Northwest Jersey Board 168 was established in 1975 and has a stated purpose: To promote and assist the game of interscholastic basketball in the New Jersey counties of Morris, Sussex, Hunterdon, and Warren by providing: Recruitment, training, and maintenance of a membership of qualified and competent officials over the age of 18 within our geographical boundaries. Guidelines for professional conduct for officials and overall improvement of the game. The Board will act at all times without regard to race, sex, color, creed, sexual orientation or any other lawfully protected qualification in the fulfillment of our mission.


Some of the available Forms and Documents that will assist you in your officiating.

Officials Handbook

The NJSIAA provides the Officials Handbook for the benefit of all officials and member schools in our state.

2023-2024 NFHS Rules Changes

The NFHS has adopted several rules changes concerning hair adornments, religious items, and jewelry across multiple sports for the upcoming 2023-2024 school year

Points of Emphasis

2023-2024 – Summary of Uniforms, Equipment and Apparel Items

2023-2024 NJSIAA Basketball Rules Interpretation & Updates

Billy Martin, NJSIAA State Basketball Rules Interpreter. File is located at NJSIAA Website

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Board 168 Region

Elected Members

President/Treasurer: Steve Allen
Vice President: Joe Martin
Secretary: John Cullen
Interpreter: John Philbin
State Board 1 Representative: Louis Valdes

County Reps

Sussex County: Dave Ramage
Morris County: Marvin Walters
Warren County: Kristen Dufner
Hunterdon County: Mark Tressito


Attendance: Keith Delaporte
Awards/Banquet: Open
Constitution/Policy: Diane Brown
Ethics: Rick Pina
Finance/Audit: Michael Schwar
State Board #1: Louis Valdes

IAABO Life Members

G. P. Cinnella, Bill Kenney

Board 168 Life Members

John Becker, Rich Bencivenga,
Frank Cecala, Tom Cinnella Sr.,
Charles Edwards, Gene Foreman,
Lee Hendricks, Bill Kenney,
Ray Lalley, Jerry Salvato,
Art Somerville,
George Tyree (Posthumously)