United Soccer Coaches Announces the 2020-21 Class of the 30 Under 30 Program

United Soccer Coaches has announced the 15 women and 15 men selected from over 550 applicants as the 2020-21 class of the United Soccer Coaches 30 Under 30 Program.

The 2020-21 class includes coaches from the youth, high school and college game. See a breakdown of this year’s class below.

  • 14 College coaches
  • 9 Youth coaches
  • 7 High School coaches

Launched in 2013, the 30 Under 30 Program is a year-long education and mentorship opportunity designed to support up-and-coming members of the coaching profession who are 30 years of age or younger. The program gives participants exposure to mentorship, and the opportunity to take advantage of educational offerings, such as advanced diplomas and the United Soccer Coaches Convention.



Sonia Basma Organization: University of Hawaii, at Manoa
Role: Assistant Women’s Coach
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Megan Burke Organization: Fairfield University
Role: Assistant Coach
Location: Fairfield, Conn.
Megan Christian  Organization: Baltimore Union Soccer Club
Role: Head Coach
Location: Baltimore, Md.
Madie Gates Organization: Utah Celtic FC
Role: Girls Director of Coaching
Location: Provo, Utah
Jaquelinne Herrera  Organization: South Central Soccer Academy/Franklin Community HS
Role: U11/U12 Head Coach/Assistant Girls Varsity Coach
Location: Indianapolis, Ind.
Jessica Ingram Organization: Palo Alto Soccer Club/De Anza College
Role: Head Coach/Assistant Coach
Location: San Jose, Calif.
Marie Ipock  Organization: Colorado Mesa University
Role: Assistant Coach
Location: Grand Junction, Colo.
Alexandria Jackson  Organization: Blinn College
Role: Assistant Coach
Location: Brenham, Texas
Keeley Leising Organization: Theodore Roosevelt High School
Role: Assistant Coach
Location: Kent, Ohio
Erin Lutz  Organization: Southside Soccer Club
Role: Head Coach
Location: Tigard, Ore.
Lauren Pien Organization: Livermore Fusion SC
Role: Head Coach
Location: Livermore, Calif.
Brigit Reder Organization: Lakota West High School
Role: Head Girls’ Varsity Coach
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Shelby Spaulding Organization: Allegheny College
Role: Assistant Coach
Location: Meadville, Pa.
Kate Ward Organization: University of Texas at El Paso
Role: Assistant Coach
Location: El Paso, Texas
Kelsey Yam Organization: Hofstra University
Role: Assistant Coach
Location: Hempstead, N.Y.



Samuel Adjei Organization: Bloomfield College
Role: Head Women’s Coach
Location: Bloomfield, N.J.
Coleman Akey Organization: Saratoga-Wilton Soccer Club
Role: Assistant Coach
Location: Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Quaid Curtin Organization: Northwest Missouri State University
Role: Volunteer Assistant Coach
Location: Maryville, Mo.
Jordan Darling Organization: East Carolina University
Role: Assistant Coach/GK Coach
Location: Greenville, NC
Marco DeVito Organization: Anna Maria College
Role: Graduate Assistant
Location: Paxton, Mass.
Miguel Gutierrez Organization: Ann Sobrato High School
Role: Head Girls’ Varsity Coach
Location: Morgan Hill, Calif.
Omar Ismail Organization: Sterling Soccer Club
Role: Travel Academy Director
Location: Sterling, Va.
Zechariah Kruger Organization: Seton Hill University
Role: Head Women’s Coach
Location:  Greensburg, Pa.
Mauricio Lozada Organization: Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club
Role: Head Coach/Staff Coach
Location: Denver, Colo.
Giovanni Monroe  Organization: ISC Gunners
Role: Select Director of Coaching
Location: Issaquah, Wash.
Matt Parsons Organization: Sherwood High School
Role: Head Coach
Location: Olney, Md. 
Kushal Patel Organization: The College of Mount Saint Vincent
Role: Assistant Coach
Location: New York, N.Y. 
Jose Rodriguez  Organization: Athens United/Madison County High School
Role: Head Coach/Head Boys’ Varsity Coach
Location: Athens, Ga.
Brandon Turner  Organization: Chelsea Piers Soccer Club
Role: Director of Club Development/U13 & U14 Head Coach
Location: New York, N.Y.
Omar Zeenni  Organization: Pro GK Academy/Cal State LA
Role: GK Coach
Location: Los Angeles, Calif.