Jonathan Sterling

OFFICIAL #17
NBA Experience 4th season
Born April 16, 1982 (Hampton, Va.)
Resides Tampa, FL
High School Satellite Beach High (Satellite Beach, FL)
College Flagler College '06

Jonathan Sterling is in his third season as a full-time NBA official. He officiated 87 regular-season games in two seasons.

Sterling officiated for six years in the NBA G League, working the 2015 and 2016 playoffs and 2017 Finals. He was also a member of the WNBA officiating staff for three years and has more than five years of experience as a FIBA official.

At the collegiate level, he worked for seven seasons in the American, Sun Belt, Southern, SIAC, Sunshine State and Peach Belt conferences, as well as Conference USA.

Sterling graduated from Flagler College in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Managment. He was an All-Conference basketball player and team captain at Flagler and helped lead the team to the NAIA National Sweet 16. Sterling also played for the Brevard Blue Ducks of the USBL in 2006.

His interests and hobbies include detailing cars, bike riding, basketball, golf, water sports, scuba diving and traveling. Sterling is married to NBA official Lauren Holtkamp.

Fun Facts

Favorite TV Show Chapelle Show and Brother vs. Brother
Favorite Movie Coming to America
Favorite Musician Drake
Favorite Book Canyons
Favorite Meal Lasagna
Favorite App Maps
Would Most Like To Visit Australia
Bucket List Dive with sharks
Hidden Talents Break Dancing