Armand "Bob" Dikranian | Branford, Conn.
Charlotte Moran Youth Long-Term Service Award
Dikranian was the Connecticut Junior Soccer Association (CJSA) Boys' ODP Director from 1981-84 and a coaching advisor for CJSA from 1985-88. He served over a decade as South Central Premier SC's Director of Coaching and is on the Region 1 Staff. He holds a USSF A License and the National Youth License. He is the member of five halls of fame, including being a member of the inaugural class of inductees to the Connecticut Soccer Hall of Fame in 1999.
A United Soccer Coaches member since 1967, he founded the Southern Connecticut State men's soccer program in 1966. He led SCSU for 21 years, amassing 227 wins, making eight NCAA semifinal appearances and claiming the 1987 national championship. He was twice named United Soccer Coaches National Coach of the Year. He was inducted into the United Soccer Coaches Hall of Fame in 2013. Congratulations Bob!