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John Wood

1953 Inductee

1952

Coach of the U.S. National Team

The coach of the United States team at the 1952 Olympic Games in Helsinki. Wood, who was born in England, was a referee in western Pennsylvania and Illinois until the late 1930s. He was a high school coach in the Chicago area for 26 years and served for many years as USSFA’s chairman of the National Junior Cup tournament. President of the Illinois Referees Association and a member for decades of the Illinois Soccer Commission. Inducted in 1953.

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