Steve Lorincz at his Sachem Hall of Fame ceremony in 2017. (Photo courtesy of the Sachem Alumni Association)
Former Sachem High School girls soccer coach Steve Lorincz passed away this week.
He was 68.
During Lorincz’s tenure, the Flaming Arrows earned state championships in 1987 and 1993 and four Long Island and four Suffolk County titles.
Lorincz directed Sachem to a 202-44-2 record as a varsity coach. He also guided the JV girls soccer and freshman boys soccer sides and a middle school softball team as well. He secured National Soccer Coaches Association of America (now United Soccer Coaches) regional coach of the year honors twice, state coach of the year honors three times and Suffolk coach of the year four times.
“Playing for coach Lorincz meant fun, family, friendships and playing hard all the time,” according to a press release when Lorincz was inducted into the Sachem Athletic Hall of Fame in 2017.
Former Sachem standout Karen Ferguson-Dayes, the women’s soccer coach at Louisville and was a three-time All-American at the University of Connecticut, commented on his passing.
“Mr. Lorincz was a wonderful man, coach and teacher at Sachem High School, and I am honored to have had the privilege to play for him,” Ferguson-Dayes was quoted by Sachem Report. “I have very fond memories of my time at Sachem and Mr. Lorincz was at the center of many of those happy times! I am saddened by his passing and will keep his family in my thoughts and prayers.”
Here is the original obituary for Lorincz at SachemReport.com: