Saint Viator appoints new college men’s football head coach


Saint Viator High School athletic director Jason Kuffel has announced the school will promote Byron DeLeon to the head coach of the boys’ college football team. DeLeon has been a men’s soccer coach for nearly 20 years and most recently was head coach of the Saint Viator JV men’s soccer team as well as an assistant coach of the varsity men’s soccer team. In 2017, DeLeon led the JV Men’s Team to the ESCC Conference Championship.

“Byron has not only proven himself to be a skilled coach, but his coaching philosophies align well with Saint Viator’s values,” Kuffel said. “He understands that these boys are students first and then athletes.”

DeLeon has previously coached for Saint Patrick’s High School, Notre Dame High School for Girls, Mustangs FC, Lyons SC, Main East High School, and has 16 years of experience as the head coach of the U18 International team. Tribe Soccer Club Boys.

“I believe that a student has the privilege of participating in athletic activity as a reward for their academic achievement,” said DeLeon. “I also believe in healthy competition, but don’t adopt a ‘win at all costs’ mentality. Football presents players with unexpected challenges and my goal is to help these boys develop their character and gain confidence. throughout the game. “

DeLeon will begin his new role as head coach of the boys’ varsity soccer team in the fall of the 2021-22 school year. Last year, the school became a leader of the ESCC conference in its efforts to create new safety protocols that protect players and coaches from the spread of COVID-19.

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Saint Viator High School is a Catholic college preparatory school committed to providing religious training and an academic program of excellence to young men and women. Led by the Clerics of Saint Viator, teachers and staff are dedicated to the intellectual, physical, spiritual and emotional growth of each student. In recent years, Saint Viator High School has been twice selected as the National Blue Ribbon School, the highest national award a school can receive. Saint Viator High School was also recognized as Apple Distinguished School from 2015-2022 for its continued commitment to innovation and the use of technology to enhance student learning and was named Top STEM High School by Newsweek.

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