Ken Conselyea Award, 2006

Thomas Kondas

Born 1934, Rock Springs, Wyoming

Played with the German Club Edelweiss from 1966 to 1980, Dayton Aviators 1982 to 1984, Edelweiss Old Timers 1985 to 1988, Ohio South Over 40 2001 and 2002.

Served as Secretary Dayton Amateur Soccer League 1977,.wrote first constitution for that league, Served as President of the Ohio-Indiana-Kentucky Soccer Association from 1978 to 1990, during this period, encouraged the States of Indiana and Kentucky to affiliate with the USSF and sponsored them into affiliation. 1979 organized first area high school age all star youth team which we sent to England and Germany where they played a total of 11 games in different cities, 1979 organized the first youth tournament between two German youth Teams and two local teams

1989 appointed by USSF as chairman of the first Ad-hoc committee for Amateur division Insurance coverage

Appointed as first SRA for Southern Ohio by USSF, Certified as USSF Referee in 1969 attaining State Referee Grade, officiated Amateur, Youth, High School College, member of NISOA. Certified with ASL professional league and did two games on line before they folded.

Founded first local USSF affiliated referee organization, fought for and obtained certification from the Ohio High School Athletic Association to allow our organization to be the exclusive organization to officiate high school games.

Served as referee instructor for local organization holding first classes in my office building and in church basement.

Associate referee assessor in 2005
Organized first 0-40 team to first tournament in Beckley W. Va. 2001
Coached first division German Club Edelweiss 1980 thru 1982
Coached youth U-9 team thru to U-14 2001 to 2006
Chairman Ohio Soccer Hall of Fame 2007

Awards:
1981 O.S.A.S. Exceptional Service award
1985 Ed Socrates Award
1991 S.O.S.S.A. Contribution to Soccer Award
1997 Tipp City youth coaching award
1998 Dayton Area Soccer Officials Assn.
2002 Founders Cup Award
2006 Ken Conselyea Award


State Referee Administrator
Ken Baldeosingh
8969 Cedargate Pl
Dayton, Ohio 45424
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