Leadership

Below you will find biographies and contact information of our Current Board Members, Assignor, and Chief Referee:

President – Dr. William “Bill” Gallmann

A native of Baton Rouge, Bill was a defenseman and captain of the LSU Lacrosse Club in the mid 70’s, and a member of Shreveport’s Red River Lacrosse Club in the 90’s.  He has 25 years experience officiating high school lacrosse, originally with Texas’ Southwest Lacrosse Officials Association (SWLOA), and since its formation, with Lacrosse Officials of Louisiana (LOLA), including state championship semifinals and finals assignments for both.

Vice-President/Assignor/Head Trainer – Dustin Percle

Dustin is a multi-sport official; along with lacrosse, he officiates football and volleyball. He began officiating high school boy’s lacrosse in 2008; men’s college club lacrosse in 2013. He attended two LAREDO trainings: LAREDO 2 (Dallas 2010); LAREDO 3 (Vail 2015). He has been serving on the LOLA Board since the 2018 season; two seasons as Treasurer, one season as Vice-President. Also, he has been serving as the Assignor and Head Trainer for LOLA since the 2019 season; as well as a certified US Lacrosse Trainer.

Secretary – Glen Colvin

Glen has been officiating high school and youth lacrosse in the Shreveport area since joining LOLA in 2015. The 2020 season serves as his first season on the LOLA Board. He enjoys working with coaches and fellow officials to provide a quality game experience for the players.  His goal is to constantly improve his skills and contribute to the growth of the sport in Louisiana.

Treasurer – James Ponseti

Jaime Ponseti has been officiating lacrosse since 2003, beginning as one of a handful of lightly trained officials for the budding youth lacrosse program in Mountain Brook (Birmingham) Alabama. That group would grow into the Alabama Lacrosse Officials Association, of which Jaime is a founding member. A native of New Orleans, While attending Auburn University in the early 1980s, Ponseti became a founding member of that school’s men’s lacrosse club, which continues to play lacrosse today. Returning to Alabama in 2002, his continued interest in lacrosse led him the beginning of his officiating career. As youth and high school lacrosse grew in the Birmingham area and in nearby Atlanta, so did the college game. In addition to men’s club lacrosse at major universities like Auburn and Alabama, several nearby private colleges added varsity programs, giving Jaime an early opportunity to advance to the college ranks.  Since then he has officiated all levels mens lacrosse from youth to DIII/Varsity and men’s drinking club lacrosse all across the southeast. He returned to his native New Orleans in 2015 and today, continues to officiate as a LOLA official and board member.

At-Large – Brian Landry

Brian began officiating football during his last year in law school in 1991, and has officiated multiple Louisiana high school championship games.   In 1995, the Shreveport youth lacrosse program had developed enough players that schools began to sponsor teams, and officials were needed.   Brian was recruited by Karl Mitchell (for whom the state championship cup was later named), and began officiating lacrosse out of Shreveport.   Brian went on to join the Southwest Lacrosse Officials Association, eventually serving as its president.    Brian was also selected to officiate college lacrosse, and has traveled to several states, from Virginia to California, to officiate college  games.   Brian was an original officer in Lacrosse Officials of Louisiana, and later served as its president.  Some highlights of Brian’s lacrosse officiating career include a Southern Athletic Association (NCAA D3) conference championship tournament, two Men’s College Lacrosse Association national tournaments, Vail Shootout – Elites, multiple Lone Star Alliance  championship tournaments, and multiple Texas and Louisiana high school championship tournaments.

Chief Referee – Col. Stephen “Lux” Luxion

 Colonel (Ret) Stephen P. Luxion is the Chief Referee for the Lacrosse Officials of Louisiana (LOLA) and US Lacrosse’s Louisiana and Mississippi State Coordinator for lacrosse officials.  As Chief Referee, he is responsible for National Federation of High School (NFHS) and US Lacrosse youth rules training, interpretation, and coordination between players, coaches, leagues, and the governing organizations to ensure safe and fair competition and growth of the sport.  As State Coordinator, Lux is responsible for liaison between local official organizations and US Lacrosse with focus on the training and development of game officials for all levels from youth through high school.

Steve, a native of Crofton, Maryland, is a lifelong player of the game of lacrosse from the age of 7 to today where he still plays in with the old men Graybirds at Vail.  He played youth lacrosse and international lacrosse as a youngster.  In, high-school, Lux was an First-Team All-County Midfielder for the 1980 Maryland State Champions.  His love of officiating started while in high school where he organized and led a group of teenage soccer and baseball game officials.  Lacrosse played a major role in Steve getting to attend the U.S. Air Force Academy where he was recruited to the Division 1 program as an attackmen and midfielder. He was a 4-year letterman, and during his senior year, Steve was selected as an All-Conference Midfielder. 

Days later, Steve received his commission and BS degree in Computer Science from USAFA.  Colonel Luxion served in the USAF for 30 years where he had 2,500 hours flying time and 700 hours of combat time flying the F-111 Aardvark, F-14A Tomcat, EA-6B Prowler, and the MQ-1B Predator earning the Distinguished Flying Cross for Valor and several Air Medals. He served 13 years as a commander at the detachment, squadron, group, and center levels.  Following his retirement from the USAF, Lux now serves as Executive Director of a consortium of 26 US and international research universities working to integrate unmanned aircraft safely, and efficiently into air operations globally.

Lux has officiated lacrosse for 16 years at all levels of the game: youth, high-school, college, club, and international. He officiated four High-School State Championship Finals in two different States.  At the college level, he has officiated numerous Conference Championship games and Finals.  Internationally, Lux was honored to serve as one of the U.S. referees at the 2018 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Men’s World Championship in Netanya, Israel.  He continues to officiate and play the sport that he feels has given him many important life-lessons and opportunities to make a difference both on the field and off.

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