Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
Jim Sheldon retires as executive director
April 22nd, 2009 7:01AM
Subscribe to Soccer America Daily

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
What They're Saying: Dwight Yorke    
"I couldn't quite believe what was happening. I have lost count of the number of times ...
U.S. Abroad: Brooks' Hertha holds Bayern    
John Brooks' Hertha Berlin was seconds away from beating Bayern Munich when Robert Lewandowski scored to ...
USA loses opener of U-20 World Cup qualifying     
The USA's qualifying campaign for the 2017 U-20 World Cup started poorly when it fell, 1-0, ...
USL: John Harkes is fired as FC Cincinnati coach    
FC Cincinnati is one the feel-good stories of recent years, a team that caught fire in ...
What They're Saying: Jakson Follmann    
"It's not for me to stay stuck in a corner, sad and begging for my leg, ...
MLS Focus: Homegrown players face stiff competition    
The 2017 season marks the 10th year of MLS's Homegrown program. Two rookies -- Ian Harkes ...
Datebook: D.C. United to hold groundbreaking on Feb. 27    
D.C. United will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for 20,000-seat Audi Field on Feb. 27 after it ...
MLS Moves: Stertzer parlays trial into NYCFC contract    
Known more for blockbuster deals rather than shrewd signings of role players, New York City FC ...
What They're Saying: Dax McCarty    
"Thank you for the 2 most successful seasons in club history. Don't let the door hit ...
MLS Preseason: Revs encouraged by Kouassi's brief debut    
A long, long wait for Xavier Kouassi ended Wednesday when he started and played 17 minutes ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives