AYSO's Founding Father Visits National Office
11/22/2011 2:36:24 PM
Hans Stierle, one of AYSO's founding fathers, and his wife Cristal, visited the AYSO National Office on Friday, Nov. 18. Hans and Cristal toured the new office, met the staff and visited with Regional Commissioners from around the country, who were in town for the RC Training weekend.
Hans served as AYSO's first chairman and first president. He also served as executive director, designed the traditional AYSO logo and came up with the "PLAYSOCCER" slogan. In 1991, Soccer America Magazine
named Hans one of "20 Men of Influence" in American soccer from his 12 years as AYSO president.
Cristal is known as the first modern "soccer mom" and is credited with debuting orange slices as AYSO game snacks.
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