As many of you have heard by now Mike Lanos, our Technical Director, has left the club. Coach Lanos has been involved with the soccer community for many years, starting as a player competing at various levels. As Coach Lanos grew his love of the game he joined the Ottawa coaching ranks, with the Dragons, and then as a coach with our club, working towards more advanced certifications.
Following a short departure from the Hornets, Coach Lanos returned to our community as the Technical Director, a position he has held for almost ten years. During his time in this position, Coach Lanos demonstrated great dedication, not just to the profession, but to the children who came to our club looking for competitive soccer opportunities. Often times you would find Coach Lanos on sidelines watching games, helping with assessments or working with coaches by sharing his knowledge and ideas on the art of coaching. Coach Lanos has built a strong foundation for coaches and volunteers to continue building upon, emphasizing that children in our care deserve an environment that was purposeful, supportive, but most of all facilitated the love of soccer.
While the club and Coach Lanos have part ways, we thank him for his service, dedication and support. The thousands of children he has influenced appreciate his dedication to the game and the profession of coaching. We wish Coach Lanos the best in his future endeavours and look forward to his next contribution to the game we all love.
Yours in soccer,
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