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Darrell Briggs

While attending MIT, Briggs became the first MYSA Hall of Fame inductee in large part for his work with girls’ youth soccer leagues. In his youth, Darrell participated in multiple sports, his exposure to soccer while his son played in the Wellesley House League led to him becoming heavily invested in developing the beautiful game.  Darrell’s son played in a youth division organized by Massachusetts Senior Association where he would travel for games. Briggs asked for the girls to join the league, which led to him becoming the Vice President for the girls, he also developed a Norfolk League division for girls and would go on to win the State Cup as a coach. Darrell promoted growth of leagues statewide and would go on to develop a girls ODP in Massachusetts with the go-ahead from US Youth Soccer, later becoming the coach of the U-19 girls team, a position he held for 12 years. Darrell later became the National Treasurer of US Youth Soccer Association and has a left a memorable mark on the soccer community.