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Jul, 2022

Remembering Len Oliver's Contributions to VYSA and the Virginia Soccer Community

Sad news, as long time VYSA Coaching education instructor, Len Oliver passes away at 86. Over more than 30 years of mentoring over 5,000 aspiring coaches, Len was a legendary figure on the DC/Virginia soccer scene.

He also served on numerous soccer boards and committees, including DC Stoddert Soccer, DC Soccer, Virginia-DC Soccer Hall of Fame (chair), NSCAA’s (now United Soccer Coaches) editorial board and NSCAA’s Youth Long-Term Service Award Committee (chair).

“A tremendous giver to the game,” says Virginia Technical Director Gordon Miller. “He cared a great deal about imparting his knowledge to new coaches and had time for everyone. A true gentleman.”

Len's Obituary can be found here. A memorial service is being planned for mid October. The date and location has not been determined.


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