Thursday, April 27, 2017

Eclipse Select adds Callan, McNellis to coaching staff

Mark McNellis (left) and James Callan

CHICAGO – Eclipse Select Soccer Club welcomes in two new coaches to its staff starting in 2017-18. James Callan has been named the Eclipse Select Director of U-8 to U-10 East and Mark McNellis will be Eclipse Select East Coach.

McNellis and Callan have a wealth of former playing and coaching experience and have spent their recent years at United Soccer Academy, with Callan serving as the director of coaching since 2012 and McNellis as senior coach since 2011. Both will begin their Eclipse Select responsibilities this fall.

Callan grew up in Peru and moved to the U.S. in 1994. He is a former player at Amundsen High School in Chicago’s North Side and the NAIA’s St. Xavier University.

McNellis has been a fixture in the Chicagoland soccer community for many years. He is a former all-state athlete at Hinsdale South High School, where he is the program’s all-time goal scoring leader. McNellis was part of DePaul University’s soccer team from 1991-93.

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