LeBaron Hollimon

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LeBaron Hollimon
Personal information
Date of birth (1969-08-13) August 13, 1969 (age 47)
Place of birth Kansas City, Kansas
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Wichita Wings
Youth career
1988–1991 Eastern Illinois Panthers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1991–1992 Tulsa Ambush (indoor) 22 (2)
1992–1999 Wichita Wings (indoor) 238 (99)
1999–2000 Edmonton Drillers (indoor) 52 (18)
2001 Kansas City Attack (indoor) 20 (3)
Teams managed
2011–2013 Wichita Wings
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16 May 2011 (CST).

LeBaron Hollimon (born Aug 13, 1969) is a retired American soccer player who played professionally in the National Professional Soccer League. He is the head coach of the Wichita Wings.

Player[edit]

Hollimon attended Eastern Illinois University, playing on the men's soccer team. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in biology. In 1991, the Tulsa Ambush of the National Professional Soccer League selected Hollimon in the second round of the NPSL draft. In 1992, the Wichita Wings selected Hollimon in the supplemental draft when they entered the NPSL. With his selection by the Wings, he became the first native Wichitan to play for the team.[1] During his seven years with the Wichita Wings, Hollimon made six playoff appearances. He also "finished in the top five in every major statistical category in his career in Wichita." [2] In 1999, the Wings traded Hollimon and Sterling Wescott to the Edmonton Drillers in exchange for Pat Onstad and Bill Sedgewick. He played for the Drillers through the 1999–2000 season and began the 2000–2001 season there before moving to the Kansas City Attack.

Coach[edit]

Hollimon has coached several competitive youth club teams in the Wichita, Kansas area. During his reign as a youth soccer coach his teams have won the USA Cup twice,[3] won the Kansas State Cup twice,[4] and won the Disney Cup International Youth Soccer Tournament.[5]

For his accomplishments as both a player and as a youth coach he was inducted into the Kansas Soccer Hall of Fame in 2008.[6]

Awards
1993-94 Wichita Wings Unsung Hero
2000 Edmonton Drillers Defensive Player of the Year [1]
2008 Inducted to the Kansas Soccer Hall of Fame [1]

Following are the career statistics for Hollimon over the years 1992-98, for which he was ranked in the top five (5) for all-time leaders.

Rank Category Total
3 Games Played 204
5 3-Point Goals 8
4 2-Point Goals 68
4 Assists 59
5 Points 227
4 Blocked Shots 125
2 Game-Winning Goals 9
2 Fouls 249

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