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38 Year Veteran Official Has Led OHSAA Rules Interpretation For Over 25 Years

Columbus, Ohio — The Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association (OSSCA), is proud to announce the selection of long-time OHSAA Soccer Rules Interpreter, Don Muenz, into the OSSCA Hall of Fame.

Muenz has been a high school soccer official for 38 years. Since 1996, he has served as the chief rules interpreter for all OHSAA soccer officials. The two-term president of the Ohio Collegiate Soccer Officials Association (OCSOA) was named him as one of Ohio’s Top 100 Soccer Leaders by Major League Soccer (MLS) when the Columbus Crew hosted the All-Star Match in 2000. He has dedicated his career to making the high school soccer game better for his fellow referees, coaches and the players. He has been a long-time servant of the game.

Collegiately, Muenz has also refereed in the NCAA as a regional referee, and even officiated one national championship match.

Muenz has refereed over 20 OHSAA State Tournament matches and sits on the NFHS (National Federation of High School Federations) for rules interpretation and writing.

Muenz will be enshrined into the Hall of Fame at the OSSCA yearly banquet in Columbus, on January 7th.

Don Munoz

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