Inside the BRD: Virginia Legacy soccer selects Eric Dutt as coach of NPSL expansion team

The Virginia Legacy Soccer Club announced on Thursday that club youth development director Eric Dutt will be head coach of its expansion team that will begin playing in the National Premier Soccer League next summer.

Dutt's playing career included a season with Jacksonville United FC, which won the 2011 NPSL title. He played in college at the University of Richmond, helping the Spiders reach the 2001 NCAA tournament, and played professionally in 2006 with the Richmond Kickers, who won USL Division 2 regular season and League titles.

Dutt's coaching experience includes three seasons as assistant coach at Stetson University and a season as coach of the FC Jax Destroyers in the USL Premier Development League.

"I would like to thank the Virginia Legacy Soccer Club for this opportunity," Dutt said in a Legacy press release. "This is a very exciting time for our club and our community.

"The NPSL is a league dedicated to growing the game in the United States, and we are looking forward to creating a professional environment and competing against some of the nation's best teams."

Legacy director Bobby O'Brien said, "I am thrilled that Eric has accepted the opportunity to coach our NPSL team.

"His knowledge of the game, passion for player development and experience in the NPSL makes him an extremely valuable asset to our club, our community and our team."

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