There is no ordinary day for Basketball Referee, Jim Brooks. As a police officer, he is used to people either liking him or not. That's one aspect that translates to his part-time job of officiating high school boys and girls basketball around Carroll. There can be angry players, coaches and fans, but Brooks doesn't let that get to him.
"Commanding 'respect': Sights and sounds of a high school ref" is a post presented Jake Rill of the Carroll County Times that gives a great view into a life of a Referee. Click HERE to view full post.
Referees Jim Brooks and Keith Reitenbach talk about the game they officiated between Westminster and Linganore at Westminster High School Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016. (DYLAN SLAGLE/STAFF PHOTO / Carroll County Times)