In 2008, Bill was inducted into the San Diego County Sports Officials Hall of Fame for his achievements in Basketball and Football. Bill was an outstanding high school athlete at La Jolla High School and a collegiate scholarship athlete at San Diego State University where he played Football and Basketball. Professionally, Bill worked for the San Diego Unified School District, retiring in his career as a Elementary School Principal. Bill was a long time Board Member for both the San Diego County Basketball Officials Association and the San Diego County Football Officials Association. As with most officials, Bill began officiating at the Youth Level, continuing to advance to the NCAA level, in both Basketball and Football. He was a valued and appreciated mentor to many. To say Bill Tellous was “one of a kind” is an understatement. He truly was one of San Diego’s greatest athletes and officials. Bill Tellous passed away on February 3, 2021.
The San Diego County Sports Officials Hall of Fame honors the many who have dedicated their lives to officiating San Diego County sports.
Hall of Fame Class of 2020 Names Seven New Members
On September 29, 2020, the San Diego County Sports Officials Hall of Fame would have celebrated its 15th anniversary by honoring seven new inductees to the Class of 2020. Our board felt this was another outstanding class of individuals who have demonstrated officiating excellence, integrity and civic responsibility in their respective sport. Those individuals are:
|John “Biz” Bistowski|
|Merlyn “Chip” Holmes|
Due to the ongoing pandemic, the San Diego County Sports Officials Hall of Fame board announced the postponement of the 2020 induction ceremony.
For the health and well being of all our members, the inductees, and the many guests attending our banquet, the Hall of Fame Board of Directors thought it would be prudent to honor our seven new inductees at our 2021 induction ceremony. Starting again in November, the Hall of Fame will seek out new nominations for the 2021 campaign. Those selections, along with our 2020 inductees, will be honored at our banquet, to be held on Tuesday, September 21, 2021.
The Hall of Fame Board of Directors would like thank all 2020 inductees for a job well done and to personally welcome them to the San Diego County Sports Officials Hall of Fame. Congratulations to all inductees!