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Virginia Hays 
Virginia Hays has been involved with officiating in the state of Washington for 39 years as a member of the board of officials, a clinician, and as an officials coordinator for state tournaments. Her love for sports carried with her throughout college where she graduated from Western Washington State College (now Western Washington University). She graduated in 1971 with a Bachelor of Education in K-12 Physical and Health Education. While at Western Washington State College, she lettered in volleyball, field hockey, basketball and softball. After college she went on to Washington State University where she received her graduate degree.

Virginia started officiating volleyball in 1972. In 1974, she became involved with the Central Washington Board of Officials where she served as an assigner for five years and was the chair of the By-Laws and Constitution Committee for two years. She has served as a trainer on two different occasions. Not only has Virginia been a part of officials committees at the local level, but she has also served at the state level as a WOA Clinician along with her current role as the WIAA State 1A Volleyball Tournament Officials Coordinator.

Virginia is a tremendous asset as an official, but has also helped in other positions at various WIAA State Championships including basketball, cheer, dance and drill and softball. Virginia exemplifies someone who loves high school sports and wants to make a difference in young people’s lives. She is proud of her involvement in the United States Volleyball program and continues maintain her skill set as a top official.

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