Garland Carter (Veteran) - Inducted 2017
Garland Carter served as Treasurer of VYSA for three years from 1982 through 1985. He brought professionalism into the position through his accounting based background. During his tenure as the VYSA Treasurer he secured tax exempt status as a section 501(c)3 organization. Also during his tenure, he took on the responsibility of reorganizing the DC/VA State Referee program. The State Youth and Amateur Associations were having growing and organizational difficulties with the Referee organization. Garland was appointed by both State Associations to be the State Referee Administrator. With his experience as a USSF referee, and a Youth Association officer, he was able to reorganize the program and returned the confidence to all three organizations.
Garland also was a coach in WAGS for many years; he coached the 1969 FPYC Flyers. His daughter Kathy Carter the goalkeeper for the team, is now the President of Soccer United Marketing, a position which, oversees the commercial and marketing aspects of Major League Soccer. Kathy also served as the United States representative on FIFA’s Committee for Women’s Football and the FIFA Women’s World Cup.