Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Jim Sheldon retires as executive director
April 22nd, 2009 7:01AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[NSCAA] Jim Sheldon, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America's first full-time employee, will retire as executive director, effective May 1.

"Jim Sheldon was the NSCAA's first full-time employee," said NSCAA President Randy Waldrum, the women's coach at the University of Notre Dame. "His leadership has grown the Association into one of the recognized leaders on the soccer landscape, both nationally and internationally. We are extremely grateful for his dedication to the NSCAA and wish him the best in this new chapter in his life."

Sheldon came to the NSCAA in June 1992. During his tenure, the NSCAA membership has grown from approximately 8,000 members to more than 29,000 in 2008. Its programs have expanded as the American soccer landscape has changed.

The annual NSCAA Convention has grown into the single largest annual soccer coaches event and largest soccer-specific trade show. The NSCAA national office has grown from the one-man operation Sheldon established to a staff of 16 full-time employees and from an annual budget of $800,000 to more than $5 million.

"The past 17 years as the NSCAA's executive director have given me a lifetime of memories and friendships," said Sheldon. "It has been an honor to work for the NSCAA. Along the way, I hope I did a small part to advance the Association and our wonderful game."

NSCAA associate executive director Steve Veal, who has been a staff member since 1993, will serve as interim executive director until a successor has been identified through a nationwide search, which will begin immediately.

(To apply, email edsearch@nscaa.com.)

 



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Minnesota politicians turn off money faucet on MLS group    
After handing over hundreds of millions of dollars in subsidies and tax breaks to sports teams ...
U.S. U-20s tie Qatar on late Conor Donovan goal     
The U.S. U-20 men's national team, which is preparing for this summer's U-20 World Cup, tied ...
TV Report: NASCAR trumps MLS on Fox Sports    
Fox Sports' decision to bump Sunday's New York City FC-Portland game scheduled to air on Fox ...
Expanded Soccer Morning picked up by SiriusXM Radio    
Soccer Morning, the daily soccer talk show, has been picked up daily SiriusXM Radio. Beginning May ...
What They're Saying: Greg Vanney    
"I hope they can win it. It would be great for our league and great for ...
Mexico's U-23s without Torres and Salcedo    
A conflict with the Copa MX final prevented Erick Torres and Carlos Salcedo from traveling with ...
Steve Cherundolo named Hannover 96 assistant coach     
Former U.S. national team defender Steve Cherundolo has been named assistant coach of Bundesliga club Hannover ...
Roster: U.S. U-23 women convene in Florida     
Twenty-four college players have been called into to a U.S. U-23 women's national team camp in ...
MLS attendance takes big jump    
MLS average attendance is on course to smash the league record set last year and top ...
What They're Saying: Klaus Allofs    
"There are a lot of ways of finding out when training is. And it is not ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives