Coach Tyler is Head Coach of LMVSC Patriots 2010 Boys white in 2011 Boys White. Last year he served as head coach of the 2010 Boys Blue, as well as assistant coach of the Bishop Ireton Varsity Soccer Team, and Head coach of the Bishop Ireton Junior Varsity Soccer Team.
Coach Tyler started playing soccer at the age of five in the LMVSC recreational program. At U9 he began playing travel soccer with LMVSC Hawks. While playing with LMVSC Hawks, he had many great opportunities such as playing overseas in Italy. With Hawks, he was a VYSA State Cup champion and NCSL Division 1 champion.
As a Youth player, Tyler had the opportunity to play with several players on the LMVSC Hawks that are currently playing professional soccer: Christian Rodriguez, Junior Flores, Chase Gasper, Joe Rice, Koby Osei-Wusu.
Tyler played District, State, and Regional ODP for Virginia State 1996 age group. He was also the regional and state champion for Mount Vernon High School in 2013.
Coach Tyler’s motivation for coaching:
My motivation for coaching comes from all of the coaches that I have had in my life. They have all made me a great person and a great athlete. I want to help the kids in our Clubs become the best possible versions of themselves.
Coach Tyler’s favorite part of coaching at LMVSC:
My favorite part about coaching with LMVSC is that I get to be a part of the Club and Community that raised me, all over again. I get to have the opportunity to show the players how great this Club is and how far they can make it as an LMVSC soccer player. I think it is extremely cool that players can look and me and my story and see that wearing that LMVSC name across their chests can lead them to play professionally, collegiately, and overseas. I love that I can help the next generation of LMVSC soccer stars reach their dreams and become a better player than Coach Tyler.
Coach Tyler’s most memorable experience as a player:
My most memorable moment as a player came when I was 17. I had just sat out for 9 months due to an ACL surgery. On my first game back, I scored 2 goals against Vienna.
Coach Tyler’s most memorable experience as a coach:
My most memorable moment as a Coach came with the LMVSC 2010 Boys Blue team. In coaching my first tournament with them, we made it all the way to the Finals of the Virginian and lost a close game 4-3 to Arlington. For the majority of the players, that was their first medal that they had ever one and that was my first medal that I had ever received as a coach.
Coach that made the most impact on Coach Tyler:
Former LMVSC Coach David Camara has made the biggest impact on my life. There were times when I was on the verge of quitting soccer because I had lost my drive and passion. Coach David Camara always looked after me and reminded me how special of a player I was. He always knew to make me fall in love with the game of soccer all over again. The game can be frustrating at times but that is the beauty of it. That when you are frustrated, having the ball at your feet is the best remedy and can make you smile every time.
Coach Tyler’s non-soccer interests include working out and going to the gym. Staying fit and active has always made him feel happy. He enjoys the adrenaline rush from running and lifting weights.
Coach Tyler majored in Business Administration with a concentration in Spanish.
Coach Tyler’s dad and brother both played soccer in college, which was his motivation to play collegiately as well.
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