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The Florida High School Athletic Association appreciates the way he handles football games, too.
Gugliemini was named the FHSAA's football official of the year earlier this month. Gugliemini is also Manatee's wrestling coach.
He has officiated a regional final and state semifinal during his 20-year career and is also the president of the the Southern Independent Conference Officials Assocation.
"It's a huge honor, man," Gugliemini said. "I've put a lot of time in off and on the field. If I'm going to do something, I want to be the best."
As for wrestling, Gugliemini and his charges are headed to Orlando this week for the AAU Scholastic Duals, which run until Monday.
"And Tuesday," he said, "we go to Sea World."