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About Officials Management Group

A network of assignors across the country involved in the assigning and development of referees in all communities. We work with your local assignors to develop a plan to provide your event, tournament, or league qualified officials. We work with local and state officials to provide learning opportunities for referees for you.

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Richard Triche, Owner

  • Consultant and Director of Marketing for, an official’s assigning software solution that is used by US Soccer and numerous clubs and state associations across the United States and Canada. 

  • National USSF Referee – Retired 

  • Officiated MLS, USL PDL and Pro game, International games, Adult National Championship games 

  • National USSF Assessor 

  • Manager of Assignments – U.S. Soccer (Chicago, IL) 2.5 yrs - Developed the protocol and procedures for the US Soccer Development Academy - Coordinated and managed a national pool of assignors for US Soccer Development League, MLS Reserves, USL Pro , NASL USL PDL, international friendly games and other types of games. 

  • Member National Instruction Staff - Developed, produced and created booklets, manuals, videos for referee training - Conducted Referee Academy at tournaments around the country for US Soccer - Assisted in the design and procedures for academies across the country. 

  • USSF Assignor (local) - USSF Local Area Assignor (LAC) for US Soccer sponsored games in Texas (12 years) - Assign ECNL Houston Challenge games, USL Super 20 games in Texas, WPSL games in Texas. 

  • South Texas Referees - State Referee Administrator and Operations manager.

  • Designing and coordinating the development and implementation of online training solutions for officials.

  • Owned and managed media companies for the production, duplication and distribution of training and publicity materials for corporations across the country. 

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Leah Thomas, National Event Manager

  • Officials Management Group’s National Event’s Manager - Leah is an active USSF Referee, Referee Assignor, and Officials Management Group's current National Event Manager.

  • Over the years she has been involved in many facets of soccer besides refereeing. She began playing at 4 years old and played at the collegiate level while studying Sports Management, has served as a Head Coach for a Boy’s Varsity High School team, and has volunteered over the years with local schools and government municipalities to help build soccer programs through intramural league creation, local referee clinics, and recreational league development.

  • In addition to her soccer work, she is also a wedding and event planner and floral designer, owning an award winning wedding venue and a floral and design studio. 

  • Working for OMG couples all her passions together. Her years of event management experience provides a framework for executing successful events and her love for soccer gives her a passion and love for her job that can be seen through her ever-present smile.

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Siobhan Higgins, Social Media Manager

  • Officials Management Group Social Media Manager - Social media strategist and content creator for OMG's social media platforms. Promotes and attends events. OMG photographer. Assists in referee communication channels. Edits and designs OMG website. 

  • Owner of Adsbychevs Social Media and Creative Services Consulting

  • Professional Soccer Player Inactive (2019-2021). Previous clubs include Hibernian FC (Scotland), Hearts of Midlothian FC (Scotland), DVTK FC (Hungary), and Valadares FC (Portugal).

  • USSF Referee – Inactive (2009-2019)

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