Mickey Crowley Inducted in 2006

Contributor Inducted in 2006
Mickey Crowley Mickey Crowley, Inducted into the NYC Hall of Fame in 2006
Photo credit: (Referee Magazine)
Christopher Thomas “Mickey” Crowley (April 22, 1934-May 5, 2019) began his basketball officiating career in 1957 and retired in 2009, after over 50 years in college basketball. Crowley has officiated in the Big East, Atlantic 10, MAAC, Ivy, Patriot, Sun Belt, SEC, and ACC conferences. He was selected to officiate at the NCAA finals (Division I men’s championship game) in 1989 and 1991. In 1990, he was the Naismith Official of the Year.

Crowley officiated at the Pan American Games, Central American Games, and Special Olympics. He also helped develop a computerized system for rating officials which is still being used today. His last officiating job was in the 1991 NCAA final, Duke vs. Kansas. He went on to be the Supervisor of the Region 15 Junior Colleges, The Atlantic 10, and finally the Ivy and Patriot Leagues. Crowley co-authored a book "Throw the Ball High" about his life and experiences being a referee.