Marilyn ChildressMarilyn Childress

Marilyn Childress has been a long-time advocate for youth soccer in the state of Georgia. She has dedicated her life to growing and promoting the sport of soccer in the state, and her efforts have been recognized with a Georgia Soccer Hall of Fame induction.

Childress grew up playing soccer and developed a passion for the sport. She attended the University of Georgia and then went on to become a teacher and coach in the Atlanta area. After her retirement from teaching, Childress devoted her time to promoting and growing soccer in the state.

She was instrumental in the formation of the Georgia Youth Soccer Association (GYSA) and the Georgia Soccer Hall of Fame. Childress has been a tireless advocate for youth soccer in Georgia, working tirelessly to ensure that the sport is accessible to all children in the state.

She has served on the board of GYSA for over 20 years and has been an active member of the Georgia Soccer Hall of Fame since its inception. Childress has also been a strong advocate for the development of soccer programs in the state’s public schools and was instrumental in the creation of the Georgia Public Schools Soccer League.

Overall, Childress has been an inspiration to all and has helped spread her passion for soccer all throughout Georgia.

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