Louis Nagy was born on May 9, 1960 and has the distinction of being the first Hamilton born inductee into the Hamilton Soccer Hall of Fame. Lou is a retired scoring machine, a former National Team player, and a former professional player in the North American Soccer League (NASL) and Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL).
In 1978 Lou graduated from Cardinal Newman High School in Hamilton. He then attended Laurentian University where he was a First Team All Canadian soccer player in 1979. That season he signed with Toronto Blizzard of the NASL and then moved on to Atlanta Chiefs. His indoor career included playing for Denver /avalanche and Baltimore Blast of the MISL. In 1983 Lou became one of only 3 Canadians to win the MISL Championship. During this span as a professional he scored over 100 goals. In 1986 he played for Hamilton Steelers, winning the amateur senior Canadian National Championship. In total
Lou captained an impressive 4 Ontario and 2 Canadian Championship Teams.
Lou’s National Team career was highlighted with 20 goals. In 1979, Lou was a member of the Canadian National U20 team which went 1-2-0 at the FIFA World Cup. He played in all 3 games and scored 1 goal. Throughout his career he has achieved scoring titles in Hamilton & District, OSL, OUAA and CIAU leagues.
Lou currently holds the position of Technical Director for the Ancaster Soccer Club. He has also coached Cardinal Newman to an OFSAA Championship, Dundas U18 to an Ontario Cup semi-final, Hamilton Greeks men’s Elite, Hamilton White Eagles in the CPSL and Dundas U12, U13 and U14 Elite.
The Hamilton community is very lucky to have such a great role model and coach for our players.