The partnership renewal continues the support of the Master’s in Soccer Coaching Program (MSC) and establishes Ohio University as an Official Partner of United Soccer Coaches. 

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Oct. 18, 2023) – United Soccer Coaches announced today the renewal of the association’s partnership with Ohio University, and specifically the Master’s in Soccer Coaching Program (MSC) offered by the university. 

Providing the only soccer-specific master’s degree program in the United States, Ohio University is proud to celebrate the tenth year of the Master’s in Soccer Coaching Program (MSC), designed to provide the most current information and research in the development of soccer coaches for every level of the sport.

“The Master’s in Soccer Coaching Education is the pinnacle of coaching education offered in partnership with the association,” said Geoff VanDeusen, United Soccer Coaches Chief Executive Office. “We’re thrilled to continue this partnership with Ohio University to develop the next generation of soccer coaching professionals.”

The Patton College of Education at Ohio University and the United Soccer Coaches launched this online master’s degree in Recreation and Sport Sciences with a concentration in Soccer Coaching in June 2013. Through this continued partnership, special access is given to the enrolled students in the areas of United Soccer Coaches membership, special pricing on association courses, and access to events at the annual convention.

“It is excellent to continue our Master’s in Soccer Coaching Education partnership with United Soccer Coaches,” said Dr. Ashley Allanson, Program Cohort Facilitator and Faculty Member. “This partnership is integral to the development of the curriculum of the degree and even more essential, is the opportunity students have to access the United Soccer Coaches Convention to benefit their continuing development as soccer coaches.”

Ohio University is now accepting applications for Spring 2024. Those interested can submit an inquiry to the program’s webpage here. Representing the highest level of education offered through the association, the Master’s in Soccer Coaching Education includes a five-day residency that takes place at the annual United Soccer Coaches Convention.  

About Ohio University 

Ohio University strives to be the best student-centered, transformative learning community in America, where students realize their promise, faculty advance knowledge, staff achieve excellence, and alumni become global leaders. OHIO is committed to fostering, embracing, and celebrating diversity in all its forms. Our Athens Campus offers students a residential learning experience in one of the nation’s most picturesque academic settings. Additional campuses and centers serve students across the state, and online programs further advance the University’s commitment to providing educational access and opportunity. Ohio University is a Carnegie R1-classified research-intensive institution with a record of advancing knowledge through discovery and innovation in the natural and biomedical sciences, humanities and arts, and engineering. Visit for more information. 

About United Soccer Coaches

Founded in 1941 and headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., United Soccer Coaches is the trusted and unifying voice, advocate and partner for coaches at all levels of the game. The largest community for soccer coaches in the world, we unite coaches of all levels around the love of the game and we elevate the game through advocacy, education and service. To learn more visit