WVSA State Referee Program Mourns the Loss of Referee and Instructor Tad Albano

posted Jun 29, 2018, 5:11 PM by Michael McCarthy   [ updated Jun 29, 2018, 6:35 PM ]
Tad Albano of Albany, Ohio, a USSF Grade 6 State Referee and Grade 7 Referee Instructor -- as well as a referee in the high school and the NISOA college ranks and a beloved coach and owner of the Athens Soccer Academy -- passed away on June 26, 2018, from injuries suffered in a hit-and-run accident the previous weekend.

Tad was a familiar name and face in the soccer communities of both West Virginia and southeastern Ohio, and was known for his consistent smile and upbeat disposition.  He was a mentor to many young players and referees, and will be missed.

A GoFundMe site has been established to help the family with expenses associated with this tragedy:  www.gofundme.com/albano-family