Recent and Upcoming Events

2019-20 MSHSL Basketball 


Mon 11/4:  Online Rules Meeting opens on Arbiter MSHSL Central Hub

Wed 11/13:  MSHSL Mechanics Clinic (once ever 3 years in SE MN) at Pine Island 5:30-9pm

Sat 11/16:  Girls Scrimmages at various sites.  Sign-up will come later.

Sun 11/17:  Mentors and ALL 1st and 2nd year Basketball Officials.  6-8pm at RCTC

Mon 11/18:  ALL RAOA Pre-Season Basketball Officials Meeting.  6-9pm at Mayo High School

Wed 11/20:  Deadline for MSHSL registration and test submission.

November 4th    Osseo High School
November 7th    Richfield High School
November 11th  Fosston High School
November 13th  Pine Island High School

RAOA Awards and Distinguished Members

Business Info


Rochester Area Officials Association
ATTN: Jared Butson
221 Devin Drive
St. Charles, MN 55972

Phone: 507-250-1446

About RAOA

Rochester Area Officials Association (RAOA) trains, mentors, and assigns high school officials in the sports of Baseball, Basketball, Football, Softball and Volleyball.


With over 250 members, RAOA was established in Rochester, MN in 1950 and is a member of the Minnesota State High School League. RAOA provides officials to high schools through out Southern Minnesota.


Over our proud history, RAOA has had many members assigned to Minnesota State Championship games as well as those who moved up to officiate in the NCAA.


The Mission of the Rochester Area Official Association (RAOA) is to assist members in becoming better athletic officials.


RAOA will accomplish this goal through clarification and interpretation of rules and promoting efficient and standard officiating techniques in football, basketball, baseball, softball and Volleyball. Each member will be involved in the following :

  • Rules Knowledge

  • Instructional Meetings

  • Professionalism

  • Promoting Sportsmanship

Board Members

President - Mj Wagenson

Past President - Tim Nicometo

Secretary/Treasurer - Jared Butson


VP Football - Jay Lonien

VP Volleyball - Eric Huntoon

VP Basketball - Jim Fall

VP Baseball/Softball - Aric Kittleson