United Soccer Coaches names Geoff VanDeusen as new CEO


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.

1 comment about "United Soccer Coaches names Geoff VanDeusen as new CEO".
  1. Kevin Sims, October 20, 2021 at 9:25 a.m.

    Geoff's passion for the beautiful game and the association sets the stage for the next chapter in United Soccer Coches history. Working with him and observing his positive leadership has been gratifying. I am looking forward to my 42nd convention. Join me in KC!!!

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