Officiating in Maine part 1 of 3 ... Sports officials needed to answer, make the call

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Posted: May 29th, 2011 by Tom Nolette

By Randy Whitehouse, Staff Writer

Brad Fogg started officiating soccer around the same time he started working as a guard at Maine Correctional Center in Windham. After 36 years of doing both, he has found they have a lot in common.

"Being a prison guard and soccer officiating are kind of the same," said Fogg, 57, of Gray. "You learn good communication skills. You're firm, fair and consistent in your application of the rules. That's what we want referees to be — firm, fair and consistent."

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