Dan Yates Hotspurs Role: College Prep Phase Boys Team Leader Men's First Team Assistant Coach (NPSL) firstname.lastname@example.org Coaching Qualifications FAW level 2 Football Coaching USSF E License FA 1st 4 Sport Coaching Level 1 UEFA B License BSc Honors Degree in Soccer Coaching, Administration and Development Relevant experience: UK International Soccer Coach: 2015-present Point Park Mens Soccer Assistant Coach: 2018-present Pitt Womens Club Soccer Team: 2018 Deer Lakes High School Boys Varsity Coach: 2019-present Start in soccer: I started playing football at a very young age. When I was born, my uncle bought me my first pair of cleats and jersey, so it was embedded into my life from day one. I played locally (Manchester, England) for teams in my area growing up -- playing for my school, the county and local high-level clubs. Yet, playing after school everyday with my friends is really where I learned the game most. Inspiration to coach: My Uncle was a big inspiration in my coaching career. After serving in the British Army, in 1999 he moved to America to start coaching soccer in Virginia. I visited him often and we'd go on road trips to his games while I was here. That got me pumped up about progressing my coaching career and making the move to the USA. Favorite part of coaching soccer: I love to see a player/team that I have coached, develop into better players/people on and off the field. My job as a coach is to develop a player/team to the best of my ability, within this setting. If my players want to continue to play after they leave me or the club and have become a better player, I have done my job and I get such a kick out of seeing it over the years. Tournament soccer is also is a lot of fun for the players and parents to create better bonds. It’s great to see those bonds forming in the flesh. Favorite player/team: My Favorite team is Manchester United – Fave player of all time has to be Ronaldinho!!! Currently my fave player is – Antonie Greizmann When not coaching soccer: I love watching most American sports -- apart from baseball. I also like to cook and expand my skills in the kitchen. As well as spend time with friends, visiting new and exciting places.