January 22, 2017
John Sengealub named ENYYSA referee administrator
John Sengealub has been named State Youth Referee Administrator of Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association.
“I am very pleased to name John Sengelaub to lead our youth soccer referees as SYRA, which Ray Wolfe did so well for the past decade," ENYYSA president Richard Christiano said.
Sengealub became involved with soccer when his oldest daughter started playing at age five for the Levittown Soccer Club of the Long Island Junior Soccer League. He volunteered as a coach and eventually moved his way up to executive vice president of the club.
He decided to learn the rules of the game when he was coaching as Sengealub took a club referee course and started to officiate a few intramural games for Levittown. That led to taking the U.S. Soccer Referee course, refereeing many travel team games, becoming an instructor in 2002 and an assessor in 2008.
In 2009, the Wantagh, N.Y. resident was honored as the Long Island Soccer Referee Association referee of the year, an organization of which he is executive vice president. From 2008 to 2016, Sengealub was the director of instruction for Eastern New York.
That’s all in addition to his “real job” as Customer Service/Logistics Manager of Transnational Logistics, Inc. in Deer Park, N.Y.
“My goal as SYRA is to do as good a job as Ray did and I have very big shoes to fill,“ Sengealub said.