Former 49ers Quarterback and ESPN analyst Steve Younger will return to the soccer area this fall, however this time for a unique motive.
Younger will be part of one other former 49ers quarterback, John Paye, on the Menlo Faculty in Atherton, California, to work as an assistant coach for the varsity’s girls’s flag soccer crew. This would be the first official fall girls’s flag soccer season, because the state of California accepted the game for top facultiesin February. Younger’s two daughters are able to play for the crew.
“Flag soccer will likely be a beautiful alternative for younger girls to showcase their expertise,” Younger mentioned in an announcement. “Soccer is a good crew recreation that teaches great life classes. I need to assist construct girls’s flag soccer”.
Extra consideration has been paid to girls’s flag soccer this 12 months, particularly after the star of the Mexico nationwide crew. Diana Flores appeared in a Tremendous Bowlbusiness in February. ESPN reportedin Could that roughly 20 states have “pilot packages” for girls’s flag soccer at the highschool degree.
Younger’s profession change comes later was among the many layoffs at ESPN final month. He had labored there since 2000 as an NFL analyst.
Younger received two NFL MVP Awards and was named to seven Professional Bowls with the 49ers. He’s a member of the Professional Soccer Corridor of Fame and the Faculty Soccer Corridor of Fame.