Dave Tobey was a prep star at DeWitt Clinton High School in New York City and then played basketball at the Savage School in the City. After graduation college, Tobey refereed professional basketball league games from 1918 to 1925 and officiated college games from 1926 through 1945.  As his fame as an official grew, Tobey  was chosen as the referee every  important game in New York City in the 930’s and 1940’s. In 1944 he authored a well-received book on basketball officiating. In addition to his officiating duties, Tobey won 367 games as a high school basketball coach and 345 games as a college basketball coach at Copper Union  and Savage. Considered by many, to be the the greatest college referee in the first half of the twentieth century. Tobey was enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame  in 1961.


DAVE TOBEY Height: Weight: College: Savage’18
David  Tubachnick Tobey Born:  May 1, 1898 Died: Jan 25, 19Tub88 Hometown: New York, NY
Year Team League     GA FGM  FTM   FTA  PCT.  AST  PTS AVG
1923-24  SPHAS PBL 2 0 0 0 0.0
1925-26 Lou Gehrig All Stars Indep
1927-28 Brooklyn MBL 1 0 2 2 2.0
Major League Totals 3 0 2 2 0.7
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