Maryland Soccer Legends extends sincere condolences to the family and friends of Greg Watson who passed away the the morning of March 21st. Greg was diagnosed with Covid-19 a little over a week ago and lost his battle with it.
Greg has been the SRA for the State for 30+ years. He was a great leader, Mentor and more important a Great Friend to many. His loss will be felt throughout the Maryland Soccer Community.
Tom Bailey, Maryland Soccer Legends member shares a memory of Greg Watson: After being elected secretary of the Old Timers in 1993, I proposed the establishment of a Soccer Hall of Fame display. Mike Woodard, arranged for its installation in the lobby of the Du Burns Arena. We conducted a fundraiser to offset expenses and set about to design the cabinetry. Somehow, Greg Watson came forward with a proposal to construct the cabinets; I worked with the Larry Beck Company to design the nameplates. Greg did the carpentry, delivered the cabinet material to the arena and assembled it on a Saturday morning. It was completed in a matter of hours. Greg did the work on a pro bono basis and saved us a lot of money. We were grateful to him for his craftsmanship.I continued to see Greg over the years especially at the Hall of Fame dinners and regarded him as a good friend and certainly a positive influence on the referee profession in Maryland; he will be missed.