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Coaching Oct 09, 2019

United Soccer Coaches announces 30 Under 30 Class for 2019-2020

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Oct. 9, 2019) – United Soccer Coaches announced the 2019-20 Class of the 30 Under 30 Program on Wednesday. The class features 15 men and 15 women selected from a pool of nearly 300 applicants.

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Men Women
Sean Addison (Plainfield, Ind.) Sarah Brink (Hartford, Conn.)
Nick Barron (St. Louis, Mo.) Kristin Cox (Marshall, Texas)
Micah Collins (Okemos, Mich.) Morgan Ferrara (Richmond, Ky.)
Thomas Coombes (Bloomsburg, Pa.) Natasha Flores (Bremen, Ind.)
Duncan Gillis (Beloit, Wis.) Ally Freitas (Reno, Nev.)
Treg Lunger (Grove City, Pa.) Jane Grimley (Wilmington, Del.)
Rob Mahoney (Malden, Mass.) Karen Gurnon (Worcester, Mass.)
Brian Mitko (Delhi, N.Y.) Lyndse Hokanson (Bowie, Md.)
Jason Orban (Brooklyn, N.Y.) Maddie Jones (Kirkland, Wash.)
Josh Perkins (Raleigh, N.C.) Claire Knock (Pleasanton Calif.)
Nicolas Pretelt (Orlando, Fla.) Sarah Leiby (Lutz, Fla.)
Gabriel Rocha (Tucson, Ariz.) Megan Link (Hudsonville, Mich.)
Kyle Smith (Houston, Texas) Delaney Marier (Hastings, Minn.)
Edmund Steen (Richmond, Calif.) Alexia Poon (Sacramento, Calif.)
Jordan Vejar (Jeffersonville, Ind.) Tristin Stuteville (Kansas City, Mo.)

Launched in 2013, the 30 Under 30 Program is a year-long education and mentorship opportunity designed to support up-and-coming members of the coaching profession who are 30 years of age or younger.

Each member of the 30 Under 30 class receives an educational scholarship which provides registrations for the United Soccer Coaches Convention and an Advanced Diploma course of the coach’s choosing, as well as a travel stipend to cover costs for attending these events. In addition, members of the 30 Under 30 Program are matched with a mentor dedicated to fostering their growth in the game and expanding their coaching network.

United Soccer Coaches highlights both current and former members of the 30 Under 30 Program throughout the year across a variety of platforms, including Soccer Journal, the United Soccer Coaches Podcast and the association’s official social media channels. To learn more, visit UnitedSoccerCoaches.org/30under30.