Hank Leung (VYS Patriots Coach and Trainer)
US Soccer “A” License
US Soccer National Youth License
Region II ODP Staff
FIFA International Academy
KNVB International Coaching Course
Hank Leung is a US Soccer "A" License coach; a 3-time National Coach of the Year; a former USWNT Coach and an NCAA Division I Championship winning coach. Noted for his player development expertise, Leung has developed innumerable scholarship athletes, All-Americans and national team players.
Hank is knowledgeable, experienced and has been successful at all levels of soccer - professional, amateur, collegiate and youth, winning state, regional and national championships along the way. He is a member of the Soccer Hall of Fame (Virginia - Washington, D.C.) and is a three-time National Coach of the Year. He is currently a Region II ODP Girls Staff Coach and has previously been the Region I Girls ODP Head Coach and a Region I Boys ODP Staff Coach.
Coach Leung is a former U.S. National Team Coach, a former U.S. National Staff Coach, a former Assistant Coach with the Philadelphia Fury of the NASL (the precursor to the MLS), as well as a former Director of Coaching for the Virginia Youth Soccer Association, the Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Association and the former Eastern Pennsylvania Soccer Association.
As a collegiate women’s head coach at George Mason University, Leung won an NCAA Division I National Championship.
In March 2011, Hank attended the UEFA Pro Course in Estonia. In the Fall of 2011, he took on the role of Technical Advisor for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Women’s Soccer Team. They won their league tournament championship and earned an NCAA Tournament bid - only their second in the program’s history.
Coach Hank joined the VYS Patriots program June 2012 as the head trainer for the program. Since then he has lead the Phoenix '99 to the 2015/16 Virginia State Cup Championship as well as two semifinal appearances.
Nicole Peters (VYS Patriots Coach)
US Soccer “D” License
Coach Nicole Peters grew up playing soccer in the Northern Virginia area, with the Vista Hotshots, a 4 time State Cup Finalist, with Regional, and National appearances. Coach Nicole also played at Oakton High School, where she team captain, and a 2 time MVP with all district accolades. She went on to attended George Mason University where she was a four year starter and team captain her junior and senior years.
Coach Nicole has been coaching soccer for 5 years, and a trainer for 7, working with Golden Boot, Drake Soccer LLC and Burke Athletic Club. She continues to play in adult leagues throughout the year, continuing to keep her skills and talent fresh.
Coach Nicole joined the VYS Patriots program in June 2012.