CUSA is very pleased to announce the hiring of Shane Smith who comes to us from the Dayton Dutch Lions where he has coached for the last six years and has served as one of their top two coaching managers for the last four years. Shane is a former member of an Arizona State Champion Select soccer team and has played professional soccer in the PDL, PASL, and USL-Pro leagues including 4 years with the Dayton Dutch Lions. In the last few seasons, he has also been an assistant coach for the Dayton Dutch Lions Men’s PDL and Women’s PSL teams. Shane coached Rose LaVelle who was the #1 pick in the draft and plays professional soccer at the Boston Breakers.
Shane’s focus as a CUSA Assistant Director of Coaching will be on community outreach and player recruitment and integration. He will be working with many different CUSA teams and area recreational, school, and community-based teams to raise awareness of the sport of soccer and soccer development opportunities in the Dayton area. Shane will start with CUSA on March 1st and you will see him at training sessions and games over the coming weeks as he gets to know the club and our players. Please welcome Shane on board.