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Ryan Ash

Quick Facts

Hometown: Normal, Illinois

Currently resides in: Normal, Illinois

College: Millikin, Decatur IL

Playing Experience:  PCSL and local youth traveling.  Played high school at University High School on a very successful team as a goal keeper.  I was a 4 year starter are Millikin where I was MVP, all conference, all midwest and was recently inducted into their athletic hall of fame.  

Like most about soccer:  To me soccer is a very graceful sport. Watching a team flow and adjust throughout the match is a beautiful thing.  

Favorite Soccer Player: David Silva (Manchester City)

Coaching Philosophy: Kids should look forward to practice.  There is so much to learn and so many exciting ways to teach it.  I am somewhat new to coaching so I plan to learn from those with experience.  

Other Information:  For the last 15 years I have been a referee at the various levels of soccer.  I work everything from youth to amateur and college.  The fall is very time for as I travel frequently for matches.  Referring to me is the ultimate physical and mental challenge.  It is something that can be made to look very easy but at the highest levels it is anything but easy.  My understanding of the game, coaching styles, playing styles and everything therein I can attribute to my years of reffing.