Dale Kelley, who has served as coordinator of Big 12 basketball officials since the conference’s first season in 1996, will be stepping down after the 2009-2010 season.
He will be succeeded by Curtis Shaw, a veteran official who has worked six NCAA Final Fours.
“I’ve been contemplating this for couple years,” Kelley said Thursday. “I’ve been involved in officiating in some capacity for 45 years now. I’ve enjoyed it and made a lot friends, but it’s time for me to get out of some of this stuff now.”
Kelley is also an automobile dealer and long-time mayor of