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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.


Mike Carr

NFL Line Judge

In 2017, Mike Carr completed his first season with the National Football League. During the previous five seasons, he was a member of the Big Ten Conference staff.  Mike officiated the Big Ten Championship games in 2015 and 2013, the Texas Bowl in 2017, the Liberty Bowl in 2016, the Alamo Bowl in 2015, and served as the alternate at the Big Ten Championship Game in 2012.

He started officiating football working junior high school games while in college. After working high school football for number of years, he worked Division III football in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) for five years. He then worked in the Missouri Valley Conference for one season, working the 2009 FCS Playoffs. The next year he joined the Mid-American Conference staff, officiating there for two seasons, and was selected to officiate the MAC Championship game in 2011.

Mike is very active in his local officiating association and has been a clinician at a number of officiating camps across the country.

 Professionally, he is a high school athletic director. Mike is married and has two children.


Wayne Mackie

NFL Vice-President Officiating Evaluation and Development

Wayne Mackie has completed his first season as Vice-President for Officiating Evaluation and Development for the National Football League.  Wayne had a 10-season career as an on-field official with The League. He officiated 8 playoff games which included Super Bowl 50 as well as two Conference Championship games.

Wayne was a member of the Big East [now American Athletic] conference before joining the NFL staff.  Prior to joining the Big East, Wayne officiated in the Division 1-AA Atlantic-10 Conference [now Colonial Athletic Association].  He began his collegiate career as a member of the Mid-Eastern Athetic Confernce [MEAC].


Bryan Platt
Supervisor of Football Officials

American Athletic Conference
Bryan is the newly appointed Supervisor of Football Officials for the American Athletic Conference.  Bryan has been serving as the Assistant Supervisor of Officials for the Northeast 10 Conference, a position in which he has served since 2011.  He has been a Back Judge on the staff of the Atlantic Coast Conference since 2014. As a member of the ACC, Bryan has been assigned to work five post season bowl games including the 2017 Rose Bowl CFP Semi-Final between Oklahoma and Georgia, the 2016 Cotton Bowl and the 2015 ACC Championship Game.  

From 2003 to 2013, Bryan served as Side Judge and Back Judge with the Big East/American Athletic Conference.  Bryan was assigned to Ten post season bowl game.  These include the 2013 Orange Bowl, 2013 Army/Navy Game, and the 2009 Rose Bowl BCS National Championship Game between  Texas and Alabama.

Between 2000 and 2002, Bryan worked for two seasons in the Divison 1-AA Atlantic 10 Conference and another with the ECAC on the Division 1-AA staff.

Bryan began his collegiate officiating career with the Eastern College Athletic Conference in 1994 officiating Division II and Division III games.  He also worked for five seasons in the Arena2 Football league between 2005 and 2009.

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