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Youth Girls Apr 13, 2020

CRUSA/FC Bucks tabs Villanova coach Chris McLain as Director of Coaching

CRUSA/FC Bucks has announced the hiring of Chris McLain, USSF A License, as the new Club Director of Coaching.

McLain brings over 20 years of youth coaching experience including ECNL and USSF National Team as well as 20 plus years of collegiate coaching experience. He also brings a new vision, culture and an extensive background in rebuilding powerhouse soccer programs.

McLain is currently the head coach of women’s soccer at Villanova University where he is leading a remarkable turnaround since taking over the program in 2017. Prior to Villanova, McLain was the Associate Head Coach at Ohio State University which he helped lead to a similarly impressive turnaround. This followed an unprecedented run of success at Colgate University that McLain helped usher in as associate head coach.

At the club level, McLain has most recently trained and coached at Ohio Premier, Penn Fusion, FC Delco and Lower Merion SC. Along with working with these clubs, he is also currently working as a U.S. Talent Identification Scout.

See below for a message from McLain: