Daniel Ohayon: The Legacy

DanielIn memory of our good friend, Daniel Ohayon (Dec. 28, 1950 – Nov. 10, 2015)

While we all rejoice in a life well-lived by our friend Daniel, we will evermore feel his absence. Daniel’s vibrancy and enthusiasm, his passion for the beautiful game, will long be remembered by all who knew him – especially by the hundreds, if not thousands, of players whose lives were impacted by Daniel’s positive coaching. We can only hope that Daniel truly understood the huge impact he had on the game in South Dakota and the soccer community.

Our hearts go out to Daniel’s beautiful wife, Lynda, and their family. We cannot imagine the depth of your loss, and pray that you will find peace and comfort in your many memories.

For all who mourne the loss of the incredible Daniel Ohayon, when you are missing Daniel’s face, his smile, his laughter, his voice, his accent, his passion for the game, we hope you will visit this page to remember our friend – the man he was and the legacy he left.

The four-part series Daniel did with Randy on SoccerChannel1 back in 2009 is below. You can watch more current interviews with Daniel in the sidebar. Please feel free to leave comments. If you have photos you would like to share on Daniel’s Legacy Page, please send them to carol @ soccer605 dot com. This page will remain active and available.

October 29, 2011 in Council Bluffs, Iowa - Daniel demonstrates an alternative way to protect the goal. Photo courtesy Jack Gregg
October 29, 2011 in Council Bluffs, Iowa – Daniel demonstrates an alternative way to protect the goal. Photo courtesy Jack Gregg


Daniel Ohayon: The Early Years in France – May 16, 2009 Part 1

Daniel Ohayon: Coming to America – May 16, 2009 Part 2

Daniel Ohayon: Dakota Gold and ODP – May 16, 2009 Part 3

Daniel Ohayon: The Future – May 16, 2009 Part 4

One comment

  1. He was a friend of mine and when I was younger he was always there to offer advise that helped me get from Sioux Falls to the MLS. He is a great man with a great heart and even though he is no longer with us, I will never forget what he did for me. He is one of the guys who stuck through the ups and downs of South Dakota Soccer and was always there to add value to the game. I enjoyed hanging out with him and even though time and distance made it hard to keep in-touch, my relationship with him was always AWESOME. I will always remember what he did for me both on and off the field as I went through my youth career. He is a great man and will be missed out there on the pitch, but his lessons both on and off the field will never be forgotten. I wish his family and close friends my deepest condolences, he helped so many people directly and indirectly and I am proud to have been part of his life and I can only hope that my time here will impact as many people has his did. – Chris Houser

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