KANSAS CITY, Mo. (February 28, 2023) – United Soccer Coaches named Schellas Hyndman Interim Director of Coaching Education on Tuesday. Hyndman, a longtime member and Coach Educator for the association, will help oversee the implementation of United Soccer Coaches education courses through the spring and summer, including Summer Residentials. 

“We’re honored to have Schellas join us in the interim to continue our education plans through 2023,” said Geoff VanDeusen, United Soccer Coaches CEO. “We know he will do an amazing job in implementing and managing our upcoming courses, available in blended, in-person, and online formats.” 

A member of the association since 1976, Hyndman brings with him a wealth of knowledge about the association and an extensive coaching resume, including stints at Eastern Illinois University (1977-83), Southern Methodist University (1983-2006), and Grand Canyon University (2015-21), in addition to his time as head coach of FC Dallas in Major League Soccer from 2008-13. A champion of the association, Hyndman was named the 83rd recipient of the Honor Award at the 2023 United Soccer Coaches Convention in Philadelphia. The Past President was also inducted into the United Soccer Coaches Hall of Fame in 2020.

“It is truly an honor for me to be named the Interim Director of Coaching Education for United Soccer Coaches,” said Schellas Hyndman, United Soccer Coaches Interim Director of Coaching Education. “I have been a Coach Educator for approximately 30 years and have enjoyed the opportunity to share my passion and soccer knowledge with our members.” 

Hyndman will begin working with the United Soccer Coaches education department in finalizing the details for the Summer Residentials being held this June and July. The Summer Residential format has been a longtime favorite of United Soccer Coaches Members, incorporating education sessions in classrooms and on fields. This format emphasizes cohort learning and allows members to build lasting bonds with fellow candidates. More information on Summer Residentials, including registration links, will be available within the coming weeks.

In addition to Summer Residentials, Hyndman will work with United Soccer Coaches Director of Education Programs Dave Simeone to continue providing new and engaging Special Topics Diplomas and online coaching content available to members in The Training Ground.

If you have any questions regarding United Soccer Coaches educational offerings, please visit UnitedSoccerCoaches.org/education. For questions regarding specific courses, please email education@unitedsoccercoaches.org