2018 Event Impact

One of our coaches is faed her toughest competitor ever.

Coach Zhang Ouying—best known as Coach O—had the strength, grit and willpower to represent the Chinese Women’s National in three World Cups.  Then she faced the opponent of a lifetime: cancer in both lungs.

Proceeds from the 2018 YNWA5K were dedicated to Coach O family’s financial needs. As with all YNWA5K fund recipients, our goal was to alleviate the financial strain so the family, her husband Eddie Lott and their two young children Flynn and Elynn, could focus more of their energy on the important business of being a family.

We are sad to announce the death of our friend and beloved “Coach O”, Zhang Ouying. Coach O fought the biggest game of her life and was a great person, friend, and coach. San Diego Soccer Club families and all the players she coached are so grateful for her guidance, instruction and friendship. We are honored to have had her as a part of our soccer family.

Learn more about Coach O in this Union Tribute article and read her obituary.