In Memoriam; Bill Maxwell

Published on December 6, 2017

Bill Maxwell

Bill Maxwell

William “Bill” Maxwell of Livonia, NY and native of Glasgow, Scotland passed away on November 15, 2017 at age 87. Bill became a member of NISOA in 1974 and refereed actively until 1995. After his retirement from the field, he acted as a valued mentor and assessor, and as an observer for ECAC. Bill had a storied career as a referee in the North American Soccer League, including acting as center referee for the 1984 Soccer Bowl. He was one of the first full-time referees hired by the Major Indoor Soccer League, refereeing the MISL championship game in 1981.

Bill was masterful with player management, and had a wit that was unrivaled. According to his son Ray, some of Bill’s favorite college memories came from his annual trip with a number of colleagues to Oneonta’s Hartwick College for the Mayor’s Cup.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00am on December 15, 2017 at Central Presbyterian Church in Geneseo, NY.

Special thanks to the Dave Wolgast and the Rochester (NY) ISOA chapter for this information.

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