Roy Gardner

August 13, 2013
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Doing the article yesterday on Ron Jobst brought back memories of another Batesville official. Roy Gardner, who passed away over 35 years ago, was one of the best officials the state of Indiana ever developed. He worked his way through the high school basketball ranks (several state finals) into the college ranks and eventually into the Big Ten Conference. Roy was a no-nonsense teacher and carried that trait onto the floor of officiating. Few coaches ever argued with Roy because he had built a reputation of seldom missing a call, so what he called was usually considered to be right–so why argue? This was backed up by the fact that he seldom ever missed a call, so when the whistle blew, you (as a coach) figured it was right and you moved on. Referees like Mr. Gardner got such a reputation because as they worked their way through the system they got themselves in the right positions and saw the plays as they happened. Too many officials today anticipate calls, and because they are out of position have a higher “miss” rate. Roy seldom got himself into those positions, so his calls tended to be right at a high consistency. To do this a ref must stay in shape and be able to match the speed of the game as it is being played. Roy was one of the best at doing this!

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