Tony Michalek - NFL
Tony Michalek is currently an NFL Official and the
Director of Officiating for USA Football. Michalek also works with
national and international organizations to support and build
leadership skills within a team oriented environment. Prior to
joining USA Football in 2005, he spent 22 years as a floor trader at
the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.
Michalek was selected by the NFL in 2002 to join
the 120 member officiating staff and has been assigned to playoff
games including the 2007 AFC Championship. He officiated in NFL
Europe for 4 seasons working the 2003 World Bowl in Scotland.
Michalek’s collegiate experience included 5 seasons in the Big Ten
earning the honor of working the 2002 Cotton Bowl, 2001 Houston Bowl
and 2000 Fiesta Bowl.
As a 25 year member of the Central Officials
Association in Chicago, he serves as teacher, coach, mentor and
motivator of officials and youth groups. Michalek has been an
official, coach or administrator for youth sports in the Chicago
area since 1982.
Tony, his wife Jill and their two children live
just outside of Chicago. Michalek earned his bachelors degree from
Indiana University in 1982. He attended IU on full football
scholarship and played on the 1979 Holiday Bowl Championship team.
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