Youth Soccer Organizer
A love and passion for the sport of soccer and a desire to develop Hawaii’s youth
to be competitive, nationally and internationally, motivated Jack Sullivan to help
organize the local American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) in 1974.
(Picture courtesy of the Honolulu Advertiser)
He has been involved with soccer in Hawai'i for 30 years.
As a coach, organizer and promoter, he has been a driving force behind the popularity of the
sport in Hawai'i, growing in number of players to over 28,000 youth. His enthusiasm for the sport contributed greatly to the building of the Waipio
Peninsula Soccer Complex and the attraction of numerous national and international
youth soccer tournaments to Hawai'i.
In 2006, Jack Sullivan was elected to the U.S. Adult Soccer Association
Region IV Hall of Fame, and in 2007, he was elected to the National Soccer Hall of Fame.