|Rusty Wynn worked as a high school football official for 40 years before retiring in December of 2013. He officiated more than 1,000 games, which included some 80 playoffs. Among the playoff games were 8 GHSA State Championship matchups with the final one coming last December when he was the head referee in the 5-A Championship game between Creekside and Tucker.
Rusty started his officiating career umpiring baseball at Vine Ingle Little League working games between 1967-69. He called Intramural basketball for the Macon Recreation Department between 1970-73 and umpired softball in the Middle Georgia Adult Slow pitch softball league from 1973-1980.
He also Officiated Arena Football League games from 2001-06 working the playoff games in 2005-06.
He served as President of the Middle Georgia Football Officials Association on four different occasions.
Among his honors are the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association football official of the year in 2001 and 2010. In 2010 he received the Atlanta Touchdown Club’s George Gardner Award, named for the long time SEC official.