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Ronnie Nunn
Ronnie  Nunn

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Ronald C. Nunn, who earned three varsity letters in men's basketball and scored 1,068 points in his GW varsity career ('69-72), has found success in several fields since graduating from the University. After playing two seasons of professional basketball in Mexico, Nunn returned to his native Brooklyn, N.Y., where he was a special education teacher, and later Dean of Students and a summer school principal at a special education school over a 10-year period.

In 1984, he was hired as an official by the National Basketball Association. For 19 seasons he served as a crew chief. He has officiated 1,134 regular season games, 73 playoff games, four NBA Finals games and two All-Star Games (1989, 1996). Nunn is currently the NBA's Director of Officials.

Earning a master's degree in special education in 1977 from College of New Rochelle (N.Y.), Nunn not only has worked with pupils with special needs and those with emotional handicaps, he also has been a lecturer and motivational speaker for the past several years.

Nunn and his wife, Andee, have two daughters (Ilana and Alexi) and reside in Danbury, Conn. During his three-month "off-season" he spends summers as a mentor to at-risk students in his community and as a volunteer summer league coach at his local high school.