David Jarrett

Contest Official
Inducted 2017

For more than three decades, Wellington’s David Jarrett has officiated some of the biggest games in the Sunshine State.

Born in Sullivan, Indiana, Jarrett began officiating in 1962, spending 23 years refereeing in the Hoosier State. In 1985, the Indiana State graduate moved to Florida and immediately joined the Lake Region Officials Association for football, basketball, volleyball and softball. He eventually served on the Board of Directors for all four sports, including serving as the president for several years for football and softball. While president, he also worked as the booking commissioner.

From 1985 to 2007 as a member of the Lake Region Officials Association, the Hoosier earned a whopping 24 state final assignments in the aforementioned four sports, including 12 championship games (5 football). In 2008, Jarrett was named the NFHS Florida High School Football Official of the Year. To this day he credits the LROA for his legendary success in the profession.

Spending more than half a century officiating, Jarrett made a lasting impact on his peers, including when he served as the president of the Lake Region Softball Umpires Association. There, he advocated and produced the first all-female softball umpiring crew for the state finals.

He currently officiates football and softball for the East Coach Officials Association in Palm Beach County.