The NISL brings in Mark Herrington as Coordinator of Officials

The NISL has hired Mark Herrington to be the Coordinator of Officials for the upcoming 2021-2022 season. Herrington brings with him a wealth of experience in sports officiating at many different levels.  

“I am honored to be selected for this position. I've had the privilege to work with and be trained by some of the best officials, coordinators and administrators throughout my career, and those opportunities have undoubtedly prepared me for this great opportunity,” Herrington said.

He is currently the Coordinator of Officials for the Southwestern Athletics Conference, Gulf South Conference Southern Athletic Association and Southern States Athletic Conference. 

He also owns and operates the website, a local staffing agency that provides officials for games and upcoming tournaments. It is one of the largest agencies of its kind in the southeast. 

Along with that, Herrington also serves as the State Youth Referee Administrator for Tennessee and a member of the TNSOCCER Board of Directors. He comes to the NISL with a clear vision in mind.

“My main focus as a coordinator of officials is on recruitment, retention, evaluation and training of match officials,” Herrington said. 

The NISL has now filled a crucial position in the league with a very experienced and qualified individual and NISL Executive Board member Jason Gibson echoed this sentiment.

“We are excited to have someone with his experience and professionalism in the NISL,” Gibson said. 

The inaugural NISL season is set to begin on December 26, 2021 when the Columbus Rapids travel to Memphis to take on the Americans in the season opener. Tickets are on sale here. Tickets to other games for all four teams in the NISL can be found on the team websites. 


The National Indoor Soccer League, which has its league office in Georgia, was founded in January 2021 by a group of experienced sports team/league owners with over 40 years of ownership experience. The NISL has plans to grow the league nationally within the next three years and will kick off its inaugural season in December 2021. The league will operate a Men's & Women's division with each market fielding both teams. Fans will be able to watch a men’s and women’s game each gameday.  For more information, go to