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Dr. Douglas Willimason Elected to United Soccer Coaches Board of Directors

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Jan. 21, 2022) — It was announced on Friday, at the United Soccer Coaches Convention in Kansas City, that Dr. Douglas Williamson has been elected to the association’s Board of Directors.

Dr. Williamson will serve a six-year term on the United Soccer Coaches Board of Directors. He will hold the title of Vice President for four years, before serving one year each as President and Immediate Past President.

“First of all it’s humbling,” said Dr. Williamson “This organization, since January 1983, has meant more to me than I know how to put into words. I have friends, mentors, coaching colleagues, who are so special and have been so influential in my life. So this is a high honor, one of the most important honors of my life, and I’m looking forward to being of service in any way I can on the board.”

About the Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is responsible for determining the association’s mission and purpose, ensuring effective organizational planning, providing financial oversight, and determining and monitoring United Soccer Coaches programming. Candidates should possess strong leadership and communication skills, the willingness to think critically and share ideas, a passion for serving the association, as well as, qualities, skills, and attributes that strengthen the diversity of the Board of Directors. Candidates must be a current member of the Association. The Vice President will serve for four consecutive years, followed by one-year terms as President and Immediate Past President (in total, 6 years of service).

Board members are expected to attend meetings regularly and contribute to the strategic mission of United Soccer Coaches. The role of a Board Member can vary depending on committee service and current tasks of the board, however, members can expect to participate in monthly phone calls, weekly/monthly tasks, and other official business of the Board of Directors. View our Board of Director Members.

To be considered for the Board of Directors, members must self-nominate by completing the application. If you’re interested in informing the committee of your support for a nominee, please use this link to inform the Nominations and Elections Committee prior to the close of the nomination period.