Meridian Star

February 9, 2014

MYSO names first director of coaches

Special to The Star
The Meridian Star

MERIDIAN —     Meridian Youth Soccer Organization Board of Director’s has announced the hiring of Rory Lynch as Director of Coaches. This is a new position to Meridian Youth Soccer Organization.  

    Lynch will be responsible for overseeing all soccer related activities and the development of the club, its team’s coaches, trainers and players. He will also develop, operate, and oversee programs for all levels of play and be responsible for all soccer operations within the club.  

    President of MYSO Board, Todd Pope said the organization is excited to have Lynch on board.

    "He brings a wealth of knowledge to the organization that not only will enhance MYSO and our mission for this club but for our community as well," Pope said. "We feel very fortunate to have a director with his experience and skill leading our club.”

    Lynch is originally from Manchester, England and has been living in the U.S. since 2007. He played soccer for two years at Northern Oklahoma College before transferring to William Carey University in 2009 to finish playing his junior and senior years. After graduating in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education, Lynch went on to pursue his Master’s Degree in Sports Management and will graduate this summer.  

    Lynch has coached for Hattiesburg Futbol Club since 2010. While at Hattiesburg he attained his National USSF C license Coaching badge and has recently just attained his NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma.  

    “I am very excited to be working with MYSO and MFC and have been very impressed with the set up of the organization," Lynch said. "This organization has very close ties with the community and I want to make the relationships even stronger. I have seen the amazing potential that this organization has. I cannot wait to get started.”

    "The Meridian Youth Soccer Organization exists to promote the development of youth in our community through participation in athletic competition," a press release states. "It’s our goal to provide activities that offer recreational, social, and physical development for children of all skill levels. We are committed to providing participants with the opportunity to develop athletically and personally in a positive, supportive, and safe environment. The Meridian Youth Soccer Organization encourages and promotes ethical and moral behavior, good sportsmanship, community involvement, and citizenship".

    MYSO is a member of the United States Youth Soccer Association, the largest youth sports organization in the country, while also affiliated with the state’s largest soccer organization, Mississippi Soccer Association. MYSO registers more than 1,000 players annually, ages 3 to 19, and offer programs that provide a fun, safe and healthy environment for players at every level of the game.

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