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Hinds names new women’s soccer head coach

VICKSBURG, Miss. (VDN) – Hinds Community College has named a new women’s soccer head coach on Thursday.

Steve Otto is now the Lady Eagles head coach after spending 13 years as assistant director of coaching for the Chicago Fire Juniors and Mississippi Futbol Club’s Mississippi Rush.

“I’ve known since I was young that my life and soccer would always be intertwined,” Otto said. “God blessed me with incredibly supportive parents, and at a young age by putting passionate, for the love of the game men like Danny Gaspar of the SGA in my life. Coaches like Tim Shultz, who gave me my first coaching license in 1992, helped me write my first academy program and molded my beliefs through his vision with Rush Soccer and his willingness to share his time. Kenny White taught me how important loyalty, grace and laughter is to success. Youth coaches like Chris Reed and Bill Felder have led by example and taught me that what you do off the field determines your success on the field. His blessings never cease to amaze, and it would take a lifetime to thank all those who’ve made it possible to do what I love every day of my life.”

Otto brings over 30 years of coaching experience to Hinds CC and has also had collegiate experience coaching at local colleges such as Holmes CC and Belhaven University.

Otto will have his hands full in his first year as he will strive to turn around the program who was winless last season but with his great credentials he should have no problem facing the challenge.