Edgar Pomeroy

An early organizer of both teams and leagues in northern California.

Pomeroy, who was born in England and came to the United States in 1888 at the age of 21, organized the Oakland Hornets, who later became the San Francisco Barbarians, in 1898. He founded the first San Francisco Bay area league in 1902, playing for the Hornets in that league until 1908, and then became commissioner of the Olympic Club. He managed the Barbarians from 1932 until his retirement from soccer in 1942, at which point he was elected honorary president of the Northern California Soccer Association.

Inducted in 1955.