Longtime NFL coach, Perry Fewell, and 24-year NFL official, Walt Anderson, have joined the NFL’s Officiating Department.
Fewell has been named Senior Vice President of Officiating Administration and will oversee the day-to-day operations of the Officiating Department, including outreach to the league’s head coaches and general managers, compliance with the NFL and NFL Referees Association Collective Bargaining Agreement, and serve as a liaison to the NCAA on officiating-related matters.
An NFL assistant coach for more than 20 years, Fewell has earned universal respect for his leadership abilities, serving as an interim head coach twice and helping the 2011 New York Giants to a Super Bowl championship as the club’s defensive coordinator.
Anderson spent 24 years as an NFL official, the past 17 seasons as a referee. He becomes the league’s Senior Vice President of Officiating Training and Development, and will oversee game officials, including developing and implementing an enhanced training and performance evaluation system, reestablishing full-time game officials, officiating scouting, recruitment and pipeline development, and overseeing officiating position coaches and coordinators.
Senior Vice President of Officiating Alberto Riveron returns for his eighth season at the league office, following nine seasons as an on-field game official, including five as a referee. Riveron will lead the league’s replay review process with Vice President of Instant Replay Russell Yurk, Director of Video Technology Bret Ayers, and replay assistants Desiree Abrams, Sebrina Brunson and Artenzia Young-Seigler.
Fewell, Anderson and Riveron will each report directly to Executive Vice President of Football Operations Troy Vincent.
“Our intentions are to implement meaningful improvements to the game and officiating,” said Vincent. “We will continue to make every effort to improve officiating and pursue officiating excellence.”
Read their full bios here.