Board of Directors
Ed & Judy Lauterbach
London United Competitive Soccer Club
Ed Lauterbach served as President of London United Competitive Soccer Club from 1995 to 2018. Ed was an original Board Member of West London Soccer Club, founded in 1990 and served as Vice-President till 1993. In 1994, West London S.C. decided to incorporate as a Not-for-Profit under the laws of Ontario and changed its name to London United Competitive Soccer Club. Ed became the President of London United in 1995 and proudly served the club in that capacity until 2018.
Ed’s contributions to the game of soccer in the London community spanned almost 40 years. In 2000, Ed was appointed to by the City of London to Chair a Task Force responsible for undertaking the development of a multi field complex located at 1225 Adelaide Street N. Ed along with a panel of community soccer leaders presented a proposal to the City of London CAPS committee in which the soccer community would help pay for the development of a $2.1 million complex that would include 5 irrigated soccer fields and 3 of them with lights at that Adelaide Street location. They would also build a club house that would have public washrooms, change rooms and a concession for the community to use for games and events. The North London Athletic Complex now has included more soccer fields, beach volleyball courts and baseball diamonds. It is a community hub for all Londoners.
Ed was inducted into the Elgin Middlesex Soccer Association “EMSA” Hall of Fame in 2008. Ed was also an accomplished coach. Ed was a pioneer helping many London United players to realize their dream of achieving an athletic scholarship to the NCAA. Ed was also a Founder and Co-owner of the London Gryphons (2005 – 2014), who played in the USL W-League which was during this period of time the most elite women’s league in North America.
Judy Lauterbach has served as Secretary of London United Competitive Soccer Club from 1994 – the present. Judy is also an original Board Member of West London S.C and subsequently London United CSC. Judy has been the club registrar for many years and is the primary club contact for the many leagues London United CSC has played in over the years including OYSL, SRSL, LDYSL, OSL, OWSL, Peel Halton, EMDSL, WRSL & LAWSL.
Judy was a key figure in organizing and operating the John Henderson Memorial Soccer Tournament that ran every Labour Day weekend. London United CSC hosted the Henderson tournament from 1996 – 2018, seeing the number of teams grow up to almost 225 at its peak. Judy was a fixture of the tournament running the food concessions while also assisting in organizing and operating the Henderson.
Judy was also responsible for supervising staff who maintained the London United Soccer Complex. Judy hired, scheduled, and supervised staff that would landscape the 32-acre 18-field complex from 1996 – 2019.
Judy was also inducted into the EMSA Hall of Fame in 2008. In 2021, London Area Women’s Soccer League also inducted Judy into their Hall of Fame. Judy’s passion for the game has transcended 40 years as a selfless volunteer and passionate ambassador of the game within the community.
London United Dragons
Tier 1 Boys 2006 (2020 – Present)
London United Knights
Tier 2 Boys 2006-08 (2021 – Present)
Boys 2015 -16 (2022 – Present)
Aaron began his storied career at London United Competitive Soccer Club back at it origins in 1990, as a under 14 youth competitive player on the West London Strikers. Over the course of the next five years, Aaron was an instrumental player in capturing multiple LDYSL League and Challenge Cup titles. Aaron was the team captain from 1992 – 1994 leading the LU Strikers to major tournaments like the USA Cup, Disney Showcase, Capital Cup and Tampa Bay Sun Bowl. Aaron would continue to play for London United post his youth career for a men’s team in the Ontario Soccer League from 2001 – 2005.
Collegiate and Professional Experience
Collegiate and Professional Experience
Aaron was accepted into Bethany College (NCAA Division III) in 1995 and would play for the Bison program until 1999. In 1999, Aaron endeavored overseas to pursue a career in the German Bundesliga. Aaron had professional trials with 1860 München Reserve (D3); Stuttgart Kickers, TSF Ditzingen, KFC Uerdingen 05 and Fortuna Düsseldorf. After coming to terms with 1860 München Reserve (D3) to return to Germany in 2000, Aaron opted not to further pursue his professional career after his short stint in 2000.
Youth Coaching Career
Upon returning from Germany, Aaron would immediately achieve his Ontario Soccer coaching licensing and began his coaching career at age 24. After leading St. Thomas Aquinas Girls AAA to OFSAA Gold Medal in 2001, Aaron started coaching London United’s most elite girl teams in the Ontario Youth Soccer League (2001 – 2003). In 2002, Aaron successfully led the London United Blitz Girls U19 to the Ontario Cup Title. It was the first Ontario Cup title for LUCSC.
Aaron continued with his coaching but would pivot to the semi-professional ranks, becoming a coach on the staff of the London Gryphons of the United Soccer League – W-League. Aaron was an assistant in 2005 & 2006 and became the Head Coach from 2007 – 2009.
After a short sabbatical from coaching, Aaron came back to LUCSC in 2015 to help with its grassroots program called Kickaroo Kids. Aaron would coach in that program until 2020 when the Boys 2006 team needed a Head Coach. Aaron has been coaching the London United 2006 program that includes two teams (LU Dragons and LU Knights). The program has risen to the top of their respective divisions in EMDSL. Aaron continues to be highly dedicated and involved in LUCSC’s grassroots program.