St. Viator High School athletic director Jason Kuffel has announced that the school will promote Byron DeLeon to the head coach of the St. Viator Women’s College Soccer Team. Last summer, DeLeon was promoted to head coach of the boys varsity soccer team after serving as the head coach of the JV men’s soccer team as well as assistant coach of the boys varsity soccer team.
“Throughout his tenure as an assistant coach for the varsity program and head coach of the JV teams in St. Viator, Byron has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to upholding the Viatorian values of this community,” said Kuffel. “In addition to being an excellent coach and communicator, Byron continues to treat student-athletes with respect and concern, truly living our mission to educate the whole student.”
DeLeon has previously coached for St. Patrick’s High School, Notre Dame High School for Girls, Mustangs FC, Lyons SC, Maine East High School, and has 16 years of experience as the head coach of the International Tribe Soccer Club Boys U18 team.
“I have been coaching soccer for 20 years and am grateful to be so deeply integrated into the St. Viator soccer program,” said DeLeon. “My goal is not only to help transform these young men and women into skilled athletes, but to help them build character and gain confidence on the pitch and in the classroom.
DeLeon began his new role as head coach of the boys’ varsity soccer team in the fall of the 2021-2022 school year and will take over as head coach of the varsity soccer team. girls in spring.
Last year, the school became a leader of the ESCC conference in its efforts to create new safety protocols that protect players and coaches from the spread of COVID-19.
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