Robert Herrold passed away Monday, May 9.
After serving in the U.S. military during the Korean war, he returned to Glendale and began officiating public municipal basketball games. His love of basketball inspired him to become a college basketball official for more than 30 years. He was honored to work two NCAA championship games.
Robert retired from the court to the courtside, becoming supervisor of officials for the West Coast Conference. He also brought the excitement of basketball to Europe during the 1970s to help form the European Basketball League. Robert traveled to Korea to bring enjoyment of basketball to the U.S. troops serving there.