Tom Frank (Veteran) - Inducted 2019
Tom Frank became involved in soccer in 1974 when he coached his son’s team in Chantilly Youth Association. Besides coaching for CYA, he also was the first director of their travel program and director of their referee program.
Tom played in the Northern Virginia Coaches League from 1975 until 1985. Tom first certified with USSF as a referee in the fall of 1975 and has remained certified since then. His officiating career was mostly focused on adult games; however, he made sure that he more than exceeded the required number of youth games required as a senior referee each year. His highest referee grade level was State Level Grade 5 and he was a national candidate. He started refereeing high school games in 1980 and continued until 2005 refereeing in many District, Regional, and State Title games. Tom became a USSF Referee Instructor in 1982. Tom started refereeing college games in 1984 and continued until 1994. During his referee career Tom officiated an estimated 5,000 games, has been teaching referee classes for 36 years, and assessed referees for 12 years. He received assignments for many final games in tournaments, state cup, and college games. Went to the Senior Regionals eight times, Youth Regionals four times (once as referee and three times as an assessor), refereed professional games for about 10 years, and refereed numerous International Friendlies involving teams from Europe, Central and South America. He was the President of DC/NOVA Soccer Referee Association, and Area Director of Instruction. Tom currently holds US Soccer certifications as a Grade 5 referee, Grade 5 Instructor, Grade 5 Assessor, and Grade 8 Assignor. For the past 10 years he has been the State Referee Registrar for Metro DC-Virginia State Referee Program, registering approximately 6,000 referees per year with US Soccer. He also manages their Risk Management Program.