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Phil Savitz wins 500th game and inducted into SC Hall of Fame

Columbia United FC Co-Director of Coaching

Coach Phil Savitz, Co-Director of Coaching at Columbia United FC and Head Boy’s Soccer Coach at Irmo High School, became the first coach in South Carolina to win 500 soccer games.

We thank Coach Savitz for all you have done to promote the game of soccer in our community and state over the years.  And to his wonderful wife, Jan, thank you so much for sharing him with your Irmo High School, CSC and now Columbia United FC soccer players and their families throughout his incredible career! 

Not only has Coach Savitz become the first to win 500 games, but he has also achieved the following things during his coaching career at Irmo High School since 1980.   

  • Coaching Record 500-62-5
  • Region Coach of the Year
  • SC 4A Coach of the Year 89,97,00
  • HS Sports Report Lifetime Achievement Award
  • NSCAA Southern Region Coach of the Year 96
  • NSCAA Region III Coach of the Year 91
  • National Coach of the Year Finalist 91
  • 1st in SC in number of wins
  • 1st in SC in number of State Championships
  • 1st in SC to reach 300, 400, 500 wins
  • State Championships Won- 82, 87, 88, 89, 90, 93, 95, 96, 97, 98, 00, 03, 04
  • State Championship Finalist- 81, 91, 92, 99, 02, 05 
We’re so proud of you, Coach Savitz!!  Congratulations!

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