Gene Steratore is a renowned former American football and basketball referee. He is best known for his work as an official in the National Football League (NFL) and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Let’s take a closer look at Gene Steratore’s biography, career, family, and education.
|Eugene Anthony Steratore Jr.
|January 8, 1963
|Uniontown, Pennsylvania, United States
|Former NFL and NCAA referee, rules analyst
|2003-2018 (NFL), 1997-2018 (NCAA)
|Gene Steratore Sr. (father),
Cindy Steratore (wife)
|California University of Pennsylvania
Early Life and Education
Gene Steratore was born on January 8, 1963, in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, United States. He is the son of Gene Steratore Sr., a former football official and basketball referee. Steratore followed in his father’s footsteps, developing an interest in sports and officiating from an early age. He attended the California University of Pennsylvania, where he studied and played football.
Gene Steratore began his officiating career in the NCAA in 1997 as a basketball referee, working in various conferences such as the Atlantic 10, Big East, and Mid-American Conference. He gained a reputation for his professionalism and attention to detail.
In 2003, Steratore joined the NFL as a field judge, where he officiated for three years before being promoted to referee in 2006. He officiated 12 playoff games during his tenure, including two conference championships and Super Bowl LII in 2018.
Steratore retired from the NFL after the 2017-2018 season, ending a 15-year career with the league. Following his retirement, he joined CBS Sports as a rules analyst for NFL and college basketball broadcasts, where he provides expert commentary and analysis on officiating decisions.
Gene Steratore is married to Cindy Steratore, and together they have three children. He has always been dedicated to his family and has managed to strike a balance between his professional and personal life.