Yakima United name Dennis Stevenson new EPLWA Men’s Head Coach

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YAKIMA, WA— It will be a brand new era of sorts for the Hoppers in 2018. Yakima United of the Evergreen Premier League today reveals that the only coach the club has ever known is stepping down. Club President Hector Vega will remain with YUFC and serve in other capacities and Dennis Stevenson will become the new Head Coach of the Men’s side.

“Obviously I’m biased but Hector has been a great coach for us and this club wouldn’t exist without him, period. He was the right guy at the right time,” says Hoppers General Manager Josh Vega. Not that Hector is going all that far. “Of course he’s still the big man in charge, and will be around as much as ever— but we are all very excited to see what Dennis can bring to the table.”

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