Lon Pringle returns to the CUA coaching staff for a sixth season after serving as a volunteer assistant from 2006 to 2008. He brings a wealth of experience to CUA, having coached youth soccer throughout Northern Virginia since 1996 and working as both a high school assistant and head coach for over a decade.
Pringle played one year of soccer at Defiance College in Ohio in 1987 before transferring to James Madison University the following year. After finishing his bachelor’s degree at JMU, he began his coaching career as the boys varsity assistant coach at West Potomac High School in Alexandria, Va., in 1994. He moved over to Centreville High School to assist with the boys varsity soccer team in 1995 and 1996. In 1997, Pringle began an eight-year run as an assistant for the boys and girls varsity teams at Oakton High School before serving as the girls varsity head coach at Oakton in 2005 and 2006. He did all of this while also coaching girls youth soccer in the area, leading the Chantilly Arsenal from 2005-2008 then working with the FC Virginia U17 teams from 2009-2013 before joining Loudoun Soccer this summer to coach their rising U15 team.
Pringle graduated from James Madison University in 1993 with a bachelor’s degree in history. He teaches social studies at Westfield High School in Chantilly, Va., and resides in Aldie, Va., with his wife Michelle and daughters Emilie and Natalie.