Buzz Lagos

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Buzz Lagos is the former head coach of the Minnesota Thunder.[1][2] Until he retired in 2005,[2] he was the only coach in team history. He coached the Thunder for 16 years[2] with an impressive overall record of 324-148-46, and led the team to four A-league Championship matches (1998, 1999, 2000, 2003), winning the championship match in 1999.[1] He also taught math at St. Paul Academy and coached the SPA soccer team during their powerhouse years in the 1980s.[1]

Buzz currently resides in St. Paul, Minnesota with his wife Sarah.[1] He is the father of eight children and more than twenty grandchildren all of which are involved in soccer.[citation needed] Two of his children, Manny Lagos and Gerard Lagos, have been professional players.


  1. ^ a b c d La Vaque, David (2009-10-22). "Buzz Lagos coaches for more than kicks". Star Tribune. Archived from the original on 2010-06-14. Retrieved 2010-06-14. 
  2. ^ a b c Kerr, Euan (2010-06-11). "A soccer pioneer's life after leaving the pro game". Minnesota Public Radio. Archived from the original on 2010-06-14. Retrieved 2010-06-14.