Nate Harris started his officiating career as a Junior in High School in Quincy, WA a small farming town in central Washington. It was a great way for a high school kid to make money and not have to deliver pizzas! He officiated basketball and baseball throughout high school and college until he attend his first officiating camp at 19 years old and fell in love with basketball officiating.
He started his collegiate officiating career working NWAAC Women’s basketball in 2005 and moved to the Men’s side in 2007. At the age of 25 in 2010, Nate was hired in the West Coast Conference. He currently works in the Pac-12, Mountain West, West Coast, Big Sky, and WAC and has officiated the last 3 NCAA Tournaments. Nate has also worked multiple Pac-12 and Big Sky Conference Tournaments.
Nate has a passion for training officials and receives great satisfaction when officials reach their goals both personally and professionally. He co-founded Harris Shamion Officiating with Justin Shamion and their goal is to continue to give back to the game for many years to come.
Justin Shamion began his officiating career in 2000 immediately following graduation from Chewelah High School as a part of the Inland Empire Officials Basketball Association in Spokane, WA. Officiating provided an income to put himself through college at Eastern Washington University and assisting him in obtaining his Bachelor’s degree in 2004 and his Master’s in Business Administration in 2008. He began his collegiate officiating career working NWAACC men’s basketball in 2007 and in 2011 worked his first Division I game. He currently works in the West Coast, Western Athletic and Big Sky Conferences. Justin has worked multiple Big Sky Conference and West Coast Conference Tournaments. In addition; he worked the Division II Elite 8 in 2019 and has officiated multiple Division III NCAA tournaments including the Division III Final Four.
Justin has developed a passion for mentoring officials and teaching the game. Officiating has played a crucial role in helping him grow as a person. He enjoys the satisfaction of helping others push themselves to pursue and achieve on the court, personal and professional goals. He co-founded Harris Shamion Officiating with the same goals as Nate, to continue to give back to the game, both now and into the future.