Trego County’s Herbert Schwartzkopf was awarded the 2013 NFHS National Contributor Award for Officials.
Schwarzkopf’s contributions to Kansas schools, students and the KSHSAA during his more than forty years as an active official and area supervisor are too numerous to list. Herb began officiating in 1972 and served not only the KSHSAA and Kansas colleges, but continued officiating during his military service. For twenty-three years, the KSHSAA depended on Herb to conduct rules meetings, clinics and serve as an Area Supervisor of officials in football and basketball. He conducted mechanics clinics and has been actively involved in training scores of young officials. Herb personally mentored more than 50 young officials in his career and continues to track their progress and careers.
Herb Swartzkopf has been a dedicated supporter of the Kansas State High School Activities Association and the member schools of Kansas working over 4,000 games at all levels, grades 7-12, and the collegiate level. He is a proud veteran and family man who holds a statewide elective office as State Adjutant-Quartermaster for the Kansas VFW. In addition, he serves as an elected County Commissioner in Trego County, where he farms.
The KSHSAA is proud to honor Herbert Swartzkopf with the NFHS National Contributor Award for Officials.