WCOA Hall of Fame

2016 Inductees:

Clem Brooks Football/Basketball Official

H. Mackay once quoted, “Do what you love, love what you do, and deliver more than you promise. As we reflect upon the life of Clement O. Brooks, better known as Clem, we can see that he most assuredly did what he loved, loved what he did and delivered more than he promised.

Clem Brooks was born in Edgecomb County, North Carolina to the late Mr. and Mrs. Lee Cully Brooks. He has two sons, Clem Jr., and Anthony, and is married to Sheila Stevenson Brooks.

After graduating from high school, Clem enlisted in the United States Air Force and garnered a career with 22 years. After leaving the Air Force, Clem worked with the airlines industry until retirement in 2008. Also, during this time, Clem worked as a football and basketball official in the Hillsborough/Pinellas Counties for over 50 years and was recently inducted into the Florida High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame. In 2009, Clem had the special privilege of working the Super Bowl here in Tampa as a side-line chain official. Clem presently works for the Doubletree Hotel.

Clem is a member of Beulah Baptist Church where he is a Deacon and sings with the Male Chorus. He also works with the youth and serves as a mentor.

Clem knows there is no greater joy or greater reward than to make a fundamental difference in someone’s life. He expresses the strength, wisdom, and love of God as he lends a helping hand to others untireingly.

Jim Drapp Football/Basketball Official Officiating Experience:
  • Member – West Coast Officials Association (WCOA), Tampa, Florida, July 1976 to 2008
  • Member – West Coast Umpires Association (WCUA), Tampa, Florida, July 1976 to 1989
  • Member – Florida High School Activities Association (FHSAA), Gainesville, Florida, July 1976 to 2008
  • Charter Member – National Association of Sports Officials (NASO), Racine, Wisconsin, 1976 to present
  • Offices Held, WCOA – President 8 years, Wrestling VP 4 years, Basketball VP 4 years, Football Sports Committee Member, Basketball Sports Committee Member, Basketball Asssignment Committee Member, Football Sports Committee Member, Footbal Recommendation Committee Memeber and Wrestling Booking Commissioner for 10 years.
  • Offices Held, WCUA – Umpire in Chief 6 years and Board Member for 8 years.
  • Officiated – High School Football 1976 to 2006. Served as Referee for Varsity crew since 1985. Worked 38 Playoff assignments, including Clock Operator for 1977 2A State Championship, Referee for 1990 3A State Championship, Referee for 1994 6A State Championship, Referee for 1998 2A State Championship and Referee for 2004 2A State Championship.
  • Officiated – High School Basketball 1976 to 2005. Worked Varsity assignments since 1978. Worked 62 Boys District Tournament Playoff assignments since 1985, 28 Boys Regional Tournament Playoff assignments and 10 Boys State Tournament Playoff assignments, including 1989 2A State Championship Game, 1995 6A State Championship Game, 1999 6A State Championship Game and 2005 1A State Championship Game. Worked 23 Girls District Tournament Playoff assignments since 1983, 6 Girls Regional Tournament Playoff assignments and 3 Girls State Tournament Playoff assignments, including 1983 4A State Championship Game and 1994 3A State Championship Game.
  • Also officiated Men’s Junior College Basketball in the Suncoast Conference and Women’s Division II Basketball in the Sunshine State Conference for several years.
Ken Williamson Football/Basketball Official Football Official for 32 years:
  • 17 years in High School Football Officiating (15 years with WCOA)
    • 3 State Championship assignments
  • 17 years in College Football Officiating
    • 5 years Gulf South Division II
      • 1 Division II playoff assignment
    • 12 years Division I-FB
      • 4 years in Sun Belt
      • 8 years Southeastern Conference
      • 9 Post season assignments
High School Basketball Official for 11 years (8 years with WCOA)
  • One state final four assignments - Girls
  • Four state final four assignments - Boys