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Apr, 2021

Ralph Lundy III Joins CSA

Date: April 27, 2021

From: Charlotte Soccer Academy, 13333 Dorman Road, Pineville, NC 28134

Contact: Brad Wylde – 704.708.4166

For Immediate Release:

Charlotte Soccer Academy Hiring of Ralph Lundy III to Palisades and York County Sections

CSA is pleased to announce the hiring of Ralph Lundy III to our full-time staff. Lundy will be the Director of Coaching for the CSA’s Youth Academy for Palisades and for the 8U-12U boys’ section in York County. Lundy will oversee the player development pathway for all players in those age groups and work directly with Sectional Director Ralph Latchana. Coach Lundy joins CSA having spent three years at USA Mount Pleasant, over a year at generation adidas international (Program Manager), two years at Global Premier Soccer and one year as Boys Director for Daniel Island SA. Lundy held numerous roles within these organizations in addition to head coaching positions at the ECNL level and assistant coaching roles at College of Charleston.

Lundy’s playing career highlights include playing for Discoveries' 2009 national winning side (USYS). Lundy was inducted in the inaugural York County Soccer Hall of Fame class of 2019. In addition to playing for the College of Charleston (2009-12), Lundy played for Caledonia AIA and Des Moines Menace (USL II) who won the national championship in 2014. Lundy’s coaching career began with USA MP eventually winning a national title (U14 USYS) as a coach in 2017 with the 2003 USA Mount Pleasant boys. During his time at GPS, Lundy led the 2005 GPS Elite boys to a regional championship and the national final in 2019.

“I am blessed to be welcomed into one of the leading youth soccer clubs in the country led by Brad Wylde,” states Lundy. “He is well respected for his high standard of work, professionalism and soccer culture. I am ecstatic to be working with Coach Ralph Latchana who shares the same vision. Our aim is to work together to bring the highest opportunity for growth and development to our players and community on and off the field in the Palisades and York County area. I have full confidence in his vision and leadership to guide his staff and players to reach their goals. I can't wait to get started!"

“The inclusion of Ralph Lundy on our staff is a huge positive for the YA players in our boys Palisades and York County sections,” states Sectional Director Ralph Latchana. “Hiring Ralph is a great start to building the York County section and continues the club’s mission of bringing in top quality coaches to work with our players and teams. His achievements speak for themselves. Lundy’s passion for the game, experience coaching at all levels and technical emphasis and focus is what we need to lead and develop players and to continue to make CSA the strongest full-service soccer organization in the area.” Coach Lundy will officially be starting with CSA on May 1st and will be an integral part of the assessment process.

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