Ben Gyuricza – 16UB
16U Boys Blue
USSF C License
As a Coach
Coach Gyuricza is in his 7th year with the Bavarian Soccer Club. In the 2019 season, Ben was named the WYSA Competitive Coach of the Year when his team, the’03 boys won the State Cup and the Regionals tournament. They also competed at the National tournament, tying back-to-back champion Las Vegas 3-3. The team again qualified for USYS National League. Ben is entering his 5th year as a coach with Concordia University Wisconsin Men’s soccer program. During his tenure there, the team has earned two conference championships and the program’s first ever national ranking. Recently, Ben was promoted to 1st assistant.
As a Player
Ben played 4 years, three with the varsity team, at St.Viator Arlington Heights in Illinois. Coach Gyuricza played club soccer under coaches Tony Keys and Eric Baumann at EG Arsenal. He continued his playing career at Concordia University, Wisconsin. Ben grew up in the northwest suburbs of Chicago and was lucky enough to play for some of the state’s top coaches: Tony Keys (former Chicago Fire Academy Coach, Mike Taylor (founder of Soccers FC Chicago), and Eric Bauman (337 college wins)]
Ben has 2 brothers who also play soccer. One played professionally in Sweden for 2 years and they are both currently playing in college. His parents still reside in the Chicago area.