Mark Ayotte

OFFICIAL #56
NBA Experience 15 seasons
Born March 12, 1964 (Ishpening, Mich.)
Resides Glendale, Ariz.
HS Negaunee High School (Negaunee, Mich.)
College Michigan Technological University ’87

Mark Ayotte has worked 836 regular-season games and eight playoff games over 14 seasons as an NBA official.

Before joining the NBA, Ayotte was a WNBA official for four years and a CBA official for three years. He spent one year officiating in the NBA G League. Ayotte has 12 years of collegiate officiating experience, having worked in the Pac-12, Big Sky and West Coast conferences. He officiated in the Pac-12 Tournament and the Big Sky Tournament, including the finals. Ayotte also was an official for the preseason and postseason NIT. He has 10 years of high school officiating experience in Arizona.

Prior to becoming a professional basketball referee, Ayotte worked as a Systems Design and Test Engineer with AG Communication Systems.