Coach Edward Khorozov, a native of Odessa, Ukraine began his soccer career playing for the academy of the professional soccer team Locomotive Ukraine from ages 10 – 17. At age of 17 Edward was recruited to join the Blasco FC reserve team, Odessa. After mandatory military service he rejoined Blasco FC where he was voted Player of the Year for the 1991-1992 season. Edward moved to Burlington, NC in 2003, and began his coaching career with Burlington Soccer Club in 2004. He coached the U17 and U14 boys’ teams. Edward coached recreation level soccer for several years before returning to BSC in 2011 where he coached a U12 girls’ classic team and later coached 2 academy boys’ teams. During his time with the academy his teams won the Lake Norman Fall Classic Tournament and achieved a 2nd place finish in the Seaside Classic Tournament. Edward holds a NCYSA Class E license. He is looking forward to new challenges and opportunities with URYSA-Gibsonville.
Coach Tony Lagana has joined the coaching staff for URYSA-Gibsonville. A native of Monrovia, MD- Tony played his collegiate soccer at Elon College (now university) where he was voted Most Valuable Player his senior season. He coached men’s high school soccer at Eastern Alamance in Mebane, NC for 6 years. He was named Coach of the Year 3 times and was fortunate to be involved in the development of 5 Conference Players of the Year and numerous collegiate players. Tony also spent a brief time coaching in BSC where he won a State Championship for a challenge girls team. Upon departing high school coaching, Tony became very active as a USSF and High School soccer official and currently holds an assignors certificate. He oversees officials for Alamance Christian School, Gibsonville Parks and Recreation, Elon men’s and women’s club matches and Burlington Recreation and Parks.
Tony is a North Carolina Youth Soccer Association licensed coach. We are very excited he has taken on this commitment to soccer and to the kids of Gibsonville and the surrounding area. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org