Austin Gomez is the man behind the scenes. After coaching at De Andreis and St. Louis Priory for twenty years, Austin took to refereeing. Austin started in 1970 as a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) referee and he continues to lend his experiences and insights of the game to his fellow referees who are always looking for an honest critique. In 1982 Austin began high school and in 1986 a college referee. In 1989 he became a National Assessor for the United States Soccer Federation and in 1997 a National USSF Instructor. In 2008 Austin became a National Assessor for the National Intercollegiate Soccer Officials Association (NISOA). In 2002 Austin became a Lifetime member in the USSF and in 2008 Lifetime member in the NISOA.