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CAL SOUTH SRA GEORGE NOUJAIM ANNOUNCES NEW STATE REFEREE COMMITTEE SELECTIONS

September 02, 2009

CAL SOUTH PRESS RELEASE - Wednesday, September 2, 2009

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CAL SOUTH SRA GEORGE NOUJAIM ANNOUNCES NEW STATE REFEREE COMMITTEE SELECTIONS

State Director of Instruction - Nasser Sarfaraz
State Director of Assessment - Arturo Angeles
State Director of Assignors - Dan Goldmann
State Youth Mentor Program - Toros Kibritjian
State Referee Committee Secretary - Dan Sobieski


FULLERTON, CA (Wednesday, September 2, 2009) - Cal South State Referee Administrator George Noujaim announced today his selections for the new Cal South State Referee Committee, who will combine to administer and nurture the various levels of the Cal South Referee Program, as well as serving the entire Southern California referee membership.

Those newly named to State Referee Committee (SRC) positions are State Director of Assessment Arturo Angeles, State Director of Instruction Nasser Sarfaraz, State Director of Assignors Dan Goldmann, State Referee Committee Secretary Dan Sobieski, and Toros Kibritjian as the Director of Cal South's State Youth Mentor Program. The now completed State Referee Committee also includes current sitting State Youth Referee Administrator Larry Yee.

"It was important for us to assemble a team which would not only allow us to expand the reach of our programs, but to also maintain the highest level of service to our members," said Noujaim. "Judging from their extensive credentials and combined experience across the soccer spectrum, the new Cal South State Referee Committee will prove itself to be the benchmark for excellence in referee development."

"Speaking for the Cal South Board of Directors, we are very pleased with George's selections for the State Referee Committee," said Cal South President Gregg Falk. "The choice of Arturo, Nasser and the rest point to the great leap forward Cal South is seeking to make in developing its referee program into the future. We wish them the greatest success in their efforts."

New State Director of Assessment Arturo Angeles comes to the Cal South State Referee Committee with a wealth of officiating experience at nearly every level of the soccer world. This includes refereeing for the MLS (1995-1998), the 1994 World Cup, the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, the U.S. Cup and the U.S. Armed Forces World Cup through the 1990s, the U19 World Cup and the Maccabean Games in Israel in 1989, the NASL (North American Soccer League, 1980-1984), and at numerous US Youth Soccer tournaments (1975-1998).

New State Director of Instruction Nasser Sarfaraz has served as a National-level assessor, instructor and referee inspector for US Soccer, with whom he also holds an "A" level coaching license. Dan Goldmann, the new State Director of Assignors, has been a soccer referee assignor for the past 25 years. He was a USSF National Soccer Referee for nine years, and actively refereed in the ASL, the NASL, and the MISL (Major Indoor soccer League).

Toros Kibritjian, the new Director of the State Youth Mentor Program, served on the FIFA Referee Panel from 1968 through 1983, and officiated in 49 full international and CONCACAF championship games throughout his career. He has also served as a USSF National Assessor and lecturer, a state referee instructor, and as an NISOA National Assessor. New SRC Secretary Dan Sobieski is a USSF State Emeritus Referee who has also served on the national level with NISOA and AYSO, as well as a high school referee.

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