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Bill Goaziou Named to Florida Youth Soccer Hall of Fame

CHICAGO (Thursday, August 16, 2001) - Longtime U.S. Soccer Treasuer William J. Goaziou has been honored with selection to the Florida Youth Soccer Hall of Fame. Goaziou, currently serving his third term as U.S. Soccer Treasurer since being elected to office in 1994, has been an advocate for the sport of soccer and its players, coaches and referees for more than 20 years.

In addition to his service as a youth and high school coach in the state, Goaziou has also served Florida Youth Soccer in a number of administrative duties, including time as the FYS treasurer. Goaziou eventually became the U.S. Youth Soccer Association treasurer before taking on the same role for U.S. Soccer.

"We just can't say enough how proud we are of everything Bill has done to support the youth of Florida and the nation," said Donna Hackworth, Director of FYS. "His dedication has meant so much to the game of soccer and its players here in Florida."

A Certified Public Accountant, Goaziou has served as an adjunct professor at the University of South Florida and Hillsborough College. A U.S. Marine Corps veteran, he also served as commissioner of the Hillsborough County Housing Authority and as an elected trustee of the Twelve Oaks Special Taxing District in Tampa.

He and his wife, Jan, have two daughters (Jennifer and Michelle), both of whom played college soccer. Born June 1, 1939, Goaziou is a graduate of Washington and Jefferson College and resides in Davenport, Florida.