Peter Webb has long been a preeminent figure in Maine sports officiating. He has officiated thousands of games, developed instructional programs for officials at state, regional & national levels, and has been recognized for his ability and contributions at all three levels.
He is a native of Houlton, where he was a standout basketball and baseball player, four varsity letters in each sport, at Houlton High School. At Ricker College he again played four years of basketball and baseball.
Peter has umpired baseball for 44 seasons. Over that time, he has officiated 1028 varsity high school, American Legion, college and semi-pro games throughout Maine and New Brunswick. Included are numerous state and Legion playoffs & championship games.
He has been a certified basketball official for 42 years and has officiated 2,073 high school, college and professional games, including 50 Maine state tournament and championship games. Best known as Maine's basketball commissioner, Peter has served in that position for the last sixteen years, after having served as the assistant basketball commissioner for thirteen years. The commissioner's responsibilities include the recruitment and training of officials throughout the state, as well as conducting state-wide clinics and assigning playoff and tournament officials.
Peter's influence upon basketball officiating extends far beyond Maine's boundaries. He has been a member of the International Association of Approved Basketball Officials for 42 years. He has given 36 national, 202 state and 434 clinician presentations, and directed schools for officials in ten states, Canada and Germany. In Orono in1975, he founded and directed "Camp Referee", the first officials' school of its kind.
He has served on numerous IAABO committees, was elected its president in 2002-2003 and received its most prestigious award -- Lifetime Membership. The IAABO also honored him with its Distinguished Service Award for his "style, class and integrity in the educational process of basketball officiating" .. his endless commitment, tireless devotion and extraordinary dedication to the IAABO".
Later this month, Peter will be receiving another outstanding honor, induction into the National Federation of State High School Associations' Hall of Fame in Indianapolis, IN.
Peter is a retired public school teacher and principal, and resides in Stetson with his wife, Marie, They have four children, Peter Jr., Kyle, Elizabeth & Michael and five granddaughters, Erica, Tara, Emily, Kayla & Ellie.
Maine Sports Hall of Fame
P.O. Box 2
Cumberland, ME 04021
Phone (207) 712-1748
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.