Director of Officials

Devonie McLarty serves as Pro Volleyball Federation’s Director of Officials. In that role she acts as a liaison between the League and its teams, coaches, and volleyball officials, establishing a cohesive and effective system for the observation of the performance and other pertinent factors of officials assigned to officiate League matches. She also trains, observes, and grades all League officials, line judges, and scorers throughout the year.

Devonie has been a volleyball referee for more than 25 years, officiating domestically at all levels including numerous Women’s NCAA Final Fours and a Men’s NCAA National Championship. She holds the highest levels of referee certifications in the United States and is also an FIVB International Referee. She serves in various leadership roles within USA Volleyball and is currently on the PAVO (Professional Association of Volleyball Officials) Board of Directors. 

Devonie’s experience in refereeing in the United States runs deep. She referees all levels of NCAA women’s volleyball in many conferences, including in the Big Ten, ACC, Missouri Valley, Big East, MAC, Horizon, and WAC. She has been selected as a referee for final rounds of the NCAA, NJCAA, and NAIA National Championships as well as several conference championships. Additionally, she referees various levels of NCAA men’s volleyball and has been a line judge for the NCAA Men’s National Championships. 

Currently, Devonie is the PAVO Board Chair for the Northern Illinois Board of Officials. She also serves as Chair of the Officials Assembly for USA Volleyball. She is an active member of the Great Lakes Region and is on the Great Lakes Region Board of Directors. 

Devonie’s professional life has been rooted in marketing and communications.  By leveraging her Bachelor’s Degree in Professional and Technical Communications, as well as her Top 5 CliftonStrengths (WOO-Winning Others Over, Empathy, Activator, Adaptability, Positivity), she has successfully led many high-performing teams and is passionate about building inclusive cultures at all levels. 

Outside of corporate life, Devonie embodies these traits every day, leveraging her natural influencing and relationship building skills to quickly and effortlessly mold strong teams, inspire by leadership, and maximize the efforts of those around her.