United States Soccer Federation
Doug Homer joined the United States Soccer Foundation team in June 2003 following work as a Development Officer for Neighbors’ Consejo, a social service agency that focuses on meeting the needs of homeless and working poor Latino immigrants new to Washington, DC.
As a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Kyrgyz Republic, Doug worked on various fundraising, educational and international development projects in Russia, Central Asia and various former Soviet Republics. He is fluent in Russian and Turkish. In 2000 he earned a Master of Arts degree in Instructional Systems from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Davis and Elkins College in 1993. He demonstrated his abilities outside the classroom as well by playing four years for the Davis and Elkins’ men’s soccer team, earning a two-time All-West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WVIAC) selection and Adidas Academic All-American during his senior year.
In 1998, Doug became the Founder and President of the Friends of Senator Soccer Alumni Association, a nonprofit organization established to support the College’s men’s and women’s intercollegiate soccer teams and to promote fellowship between the teams and alumni.
Most of Doug’s free time is spent coaching a boy’s under-18 travel soccer team based in Arlington, VA. The team travels extensively and recently placed in the quarterfinals of the 2004 Virginia State Cup. He holds a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) National B Coaching Diploma and an Advanced National Diploma from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).