Solly Hilton has been coaching youth soccer for over twenty-five years. After playing professionally for teams such as the New York Cosmos, the Philadelphia Fever, the Tampa Bay Rowdies and the Columbus Capitals, he has dedicated his life to developing future soccer players in central Ohio. He has coached both high school and select soccer in the Columbus area. Currently he is the director and head coach of Express FC in Westerville.
WASA Express FC - Director and Head Trainer, 2014 - present
Ohio South Board of Directors - 2007 - present
Top 100 Influential People in Soccer in Ohio - 2000
Olentangy/Westerville Classic Eagles FC Staff Coach - U15 girls, U13 girls and U12 girls, 2009-2014
COSA Express FC - Director and Head Coach, 1986-2007 * 13 OSYSA State Cup Champions * 1 Regional Championship * 1 National Runner-Up, 1998
St. Francis DeSales High School - Head Coach, 1997-1999 * State Champions - 1997
Westerville North High School - Head Coach, 1989-1991 * State Semi-Finalist - 1990
Professional Player * Dayton Dynamos (AISL) - 1988-89 * Tampa Bay Rowdies (AISL) - 1986-1987 * Columbus Capitals (AISL) - 1984-1985 * Houston Dynamos (USL) - 1984 * New York Arrows (MISL) - 1983 * Pennsylavnia Stoners (ASL) - 1982-1982 * New York United (ASL) - 1981 * Philadelphia Fever (MISL) - 1980 * New Jersey Americans (ASL) - 1979 * New York Cosmos (NASL) - 1978
High School All-American - Yonkers High School, Yonkers, NY
Solly, front row fifth from the right, at the 1980 Cosmos' Camp
Solly, first row far right, with the NY United, 1981.
Solly, middle row second from left, with the Tampa Bay Rowdies, 1986/87.
Solly, front row first from left, with the Columbus Capitals, 1984-86