Jan Van Der Vijgh, originally from the Netherlands, was the first FSR Hall of Fame member, inducted in 1994. Jan lived in Clearwater and owned a sporting goods store but he spent much of his time trying to improve the refereeing in the State of Florida.
Jan and his wife, Jean Ronan were heavily involved in all phases of the game in Florida. Jan, at one time, was the only state referee instructor in Florida. He was also a state assessor and wife Jean, was at one time President of FYSA and also Secretary of FSSA. Jan’s many years of contributions to FSR earned him the first person to be inducted into the Florida State Referees Hall of Fame in 1994.