Bob Black, who served as U.S. Soccer Deputy Executive Director, as well as a soccer administrator at the local, state and national level died this past Saturday of after a long illness.
Black served as U.S. Soccer Deputy Executive Director from 1992-1999, playing a role on the 1994 FIFA World Cup Organizing Committee as well as performing various duties in membership services.
In the 1980s, Black chaired the committee which wrote the rules and structure to form the affiliated indoor program for North Texas Soccer, which led to more than 40,000 players playing affiliated indoor soccer in the region. He also served in various roles with the North Texas State Soccer Association, including Indoor Commissioner, Treasurer, Vice President and eventually Executive Director.
Black made continued contributions to the U.S. Adult Soccer Association, and was inducted into the USASA Hall of Fame in 2007.