Official. When his standout athletic career at Auburn High School and Nebraska Wesleyan Universityended, Willie Weisbrook picked up the whistle and striped shirt, beginning an officiating career that would span more than 40 years. A basketball referee in high school and small college starting in 1966, he was selected to officiate 17 state tournaments including 14 championship games. On the football field, he refereed high school games from 1966 to 1983, including nine state playoff games and two Class A championships. He also officiated college football games for nearly 30 years, working the national championship Sugar Bowl in 1997. He has also umpired high school baseball games. Active in recruiting and mentoring new officials, late in his career Weisbrook officiated basketball games with his daughter, Robyn.