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Wayne Meece
Wayne Meece

2010 Stretch Miller Award Winner

Served 25 years as Illinois State's officials observer for men's basketball games and eight years as the observer for ISU football games ... officiated high school basketball for 25 years and was a member of the crew in three state finals ... served as a football official in the Big Ten Conference for 20 years and worked five bowl games, including the 1986 and 1990 Rose Bowls ... also worked the 1978 Tangerine Bowl (now Capital One Bowl), 1983 Liberty Bowl and the 1991 Peach Bowl ... mentored and taught nearly 30 officials in the profession ... a member of the Illinois State Athletics Percy Family, Bloomington-Normal Official Association, Champaign Officials and Illinois Basketball Coaches Halls of Fame ... graduated from Illinois State is 1960 and was the Redbirds' starting quarterback from 1957-59.