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Director of Coaching

Ivan Jackson

Ivan Jackson

Title: Director of Coaching

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MSC announces new Director of Coaching

Murfreesboro Soccer Club hires English import, Colorado soccer club veteran Ivan Jackson to lead program

April 22, 2013

For Immediate Release

MURFREESBORO – Murfreesboro Soccer Club’s Board of Directors announced the hiring of experienced Colorado club coach and administrator Ivan Jackson as the club’s new director of coaching (DOC).

Jackson takes over duties as the Murfreesboro DOC on May 1.

A committee of MSC board members chose Jackson from an international pool of over 70 applicants.

Jackson spent a decade as director of coaching at the Colorado Stingers soccer club where he grew club membership, added full-time staff and implemented soccer development curriculum for both select and recreational programs.

In addition to his administrative experience, Jackson is also an active coach leading high school and club teams in Colorado as well as working to select players as part Colorado’s Olympic Development Program (ODP) staff.

Jackson holds National Soccer Coaches Association of America Advanced National and Director of Coaching diplomas. In addition, he holds a U.S. Soccer Federation “B” coaching license and numerous English FA coaching diplomas. He has degree in Business Management from Chelmsford College in England.

MSC Club President Leanna Wright said Jackson is the right choice to grow the club and to improve its development of youth soccer players.

“While we are a successful club with one of the best facilities in the south, MSC needs to take the quality of our player development to the next level,” Wright said. “The club needed an experienced administrator with a track record of proven results growing a club and improving its product on the select and recreational fronts. Ivan Jackson has done all of those things in one of the biggest soccer markets in the U.S., and he is bringing that experience to Murfreesboro.”

Jackson said he was excited to start, calling Murfreesboro one of the best emerging soccer markets in the U.S.

“Murfreesboro has the potential to be something very special, and I want to help make that happen,” Jackson said. “We have a talented base of coaches and players as well as dedicated volunteers and families.  I want to use my organizational abilities and player development experience to help make MSC one of the best soccer programs in the country.”

Wright also thanked outgoing Murfreesboro DOC Bill Vice for his service to the club. Vice, a long-time youth and high school coach in Tennessee, worked as a part-time employee as the club’s DOC.

“Obviously, given the depth of the applicant pool, our DOC position was a coveted position on the national youth soccer scene,” Wright said. “That has a great deal to do with the leadership of Bill Vice. Bill helped us build MSC, almost from the ground up. His contributions will pay dividends for years to come.”