United Soccer Coaches: Vince Ganzberg is new Director of Coaching Education

United Soccer Coaches' new Director of Coaching Education Vince Ganzberg succeeds Ian Barker, who held the position for the last 10 years. Ganzberg has been the Associate Director of Coaching Education since 2015.

Before joining United Soccer Coaches, Ganzberg served U.S. Soccer as an education consultant (2013-15) and was Indiana Youth Soccer Director of Coaching in 2001-11.

As the Director of Coaching Education, Ganzberg will oversee the organization's coaching education content (residential and non-residential courses), curriculums, academy staff, grassroots coaching, partnership education, and new course creation.

“When the Director of Coaching Education position became vacated in early January, I sat back and came up with my list of intangible qualities for the position, said United Soccer Coaches CEO Geoff VanDeusen said in a press release. “Vince fit all the intangibles: a teacher, “A” license, United Soccer Coaches Premier Diploma, presenter experience, likability, respected in the soccer community, and a love for the association. Vince brings a wealth of knowledge, a vision, and an incredible passion for coach education.”

1 comment about "United Soccer Coaches: Vince Ganzberg is new Director of Coaching Education".
  1. humble 1, March 8, 2022 at 1:34 p.m.

    Good luck for Vince.  The coaching education development lifecycle for soccer in the USA is not unlike that for players, the best should go abroad.  The best coaches in the world come from Argentina, Italy and Germany, and other ex-USA nations.  Even our rising star Jesse Marsch famously opted for Euro licensing, went so far as to be absent at games while in class in europe.  The easiest way for USA to improve coaching would be to make it easier for coaches from latin America get their credentials here.  Even so far as to help them learn English.  There is an untapped treasure trove of latino coaches here with credentials.  Maybe Vince will have a look at this. This is an area United Soccer coaches could be a huge help.  Reach out into these communities, become an alt pathway to USSF for latino coaches.  Just a thought.  Have a nice day.

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