1948 - 1966
Secretary of the Ohio State Soccer Association
1950 - 1957
National Cups Commissioner for the USSFA
A leading Ohio soccer official from the 1940s to the 1960s. Commander, who was born in England, became secretary of both the Cleveland Soccer League and the Ohio state association in 1948 and held the latter position for nearly 20 years. He served as a national cups commissioner for the U.S. Soccer Football Association from 1950 to 1957. Played for various Ohio teams between 1922 and 1939, and was secretary of the Cleveland Americans team that reached the U.S. Open Cup final in 1945. Inducted in 1967.