- Legendary coach Tony DiCicco passes away at the age of 68
- Coached USA to 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup title on home soil
- Led USA to Olympic Gold at Atlanta 1996
USA's FIFA Women's World Cup-winning coach in 1999 Tony DiCicco passed away at his home on 19 June 2017 at the age of 68.
DiCicco's son Anthony published the following statement on behalf of the family.
A statement from the DiCicco Family. pic.twitter.com/kBLKhdrWdH
— Anthony DiCicco (@DiCiccoMethod) June 20, 2017
His accomplishments include winning the aforementioned Women's World Cup, the nation's second at the time, and an Olympic gold medal for USA at Atlanta 1996, the first edition of women's soccer at the Games.
Tributes have been pouring in from the world football community, remembering the influential figure who left a significant impact on women's football.
In a sad week when we lost Tony DiCicco, FIFA's President today wrote this letter to convey condolences on behalf of the football community. pic.twitter.com/dpOTyjGBMo
— #FIFAWWC (@FIFAWWC) June 23, 2017
@DiCiccoMethod Great coach, amazing man! We were so fortunate to have him be our teacher/leader. His lessons and love will never leave us.
— Mia Hamm (@MiaHamm) June 20, 2017
Tony was one of the finest to grace this planet. His spirit will indeed live in us all Anthony. I smile thru the tears. His impact, immense. https://t.co/HYIbvwbSrV
— Julie Foudy (@JulieFoudy) June 20, 2017
Tony DiCicco played an integral role in getting our program to where it is now. I am very appreciative of him and his contribution. Sad day.
— Becky Sauerbrunn (@beckysauerbrunn) June 20, 2017
Thank you for helping a generation of American girls believe one day they could lift that trophy too. Rest in peace Tony DiCicco. pic.twitter.com/yyVIwUGC4x
— KICK (@KICK) June 20, 2017
American soccer lost a true original. RIP Tony DiCicco. https://t.co/vyFfYhfFBF
— Alexi Lalas (@AlexiLalas) June 20, 2017
Soccer has lost a legend. Tony means so much to the women's natl team. So sad to hear this news and sending all my love to his family. https://t.co/oclIKAeB3m
— Abby Wambach (@AbbyWambach) June 20, 2017
Such sad news,Tony was great for the our game, we're so fortunate. Thank you for taking a chance on me. My thoughts & prayers to the family https://t.co/ndTwxvRrNq
— Christie Rampone (@christierampone) June 20, 2017