Jesuit soccer coach Charles DeLong secured his 600th career victory Feb. 4 against Plano. What an accomplishment! Read more about his career here. “My focus is on the kids.”
DeLong has served as the head varsity coach at Jesuit Dallas since 1980.
- He is the 7th winningest active head coach in the nation, according to Jesuit, and is the second-winningest coach in the history of Texas boys’ high school soccer.
- He is a four-time Dallas Metroplex Coach of the Year (1988, 2006, 2010, 2017) and 1991 Region III High School Coach of the Year.
- DeLong has coached the Rangers to 15 TCIL soccer state championships during his 34 years at Jesuit Dallas.
- He has mentored several professional athletes and Jesuit Dallas Hall of Famers, including Puerto Rico national team member Scott Jones ’02, U.S. National Team member and nine-year MLS veteran Kenny Cooper ’03, 2012 MLS draftee Ian Kalis ’08 and Kingsley Bryce ’11, who was selected with the 28th pick of the 2015 MLS draft by the Chicago Fire.
- Prior to his career in coaching, DeLong played professionally for the Dallas Tornado of the North American Soccer League (NASL) for six seasons in the 1970s and the Houston Summit of the Major Indoor Soccer League.
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