The B1G is keeping its Coordinator of Football Officials with a long-term contract extension.

It was officially announced by the B1G Friday evening that Bill Carollo has signed a five-year extension to continue in his role of Coordinator of Officials for the Collegiate Officiating Consortium (COC). The COC includes the B1G, the MAC, and the Missouri Valley Conference.

Carollo spent 1980-88 as an official in the B1G. He went on to spend a 20-year career (1989-2008) in the NFL. Following his on-field career, Carollo began in his current role with the B1G in 2009.

B1G Commissioner Kevin Warren gave his endorsement for Carollo:

 “Bill has done a terrific job over the past decade and has a credible, proven-track record, having officiated at the highest levels of the sport,” said incoming Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren. “His outstanding leadership, integrity, vision, professionalism and experience has positioned the Big Ten and the COC at the forefront of collegiate football officiating. I look forward to working with Bill and continuing to elevate the officiating program as he continues in this role.”

Carollo labeled his job the best in all of college football and expressed excitement to continue in the role:

“I have the best job in college football, maybe all of football, and look forward to continuing in this role while working with the best collection of officials in the country,” said Carollo. “I have greatly appreciated my time working with Commissioners Delany, Steinbrecher and Viverito, and am excited for the opportunity to work with Commissioner Warren.”

Officiating in football is something that is always highly scrutinized and very subjective. However, it seems like the B1G currently has the right man for this job.