2011 John Herd 574John Herd (Builder 2011) – John has devoted over 40 plus years to lacrosse as a referee.

Nicknamed “The Rule Book Says”, he started his career as a referee working his way up the ladder quickly officiating the Ontario Junior and Major leagues. He served on various committees and executives finding new ways of improving the game of lacrosse by working on rulebooks, handbooks and referee training programs. Herd has been a member of the Brampton Oldtimers since 1989 and received the OLA’s Jack Mann Award (1991) and President’s Award (1992).

This Brampton Excelsior lifetime member is still active today serving as a National Course Conductor and member of the CLA National Officials Certification Program.

Herd was inducted into the Ontario Lacrosse Association Hall of Fame in 2006.

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