Lothar Osiander

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Lothar Osiander

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Lothar Osiander

Personal information

Full name
Lothar Osiander

Date of birth
(1939-11-08) November 8, 1939 (age 77)

Place of birth
Munich, Germany

Playing position

Club information

Current team


Youth career


City College of San Francisco

University of San Francisco

Teams managed

California Surf (assistant)

San Francisco Greek-Americans

United States

United States U23

San Francisco Bay Blackhawks (assistant)

Palo Alto Firebirds

Atlanta Ruckus

Los Angeles Galaxy

Tampa Bay Mutiny (assistant)

Project 40

San Jose Clash/Earthquakes

San Francisco Greek-Americans

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of June 22, 2006

Lothar Osiander (born November 8, 1939) is a German soccer coach who has served as head coach to the U.S. national and Olympic teams as well as the Atlanta Ruckus, Los Angeles Galaxy and San Jose Clash.
Osiander moved to the United States with his family in 1958, settling in the San Francisco area. He attended Mission High School. After graduating from high school, he first attended the City College of San Francisco, then the University of San Francisco where he played on the men’s soccer team under legendary coach Steve Negoesco. In 1966, the Dons won the NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship. Osiander graduated with degrees in physical education and Spanish in 1968. By that time he had become a U.S. citizen, gaining his citizenship in 1965.
Osiander was an assistant coach with the California Surf of the North American Soccer League (NASL).
Osiander eventually returned to San Francisco, becoming a waiter at Graziano’s, a local restaurant, while playing and coaching in the city’s highly competitive soccer leagues. In 1985, he coached a semi-pro club, the San Francisco Greek-Americans, to the National Challenge Cup title.
By that time, Osiander was well known on the national coaching scene. Back in 1974, the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) had hired Osiander as part of its coaching staff.