Tuesday, April 3, 2012

St. Charles native Manny joins Eclipse Select as Director of Goalkeeping

Eclipse Select Communications

CHICAGO -- The Eclipse Select Soccer Club announces the addition of St. Charles, Ill., native Trae Manny to its staff as the club's Director of Senior Goalkeeping. Manny also will serve as the head of Eclipse Select's College Assistance Program.

"Trae Manny will be an excellent addition to our already strong staff," Eclipse Select Director of Soccer Mike Nesci said. "His experience, knowledge of the position and enthusiasm toward teaching the game will allow us to produce some of the finest goalkeepers in the country."

The move for Manny certainly is a homecoming. Manny, who turns 27 today, was a goalkeeper at St. Charles East High School, where he was named first team Upstate Eight All-Conference.

"Eclipse Select has long been a dream job for me," Manny said. "I was around Mike Nesci a few times during my youth career and always appreciated his approach. As a coach in the college ranks, I grew to appreciate the consistently high standard of Eclipse Select teams and players, as well as the club's history of developing first-class goalkeepers. Now I have an opportunity to return to my roots to influence and develop youth players who come from the same locale as I did."

For more, visit EclipseSelect.org.