The 2020 Bob Brown Contributor Award recipient is Peter Webb.
Peter graduated from Houlton High School and Ricker College in Houlton, Maine, which is affectionately referred to as “The Shiretown” by Aroostook Country natives. As a boy, Peter delivered 153-140 Bangor Daily Newspapers a day and was also employed as a bellhop at the Northland Hotel. He recalls these jobs fondly. The support of his athletic mother lead peter to playing four years of basketball in both high school and college. He also excelled in baseball in high school, college, the American Legion, and the semi-pro team, the Presque Isle Indians. He umpired games in Maine and New Brunswick.
After earning his undergraduate degree, Peter taught middle school for four years. With the completion of his Master’s degree from the University of Maine, he became a school administrator for twenty-two years. It was during this time that Peter became active as an official in both baseball and basketball. By his estimate, he reports having umpired over one thousand baseball games and over two thousand high school, college, and professional basketball games. Peter has been a member of IAABO for 57 years, served on the Executive Committee for 13 years, been the International Rulers Interpreter, and received many recognitions and awards for his work.
At the state level, he served 13 years as Assistant Commissioner and the last 27 years as the Commissioner of Basketball. Many have said that Peter’s love for the game of basketball shows when you watch him conduct a clinic. For these contributions, Peter has received many awards, some of which are:
National high School Hall of Fame Award, MPA’s Outstanding Service Award, IAABO Board 111 Loyalty and
Lifetime Service Chair Award, Maine Basketball Hall of Fame and the New England Basketball Hall of Fame.