Charles Crockett Wotton was born in Rockland, Maine on April 28, 1901. Graduated from his local high school, attended Abbott School in Farmington, Worcester Academy, and was graduated from Bowdoin College. He admits he majored in sports playing football, basketball, baseball, track, and tennis - making the Bowdoin varsity football team as a freshman. He began officiating basketball at the age of seventeen and continued actively for thirty-five years. He also officiated football and baseball. His reputation for fairness and firmness as an official was never questioned on either the high school or college levels. He had the distinction of officiating thirteen State Championship games, and three New England Interscholastic Tournaments. About the same time he retired from active officiating, he was made the first Commissioner of Basketball for the State of Maine through appointment by the Secondary Principal's Association, a position he held for nineteen years bringing uniformity in officiating and improvement in the pattern of compensation for officials. Charlie has been all things in basketball - coach, referee, rules clinic sponsor, and Commissioner. He most deservedly has earned the title given to him as "Mr. Basketball."
Maine Sports Hall of Fame
P.O. Box 2
Cumberland, ME 04021
Phone (207) 807-7666
The Maine Sports Hall of Fame was established in 1972 for the purpose of: 1) appointing and bestowing recognition awards and scholarships to outstanding Maine high school scholar-athletes; and, 2) to formally honor and memorialize Maine athletes and sports figures who have brought distinction and honor to the state of Maine.