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.

 Technical Director 
Director of Youth DevelopmentTyler Jeffres
USSF D License
Director of GoalkeepingSteve Medina
NSCAA Regional Goalkeeping Diploma
Director of Operations
Dan Rufner
NSCAA Advanced National Diploma
 Rush Thunder/TOP Soccer CoordinatorVacant

C.A.P. DirectorDan Rufner
 R.E.A.C.H. CoordinatorVacant
 RegistrarJoey Caterinichio
 Webmaster/Media DirectorDan Rufner
Elite Programs
Futsal Training and GamesRobert DeVassie
 Goalkeeper Training
Steve Medina
NSCAA Regional Goalkeeping Diploma
Julie Shields
Tyler Jeffres
USSF D License
 00B PremierHead Coach- Fairbanks Rush 00B
USSF C License
01/02G PremierHead Coach- Alaska Rush 01G
NSCAA National Diploma
01B PremierHead Coach- Alaska Rush 01BChris Hoke
USSF D License
02G PremierHead Coach- Alaska Rush 02G
Mike Montgomery
USSF D License
Assistant Coach- Alaska Rush 02GBrian Farrell
USSF C License
04B PremierHead Coach- Alaska Rush 04B
John Oliver
USSF B License
Assistant Coach- Alaska Rush 04BDan Rufner
USSF D License
NSCAA Advanced National 
05G PremierHead Coach- Alaska Rush 05G
 Tyler Jeffres
USSF D License
Assistant Coach- Alaska Rush 05G
USSF D License

06B PremierHead Coach- Alaska Rush 06B
Robert DeVassie
USSF C License 

Assistant Coach- Alaska Rush 06B

Tyler Jeffres
USSF D License

06G PremierHead Coach- Alaska Rush 06G

David Gonzalez
USSF C License

 07G PremierHead Coach- Alaska Rush 07GDan Rufner
NSCAA National Diploma
 07B PremierHead Coach- Alaska Rush 07BTyler Jeffres
USSF D License
 Alaska Rush Youth Academy
 08/09B AcademyHead CoachMike Naylor - USSF F License
 Assistant CoachChris MacKay
 08 G AcademyHead CoachRon Kruse
USSF D License
GrassRoots Coaching Diploma
 08G AcademyLead Coach

Dave Gonzalez- 
USSF C License

 Athletic Trainer
 OPA Certified Athletic TrainerLynne Young


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Anchorage, Alaska 99511

Phone : 907-561-7874


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