A Tribute to My Very Special Friend – John Murphy

With a heavy heart, I pay tribute to my dear friend and colleague, John Murphy, who passed away on May 22, 2023. John was an exceptional State Youth Administrator and prolific writer, leaving a lasting impact on our soccer community.

Describing my relationship with John is challenging, as it transcended mere friendship and our shared love for Youth Soccer. Our shared mission to create a better playing environment for our children united us and remained strong until his passing.

I deeply yearn for John’s presence, particularly as I continue my efforts to improve the playing environment for our children and players. Let his article, “Benefiting Children in Youth Soccer,” serve as a reminder of his unwavering passion and inspire others to carry on his remarkable legacy.

“Benefiting Children in Youth Soccer”

 May John Murphy’s memory forever resonate within our hearts, as we strive to create a brighter future for young athletes in his honor!