Enshrined : 2007
Central Football Officials
Walt Akerly served the CCAFO for many years in several capacities. A native of New Brunswick, Canada,
he grew up in Auburn, ME and lived in Connecticut for 44 years. He was a graduate of Wentworth Institute
and the University of Maine at Gorham.
He earned his master's degree from the University of Hartford. Walt retired in 1976 after teaching Industrial
Arts at Woodrow Wilson High School in Middletown for 33 years. During that time he also coached baseball.
It was as a sports official that Walt made his reputation state-wide. He officiated high school and college
football for 33 years and basketball for 18 years. He served as Commissioner for the local IAABO and the
CCAFO for 20 Years. He was also a past prsident of the CCAFO in 1957.
Some of the awards Walt had received are as follow. Life Member-CCAFO, Life Member IAABO, Member
of National Football Foundation Hall of Fame. and the Coogan Award.