Board of Directors
PCJSL President | Ted Schmidt | 520.241.2794 Ted is an attorney who has served a year and a half as the District II Commissioner serving southern Arizona with the Arizona Youth Soccer Ass’n and has just been elected president of PCJSL. Ted’s daughter played soccer for many years with Tucson Soccer Academy and then for Chapman University. His wife Ann was very active as a team manager and inspired the 94 Red Girls team to a state championship as she battled breast cancer. Ted was instrumental in establishing the Ann Kathryn Schmidt Kickin’ It Clubhouse in her memory. He has served as president for the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame, the University of Arizona Law College Board of Visitors and on the executive board and legal counsel to the Catalina Council Boy Scouts of America and president of Tucson Soccer Academy.
PCJSL Vice President | Detlef Lange | 520.419.4829 As the only founding member of PCJSL still active from the beginning of PCJSL in 1974. , Detlef Lange has returned to the PCJSL board for his estimated 8th term. As 42 year volunteer coach, as well as state board member, District Commissioner , PCJSL President and Vice President, club official, as well as referee, referee assessor, and referee instructor, Detlef is proud of his service to the Tucson soccer community. His wife Sally is still active as a club registrar also . Their 3 grown sons all participated in PCJSL, usually with Detlef as their coach, and Sally as the team administrator(used to call them Moms). Detlef still coaches through the Ft Lowell and Tucson Mountain Soccer CLubs, and still plays when possible, in the Tucson Metro Soccer League, which he also was a founding member of in 1976.
PCJSL Vice President of Competition | Jeff Welliver | 520.360.0211 Jeff is returning to the PCJSL board after a few years away. He has served as Director of Communications, was the first VP of Competition, and for two terms was PCJSL President. Jeff became active in PCJSL when is daughters began playing, and has held every position from “team Dad”, to Coach, to Club President. Having not played soccer growing up, to better understand the game he attended the classes to earn both Youth Modules and a “D” license. He was assistant coach of the U of A Men’s and Women’s Club soccer teams, and an ODP team. Jeff has run a small Tucson business, Arizona Precision Industries since 1981, is an Eagle Scout, and played Tennis in
college, and won a national championship playing Adult League tennis.
PCJSL Secretary | Andrea Craig | 520.979.6327 I’m a big fan of soccer, my favorite players being my kids! A former player myself, I am now taking on tasks from the parents side and am proud to be a part of the team.
PCJSL Treasurer | Frances Contreras | xxx.xxx.xxxx Frances is a Tucson native and was married into the sport of soccer. My husband Javier Contreras played soccer as a kid and volunteered to coach as our children started to play. I have been active in the soccer community for 10 years, from Team Manager to Club Registrar and Administrator for one of Tucson’s largest clubs, Tanque Verde Soccer Club. All three of my children played soccer with clubs such as Tucson Mountain, Aztecs, TSA and TVSC. They have played for PCJSL and AYSA. My husband has also been active in the soccer community and has volunteered as a coach for Tucson Mountain, Aztecs, and TVSC. My oldest became a referee during her high school years and volunteered as a recreational coach. Soccer has taught my children life and leadership skills that they will utilize for their entire life. When I am not a the field, I enjoy baking, dancing, and reading books.
PCJSL Registrar | Pat Dunham | 520.440.5259 I have been active in many different areas of soccer for the last 18 years. I believe that youth sports – and especially youth soccer – provides many, many positives in our lives. Youth soccer not only kept my family close; it brought a wonderful new “son” from Mexico City into our lives. It has enriched my life and the lives of my children (now all adults) with many friends, many experiences and many life lessons. Away from soccer, I am the creative director at Brandt Advertising. My current role in PCJSL is registrar and it is very gratifying to see new families register and enjoy the PCJSL soccer experience.
PCJSL Director of Coaching | Ricardo Hinds | 520.909.1565 Ricardo is a native of Venezuela who has lived in Tucson for the past 25 years, holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and has been twice certified as a Lean Manufacturing Six Sigma Black Belt. He is a current Board member of the “Lupus Foundation of Southern Arizona” and the “Pima County Junior Soccer League” as the Director of Coaching. Soccer credentials include: holder of a U.S. Soccer Federation National “Youth” and “C” Licenses. For the past 4 years he has coached in the state Olympic Development Program (Arizona Youth Soccer Association) and is staff instructor for AYSA. Ricardo is founder and President of the AZ Champions FC, a youth soccer club. He also spend time as a referee in the Tucson youth and adult leagues. He holds a U.S. Soccer Federation grade 8 referee level. He has just completed his second year as a head coach of Pueblo Magnet High School girls soccer team.
PCJSL Communications Commissioner | Gene Williamson | 520.990.5088 Gene is a Tucson native who played soccer as a child with a PCJSL club as well as serving as a PCJSL Referee as a teen. Using his soccer background and F License, Gene has coached his daughter and son’s U6 and U8 teams in the Tanque Verde Soccer Club and with NYS. Currently he is the Vice President of Sales for CompuGroup Medical as well as assistant coach on his sons U11 team.
PCJSL Fields Commissioner | Steve Hulland Player and Coaching Experience – Learning and volunteering more each year – 18 years
I was able to play (and referee) youth soccer in Memphis, TN, Yuma, AZ and Warrington, PA growing up (1973-84) because my father was a volunteer coach and FIFA State referee. Many children were able to play soccer because my father volunteered, I feel it is very important!
When my daughter started playing with AYSO in Sahuarita, AZ at age 5, I felt it was time to volunteer and be available for any youth that needed a coach and or team (even a referee). Some of my best memories growing up were of soccer played around the country. Many of the local parents also wanted to help provide great memories and experiences for the children of our area so we have done this by building a new competitive club (Southern Arizona Soccer Club) and are growing/teaching local coaches to become licensed coaches and at higher levels each year. With the help of a great League, SASC coaches develop players.
I am a Marine, Project Manager, Fire Sales Engineer and Fire Fighter (FF-Chief) and love aviation and flying. I also love my community and soccer in Pima County.
PCJSL Referee Commissioner | Larry Luckett | 520.250.7921 Larry has been a referee in Tucson since 2002 and has refereed well over 3,000 soccer matches in youth, high school and adult leagues in Tucson and throughout the state of Arizona. He is a certified USSF referee instructor and he was recently appointed by the Arizona State Referee Association (ASRA) to be the area director of referee instruction for the Tucson area, instructing entry level referees and recertifying referees annually. Furthermore, Larry is a USSF certified referee assignor and assigns TSA In-House recreational games, the CDO Challenge Cup and the TVSC Indoor Cup soccer tournaments. Additionally, he is a USSF certified referee assessor and coaches referees at all levels of competition statewide. Larry retired from the United States Air Force as an A-10 instructor pilot in 2002 and still works as an A-10 Instructor/Subject Matter Expert as a civilian contractor at Davis-Monthan AFB.
PCJSL Special Projects Commissioner | See Below Pima Cup and Special Projects will be managed by the team of Pat Dunham, Maggie Barton and Connie Gardner. The point person for Pima Cup is Pat Dunham.