CHSAA's Tom Robinson serves as replay official for national championship

Tom Robinson CHSAA associate commissioner

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Tom Robinson, the director of officials for the Colorado High School Activities Association, is serving as the replay official for Monday night's college football national championship game.

Robinson, who has worked at CHSAA for the past 16 years, is a longtime on-field official who has served as a replay official for CFO West (which serves the Big XII, Mountain West and Southland conferences) over the past few seasons. A Big XII officiating crew was assigned to the National Championship, and Robinson was selected for this prestigious assignment at the conclusion of the regular season.

Alabama and Clemson are playing for the 2017 national title.

Robinson was an official in the Western Athletic Conference and Mountain West from 1975-2000, and worked the Bluebonnet, Fiesta, Rose, Cotton, Gator, Independence and Citrus Bowls during his career. He was also a high school official from 1969-75.

Robinson was named CHSAA's associate commissioner in 2014, and is in charge of golf and sportsmanship for the Association. He has served on the football and basketball rules committees for the National Federation of State High School Associations.

Robinson — a 1969 graduate of Colorado State University where he ran track, played basketball and football — is set to retire at the conclusion of this school year.

Prior to joining CHSAA in 2001, he was a math teacher and coach at Regis Jesuit for 30 years, and also served as the school's director of diversity for six years.