Lee Ferderer joins the UW soccer staff this season as a volunteer assistant coach. He is no stranger to Madison or the State of Wisconsin having played or coached at numerous levels of soccer, including the Wisconsin Olympic Development Program, Milwaukee Kickers Nationals (FC Milwaukee), Madison 56ers Soccer Club (Capital Elite Soccer Academy & Y League Program), the UW soccer camps and Memorial High School. Currently (1999-2003), he is a region II staff coach within the United States Youth Soccer (USYS) Olympic Development Program and has his national A license.
Since 1991, Ferderer has been a state team coach for the Wisconsin boys ODP serving as head coach for the U-14 boys (1992, 1993, 1995, 1997), the U-15 boys (1994, 1996), the U-16 boys (1998), who were regional champions, and the U-17 boys (2000, 2001, 2002) teams.
Other organizations that have benefitted from his involvement have been the Milwaukee Kickers Nationals where in 1997 and 1998 he led the U-14 boys to a state championship and the U-16 (1997) and U-17 (1998) teams to back-to-back state cup championship games. The U-17 boys were undefeated in league play that year.
He has helped at the UW boys and girls soccer camps over the years and was a JV coach and varsity assistant coach at Madison Memorial (1988-89, 1992-95).
With the Madison 56ers Soccer Club, Ferderer played with the major and reserve teams, where the 56ers were the 1992 national amateur champions, and also coached the U-23 mens team (2002-03) and the U-18 (1999-2001) and U-19 youth teams (1987-89). His most recent activity with the 56ers was to help establish the clubs competitive soccer arm Capital Elite Soccer Academy which just finished competition in the USLs Super Y League.
He has been a lecturer within the UWs kinesiology/physical education-elect department and is also part of the Wisconsin Youth Soccer Association state instructional staff.
Ferderer has a bacheors degree in information systems design (1988) and a masters in business administration (1989) in finance from the UW in addition to a juris doctorate (1995) from the UW Law School. He is a member of the State Bar Association.