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Global Jan 02, 2018

Loudoun Soccer hires John O’Hara as new Director of Coaching

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LEESBURG, VA (Via Loudoun Soccer)  Loudoun Soccer has announced the hiring of John O’Hara as the club’s new Director of Coaching.

O’Hara returns to Loudoun Soccer after a successful stint as the Under-17 Goalkeeper Coach for the United States Under-17 Men’s National Team. The team enjoyed an exciting run in the most recent Under-17 Men’s FIFA World Cup in India this past October, reaching the quarterfinals.

O’Hara brings years of experience and familiarity to the club, having previously been the Director of Goalkeeping in addition to his coaching duties at Loudoun Soccer, where he won State Cup with 95B Red and 99B Red. This was alongside his full time job as Assistant/Goalkeeper Coach at George Mason University, where he coached the program for seven (7) years. U.S. Soccer hired him in March 2015.

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“We are delighted to welcome John O’Hara back to Loudoun Soccer”, said Mark Ryan, Loudoun Soccer Technical Director. “His experiences with the Under-17 team during their World Cup run over the last 2 years will be invaluable to our players and coaches.”

“John’s proven track record at all levels of the game in developing players and coaches will be crucial for our continued progress as a club. He will provide outstanding leadership for our program for many years to come and will be a fantastic addition to our Technical team.”

O’Hara will take up the role as Director of Coaching for the club starting immediately.  Evans Malyi will move into the role of Assistant Technical Director.

“I’m very excited to return to Loudoun Soccer”, said O’Hara on Tuesday. “It feels like a homecoming of sorts and I really look forward to getting started. The club has evolved and grown from the time I left, but the core values remain the same. I’m eager to do my part to continue the education and leadership of both our coaches and players. I’m thrilled to be back!”

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