Ed Leigh, Director of Coaching

Coaching Experience

Head coach of the FC Bucks Vipers, led the U-18 Girls to the US Youth National Championship in 2009, the first national title for a girls team from the state of Pennsylvania.  Previously, he led teams to the Eastern PA State Championship in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, and 2006. In May 2011, his U12 FC Bucks Wildcats girls team won the Eastern PA State NCS Cup and the opportunity to advance to the Region 1 Championship Tournament. This title was Coach Leigh’s 21’st state cup title as a head coach.   

Outside of club coaching, he was the Head Coach of Archbishop Ryan High School from 1996-02, leading them to four Catholic League titles during his tenure and was named PA Girls Coach of the Year in 1999.

Awards / Accomplishments

  • 2016 EPYSA - Service to Youth Award Winner
  • 2016 Southeastern PA Soccer Hall of Fame
  • 2009 US Youth National Championship (FC Bucks Vipers U-18 Girls)
  • 2009 EPYSA - Eastern PA Youth Soccer Girls Teavel Coach of the Year
  • 1999 PIAA - Girls Coach of the Year
  • 1998 EPYSA - Eastern PA Youth Soccer Girls Teavel Coach of the Year 

Playing Experience

Played for Temple University Owls, then went on to play for the United German Hungarian Club (UGH) from 1974-78 and the Ukrainian Nationals in 1978-81.