|NBA EXPERIENCE||2nd season|
|BORN||May 24, 1989 (St. Louis, Mo.)|
|HS||Farmington (Farmington, Mo.)|
|COLLEGE||University of Missouri-St. Louis '13|
Natalie Sago is in her first second as an NBA official. She refereed 31 regular-season games in her first season on staff in 2018-19.
As of Nov. 15, 2018, when the NBA announced her promotion to full-time member of the league’s officiating staff, Sago had officiated three regular-season games and two preseason games as a non-staff official. Her first regular-season assignment was in Salt Lake City for a game between the Memphis Grizzlies and the Utah Jazz on Oct. 22, 2018.
She has officiated three seasons in both the NBA G League and the WNBA. She worked the NBA G League International Challenge at NBA All-Star 2018 in Los Angeles.
Sago has three years of collegiate officiating experience, with stints in the Atlantic 10, Missouri Valley, Summit League and MAAC conferences, among others. She also has two years of high school officiating experience in Missouri.
In high school, Sago was part of a Farmington team that finished as state runner-up in Missouri in 2007. She played softball for Jefferson College (2007-09) and Drury University (2009-11), serving as team captain for both schools.
Sago earned a bachelor’s degree in K-12 Physical Education from the University of Missouri-St. Louis in 2013.