Congratulations to our October 2013 Head Coach of the Month Taylor Abbott and our October 2013 Assistant Coach of the Month Jason Hofmann!
Head Coach of the Month: Taylor Abbott
Taylor wins his second Head Coach of the Month award during his third year as a coach for Eclipse. Taylor started coaching for the club in its inaugural year when he led the U10 Lunar Girls team to a successful first season and has continued on with those girls into their U12 season this year. Under Taylor’s leadership, the U12 Lunar Girls have become one of the most successful teams in the club, including becoming the club’s first representative in the US Club Soccer National Cup. Taylor wins the award based on his dedication and commitment to not only improving his players but to also improving himself through coaching development. In addition to coaching the U12 Lunar Girls, Taylor has also spent time helping Future Eclipse and the U9 Girls this season. He is looking forward to returning to the coaching staff for a fourth season next year.
Assistant Coach of the Month: Jason Hofmann
Jason wins the Assistant Coach of the Month award for the second time in his two seasons as an Eclipse assistant coach. After working with the U10 boys team last season, Jason has been the assistant for the U9 boys this season. Jason has consistently shown an ability to connect with the boys and has the foundation set to be a terrific head coach in the future. At the recent Brentwood tournament, the U9 boys had a dramatic 2-1 come-from-behind victory to earn a place in the semifinals that was fueled by Jason’s promise to bring them donuts if they could pull off the win. Jason will be spending the winter playing on the Campolindo varsity team and hopes some of his players are able to come out and support the team.