Zach Zarba

OFFICIAL #15
NBA Experience 16 seasons
Born April 29, 1975 (New York)
Resides Kew Gardens, N.Y.
HS Midwood High School (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
College SUNY New Paltz ’97

Zach Zarba has officiated 954 regular-season over 14 seasons as an NBA official. He has also worked 80 playoff games, including six Finals games. Other assignments have included the 2016 NBA All-Star Game in Toronto.

Zarba considers his most memorable assignment to be Game 3 of the 2013 NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs, his first Finals game.

Before joining the NBA, Zarba officiated in the NBA G League for two years, where he worked the Finals. He also spent one year officiating in the CBA and two years officiating in the IBL.

Zarba has three years of collegiate officiating experience in the ACC, SEC, Colonial, ASUN, OVC and NEC conferences. In addition, he has three years of high school officiating experience in New York.

While at SUNY New Paltz, Zarba was a member of the basketball team and was named captain his senior season. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science.

Zarba does community service work with Brooklyn Youth Sports Club, It’s from the Sole and Beyond the Game Inc.