John Clougherty

John Clougherty has become one of the nation’s top basketball officials. Born in Pittsburgh, Clougherty is a graduate of Youngstown State and officiated several years at the high school level, including working a state championship, before heading into collegiate officiating. He has been working in the Atlantic Coast Conference, Southeastern, Big East, Conference USA and Big 12. He has worked 12 NCAA Final Fours and four NCAA national championship games, including 1985, ’88, ’89 and ’96. He has also worked several international events, including the World University Games and the European Olympic qualifying tournament. John is involved with the Triangle Education Advancement Foundation and has served as vice-chair of the National Association of Sports Officials.