Marblehead’s Douglas Williamson receives national soccer award

Dec 1, 2021 | Around Ottawa County | 0 comments

The Rev. Dr. Douglas Williamson of Marblehead will be awarded the Charlotte Moran Youth Long-Term Service Award by the United Soccer Coaches. The award is presented annually to members who have exhibited a career of contributions at their level of the sport and a continued commitment of service to the association.

Rev. Williamson is currently the pastor at First United Church of Christ-Congregational in Marblehead.

A United Soccer Coaches member since 1983, Williamson is a long-time instructor on the association’s National Academy Staff, serving since 1994. He has been a Senior Academy Staff coach since 2006.

He became certified to teach the then-NSCAA State Diploma (now United Soccer Coaches 4v4 Diploma) course in 1986 and has taught that course more than 50 times.

Williamson coached collegiate programs with stints at Curry College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ohio Wesleyan University, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Wellesley College and Kenyon College. He also had served as a secondary school coach with programs in Kansas, Maryland, Nebraska and Ohio.

The honoree will be presented his award at the association’s annual United Soccer Coaches Awards Banquet taking place Jan. 21 in Kansas City, Mo., during the 2022 United Soccer Convention.

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