Geoff VanDeusen has been named United Soccer Coaches' new chief executive officer after 10 years as the association’s director of operations and events.
VanDeusen, who succeeds Lynn Berling-Manuel, has nearly 30 years of experience as a soccer coach at the college, high school and club levels. He grew up in Illinois and played college soccer as a goalkeeper at Trinity (Ill.) College and Western Illinois.
He was a college head coach at Marycrest International (men and women), Hastings (men), Missouri Southern (men and women) and Indianapolis (women).
VanDeusen, who assumes his new role on Jan. 1, said:
“The sport has given me so much in my life and becoming the chief executive officer of the largest coaches’ association in the world is an incredible honor. I look forward to continuing to grow the game, improve the lives of our coaches, and expand our community of members.”
The United Soccer Coaches will host its annual convention Jan. 19-23 in Kansas City.