Howard is the founding father of the Greenfield Area Soccer Club 20 years ago. He has held every position in the club: President, Treasurer, Referee Assignor, Travel Director, Uniform Coordinator, Coaching both the recreational and travel programs, referring both as well. But his true talent was being able to work hand-in-hand with the Greenfield Parks Dept. and solidifying the impact of soccer to the youth in the community for years to come in Hancock County. The Passion Howard has for developing the youth in the area into not only great soccer players and great referees is only matched by his drive to give them the experience to develop life skills that will serve them well into adulthood. Even though Howard is not coaching at this time, he still arranges referee classes in the winter and spends the spring working with new referees. He has become a lifelong mentor to many, many referees year after year. Watching him officiate a U6 game, one can experience Howards passion for the game as his face has more excitement then the young kids playing the game! And during halftime, Howard walks around with the parents asking if they have any questions or concerns and takes the time to explain the rules of soccer to many first time parents. Even though Howard has a challenging professional career that keeps him traveling, he has never failed to be present to watch, encourage, coach, referee, recruit and be totally involved in soccer.