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ECNL Apr 11, 2016

San Diego Surf adds Louis Hunt to ECNL coaching staff

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(Via San Diego Surf) – San Diego Surf has added Louis Hunt to the club’s coaching staff. Hunt will coach the 2000 and 2001 birth year ECNL teams for the 2016-2017 season.

Hunt joins San Diego Surf after coaching the past ten years for LA Premier FC. While there, he worked as the Director of Player Development on both the girls and boys side before ultimately taking over the Girls Director of Coaching position the past five seasons.

Originally from England, he moved to California in 2006 after graduating from the University of Wolverhampton in the UK, attaining a BA Hons Degree in Sport Studies. During his time in California, Hunt has completed all of the US Soccer coaching courses, and received his USSF A license in January 2015. He also holds a USSF National Goalkeeper License (2009).

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Prior to his professional coaching career, Hunt was a successful player from an early age. He played for his home town club in the Bishops Stortford Youth Academy as well as trials at Leyton Orient before playing semi-professional at the age of 15. He went on to be an all first team starting Goalkeeper for three years for the University of Wolverhampton men’s soccer team.

In addition to coaching club soccer, Hunt has over seven years of experience coaching girls high school soccer. More impressively, he was also on staff for four seasons at the NCAA Division II level with Cal Poly Pomona working as the assistant coach for three years and the goalkeeper coach for one.

The past two seasons Hunt has worked at the Los Angeles area Training Center under US Soccer. He will continue to work at the San Diego area Training Center starting in April.

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