History of RYSA

Rockdale Youth Soccer Association was founded in 1972, as there was no organized soccer in Rockdale County. In 1971, Bob Boggus and Larry Ginder traveled to Dekalb County for their children to play soccer. In February, 1972, a meeting was arranged with Dwight Langley, Bob Boggus, and Larry Ginder to explore the possibility of Rockdale County starting a soccer program. There was no interest at that time. Larry Ginder then placed an ad in the Rockdale Citizen to register soccer players. Forty-six children were registered and RYSA was born.

RYSA's Board of Directors

Executive Board

President                              Foy Mainor                      president@rysa.net

Vice President                    Doug Nangle                   vp@rysa.net

Commissioner                    David Michelson            commissioner@rysa.net

Treasurer                             Stephanie Guadagno  treasurer@rysa.net

Secretary                             Dena Breese                 secretary@rysa.net


Board Members

Tournament Director        Open             

At Large                                 Scott Slaughter

At Large                                  Chuck Rich

Parlimentarian                      Dee Wallace                        


Community Relations             Open

Corporate Sponsorship         Angela Stansbury         anhaney7@yahoo.com

College Advisior                      Jenni Mauran                 jennimauran@gmail.com

Fundraising                              Tracy Baker                    3baker2@comcast.net

Indoor-Adult                             Maria Bates                   mbates@gsp.net

Indoor-Youth                            Open

Rec Director: U6 & U8           Stephanie Guadagno     stephgsoccer@yahoo.com

Rec Director: U10-U12          Robert Hughley               roblongcan@yahoo.com

Rec Director: U14-U19          Reggie Murray

Referee Training                    Kevin Fouser                    thefousers@comcast.net

Registrar: Recreation            Toby Michelson

Registrar: Select                    Lisa Fouser                      rysaadmin@comcast.net

Risk Management                 Open                     

Scholarships                          Angela Stansbury           anhaney7@yahoo.com

Uniforms-Recreation            Dena Breese                    drbreese1126@yahoo.com

Uniforms-Select                    Marcia Kennelly               air_kennelly@yahoo.com



Director of Coaching            Rafe Mauran                   rafe@rysa.net

Administrator                        Lisa Fouser                      rysaadmin@comcast.net

Admin. Assistant                  Michelle Carter               michelle@rysa.net

Academy Director                Keion Yearwood             keionyearwood@gmail.com

Select Director                     Dusty Fouser                    dfouser@rysa.net



Ref Assigner - Main                 Dave Ward                Dward1964@gmail.com

Ref Assigner - Adult Indoor   Dave Ward                 Dward1964@gmail.com

Ref Assigner - Micro Refs     Dena Breese             drbreese1126@yahoo.com





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