Directors

Michael Schmidt is the Coordinator of Officials for the Division I America East Conference, as well as the Division III Coordinator of Officials for the Empire 8, State University of New York, Skyline, Liberty League, and the North Eastern Athletic Conferences.  Over his 22-year tenure, Mike officiated Division I women’s basketball for the ACC, American, Big East, Atlantic-10, Colonial, MAAC, MAC, Patriot, IVY, and Northeast Conferences  Mike worked 18 conference championships and ten years of NCAA tournament games.  A graduate of SUNY Oswego, Mike earned his master’s degree from Syracuse University and his Advanced Certificate in Administration from SUNY Cortland. Mike is currently the Chief Operating Officer for the Rochester City School District   Mike is a member of the John Maxwell Leadership Team, trained in professional speaking and coaching.

Dr. Margaret Tieman is currently an NCAA Division I women's basketball and FIBA-certified basketball official.  Prior to officiating, Maggie taught physical and health education in Connecticut and coached field hockey, basketball, and softball.  A graduate of the University of Vermont, Maggie has her Master's degree in Educational Leadership from Central Connecticut State University and a Doctorate in Psychology with a specialization in Sport and Performance Psychology from the University of the Rockies.  She is a certified nutrition specialist, NSCA-CSCS strength and conditioning coach, and the coordinator of Division I field hockey for the America East and Division III field hockey officials for the Empire 8, State University of New York, and the North Eastern Athletic Conferences. Maggie is a member of the John Maxwell Leadership Team, trained in professional speaking and coaching.