Orange County Soccer Officials Association, Inc
PO Box 317
Otisville, NY 10963


Chris G Chachis Award.....awarded to an individual who best exemplifies the spirit of Soccer in our servicing area. 
The individual chosen should be one has contributed unselfishly to the sport of Soccer at any level. The recipient can be a 
school official (coach, trainer, scorekeeper etc.);supporter, contributor at all levels( youth, adult etc.); in other words
covering the broad spectrum of the sport in a positive manner."


Chris G Chachis (Bio)
> Founding Father of the Orange County Soccer Officials Association
> One of the original 10 faculty members on staff for OCCC when founded in 1950
> Started OCCC soccer program as coach in 1951
> Career coaching record of 104-37-14 (.716 winning percentage)
> Reached the National Junior College Championship Game 5 successive years (1958-1962)
> Won three straight  national titles (1958-1960)
> OCCC Athletic Director for 17 years
> Inducted (1967) into the Helms Foundation Hall of Fame for College Athletic Directors
> City of Middletown "Sportsman pf the Year" in 1967
> Inducted into Colt Athletic Hall of Fame, Class of 2012
> SUNY Orange soccer field dedicated in his honor on September 23, 1984
> Credited for building the popularity of soccer in southern New York

List of Chris Chachis Award Winners (Partial)
> Tony Cavaliere, Middletown Boys & Burke Girls HS Soccer Coach
Tony Martelli, Washingtonville Boys HS Soccer Coach, Section 9 Soccer
> Madeline Napolitano, Tuxedo Score Keeper/Timer
 Jay Anthony, Town of Wallkill Soccer Club
 Joe Melder, Sugar Loaf Soccer
> Ernie Pettine, Valley Central Girls Soccer Coach & OCSOA Member
John O'Brien/Bill Brockett, OCSOA Members
John Tether, Goshen HS Girls Soccer Coach
> Sean Cunningham, Minisink Youth Soccer, Minisink JV  Girls Coach, OCSOA Member
 Tom Barrett/Lisa Ferrier, Minisink Youth Soccer 
Tom Lorgan, Warwick Boys HS Soccer Coach 
Cliff Wilson, Goshen Boys HS Soccer Coach
 Marty & Tina Bast, Goshen Youth Soccer
> James Osborne. OCIAA, Orange-Ulster BOCES, Section IX Soccer
> John Shepherd, Washingtonville HS Girls Soccer Coach
> Bill Englehart, Sr, OCSOA Member
> Skip Geiger, Valley Central Boys Soccer Coach
> Bill Bartko, Pine Bush JV & Youth Soccer Coach
> Chris Brinkerhoff, Middletown Youth Soccer