(San Ramon, California) – iSoccerPath, the premier education and evaluation company for families of prospective college soccer student athletes, is happy to announce the addition of 3 new Coaching Directors to its staff. Darren Sawatzky, Rod Underwood, and Robin Hart have each accepted a coaching director staff position, starting April 1, 2017. Sawatzky will serve iSoccerPath clients in the Pacific Northwest, Underwood will work directly with his professional and club coaches contacts to help educate and evaluate youth clients across the Country, and Hart will be focused on helping players and families be evaluated for NAIA programs across the country, a critical division to place potential soccer student athletes.
“The hiring of these three exceptional coaches to our staff is a great achievement for iSoccerPath (ISP) and College Soccer Panels (CSP).” said Jeff Jaye, Managing Director of iSoccerPath, “In the past two years we have been fortunate to expand in 8 States servicing over 70 youth soccer clubs as well as the biggest college ID camps and showcases. Being able to hire Darren, Rod, and Robin, who are passionate about the iSoccerPath education model, will add tremendous value to our current staff and allow us to scale up to handle the demand for iSoccerPath as we enter more soccer markets.
Along with our Directors, each evaluator is either a former USSF national staff youth coach or college coach so our clients are ensured the best possible direction to become a student athlete through soccer.”
Darren Sawatzky has an extensive playing history including 4 seasons in MLS and 5 in the United Soccer Leagues. He is a passionate and dedicated coach and has held several positions at the high school, collegiate, and professional levels including University of Washington Assistant Coach, Seattle Sounders Head Assistant Coach, Washington Youth Soccer ODP Director, Sounders FC Director of Youth Development, Mercer Island Technical Director, and was 2016 MASL Coach of the Year. He is currently the Sounders U23 General Manager & Head Coach, and coaching for the Tacoma Stars and the Guam Men’s National Team.
Rod Underwood is currently the head coach of the Montego Bay United FC, 1st Division Jamaica. He was the coach of Cleveland City Stars and spent a year as a head coach of North East Stars in the TT Pro League before moving to the coaching staff at Portland Timbers FC. Recently, Underwood was the Academy Director for Sacramento Republic FC. Rod is a passionate leader, and states “My goal is to help youth soccer players develop and teach them the character needed on and off the off the field, which leads to success in obtaining a college roster spot”.
Robin Hart is currently the new women’s head coach at Menlo College and pursuing a Master’s of Arts in Coaching and Athletic Administration. Prior to Menlo, Hart was an assistant coach at NCAA Div. II Sonoma State University where she helped the team to a CCAA regular season championship in 2015 and a runner-up finish in 2016. Previously, Hart was a coach for Santa Rosa United Soccer Club, for the regional ODP camp, as an assistant coach at San Francisco State University, and as a coach and assistant DOC at East Bay United Soccer Club for six seasons. As a senior and team captain at SFSU in 2008, Hart propelled the Gators to a 12-7-3 record and appearances in the CCAA Championship and NCAA Division II Championship Tournaments. For her NSCAA All-West Region First Team efforts that season, Hart was voted as the Gators’ Most Outstanding Student-Athlete of the Year.
To learn more about iSoccerPath visit www.isoccerpath.com and www.collegesoccerpanels.com