A native of Baltimore, MD and a graduate of the University of Delaware, Karleena Tobin is a professional basketball referee in NCAA Division 1 Women's Basketball, WNBA and the NBA G League. With a game that has given her so much as a former Division 1 athlete, her passion is to help create a sense of community while building a successful future in the rapidly growing officiating field.
Before I competed in every basketball game, my Nana had me write the scripture Hebrews 11:1 on a small piece of paper and stick it in my sock before going on out on the court. It reads, "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen." Eleven One Officiating is dedicated to the late Mary Virginia Anderson. We love you.
Social Media and Marketing Manager
Dontrell Jones-Tobin was recently selected to be our Social Media and Marketing Intern and we couldn’t be happier with the choice we made. His responsibilities include managing the social media platforms by provides analytic reports and generating unique and creative content.
EPISODE 91, THE RANT: KARLEENA TOBIN
Unbeknownst to Karleena, Basketball was a passion turned full-time gig. From playing at a high level in Maryland, to playing collegiately University of Delaware, she found her footing, full time, in staying in the game in officiating. She discusses all of this, including her Eleven One Officiating initiative, to show that anyone willing to put in the work, can achieve anything they want in this game. All that and more, my conversation with Karleena Tobin!