Paul Tamberino was named the Ivy League Soccer Coordinator of Officials for men's and women's soccer, beginning with the 2011 seasons. In addition to the Ivy League, Tamberino serves as the soccer coordinator of officials for the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Beyond his work on the collegiate level, he also serves as a Director in the Competition Department with Major League Soccer as the primary liaison to all U.S. Soccer Federation and Canadian Soccer Association officiating committees and assists in the planning and implementation of strategies to enhance quality of play in MLS.
Tamberino previously served as the U.S. Soccer Federation’s Director of Referee Development. He has experience officiating at the collegiate, professional, and international levels and earned MLS Referee of the Year honors in 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2001.
He began his career in 1990 when he became a member of the National Intercollegiate Soccer Officials Association. He officiated NCAA games until 2002, including the 1993 NCAA Men's Division III Soccer Championship and the 1994 and 1999 NCAA Men's Division I Soccer Championship.
After gaining experience in American Soccer League, United Soccer League, and the National Professional Soccer League matches, he became one of 18 referees to officiate MLS matches during the League’s inaugural season in 1996. Tamberino served a member of the four-man crew to officiate the first six MLS Cup Finals.
The Maryland native has also served as an assistant referee for international competitions such as CONCACAF Qualifiers for the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France and the 1999 Under-17 World Cup in New Zealand.