Edward "Ed" Reynolds (Veterans) - Inducted 2022
Ed Reynolds was indeed one of the true pioneers of soccer in Northern Virginia. In 1960, Ed became the first public High School Soccer Coach in Northern Virginia, at Wakefield HS in Arlington. There were no other Virginia public high school teams to play in the first several years, so the team competed against high school teams from Montgomery County and freshman college teams. The two other Arlington County High Schools at the time started fielding teams approximately four years later.. In 1965, Ed joined the Washington Metropolitan Soccer Referee Association (WMSRA). He refereed games at the high school, college, and semi-pro level. Served as the WMSRA President for one year and its parliamentarian for three years.
In 1971, Ed started coaching in Vienna Youth Soccer (VYS) as a pee-wee boys/girls coach and soon thereafter became the league commissioner. During his tenure at Vienna Youth Soccer, he served in a plethora of capacities including Director of Training and Chief Referee. In 1978, Ed started a 1967 VYS girls travel team that competed in Division I of the Washington Area Girls Soccer League (WAGS) for 5 years. In 1985 he started a 1975 VYS girls travel team that also competed in Division I of WAGS. In addition to coaching in WAGS, Ed served on the WAGS Board of Directors as the Referee Coordinator and was a committee member for the WAGS Tournament for several years. In 1967, Ed served as the PA Announcer for the Washington Whips and in 1968 served as a media coordinator.
He was the PA Announcer for Oakton HS Girls Varsity Soccer Team from 1982-1985, and the PA Announcer for the Madison HS Girls Soccer Team from 1985 to 1988. Ed’s many Hall of Fame Inductions include: 1986 - Oakton HS Volunteer Hall of Fame; 1989 - Madison HS Volunteer Hall of Fame; and 1992 - Vienna YS Hall of Fame.