Howard Abrahamson Kenneth Jay
Stanley Bernatowicz John Kallock
Lawrence Briggs** Albert Loeffler
Paul Beaver Robert McIntire,Sr.
Dave Boland Donald C. McKelvie,Jr
Paul Bourdeau Bernie O'Rourke
Ralph Carlston John Osbourne
Kenneth Chapin Phil Perrino
James Downie William Quinn
Bill Fortin George Ritchie
Francis Geissler Robert C. Smith
Gerald Gingrass Ted Smith
David W. Grieve Richard Stewart
Ray Gunn Allyn Stillman
Raymond Hamilton Robert Stirling
Verie Hartwell Fred Streeter
John Heslin,Jr. James Tedesco
Charles Jasman Andy Wilson
Francesco Scarcella. Ted Szymkowicz
It all started on January 19, 1963 during a National Coaches Athletic
Association (NSCAA) meeting at the Manhatten Hotel in New York City.
A group of officials, concerned with the importance of national uniformity
and consistency in rules interpretation. decided to create a National
Association of Intercollegiate Soccer Officials.
The group headed by LARRY BRIGGS (then coach for the University of Mass)
was composed of James Walder (known as the Dean of Officials), John
Kalloch, Harry Rodgers, Joe Morrone , Bill Rosenthal, Larry King, Ray Kraft
and Al Loeffler. These dedicated pioneers worked diligently throughout the
year preparing the necessary background to have an organizational meeting.
After the Constitution was written by Joe Morrone, the chair and
sub-committee chairs met on July 13,1963 to finalize plans for the formation
of the Association. The Committee met throughout the fall of 1963 in
preparation of the meeting that took place at the Manhatten Hotel in New
York City on Saturday,January 11, 1964. The results of this meeting was
the creation of the NATIONAL INTERCOLLEGIATE SOCCER OFFICIALS ASSOCIATION.
LARRY BRIGGS WAS THE HEAD OF THIS GROUP AND ORGANIZER. IT IS FOR THIS
REASON, AND FOR THE FACT THAT HE WAS FROM NEW ENGLAND, THAT WE PRESENT
THIS AWARD IN HIS NAME. Larry Briggs along with James Walder designed
the present emblem of NISOA and is a replica of the 'Eastern Penn and
NISOA emblem, since which time the design has been retained with only the
name being different, that which it is now. Larry Briggs also received
the NISOA Honor Award, the second year of its existence in 1967 with the
first being given in 1966 to James Walder, from Pennsylvania(who had served
as the first President.
Information obtained from the NISOA 1964-1994 History Book.