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Joseph Barriskill
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Joseph Barriskill

1953 Inductee

1943 -1971

General Secretary of the USFA

General secretary of the United States Soccer Football Association for 28 years. Barriskill, who was born in Northern Ireland, became general secretary in 1943, when the organization was still named the U.S. Football Association. He served under 12 USSFA presidents, through six World Cup cycles, and retired from the job in 1971. Before being secretary, he had been vice president of the USFA from 1932 to 1934 and president from 1934 to 1936. Inducted in 1953.

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