Dave Lovercheck returned to the club after coaching the Eclipse Select Developmental Academy U16/17’s in the 2017-18 season. Dave heads the Girls Program for the West location in the Naperville and Aurora area. Dave is a USSF A-licensed coach who previously was the Technical Director at Team Chicago and previously the Head Coach of the U17 Girls Elite Residential Program at Shattuck-St. Mary’s in Minnesota.
Dave played collegiately at Hunter College, CUNY and earned his Bachelor in Science in Organizational Behavior and Leadership from the University of San Francisco and has his Master’s Degree in Soccer Coaching from Ohio University a very prestigious coaching degree run in conjunction with the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
Prior to his stint at Shattuck-St. Mary’s Dave spent five successful years as Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach at San Jose State University (DI). At San Jose State, Dave served as Recruiting Coordinator and NCAA Compliance Coordinator as well as Video Analyst and helped the team to two Western Athletic Conference championships.
While in the Bay Area, Dave also served as Assistant Coach & Head Equipment Manager for the FC Gold Pride, which won the Women’s Professional Soccer league title, and as head coach of the MVLA Pride U14 and U15 teams, which he led to the ECNL National Championship game in 2013 and a 3rd place finish in the National League. He also served as Boys Varsity Head Coach at Henry M. Gunn H.S. in Palo Alto, CA.
Dave started his coaching career in New York City where he served nine years as a Staff Coach and Camp Director for Downtown United Soccer Club in Manhattan, and two seasons as the Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach at Borough of Manhattan Community College.
Dave is married to Jennifer who is a Chicagoland native. Jen is an illustrator who works in children’s books and has several titles published. Dave and Jen are the proud parents of daughter Emily.