Saint Viator Names New Varsity Girls' Soccer Head Coach

Saint Viator High School Athletic Director Jason Kuffel announced the school will be promoting Byron DeLeon to the position of Head Coach of the Saint Viator girls’ varsity soccer team. This past summer, DeLeon was promoted to the position of Head Coach of the boys’ varsity soccer team after serving as the Head Coach of the boys JV soccer team as well as Assistant Coach of the boys’ varsity soccer team. 

“Throughout his tenure as an assistant coach for the Varsity program and head coach of JV teams at Saint Viator, Byron has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to upholding the Viatorian values of this community,” said Kuffel. “Along with being an excellent coach and communicator, Byron continues to treat student-athletes with respect and concern, truly living out our mission to educate the entire student.”

DeLeon has previously coached for Saint Patrick High School, Notre Dame High School for Girls, Mustangs FC, Lyons SC, Maine East High School, and has 16 years’ experience as the Head Coach of the International Tribe Soccer Club Boys U18 team. 

“I’ve been coaching soccer for 20 years and I’m grateful to be so deeply integrated into the Saint Viator soccer program,” DeLeon said. “My goal is not just to help shape these young men and women into skilled athletes but to help them build character and gain confidence on the field and in the classroom.”

DeLeon began his new role as the Head Coach of the boys’ varsity soccer team in the fall of the 2021-2022 school year and he will take over as Head Coach of the girls’ varsity soccer team in the spring. This past year, the school became a leader in the ESCC conference in its efforts to create new safety protocols that protect players and coaches from the spread of COVID-19.

Saint Viator High School

Located in Arlington Heights, IL, Saint Viator High School is a private, co-ed, Catholic school for grades 9-12. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.