Grew up in Morton Grove, Ill. and currently resides in Wheeling, Ill… Niles West High School (Goalkeeper 1993-1995)… Indiana University Head Women’s Club Soccer Coach (1999-2000)… Niles West High School (2000-2002)… Glenbrook South High School (Head Varsity Girls Soccer Coach 2006-2018)… Head Varsity Boys Soccer Coach (2014-2016), Staff Coach FC United Soccer Club (2011-2018)… Glenbrook South High School (Business Education Teacher 2006-present), Illinois High School Soccer Coaches Association (Executive Board Member – Public Relations Director 2012-present)… IHSA Soccer and Basketball Referee (1996-present)… Joined Eclipse Select in 2019… Currently holds a NSCAA National Coaching Diploma, NSCAA National Goalkeeping Coaching Diploma and a USSF National D coaching license.
Why did you Join Eclipse?
To be with a competitive soccer club filled with passionate players and coaches for a common goal to inspire, to teach, and engage in building a foundation. Keeping an open-mind to learn from others in working on my craft as a coach while working with other professionals and players invested in the game.
What do you like the most about coaching?
Teaching life lessons. As a high school teacher, it is in my fabric to educate, provide a themed curriculum, and be selfless in giving my very best for the game I love. When you see players improve in front of your eyes, nothing is better. Through leadership, professionalism, work ethic, and listening skills aside from just playing the game itself… all are key attributes on what makes a successful player now while being a key asset for someone else later.
Why Should prospective players join Eclipse over other clubs in the area?
Eclipse provides a platform rich in tradition that speaks for itself. An environment challenging the player to be their best while enriching them in a competitive cauldron both in training and matches. The development towards mental, physical, technical, and tactical disciplines is truly second-to-none. Coaching and teaching is a people-first industry. Eclipse accomplishes that by focusing on the player first, not by words, but through action.