From January 3-9, I’ll be in Ft. Lauderdale taking the NSCAA Premier Diploma. Check in throughout the week as I’ll be blogging from the course and as always, tweeting at @vandey01. On the eve of the course, I’m excited to to learn who my staff instructor will be. Here are the options:
Dave Saward – Men’s Head Coach; Middlebury College, Vt.
- 22 post-season appearances in 25 years, including five consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances (’94-’98).
- Read more about Saward
Paul Marco – Men’s Head Coach; Binghamton University, N.Y.
- Two America East Conference titles (2003 and 2006)
- Two America East regular season titles (2006 and 2007)
- Read more about Marco
Dave Gregson – Men’s Head Coach; Embry-Riddle University, Fla
- 165-88-14 record with a 89-40-4 record in FSC play
- Five FSC regular season titles, an FSC tournament title, five NAIA Region XIV championships
- Read more about Gregson
Ron McEachen – Men’s Head Coach; Skidmore College, N.Y.
- Coaching record of 276-169-61 in 30 seasons
- Left UVM in 1995 to join the coaching staff of the New England Revolution.
- Read more about McEachen
Bob Gansler – Former Kansas City Wizards and US National Team Head Coach
- 25 appearances for the United States between 1963 and 1969
- Captained the 1964 and 1968 Olympic and 1967 Pan American Teams.
- Former Coach of the U.S. U-20 national team.
- Full time coach for the United States men’s national soccer team, replacing Lothar Osiander in 1989.
- Read more about Gansler
Schellas Hyndman – Head Coach; FC Dallas – 2010 MLS Coach of the Year
- 2010 MLS Coach of the Year
- One of the most successful college soccer coaches in compiling a 466-122-49 record as the head coach at Southern Methodist University.
- 1981 NSCAA Coach of the Year.
- President of the NSCAA in 2005.
- Read more about Hyndman
If you’ve ever taken a coaching course, you’ll know that the peer to peer, collegial, learning focused week is both enlightening and energizing. I can’t wait to meet up with a bunch of my coaching friends this week, and of course make new ones!
I’ll be checking in tomorrow with an update from Florida – Stay tuned!