Tan Holdings president and Northern Mariana Islands Football Association president Jerry Tan earned the 2016 Administrator of the Year award. His vision of bringing international soccer to Saipan which lead to providing an opportunity for CNMI to participate in world class soccer. This resulted to his nomination by CNMI Hall of Famer Kurt Barnes.
One of the significant developments in CNMI soccer in the last decade was the acquisition of a lot in Koblerville that will soon house the Commonwealth’s first world-class soccer pitch and other facilities. This, as well as numerous factors resulted to NMSA voting members’ consideration to Tan.
A humbled Tan claimed that CNMI soccer’s successes in the last 11 years are products of a team effort which includes vice president Vickie Izuka, Executive Committee members, club officials, coaches, and others that supported him along the way.