|The North Carolina Soccer Hall of Fame was established in
1996 with the first class inducted in 1997. The N.C. Soccer
HOF is a 501(©)3 organization under the IRS Code. Affiliates,
with representation on the Board of Directors, represent youth
soccer, adult soccer, referees and high school coaches.
The purposes of the organization, as stated in the bylaws
is to promote and support the game of soccer in the State
of North Carolina; to recognize and honor those persons who
have made significant contributions to the game of soccer
in the State of North Carolina; to solicit, receive and expend
funds for the accomplishment of the above purposes; and to
pursue any other purposes which the Board may deem appropriate.
The North Carolina Soccer Hall of Fame is administered by
a Board of Directors of 11 members from which an four-person
Executive Board of Directors is elected. Included on the BOD
is one ex officio representative from the four affiliates:
the North Carolina Youth Soccer Association, the North Carolina
Soccer Referees Association, the North Carolina Soccer Coaches
Association and the North Carolina Adult Soccer Association.
From a list of suggested nominees, a formal list of candidates
for nomination is compiled after September 1 of each year.
The final list of nominees are selected at a meeting of the
Board of Directors in early October. The final selection process
is a vote by members of the 11 members of Board of Directors
and all living members of the North Carolina Soccer Hall of
Consideration for nomination includes long-standing contributions
and achievements in advancing soccer in North Carolina, and
individuals to be considered may be players, coaches, referees
and/or administrators. Length of service will be considered,
as well as diversity of involvement.
As of the January 24, 2009 induction dinner, the North Carolina
Soccer Hall of Fame has inducted 36 individual members. Of
those eight are deceased.
Four members, Hank Steinbrecher, Carla Overbeck, Anson Dorrance
and Mia Hamm, are also members of the National Soccer Hall