Len Bilous

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Len Bilous
Personal information
Place of birth Germany
Youth career
1967-1969 Temple Owls
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
Philadelphia Spartans
1972 Delaware Wings
Teams managed
1975-1978 Quinnipiac University
1978-1979 Cincinnati Kids
1979-1980 Pittsburgh Spirit
1980-1981 Philadelphia Fever
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only. † Appearances (Goals).

Len Bilous is a retired American soccer player and coach. He played in the American Soccer League and coached for three seasons in the Major Indoor Soccer League where he was the 1979-1980 MISL Coach of the Year.

Born in Germany and raised in Venezuela, Bilous attended Temple University where he played on the men's soccer team from 1967 to 1969.[1] He played for the Philadelphia Spartans in the American Soccer League. In 1972, he joined the Delaware Wings.[2]

In 1976, Bilous was hired to coach the NCAA Division I Quinnipiac University soccer team.[3] In 1978, he was named the head coach of the newly established Cincinnati Kids of the Major Indoor Soccer League. He became the head coach of the Pittsburgh Spirit and turned the team around after they had started 5-10.[4] He was named the MISL Coach of the Year along with Pat McBride. Although Bilous took the Spirit into the playoffs, the team faced financial difficulties and spent the 1980-1981 season on hiatus.[5] In September 1980, Bilous moved to the Philadelphia Fever though was let go with five games remaining in the 1980-1981 season.[6]

Yearly Awards[edit]

MISL Coach of the Year

References[edit]

  1. ^ Len Bilous collegiate career
  2. ^ The Year in American Soccer - 1972
  3. ^ Quinnipiac Alumni
  4. ^ 1979-1980 MISL
  5. ^ Pittsburgh Spirit
  6. ^ OUT OF PLAYOFFS, FEVER ROLLS, 11-7 Philadelphia Inquirer, The (PA) - Monday, March 9, 1981