Anita J. Hood (Veteran) - Inducted 2019
Anita J. Hood’s served a 41 year uninterrupted soccer related career as Referee Assignor, League Secretary (30 years) and ‘At-Large’ delegate (25 years) to the Adult State Soccer Association.
As Referee Assignor, she worked with most of the Virginia, DC, West Virginia and some Maryland leagues as they developed over those years. During her tenure she made 134,000 – 150,000 individual assignments to the Youth, Adult, Co-Ed, High School, and International matches.
She assisted in the development of Referee training programs before there was a formal USSF program that increased the number of DC/No VA registered referees from 49 to well over 1200.
As the State Youth and Adult programs developed, she lent her expertise assisting and training new assignors and worked with administrators, coaches, and league officials as referee advocate in dispute resolution as a friend, teacher, defender and sometimes irate supervisor.