Enshrined : 2007
Western Connecticut Football Officials
Now a resident of the Sunshine State, for 29 years, high
school fields saw Russ Hansen running up and down
gridirons. Beginning with the Vincent J. Reilly-New Haven
Football Officials Association, where he was a member for
four years, he spent the next 24 years as a founder of the
Western Connecticut Football Officials Association.
He was the group's secretary-treasurer for 25 years, interspersed
with a stint as its president in 1978, was a member
of the Grievance Committee, Coaches Complaint Committee, Examining Committee, and was chairman of the
Banquet and Budget committees. He was also the group's Interpreter from 1967-72.
Hansen was a delegate to the State Board from 1967 to 1974, and re-upped in 1979 and 1982. In 1979
he was appointed to the committee to review the CFOA Constitution.
As an official he worked 13 consecutive state playoffs, and worked a total of 19 games over his career,
always as a referee. He worked his final championship game in 1990.