Violet Palmer
Violet Palmer
Title: Women's Basketball

Violet Palmer joined the WAC staff in July of 2015 and serves as the Coordinator of Women's Basketball Officials. Palmer has served as Coordinator of Women's Basketball Officials for the West Coast Conference since 2009 and the Pac-12 Conference since 2010. She is a member of the NCAA Mechanics Committee and assists in the editing of the CCA Women's Basketball Officials Manual.

The first woman to officiate a major U.S. professional sport at the highest level when she became a referee in the National Basketball Association (NBA) in 1997, Palmer has officiated over 900 regular season games in the NBA, as well as the 2014 NBA All-Star Game.  

As a college official, she officiated in five NCAA Women’s Final Fours and two national championship games. Palmer has officiated games in the Pac-10 (currently the Pac-12), Western Athletic, West Coast, Big Sky and Big West Conferences.