Award-Winning Coach Joins Vienna Youth Soccer’s Technical Staff
VIENNA, VA – April 24, 2015. Vienna Youth Soccer, Inc. (VYS) announced today that Bill Delaney has joined its technical staff as an Assistant Technical Director with responsibility for the U9-U12 boys age groups.
Delaney joins VYS from the Chantilly Soccer Club. Previously, he served for over a decade as an Age Group Director at McLean Youth Soccer, with responsibility for both the boys and girls programs in the younger age groups. Delaney is an award-winning and highly accomplished youth coach who has been coaching soccer in the Northern Virginia area for over thirty-three years.
In 2007, he was recognized by the Virginia Youth Soccer Association (VYSA) as the statewide Competitive Coach of the Year. He has guided one of his youth teams to a Virginia State Cup championship, one to a State Cup final, and another to a semi-final appearance. [Other teams he has coached and overseen at their inception have gone on to win several state championships with a majority of home grown players still on those teams that started in Bill’s developmental program at U9]. He has also served as a collegiate men’s assistant soccer coach at Marymount University in Arlington, VA and as a VYSA State and Regional Olympic Development Program (ODP) Coach for multiple boys’ teams.
“I am delighted to welcome Bill Delaney to VYS,” said VYS Technical Director Richard Gunney. “He brings with him a great deal of quality and experience, and his impressive track record of player development speaks for itself. I am confident that Bill will help us bring our U9-U12 boys program to new heights.”
“Bill has more than three decades of experience developing young soccer players and is excellent at bringing out the potential in each and every player he coaches. He is an outstanding communicator to parents and has impeccable integrity. VYS is lucky to have him,” stated Curt Onalfo, Assistant Coach LA Galaxy/Head Coach LA
“What has always impressed me most about Bill is his demonstrated commitment to player development and the core values that VYS has always stood for as a club,” said Ryan Phair, VYS Vice-President of Travel. “He not only talks the talk; he walks the walk. Our club’s values are ingrained in his DNA.”
Delaney also brings a wealth of management experience to VYS. He served previously as the General Manager of Curt Onalfo Soccer, a professional soccer organization led by former D.C. United head coach and current L.A. Galaxy Assistant Coach Curt Onalfo.
“I am excited and honored to join the VYS family,” stated Bill. “My long-held belief is to value and train every player to help them realize their full potential on and off the field. I look forward to working with the new TD Richard Gunney and the VYS Leadership Team as we move VYS forward.”
Delaney holds a National C and Youth Coaching License from the U.S. Soccer Federation. He grew up playing soccer in Springfield, VA and began his coaching career with the Springfield Youth Club. When not coaching soccer, Bill has served as a member of the fire service for over thirty years, first as a volunteer fire fighter with the Burke Volunteer Fire Department and then a career fire fighter with the City of Fairfax Fire & Rescue. After his retirement from active firefighting, he joined the Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Department in Maryland, managing the department's fire and injury prevention programs and social media/digital platforms.
About Vienna Youth Soccer, Inc.
Vienna Youth Soccer, Inc. is a leading youth soccer organization in the Northern Virginia area, with over 3,750 registered players of all ages. Its mission is to build character, confidence, and a lifelong love of soccer by providing a continuum of competitive, high-quality and positive soccer experiences for all players in the Vienna community.
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