The SEC will be looking for a new officiating coordinator. The conference announced Friday that Steve Shaw has been named the named the new National Coordinator of Officials for the College Football Officiating board. Shaw will begin will assume the national role in March 2020.

“I am delighted and humbled to be named the National Coordinator of Officials and to have the opportunity to serve the sport of college football in an expanded role,” Shaw said via an SEC press release. “I look forward to building on the foundation established by Rogers Redding in this position and to the challenges ahead in continuing to enhance officiating performance while we work to develop trust in the overall program. I am grateful for my experience in the Southeastern Conference, both on the field as an active official and as coordinator of officials, and thankful for the relationships I developed in the SEC and Sun Belt.”

Shaw held his position as the Coordinator of Football Officials with the SEC since 2011 and the Sun Belt Conference since 2014. He has also served as the NCAA Secretary-Rules Editor for Football since 2017. Shaw will succeed Rogers Redding who announced his retirement in October after nine years as national coordinator.

“The SEC has benefitted from Steve’s outstanding work as a football official and, for the last nine years, as the Conference’s Coordinator of Football Officiating,” SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said in the release. “His leadership, integrity, dedication and passion have made us better and make him the ideal person to serve as the National Coordinator of Football Officials. Through Steve’s work the process for officiating football has been modernized through cutting-edge communication technology, implementation of instant replay and use of video for analysis and instruction. We are grateful for Steve’s lengthy service to the SEC and are confident he will provide outstanding leadership to college football in the years ahead.”

The SEC will immediately begin a national search for a Coordinator of Football Officials. More on Shaw’s history with the conference can be found here.