CONCACAF appoint former MLS referee Brian Hall director of refereeing

CONCACAF announced on Monday the appointment of former Major League Soccer referee Brian Hall as director of refereeing.

Hall is expected to head the confederation's officiating on the field, including "developing a professional workforce that enables CONCACAF referees to achieve and maintain a consistent, high-quality performance on the field," according to the organization's news release.

“Refereeing is one of the most critical functions for the Confederation and we are confident that the department’s reorganization under Brian’s leadership will establish an efficient structure to continue strengthening our operations,” said CONCACAF acting general secretary Ted Howard. “Brian has a deep understanding of our region and an intense passion for refereeing. We look forward to having him lead the assessment and development of referees, while ensuring that our community of referees receives the necessary support to perform professionally and effectively on the field.”

Hall worked for five years as an MLS referee and worked at the 2002 World Cup, and has worked in referee training and administration for both the Professional Referee Organization (PRO) and CONCACAF in recent years.

“I’m eager to work alongside CONCACAF’s staff, and the entire refereeing community, to continue building a professional Refereeing Department that raises the quality of refereeing for every competition across the region," Hall said. "As a Department, we must also prioritize the implementation of a robust referee development program that is tailored to assess and meet the needs of all 41 CONCACAF Member Associations.”