Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Veteran college coach Logan Fleck passes away
by Paul Kennedy, July 21st, 2014 5:09PM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

MOST READ
TAGS:  college men, college women, obituary

MOST COMMENTED

[OBITUARY] Logan Fleck, a longtime men's and women's college head coach who started programs at USF and Arkansas-Little Rock, died on Monday at the age of 54. The son of pioneering youth coach Tom Fleck was the men's coach at Stetson at the time of his death.

“He was a wonderfully caring person, committed to family, friends and student-athletes," Stetson athletic director Jeff Altier said in the release. "Logan was passionate about the game of soccer and dedicated himself to advancing the game in college athletics. Logan was a person of high integrity and always demonstrated this integrity in the way he coached the game."

Fleck played college soccer at Old Dominion before following his father (who died in 2011) into coaching. He was a high school coach in Florida before becoming an assistant position at Florida Southern College, where served for two seasons. In 1987, he became the head coach at UALR, where he started both the men’s and women’s programs.

He served as the men's head coach at USF for three seasons (34-17-0 record) before starting the women's program in 1995. In 12 seasons as USF's women's coach, he amassed a 97-94-18 record with a Conference USA regular season title in 1998. He then coached men's program at Stetson (59-47-18 record) for seven seasons.

“I had only been at Stetson a few months when Coach Fleck and his fall 2009 men’s soccer team won the first conference championship of my presidency,” said Stetson president Dr. Wendy Libby. “He was so pleased by that. I am wearing the conference championship ring today in his memory. I appreciated his enthusiasm and love of the game.”

Fleck is survived by his mother, Carol Fleck; sister, Mary Beth Fleck; stepmother, Jan Fleck, and niece, Braden.


3 comments
  1. Richard Broad
    commented on: July 22, 2014 at 5:48 p.m.
    Shocking news about Logan Fleck. It seems like only recently we were saying "Good-Bye" to his father, my good friend Tom. Logan was a fine player at Old Dominion, a big contributor to soccer in Florida, and a significant part of the college game. My deep sympathies to his family.
  1. Santiago 1314
    commented on: July 22, 2014 at 6:19 p.m.
    To both Logan and Tom. Thanks for all the Tireless and Excellent work in helping to Establish Soccer in this Country. Thanks for the Lessons over the Years. We have Lost 2 Truly Great Pioneers of the Sport..."Well Done, Good and Faithful Servants"... RIP
  1. david rubinson
    commented on: July 27, 2014 at 10:40 a.m.
    I too was sad to read of Logan's passing. He was a tireless fighter for what is best for our sport as it develops in our country. His voice will truly be missed! He has been a friend for many years, and one of the good guys. I will miss our conversations. Logan made a difference.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
TV: Fox Sports will air MLS Cup in VR    
For the first time since its launch in 1996, MLS will not air its final on ...
Video Pick: Bundesliga goalkeeper bloopers    
As part of its annual advent calendar series, Bundesliga YouTube presents the Top 10 most "catastrophic" ...
U.S. Abroad: Bob Bradley to critics: 'Hit the road'    
With just one win and five points in seven games as Swansea City's manager, Bob Bradley ...
Soccer in December in Toronto -- who'd have thought?    
It may surprise a lot of people to realize that Seattle is farther north than Toronto. ...
Tab Ramos names U-20 roster for Costa Rica friendlies     
Coach Tab Ramos' 20-player U.S. U-20 national team roster for friendlies at Costa Rica Dec. 17 ...
USL: Roughnecks hire Vaudreuil as head coach    
David Vaudreuil, who started all five playoff games on D.C. United's 1997 MLS championship team, was ...
MLS Expansion: LAFC links up with OC    
LAFC, slated to begin play in MLS in 2018, has reached an agreement with the USL's ...
MLS Moves: 'Caps decline option on captain Morales    
After struggling with injuries the past two seasons, Chilean Pedro Morales has been officially cut loose ...
What They're Saying: Ashtone Morgan    
"It got to a point where it was harder to play at home than away." -- ...
MLS Moves: 'Burrito' is no longer on the RSL menu    
In 2017 at Rio Tinto Stadium the only place to get a burrito will be at ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives