Grew up in Naperville, Ill. and currently resides in Chicago, Ill… Graduated from the University of Dayton in 2015 with a degree in Sport Management and a minor in Business Administration… Gained experiences after college with the University of Dayton’s Sports Information Department, the United States Hockey League Office, and the Chicago Steel (USHL)… Hired by the Columbus Crew SC as a Ticket Sales Representative prior to joining Eclipse Select in 2017… Played for Chicago Magic and Chicago Fire Jr. Academies while in High School… Varsity soccer athlete at Neuqua Valley High School from 2009-2010… Currently in graduate school at Olivet Nazarene University for a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership.
Why did you Join Eclipse?
There was an exciting brand new position opening with the club. I already had a built-up relationship with many of the current staff and I would be working back where I grew up with the top youth teams in the state and one of the best clubs in the country was a great opportunity for me.
What do you like the most about coaching?
Having the ability to share my experiences and everything I learned from the many great coaches I developed under. Taking those experiences and lessons I learned and putting it forward to the next generation of players. Then, seeing them grasp the concepts and enjoy the process as much as I did when I was their age is unparalleled.
Why Should prospective players join Eclipse over other clubs in the area?
Players should join Eclipse because of the tremendous competitive environment the club creates for its players. This results in exponential development. Eclipse is constantly developing the top talent in the area and giving every opportunity for players to obtain the exposure they need to play at the next level.