment to college football and that’s why we are the largest and best college football officiating organization in the world. The EAIFO has seven (7) chapters throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states. The EAIFO has over six hundred (600) members who service independent colleges and established conferences at the Division I (FCS), II, and III levels.
The EAIFO, through its seven (7) regional chapters and website, offers an excellent venue for commissioners to communicate with their officials, as well as prospective officials, through game film, bulletins, etc., to ensure consistent rules interpretations, field mechanics and a quick response and feedback mechanism.
Did You Know?
- Did you know that the EAIFO has more members who have made it to the NFL than any other football officiating organization in the world?
- Did you know that the Supervisor of Football Officials for the American Football Officials Association (AFOA) – Bill Ward, the Northeast Football Officials Consortium (NFOC) – Bill Schuster, the American Athletic Conference (AAC) – Terry McAulay, the Colonial Athletic Association, the Ivy, and Patriot Leagues (CIP) – Jim Maconaghy and the Eastern College Football Officials Association (ECFOA) – Milt Halstead are all former EAIFO members?
- Did you know that EAIFO members work for the AAC (Big East), ACC, Conference USA, ECAC, CAA, Big 10, Mid-American, ODAC and the MEAC?
- Did you know that EAIFO members have worked with distinction at the NCAA National Football Championships at the Division I (FBS and FCS), II and III levels?
- Yes, these are but a few of the many accomplishments that EAIFO members have achieved over the years.