NCAA Division I Referee to Speak at Next Fridays at Findlay Breakfast
Terry Wymer ’82, a National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I referee who worked this year’s championship game, will be the next presenter for the University of Findlay’s Fridays at Findlay executive speaker series, which is open to the public. His presentation, “Leadership Lessons from the Court,” will include examples of leadership traits on and off the court, which Wymer has seen from coaches, officials and others in the sports industry. Oilers men’s head basketball coach Charlie Ernst will moderate.
The presentation will be held Oct. 28 at Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium.
Admission is $10 per person and $5 for students. Breakfast will be included. To register, contact Cindy Lahey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 419-434-5334.
Along with officiating during last season’s March Madness, Wymer has worked Three Big Ten tournament championship games, 10 Mid-American Conference championship games and 15 Summit League championship games. He has also officiated several NCAA tournaments, advancing on several occasions to Regional Sweet 16 and Elite Eight games. In 2013 and 2014 he worked the Final Four semifinals.
Wymer’s officiating career began in 1984 with Ohio High School Athletic Association basketball games. He officiated NCAA Division II and NAIA games beginning in 1988, but committed to NCAA Division I officiating in 1993, starting in the Mid-American Conference.
While a UF student, Wymer’s athletic achievements were numerous. He was a member of the 1979 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics national championship football team in 1979 and earned three baseball letters as the Oilers’ first baseman. Because he did not commit an error during the 1982 season, Wymer’s name still appears in UF’s baseball records. He also provided a potent right-handed bat for the Oilers, and twice earned NAIA All-District 22 honors.
The North Baltimore resident is also the owner of Service Master by TRW Cleaning Services.
Fridays at Findlay events are sponsored by State Bank. The lecture series provides opportunities to hear from a variety of organizational leaders about superior business leadership practices. The next upcoming breakfast will feature a panel of local transportation logistics experts, including Chuck Bills, president and CEO of Ohio Logistics’ Midwest Division; Sherri Garner-Brumbaugh, CEO and president, Garner Transportation Group Inc.; and George McAffee, Ph.D., head of commercial development, Marine Transportation Division, Marathon Petroleum Corporation. For more information on the series, visit https://www.findlay.edu/offices/advancement/Fridays-at-Findlay