Dear Members of McLean Youth Soccer,
I am pleased to announce that, upon concluding a lengthy interview process with candidates from across the country, MYS has hired Lucas Cook as the club’s Director of Coaching.
Lucas has coached competitive local youth soccer teams in the Northern Virginia area for 13 years. Currently, he is the Head Boys Soccer coach at Dominion High School, is the Lead Age Group Coach for the '03 and ’04 Girls in McLean Premier Soccer (MPS), is a member of the Virginia Youth Soccer Association (VYSA) Olympic Development Program staff, as well as, an apprentice with the VYSA Coaching Education Staff.
In 2011, he coached the Falls Church High School Boys Varsity Soccer team returning them to the Regional tournament after a 4 year absence. In Oct 2012, Lucas was the recipient of the Fairfax County Athletic Council Champions of Character award.
Lucas holds a USSF "B" License, USSF National Youth License, NSCAA Regional Goalkeeper License and NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma.
As Director of Coaching, Lucas will work closely with the MYS Technical Director, Clyde Watson, and oversee the Age Group Directors and technical staff, assist with the management and evaluation of the club's travel and recreation programs, and support club policies and procedures.
Clyde Watson said: "Lucas is one of the bright young minds in youth soccer in the metro DC area. He has been involved with McLean for a number of years and will put that experience to work immediately. We look forward to working with Lucas in this new endeavor."
The hiring of Lucas as Director of Coaching is an integral component of the club’s renewed commitment to excellence and focus on improving the playing environment for all players.
Lucas will officially join MYS on January 1, 2013 and can be reached by email at Lucas.Cook@mcleansoccer.org.
Louise Waxler - MYS Executive Director