Since 1983, Tom Frazee has been a major contributor to referee development programs for GSSA, GHSA, NISOA and USSF. In his endeavors to improve GSSA programs, he achieved the USSF Associate Instructor grade in 1986, the full Referee Instructor grade in 1988, upgraded to State Referee Instructor status in 1992, State Director of Referee Instruction in 1996 and USSF National Referee Instructor Trainer in 2004. During his tenure, he designed, conducted and coordinated more than 500 referee training courses, trained more than 60 Referee Instructors and helped a number of instructors advance to State Referee Instructor.
In addition to his primary efforts in referee training, Frazee became a Referee Assessor in 1988 and subsequently advanced to State Referee Assessor. In 1997, he became an active Referee Assignor. Locally, Tom was an active member of the LAW 18 Referee Group for many years and served as Vice President in 1992 and 1993. He chaired the Ethics and Grievance Committee from 1994 to 1996.
Frazee served as a Clinician for the Georgia Soccer Officials Association beginning in 1994 and was appointed a Georgia High School Association Clinician in 1998. Tom was awarded the All Star Official's plaque by the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association in four consecutive years: 1995 through 1998, and was recognized as high school Official of the Year by that organization in 1998. Tom was appointed to the USSF national instructor staff in 1996, serving on the faculty of the Train the Trainer and Instructional Theory Into Practice national training courses at all three Olympic Training Centers. Tom updated and rewrote both of these USSF courses, distilling them from a 4-day format into a 3-day format. He was recently the lead in rewriting the National Assignor class as well.
In the college refereeing program, Tom was a member of the Georgia Intercollegiate Soccer Officials Association from 1990 through 2002 and served as their Clinician from 1996 through 2002.
In 2004, Frazee reached the State Referee Grade 5, achieving emeritus status after 21 years of active refereeing. In 2006, he was inducted into the Georgia Soccer Hall of Fame.
Tom's career and accomplishments demonstrate both outstanding commitment and devotion to helping develop others, as well as a deep love of the game and those who strive for excellence in their participation.