CVYSA Directors of Coaching

Chief Operating Officer & Director of Coaching






The CVYSA Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of a new Chief Operating Officer/Director of Coaching, Myron KingMyron will start his new role on January 2, 2023.  He and his family are excited to move to the Hickory area!


Myron is originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland and has been living in the US since 2000. Myron has been involved in soccer (football) as a player, coach, administrator, director and parent for over 30 years. When not coaching soccer, Myron worked as a manager at a large supermarket chain and helped his mother run their advertising and marketing firm. 


From an early age soccer was a part of Myron’s life. Northern Ireland has had some great soccer players, including George Best and Pat Jennings. These were the types of players that influenced him while growing up. Since moving into coaching, two coaches that inspired him at a young age were Bobby Robson (Ex England/Barcelona) and Alex Ferguson (Ex Scotland and Manchester Utd). Myron played mainly as a goalkeeper and started coaching at the age of 16 with a local club. For ten years Myron coached youth teams and adult teams back home before moving to the US to pursue coaching opportunities.


Myron came to the US in the summer of 2000 to work with Soccer Academy who are based in Northern Virginia. Soccer Academy was owned by John Ellis (Father of Jill Ellis, recent USWNT Head Coach). This was a great introduction to the US Soccer Market and he later moved from Soccer Academy to work in Youth Soccer Clubs. During his soccer coaching career, he has had the opportunity to work with all levels of male and female players. From beginners to those who have gone on to play professionally and internationally.


Myron is married to Kate, they have three children 10, 7 and 1. They are all very excited about getting back to the east coast as Kate is originally from Charlottesville, Va. Myron will commence work in Jan 2023. His family will join him later in the year from Illinois.


Coaching Qualifications

United States Soccer Federation A License

USSF Grassroots Instructor License

Football Association Coaching Certificate

US National Youth License

Irish Football Association Preliminary Badge

NSCAA Director Of Coaching Diploma

United States Soccer Federation B License

United States Soccer Federation C License

Positive Coaching Alliance – Double Goal Coach

Professional Coaching Experience

Illinois Fire Juniors-Director of Coaching

Dallas Texans Aggieland-Director of Coaching

New River United-Director of Soccer Operations

Southwestern Youth Soccer Association-Director of Training & Operations Asst

Coaching Education Staff-Illinois Youth Soccer & Virginia Youth Soccer

ODP Coach-Illinois Youth Soccer, South Texas Youth Soccer & Virginia Youth Soccer


Career Highlights

Illinois Fire Juniors-Grew club from 280 players to over 2500 players. Making the club one of the largest in Illinois and the Midwest. The club became a magnet club with players traveling up to 2.5 hours to play.

Illinois Fire Jnrs-Helped raise the overall level of coaching/play of the club. Which led to National Success in the Presidents club and laid the foundation for the club to enter the ECNL &; Girls Academy League.

Illinois Fire Jnrs-Oversaw players gain National team play & Pool selection. Helped guide players into the US Soccer National ID Centers.

Illinois Fire Jnrs-Was instrumental in the partnership with Chicago Fire (MLS).

Illinois Fire Jnrs-Introduced programming for the high-level player such as Chicago Fire Jnrs-

Emerging Talent program &; Central Illinois Elite program.

NRUSA-Developed and implemented a comprehensive curriculum/program for rec players through adults, for 1500+ players.

NRUSA-Introduced new programming which helped the club raise tens of thousands of dollars for new programming fields and needs.

Players-Has worked with and developed thousands of players in his thirty plus years of coaching.

Coaching-Has led, mentored and educated hundreds of coaches in VA, TX &; IL.


New COO/DOC Myron King Said

“I am looking forward to and am very excited to work with the BOD, staff, players and parents at

CVYSA.  As director within a well-established organization with a strong foundation, I have the

opportunity to be aspirational in our collective pursuits and forward-thinking in our approach to

player and personal development and club growth. I look forward to building upon the good work that precedes me within our club, embracing the greater CVYSA community, and galvanizing our position as a leader in the Western NC soccer community.”

Brian Hefner


CVYSA President



Coach G has over 35 years coaching experience. Godwin led teams in Region 1 to state and regional championships and has helped to develop players at all levels of the game. 



Playing Experience:

  • Nigerian National Team (39 Caps)
  • Nigerian Player of the Year
  • NCAA Division 2 National Champion

Coaching Licenses:

  • USSF A License
  • USYSA National Youth License
  • KNVB Dutch National Youth License

Current CVYSA Team(s):

  • Youth Academy Director
  • 2010 Blast Blue HC
  • 2007 Blast Blue HC
  • CVYSA Individual Player Trainer

NCYSA Staff Coach

  • NC ODP 12U Head Coach

Former CVYSA Teams:

  • 03 Blast Blue President State and Regional Champs HC
  • 98 Blast Blue HC
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