Coach Lee

Coach Lee Chang learned to play soccer on the streets and beaches of the sun-drenched island of Trinidad. As a teen he was selected to play with the youth development team of a local professional club, Carib FC. Shortly after coming to the United States in high school, he was selected to the Indiana, and then Ohio South, State ODP teams, which led to him being selected for the Region II Regional Team in 1999 and 2000.

With the exposure from ODP, Lee was recruited to play for Eastern Illinois University. At Eastern, Lee was nominated for the All-Missouri Valley Conference team and Academic All-Conference team. After his sophomore year, Lee transferred to University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, which for the remainder of his college soccer career would be ranked in the top 20 of all Division 1 soccer teams in the US. In both his junior and senior year, Lee helped lead the UWM Panthers to two Conference Championships and to two NCAA tournament appearances.

After college Lee spent some time playing semi pro with the Queen’s Park Cricket Club in Trinidad, and then with the Northern Virginia Royals in the USL second division. Lee also had a brief experience playing against professional teams during a tour of El Salvador with the 2007 champions of the Copa Taca, Juventus de Maryland.

Lee has been coaching in the Northern Virginia area for the past couple years with a range of club teams performing in the NCSL and WAGS. Before moving to Northern Virginia, Lee coached boys and girls travel soccer for the club, TOSA Kickers. At the same time, he served as a district trainer and evaluator for Wisconsin ODP. In 2005, he spent a season as assistant coach for the NCAA Division III MSOE Raiders. Lee will be obtaining his NSCAA Advanced National Diploma and the USSF C License in the summer of 2009.