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Larry Baughman


    Larry Baughman has made his mark on the soccer pitch in an officiating career that's lasted nearly 40 years. Born in Beach City, Ohio, on March 30, 1941, Larry attended Pauls Valley High School in Oklahoma, where he played tight end on the football team for two years. After moving to the Puget Sound region, he became involved in playing, officiating, and coaching soccer.

    Larry coached the U7 and U8 boys in Federal Way in 1974-75, including an undefeated 1974 season. He also coached his daughter's team in Sumner from U9 through U19 (1976-85). During the 1980s, he played on a men's over-40 team in Tacoma (1980-85), a coed team in Pierce County (1980-83), and an over-40 team in Bellevue (1986-88).

    Larry's officiating career began with youth games in Sumner from 1980 through 1985. He also officiated boys' lacrosse from 2004-08, and since retiring from his career working with construction equipment in 2008 he's officiated youth soccer for Fife-Milton-Edgewood club as well as high school and middle school games in Pierce County.

    Larry's refereed more than 1,200 matches, including serving as the center for 650 contests. In 2018 he officiated the local Special Olympics at Rogers High School in Puyallup and the Special Olympics USA Games in Seattle, officiating 15 games in four days. He was the head official for six of the matches.