The National Soccer Coaches Association of America has named Lynn Berling-Manuel
as its new chief executive officer. She comes to the NSCAA as the first
female to lead the organization in its 75-year history after nearly eight years as chief marketing officer at AYSO. Before that, she was for 17 years the CEO and publisher of Soccer America.
“The NSCAA is the coach education expert in American
soccer,” said Berling-Manuel, who succeeds Joe Cummings
, who is leaving the position after six years. “It continues to help transform our game to
the level we all want and expect it to be. I’m excited to be a part of that mission and to help lead this association of soccer coaches to even greater success."
assumes the role of CEO July 1, has been an at-large member of the NSCAA Board of Directors since 2006.
"It's an exciting time for us to have Lynn Berling-Manuel guide us into this new
era of the Association,” NSCAA President Mike Jacobs
said. “Her experiences in the industry as an executive with Soccer America and AYSO, coupled
with her long-standing leadership role within the NSCAA, make her a natural fit as our CEO."
She is also a member of the U.S. Soccer Diversity Committee. Berling-Manuel’s other
volunteer experience includes serving as president of the West Berkeley Foundation Board of Directors (2002-07) and being a member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame Board of Directors