The CVYSA Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of a new Chief Operating
Officer/Director of Coaching, Myron King. Myron 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-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