MIKE McNEILL JOINS SAN FRANCISCO GLENS SC PDL TEAM AS TECHNICAL DIRECTOR, IN ADDITION TO HIS ROLE AS SF GLENS EVOLUTION U13+ DIRECTOR OF COACHING.
1/26/18, 9:15am PST - By SF Glens Staff
SAN FRANCISCO, CA. – San Francisco’s newest PDL team continues to make moves on the sporting side, bringing in Mike McNeill as the SF Glens SC’s new Technical Director. Mike will continue in his role as U13+ Director of Coaching for the SF Glens Evolution youth club.
A four year starter for San Francisco State University Men’s Soccer Team, McNeill has shown the same dedication to his coaching career, earning his NSCAA Advanced National Diploma, serving on the United Soccer Coaches Technical Advisory Committee, and being named the 2016 NSCAA Western Region Coach of the Year. Additionally, he is currently completing his UEFA A license.
“Aside from his accomplishments as a coach, Mike provides great insight into how our club can grow and continue to be impactful to the local soccer community.” shared team General Manager, J. Ramon Estevez. “Additionally, like Head Coach Javier Ayala-Hil, Mike brings with him very strong ties to local players, coaches, and the soccer landscape in general.”
"Mike brings a tremendous amount of experience to our staff. He knows the local landscape very well and he is very ambitious in growing the SF Glens brand. I couldn't be happier having him on board.", added Head Coach Javier Ayala-Hil.
“It’s an honor and an exciting opportunity for me to be apart of the first team in its inaugural season. As one of the Club Directors for the past 6 years, helping oversee a period of significant growth, to now be a part of this new journey is something that I take great pride in. I am looking forward to working closely with Javier and Ramon to make the first season a huge success. I also would like to thank the Board of Directors for having the confidence in me to assume this position.”, said Mike McNeill.
The San Francisco Glens will play their 2018 PDL Home Games at historic Boxer Stadium, where The Glens first began play in 1961. Season Tickets are available at www.sfglens.com.
About the San Francisco Glens
Founded in 1961, the San Francisco Glens have been a mainstay of the San Francisco soccer landscape for decades, winning numerous titles in the historic San Francisco Soccer-Football League and competing for National titles throughout the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s.
With the addition of the San Francisco Glens PDL team, and in partnership with their youth club, San Francisco Glens Evolution, the Glens form the largest soccer club in San Francisco, providing all levels of competition to nearly 1500 youth and adult soccer players.
About the Premier Development League
A part of the United Soccer Leagues, which also operates the Division II USL, the newly-announced USL Division III and Super Y League, the PDL has served as the proven stepping-stone for aspiring professionals.
Nearly 70 percent of all MLS SuperDraft selections since 2010 have PDL experience, including a total of 59 alums chosen in 2017. Among the many players to have played in the PDL before making their professional debuts include Newcastle United FC defender DeAndre Yedlin, 2017 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year Tim Melia, 2017 MLS Defender of the Year Ike Opara and U.S. Men’s National Team members such as Darlington Nagbe, Brad Guzan, Geoff Cameron and Tim Ream.