Meet the New Executive Director!
RICHFIELD (April 26, 2013) — Ohio Youth Soccer Association North (OYSAN) is proud to announce that Bob Riggs of Kansas City, Missouri will join OYSAN as the next Executive Director this May. Riggs most recently served an the Kansas Youth Soccer Executive Director.
"I greatly appreciate having had the opportunity to be a part of Kansas Youth Soccer history have thoroughly enjoyed my time here. I wish the organization nothing but the best as they move forward,” said Bob Riggs, “I leave behind many incredible memories, many rewarding friendships, and an experience that I will always remember. I would like to thank everyone who have helped me grow personally and professionally during my time with Kansas Youth Soccer. I appreciate that OYSAN will allow me to help Kansas Youth Soccer during the transition. Even though I will miss my colleagues and the association, I am looking forward to this next phase in my career and the challenges that await me.”
Bob started with Kansas Youth Soccer in December of 2002 as its first Executive Director after a successful career that includes sales, marketing, public relations, and human resources.
“I am extremely impressed with what Bob has accomplished during his 10-year tenure with Kansas Youth Soccer," said Paul Emhoff, OYSAN President. "Kansas Youth Soccer, Region II, US Youth Soccer, and the entire soccer community have profited from his dedication, enthusiasm and passion for his profession and those he served. This is a great opportunity for him to advance his career and I am excited that Bob has been selected to lead the association.”
Riggs has been married to his college sweetheart Peggy and has two sons, Sean and Ryan, both of which played recreational and competitive soccer and baseball when they were children. Prior to joining for Kansas Youth Soccer, Riggs worked for a large urban school district and also volunteered as a coach and administrator for a a recreational soccer league. Riggs earned an MBA from the University of Missouri - Kansas City with a double major in Organizational Behavior and Labor & Industrial Relations.