Zach Zarba

NBA Experience 18th season
Born April 29, 1975 (New York)
Resides Brooklyn, N.Y.
High School Midwood (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
College SUNY New Paltz ’97

Zach Zarba has officiated 1,017 regular-season in 16 season as an NBA official. He has also refereed 92 playoff games, including seven 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.

Fun Facts

Favorite TV Show The Wire
Favorite Movie The Godfather
Favorite Meal Shrimp Oreganata
Favorite App Twitter
Would Most Like To Visit Italy
Hidden Talent Cooking