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The State Referee Committee is responsible for leading the State Referee Association in promoting and implementing U.S. Soccer's referee initiatives and programs in support of all affiliated members and competitions within Washington State.


USSF Lifetime Member
Congratulations to Sandy Hunt, FIFA & World Cup Referee, FIFA & World Cup Instructor, FIFA Match Observer, CONCACAF Referee Instructor and National Assessor – Selected by US Soccer as a USSF Lifetime Member

Sandy Hunt


Details of Sandy's Lifetime Member accomplishments and contributions.

Updated 09-04-2016

USSF Lifetime Member
Congratulations to Betty Schmeck – former State Referee Administrator (and other functions) of the Washington State Referee Committee - accepted by US Soccer for the very rare and prestigious award - Lifetime USSF Member.

Betty Schmeck


Details of Betty's Lifetime Member accomplishments and contributions.

Updated 10-20-2015

USSF Lifetime Member
Congratulations to Ram Prasad - Chairman of the Washington State Referee Committee - accepted by US Soccer for the very rare and prestigious award - Lifetime USSF Member.

Ram Prasad


Details on Ram's Lifetime Member accomplishements and contributions.


Please join the Members of the WASRC in congratulating this outstanding individual on being honored as United States Soccer Federation Lifetime Members.
Updated 05-19-2015

USSF Lifetime Member
The Washington State Referee Committee is pleased to announce the acceptance by USSF of an outstanding individual as Lifetime USSF Members.  Linda Velie is recognized with this honor for her outstanding contributions to soccer both within the Referee community and the Soccer community as a whole.

Linda Velie


Details of Linda's Lifetime Member accomplishments and contributions.

Updated 02-09-2015

USSF Lifetime Members
The Washington State Referee Committee is pleased to announce the acceptance by USSF of two outstanding individuals as Lifetime USSF Members. Timothy Busch and Fred Parrish are recognized with this honor for their outstanding contributions to soccer both within the Referee community and the Soccer community as a whole.

Fred R. Parrish

Fred Parrish has served Washington State for over 30 years in various capacities such as referee, assessor, administrator and mentor. Fred is well known for all these services in the referee communities of the States of Washington and Oregon.

Fred started his soccer career in 1981 as the required referee for his son’s team in recreational soccer.

Among Fred’s lifetime achievements and contributions:
  • USSF William Scofield Memorial Award in 2008
  • Adult Referee of the Year for the state of Washington in 2003
  • USSF State 05 Referee (Now Emeritus)
  • USSF State 05 Assessor
  • NISOA National Official (Retired 2010)
  • NISOA Regional Assessor
  • Officiated at A league games and numerous Division 3 (semipro) in both Oregon and Washington
  • Assigned to numerous WA High School Semifinals and Finals
  • For most years, refereeing between 150 – 300 game per year
  • Chapter President of Columbia Soccer Referees Association in Vancouver, WA for 6 years and then a board member until last year
Additionally, Fred has server in assistant administrator roles for the past Washington SRA and is very active in mentoring referees at all levels.

Timothy Busch

Tim Busch has served Washington State for over 30 years in various capacities such as referee, Founding member, and administrator. He is well known for his services in the referee community in the State of Washington as well as nationally.

He started his soccer career in January 1978 as a grade 8 youth referee and then in 1982 he upgraded to grade 6 and then to grade 5 in 1987. Currently he is registered as grade 15 Emeritus referees.

He is the founding member of the Washington State Referee Committee and has served on the WASRC from its founding in 1992 and continues today after 20 years as president of the Washington State Adult Soccer Association, and also as the adult charter member of the United States Soccer Federation. He also founded and chaired the Northwest Soccer Academy from 1994-1997 in Bellingham, Washington. It was the forerunner of the later professional referee clinics offered by the United States Soccer Federation.

He has received many awards and recognitions: inducted into United States Adult Soccer Association Hall of Fame in 2007 and Washington State Soccer Association Hall of Fame in 2008, Special award from United States Adult Soccer Association for service on the USASA Vision and Strategy Task Force in 2009. He has been a member of the advisory committee for Seattle Sounders FC – MLS - 2009 – present and member of the Board, former team owner – Pacific Coast Soccer League – British Columbia and Washington. In 2010 he was voted Referee of the Year by the San Carlos League – Washington State.

Please join the Members of the WASRC in congratulating these outstanding individuals on being honored as United States Soccer Federation Lifetime Members.
Updated 12-03-2013

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