Mike Ryan (soccer coach)

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Mike Ryan
Personal information
Full nameMike Ryan
Date of birth(1935-02-14)14 February 1935 [1]
Place of birth Dublin, Ireland
Date of death 20 November 2012(2012-11-20) (aged 77)
Place of death Seattle, United States
Teams managed
YearsTeam
1966–1976 Washington Huskies
1985 United States Women

Mike Ryan (14 February 1935 – 20 November 2012) was an Irish soccer coach from Dublin. He was the coach of the 1985 United States women's national soccer team for its first international games in Italy in August 1985. [2] [3] He finished his career by coaching at Nathan Hale High School before retiring in 2012 after having coached for over 60 years. [4] [5]

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References

  1. Mayers, Joshua (24 November 2012). "Seattle soccer pioneer Mike Ryan is fondly remembered". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 21 May 2014.
  2. "Mike Ryan, The First Coach of the U.S. WNT Passes Away at 77". United States Soccer Federation. 24 November 2012. Retrieved 7 February 2016.
  3. "When the USWNT was 'Made in Washington'". Sounder at Heart. 3 July 2015. Retrieved 7 February 2016.
  4. "Mike Ryan, Seattle soccer pioneer, dies at 77". The Seattle Times. 21 March 2012. Archived from the original on 22 May 2014. Retrieved 21 November 2012.
  5. Kennedy, Paul (25 November 2012). "OBITUARY: Mike Ryan (1935–2012)". Soccer America. Retrieved 21 May 2014.

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