1995: Roy Smithers

As the ultimate soccer enthusiast, Roy Smithers dedicated countless time and energy to the sport. After getting involved as a parent in the 1970’s, he served as a coach, referee, board member, committee leader, commissioner, secretary, treasurer, or president of every soccer group and association in Austin. He has negotiated sponsor contracts, formed committees on by-laws and rules and budgets, brought licensing clinics to the city to upgrade officiating and play, and helped organize invitation and charity tournaments. He served as Secretary of the Capital Area Youth Soccer Association and President of the South Texas Youth Soccer Association.