Sandra Hunt Named Coordinator of Women's Soccer Officiating

April 16, 2009

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- The Pacific-10 Conference has named Sandra Hunt Coordinator of Women's Soccer Officiating, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today. Hunt's duties will include implementing the Conference's officiating program in women's soccer, as well as identifying, recruiting, training, assigning and evaluating referees for Conference and non-conference matches at Pac-10 institutions.

Hunt spent 17 years as an on-field official before retiring in 2004, representing the United States on officiating crews at a number of international events, including the 1999 and 2003 FIFA Women's World Cup, and the 2000 Olympic Games. Her experiences cover all levels of soccer, including the collegiate level where she has been assigned the national championship game at the NCAA Women's College Cup twice. In 1998, she became one of the first two women to ever referee a game in Major League Soccer (MLS) and has also officiated in the Women's United Soccer Association (WUSA) professional league.

One of only 23 United States Soccer Federation (U.S.S.F.) national assessors designated a match inspector, responsible for assessing MLS officials, Hunt is currently serving on the Board of Directorship for the U.S. Soccer Committee, National Association of Sports Officials (NASO) and Whatcom Sports Commission. She has also been an instructor and match assessor for FIFA, the international governing body for soccer, for the last five years. Most recently, she was an instructor for international competitions and training camps for events leading up to and including the 2007 FIFA Women's World Cup, the 2008 Olympic Games and the 2008 FIFA Under-17 Women's World Cup. She also instructed and evaluated potential match officials for the new Women's Professional Soccer League (WPS), which launched this spring.

Hunt lives in Bellingham, Wash., with her husband Jeff. She has two sons, Kris (27) and Griffin (24), and a daughter, Heidi (19). She is a graduate of Seattle Pacific University with a degree in leisure and recreation.

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