George Vergara (Class of 2013)

George has made his mark in Richmond as a home builder trading as G. M. Vergara Builders, and has continued in the industry as a licensed Real Estate Broker and Appraiser. George was a soccer player through college at VCU and while there as a youth soccer coach for the developing F.C. Richmond Soccer Club attaining his USSF “A” Coaching License. He first gained recognition as a standout scholastic soccer official in Central Virginia before gaining even greater accolades as a National NCAA official and became the first National USSF official in the area in 1996 bringing him numerous MLS assignments. But he was not done yet and in 1999 George achieved his Grade 2 FIFA Assistant Referee badge becoming the first and only Virginia referee to achieve this level of recognized expertise as an arbiter on the pitch. This enabled him to work matches in numerous international venues including the COPA CARIBE, Central American Club Championships and World Cup Qualifiers. He holds a National Referee Instructor (2005) badge and National Referee Coach (2015) badge in addition to holding a National Referee Assessor badge for ten years through 2015. George is the current State USSF Referee Administrator for the Metro DC Virginia State Referee Program (MDCVASRP). For his forty years of service to the soccer community he was inducted into the Virginia-DC Soccer Hall of Fame in 2019.