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Former USF soccer coach Fleck dies at 54

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T. Logan Fleck, the former men’s and women’s soccer coach at the University of South Florida, died late Sunday night due to complications from diabetes, said his younger sister, Mary Beth Fleck.

Fleck was 54.

At USF, Fleck was best known for starting the school’s women’s soccer program. He coached the Bulls from 1995-2006 and had 97 victories. Fleck also coached the USF men’s team for three seasons, going 34-17 and reaching the NCAA tournament in 1996, the program’s first postseason appearance in 13 years.

At the time of his death, Fleck was the men’s soccer coach at Stetson University.

“Logan was such a generous person, always giving,’’ Mary Beth Fleck said. “At a time like this, you realize how many lives he touched. It’s overwhelming the feelings that people had toward him and it’s so comforting to know he had that kind of impact.’’

Fleck began his head coaching career at Arkansas-Little Rock, where he began the men’s and women’s soccer programs. He spent the last seven seasons as head coach for the Stetson men’s program. In 25 seasons as a head coach, he had 214 victories.

Fleck is survived by his mother, Carol Fleck; sister, Mary Beth; stepmother, Jan Fleck; and niece, Braden.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

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