ALASKA RUSH SOCCER CLUB

Our Coaching and Administrative Staff

Alaska Rush takes great pride in the coaches that coach for the club. In fact, they are the cornerstone and backbone of who and what we are.

Developing soccer players is the primary objective for our coaches, but what cannot be underestimated is the importance of coaches shaping lives. Gone are the days when coaching responsibilities consist of working with X's and O's. Today, coaches must not only be technically proficient and tactically sound, but also have an understanding of how to teach players to take care of their bodies and minds. Running sprints is no longer the only method of maintaining fitness. Today's athlete must understand the importance of endurance for sure, but strength, coordination, nutrition are all facets of physical conditioning. Understanding the psyche of youth players and managing those players is also a key component in coaching. Today's coaches must be able to motivate and build self-esteem in their players. All this simply means we need quality, well-rounded men and women to lead our youth to success both on and off the field. Coaches are now teachers, motivators, psychologist, mentors and more.

Our coaches continually strive to develop players on and off the pitch. It is a great privilege to coach in the Rush, the premier soccer organization in the world. 

The administrative staff for Alaska Rush is also a key component to our club's overall success. We have a diverse staff of men and women who ensure that the club's day to day needs are met. Whether it is assisting the club's directors, sponsorship and fundraising, handling registration, answering phone calls and emails or simply working on general club business there are a few things that one will find consistent. The Rush administrative staff is constantly striving to be organized, professional and courteous while making sure that the wants and needs of our members is priority number one. 

The administrative branch of our club plays a role in every championship we win, every player we develop and every branch partner with whom we team.

Chain of Command
Any concerns questions comments should follow the chain of command designed by the Rush.  The communication chain should progress as follows: Head Coach of the team, Director of Coaching (of respective program), Technical Director, Board of Directors President.  Every effort must be made to adhere to the flow chart.

If you are interested in coaching or working with the Alaska Rush, please contact Director of Operations Dan Rufner.

 Title/PositionName/Profile
 Technical DirectorBrian Lux
USSF A Licence
NSCAA Premier Diploma
USSF Goalkeeper Licence
USSF Youth License
Director of GoalkeepingSteve Medina
NSCAA Regional Goalkeeping Diploma
Director of Operations
Dan Rufner
NSCAA Advanced National Diploma
USSF D License
 Rush Thunder/TOP Soccer CoordinatorVacant
C.A.P. DirectorDan Rufner
M.Ed. Counseling and Guidance
College/Career Counselor at Service High
 R.E.A.C.H. CoordinatorVacant
 RegistrarJoey Caterinichio
 Webmaster/Media DirectorDan Rufner
 Premier Teams
 2000 BoysHead Coach- Fairbanks Rush 00B
USSF C License
2000/2001 GirlsHead Coach- Alaska Rush 01G
NSCAA National Diploma
2001 BoysHead Coach- Alaska Rush 01BChris Hoke
USSF D License
2002/2003 GirlsHead Coach- Alaska Rush 02G
Mike Montgomery
NSCAA National Diploma

Assistant Coach- Alaska Rush 02GBrian Farrell
USSF C License
2004 BoysHead Coach- Alaska Rush 04B
John Oliver
USSF B License
NSCAA Advanced National Diploma
2004/2005 GirlsHead Coach- Alaska Rush 0405G
Lauren Meehan
USSF B License
USSF Youth License
NSCAA Advanced National Diploma
 Assistant Coach-Alaska Rush 04/05GBrian Farrell
USSF C License

2006 Boys
Head Coach- Alaska Rush 06BMike Naylor
USSF F License
 
Assistant Coach- Alaska Rush 06B

Christian Montano
2006 GirlsHead Coach- Alaska Rush 06G

David Gonzalez
USSF C License

 
Assistant Coach- Alaska Rush 06G

Chris MacKay
2007 Girls

Head Coach- Alaska Rush 07GDan Rufner
NSCAA National Diploma
USSF D License
 
 Assistant Coach- Alaska Rush 05G Melany Luiten
USSF D License
 2007 BoysHead Coach- Alaska Rush 07B
John Oliver
USSF B License
NSCAA Advanced National Diploma
  2008 BoysHead Coach - Alaska Rush 08B
 

Mike Naylor
USSF F License
 Assistant Coach - Alaska Rush 08BChris MacKay
  2008 GirlsHead Coach - Alaska Rush 08GJohnny Turner
USSF D License
NSCAA State Diploma
 Academy Pre-Comp Teams
 2009 GirlsLead Coach Lauren Meehan
USSF B License
USSF Youth License
NSCAA Advanced National Diploma
 2009 BoysLead CoachJohnny Turner
USSF D License
NSCAA State Diploma
 2010 GirlsLead Coach

Dave Gonzalez- 
USSF C License

 Athletic Trainer
 OPA Certified Athletic TrainerLynne Young

Contact

ALASKA RUSH SOCCER CLUB
11801 Brayton Drive 
Anchorage, Alaska 99516

Phone : 907-561-7874
Email: [email protected]

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