From 1963 through 1967, Alan Brown was a goalkeeper on the Rutgers University men’s varsity soccer team.
Two years after earning his Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers he embarked on a new phase of his soccer life – officiating.
For Alan Brown it was a chance to expand his love for the world’s greatest game. Forty years later, Alan hasn’t lost any of that love.
One of the Garden State’s most respected referees, Alan Brown is the latest inductee to a list of men whose contributions to the “beautiful game” are immeasurable.
LISA League’s Referee of the Season in 1982-1983, Alan would also officiate in the North American Soccer League (1982-1984), the Major Indoor Soccer League (1984) and was a USSL national referee from 1985-1995.
Alan, who has lived in Metuchen since 1972, married his wife Jane in 1968 and together they raised two children – daughter Megan and son W. Alan.
Since 1995 Alan Brown has been a USSF National Assessor and since 2006 Director of Assessment for the N.J. State Referee Committee. He has served as MLS Assessor since 2007.
Alan’s contributions to the N.J. Refree community include serving as USSF State Instructor from 1999 to present, and as Director of Instruction for the N.J. State Referee Committee from 2004-2006.
Since 1985 he has been New Jersey’s NCAA State Interpretor, as well as the N.J. State High School Rules Interpretor.