Posted On June 4, 2010 by PUSC
Dear Placer United Soccer Club families:
On behalf of the entire PUSC Board of Directors, I am pleased to announce to you that we have promoted Girls Director of Coaching Ron Benjamin and Boys Director of Coaching Paul O’Brien to the positions of Co-Directors of Coaching. The Board made this decision, and Ron and Paul accepted the positions, last night.
This decision was made after Nathan Williams informed us Thursday that, due primarily to personal and family obligations, he would be moving to North Carolina and taking a position as Director of Coaching with the Twin City Youth Soccer Association.
Nathan has asked us to let you know that he will be personally emailing all of our families himself with more details about his move and the reasons behind them. You can expect that email shortly.
The Board and the entire PUSC community thank Nathan for all he has done for our Club in the past eight years, and wish him and his family the very best. Nathan did a tremendous job in helping us implement our vision to be one of the nation’s premier competitive youth soccer organizations, with a focus on player development and creating a club mentality. It is a testament to the growth and strength of our club that two top coaches and soccer professionals like Ron and Paul, each of whom could be candidates in their own right to direct any of the nation’s top clubs, will be working together to take Placer United to even higher levels.
Paul O’Brien has been the driving force in developing the NorCal Premier Soccer playing league into the league of choice for Division 1 competitive soccer programs. He holds a U.S. Soccer Federation National “B” soccer coaching license. Ron Benjamin, who joined PUSC in 2007 after serving as Director of Coaching at Marin Football Club, holds a National “A” license and is recognized among his peers as a top technical soccer development coach.
Both Ron and Paul have already begun peppering us with ideas, some new, and some they have been working on for some time with Nathan. This is an exciting time for our Soccer Club, because every change, even saying good-bye to a dear friend like Nathan, gives us a chance to evaluate ourselves. We already believe we have become the top club in Northern California, but we measure ourselves against the best in the nation, and we know we can always get better.
If you have any questions, you can always contact me, any Board member, Ron or Paul, or any of our coaches.
The one thing that will never be in doubt is the Club’s commitment to our soccer families. The strength of our soccer club is in every player, every coach, every parent, and every volunteer. We are “ClubStrong.” We will always remain committed to player development and to creating the very best competitive youth soccer experience for you and your children.
Please join us again in congratulating Ron and Paul in their new positions, and in thanking Nathan for all he has done for us. We wish him, his wife Megan, and their children our very best.