2014 US Youth Soccer Administrator of the Year regional winners announced
National winner to be named at US Youth Soccer Awards Gala
Twitter: @USYouthSoccer, live announcement of national winner
FRISCO, Texas (Dec. 19, 2014) — US Youth Soccer is pleased to announce the regional winners of the 2014 US Youth Soccer Administrator of the Year award. The Administrator of the Year award honors the extraordinary accomplishments in administration over a lifetime.
The national Administrator of the Year will be announced at the US Youth Soccer Awards Gala on Friday, Jan. 16, at 7:30 p.m., as part of the US Youth Soccer Workshop in Philadelphia, held in conjunction with the NSCAA Convention.
Brief bios of the regional winners are below based on the submitted nomination forms:
Region I – Corrinne Dillon – Virginia Beach, Va.
Corrine Dillon became involved in soccer when her three children showed interest in playing, and she soon took on a role as a volunteer registrar. In 2006, she was hired as a part-time Advanced Program Administrator but gave the role full-time hours to further help the staff. A year later, Corrine accepted the Recreation Administrator position, where she runs a 1,500-player recreation program that features 147 teams, while also organizing volunteers, field setup and advertising.
Region II – Bob Franklin – Schaumburg, Ill.
Since becoming an administrator for the Illinois Women’s Soccer League in the late 1980s, Bob Franklin has ensured the organization’s operations stay up-to-date. He started by bringing the league into the electronic age and has since made several adjustments to improve efficiency. During more than 30 years of involvement in soccer, Bob has built lasting relationships with many members of the soccer community while using his vision and passion to improve the game in his area.
Region III – Hugh Lee – Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Since 2011, Hugh Lee has acted as the Elite Program Director for Tuscaloosa United SC. He conducts evaluations, mentors new and developing coaches, handles communications and still manages to coach his own teams. He does it all for his love of the game and to allow kids in the community to have a place to play soccer. He is an example of what a coach and leader should be and serves as a role model to young coaches in the area.
Region IV – William Fry – Seattle, Wash.
Bill Fry has been instrumental in the development and growth of the local soccer community. During his tenure as president, the West Seattle Soccer Club nearly doubled its amount of registered players. Bill is very active in promoting soccer through various events in the community and has brought in local professional players to motivate youth during club-sponsored clinics and camps. Also a licensed referee, Bill provides constant positive attitude for the many soccer participants in his community.
The US Youth Soccer Workshop will take place in Philadelphia from Jan. 14-18, 2015. The annual Workshop will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in conjunction with the NSCAA Convention. The week is designed to further the education of coaches, administrators, referees and enthusiasts involved in the game. For more information please visit USYouthSoccer.org/Workshop/NSCAA.