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Hall of Fame Spotlight - Carl Krauth (2004)

Carl Krauth began his long tenure with Georgia Soccer in 1975. During a career that spans nearly 30 years, he served as a volunteer, coach, administrator, program developer and leader in Georgia Soccer member youth leagues and youth and adult amateur divisions, Georgia Soccer's state office and the United States Soccer Federation.

Krauth's youth coaching experience spanned nearly 22 years, often coaching more than one team. For three years he also served as assistant coach to a local high school girl’s team and served on the Cobb County Soccer Council for 10 years.

For 20 years his list of titles provide a familiar dictionary of tasks that he assumed in addition to coaching duties:  League Treasurer, Vice President, President, Field Acquisition Committee Member, Scheduler, Select Program Director, Recreation Program Director, League Merger Committee Member and member and leader of more than one league Board of Directors.

Krauth began with an active three year stint his League’s Representative. For four years he served as the Georgia Youth Soccer Division Treasurer, Vice President, President and Past President. As GYSA President he oversaw development of the state-wide July Fourth Georgia Cracker Tournament and helped negotiate a first-time major sponsorship for the Labor Day Coffee Cup.  Later he helped to secure additional sponsorship for our annual state-wide Labor Day Cup.

Extending his leadership talents, Krauth also served for three years in the Georgia Adult Amateur Division as State Chair and Co-Chair for the USSF National Cup participation. Later, he served for another three years as State Chair and as Director of Competitions for that program.

Krauth served on the Georgia Soccer Board of Directors for 12 years as GYSA Representative, GYSA Chairman and GSSA Chairman of the Board.  During his three terms as Board Chairman, major program initiatives included the Ford-Pele College Scholarships, the GSSA Skills-o-Rama, the Olympic Development Program restructuring, the initial 1991 Atlanta World Cup Bid Committee endowment to GSSA and the development of the Georgia Soccer Foundation came to fruition.

His service to US Soccer included seven years on the National Appeals Committee, the USYSA Region III Restructuring Committee, the USSF Soccer Summit. He also acted as the USYSA Region III Representative to the Indoor Futsal Committee and as a Field Marshal in the Olympic Semi-Finals and Finals held in Athens, Georgia.

In 2004, after nearly 30 years with Georgia Soccer, Carl Krauth was inducted into the Georgia Soccer Hall of Fame.