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Coordinator of Football Officials, Atlantic Coast Conference

Dennis Hennigan is the current Coordinator of Football Officials for the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). He assumed this role in 2015. Before accepting the Coordinator position, Dennis officiated 17 seasons of NCAA Division 1 FCS Football as a Referee, first with the Big East Conference and then with the ACC. During that time, he was awarded 15 bowl games including the 2004 Bowl Championship Series National Championship Game. Among Dennis' bowl assignments are three Rose, one Fiesta, and one Chick-fil-A-Bowl. Dennis began his collegiate officiating career with the ECAC.

A resident of Camillus, NY, Dennis has practiced law for over 30 years. He is currently with Costello, Cooney & Fearon of Syracuse, NY.


Rod Carey

Head Football Coach, Temple Univeristy

Rod Carey was named head football coach at Temple University in January, 2019.  He came to Temple from Northern Illinois Uniniversity where he served as head coach for six seasons.

Coach Carey led his NIU teams to six bowl games, including leading the Mid-American Conference power against Florida State in the 2013 Discover Orange Bowl. He has compiled a 52-30 won-loss record at NIU, 38-10 in conference play, including a perfect 12-0 regular season in 2013.  He has won four regular season West Division titles and two MAC Championships.

At NIU, Carey coached seven All-Americans, including defensive end Sutton Smith, who became the school’s first two-time First Team All-American.

After coaching a few seasons at his high school alma mater, Coach Carey began his collegiate coaching career at University of Minnesota. He then coached at University of Wisconsin-Stout.  After a brief stint at the Illinois State, coach moved on to Univeristy of North Dakota, his last stop before moving to NIU as an offensive line coach.


Jonah Monroe

Side Judge, National Football League

Jonah just completed his 5th year in the NFL as a Side Judge and 17th season of football officiating overall. He began officiating working intramurals at the University of Arkansas, where he earned his Masters and Bachelors in Electrical Engineering. After moving to Baltimore with his wife Heather, he began officiating high school football for the Maryland Board of Football Officials. Jonah’s college officiating career started with Milt Halstead in the ECFOA working as a deep official. In 2009 he worked one year supplemental for Gerald Austin in Conference USA and was hired the following year by Terry McAulay in the Big East. He owes his career to those experienced officials who reached back and trained him to be a better official. Jonah works to pay it back by helping officials through his former high school group, the Tom Beard Clinic and assisting in the Alliance under Dennis Hennigan and Bryan Platt.


Bryan Platt

Coordinator of Football Officials

American Athletic Conference

Bryan Platt, Supervisor of Football Officials for the American Athletic Conference will attend the 2019 Liberty Bell Football Officials Clinic.

Bryan assumed his present position for the 2018 season. Prior to this role, Bryan had been serving as the Assistant Supervisor of Officials for the Northeast 10 Conference, a position in which he has served since 2011.

On the field, Bryan worked as a deep official, primarily a back judge. As a Division 1 A/FCS official with the Big East/ AAC and the ACC, he was assigned to numerous Championship and Bowl Games, including the 2015 ACC Championship Game, 2017 Rose Bowl CFP Semi-Final between Oklahoma and Georgia and 2009 Rose Bowl BCS National Championship Game between Texas and Alabama.

Bryan serves as a Director, Eastern Association of Intercollegiate Football Officials [EAIFO] Boston Chapter. Bryan continues his membership with ANEFO High School, Boston


Jeremy Butt

Director of Strength and Conditioning,      La Salle College High School

Jeremy serves as the Director of Strength and Conditioning for La Salle College High School, Wyndmoor, PA. In addition, he is the founding head coach of the school’s Squash program.  Jeremy teaches sections of Honors Anatomy and Physiology in the Science Department at La Salle.

Prior to coming to La Salle, Jeremy was the Associate Director of Strength and Conditioning at Yale University, New Haven, CT. 

Jeremy earned his master’s degree in Kinesiology and Exercise Science at Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL, Canada.

Jeremy resides in Wyndmoor PA with his wife, son and two dogs.