DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Jared's primary role is to manage the club's intramural, pre-travel, travel, and enrichment and camp programs. Jared's passion for Rye Soccer and attention to detail helped him lead the Rye HS Boys' Varsity soccer team to its three best seasons in over 35 years between 2018 and 2020--including a #1 state ranking and appearance in the NY State Final Four in 2019 and an undefeated season in 2020. From 2016-2018 Jared served as a full-time assistant coach for the Harvard men's team and he now serves as the part-time Director of Player Development for the 2019 Ivy League Champion Yale men's soccer team. Off the field, Jared serves as an educator and mentor to students in Rye, the Bronx, and communities around the world.
DIRECTOR OF COACHING, BOYS' DIRECTOR OF TRAVEL
Chris is both a beloved coach and a mentor to RYS staff coaches. As Director of Curriculum, Chris is primarily focused on helping the staff coaches improve the quality of their training plans, curricula, and on-field coaching. Chris has developed a sterling reputation for his passionate, purposeful, and skills-based approach to coaching children. He uses his remarkable energy and passion to also lead the Mini Garnets (4U-5U) and Winter Indoor Soccer Enrichment (WISE) programs.
GIRLS' DIRECTOR OF TRAVEL
Erica is a longtime RYS coach with a rich history in the sport. Between 2005-2010, she spent time as an assistant coach at Rutgers University and Centenary University. As a player, she was a member of the training squad for New Jersey's Sky Blue FC in the Women's Professional Soccer League (WPS) for part of the 2011 season. Prior to that, she captained the Hudson Valley Quickstrike Lady Blues, a semi-pro team in the W-League, and also played for Jersey Sky Blue (W-League) in 2008-2009. Erica served as captain of the Villanova Wildcats during her four-year collegiate career. Prior to her college years, Erica played club soccer for PDA (NJ) and was a member of the National Team Pool in 1998. Off the field and on the big screen, she played the soccer body double role in the 2007 film Gracie.
DIRECTOR OF PLAYER DEVELOPMENT, EQUIPMENT MANAGER
Rich's primary role is to focus on the well-being of the club's players--from the beginning intramural player to the highest-level travel player. In addition, Rich mentors volunteer parent coaches and managers to ensure that parents feel supported in, and prepared for, their roles. Rich is a lifelong resident of Rye and highly decorated coach. In addition to leading the Rye HS Girls' varsity team to countless championship matches (including the 2021 Section 1 Class "A co-championship, 2020 Southern Westchester Large School Title, two appearances in the NY State Finals, and one State Championship), Rich has coached dozens of high school all-Americans, college all-Americans, and professional players. His compassion, kindness, and experience as a parent and coach in Rye are invaluable for our players and parents.