David Walsh (referee)


David Walsh (referee)
For other people named David Walsh, see David Walsh.

David H. Walsh (October 5, 1889 - June 2, 1975) was a hall of fame basketball referee.

He was born in Hoboken, New Jersey. As an adult, he weighed 165 pounds and was five feet and eleven inches tall. He graduated from Hoboken High School in 1907, Montclair Teachers College (now Montclair State University) in 1911, and the Sargent School of Physical Education in 1914.

He started officiating in 1911, starting at high schools and working his way up until he was ranked as one of the top six referees in the Eastern seaboard. He also co-authored the first ever Manual of Basketball Officiating.

He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1961 (as a referee).

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