1898 – 1988
Who was David Tobey?
David "Dave" Tobey was an American basketball referee. He refereed many notable pro games in New York between 1918 and 1925. In 1926 he refereed the Syracuse vs. West Point game, which featured two future Hall of Famers, Vic Hanson and John Roosma. After that game he became popular and refereed many important games from 1926 to 1945, such as the first game with a three-man officiating crew. After retirement from officiating, he became basketball coach at Cooper Union in New York City. He was enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1961.
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- May 1, 1898
New York City
- Jul 25, 1988