Doug Hamilton (soccer)

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Doug Hamilton (March 6, 1963 – March 9, 2006) was president and general manager of the Los Angeles Galaxy. He was previously the general manager of Miami Fusion F.C.. Hamilton died from a heart attack aboard an airplane while travelling from San José, Costa Rica to Los Angeles, California.

Hamilton was raised in Hazlet, New Jersey, and attended St. Benedict School, Hazlet, NJ, and then later, Raritan High School, also in Hazlet.[1] He attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and played for the men's soccer team that won two NCAA Division III championships. He then served four years as head coach of the men's soccer team at Greensboro College. Raritan High School holds a tournament every year in honor of him. He had a son named Aedan and a wife named Paige.

Hamilton won the Major League Soccer Executive of the Year award three straight times, 2003-2005. On March 15, 2006, the league renamed that award the Doug Hamilton Executive of the Year Award.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rutgers Men’s Soccer Hosts Connecticut in the Second Annual Doug Hamilton Memorial Soccer Classic, Rutgers University press release dated April 4, 2008. Accessed June 23, 2011. "The Doug Hamilton Memorial Classic is a tribute to Hazlet native, who starred on the Raritan High School soccer team (Raritan class of 1981) and went on to a distinguished career including President and General Manager of both the Miami Fusion (2000-2002) and the Los Angeles Galaxy (2002-2006) of Major League Soccer."
  2. ^ http://www.mlsnet.com/MLS/news/team_news.jsp?ymd=20060315&content_id=53905&vkey=news_lag&fext=.jsp&team=lag