SUFFERN, N.Y. (May 22, 2019) - Ramapo Valley Soccer Club (RVSC) has promoted Yan Garcia to Director of Coaching, effective immediately. Jessica Eichele has left the organization to pursue other opportunities.
The club is fully supportive of Jessica and her decision to pursue other opportunities. We want to thank Jessica for her contributions and commitment to the overall success of the club and its programs. Jessica is a person who is loved by many and she will be missed dearly.
As Director of Coaching, Yan Garcia will oversee all club recreation, competitive, and development programs. A Rockland County native, Yan is a graduate of Suffern High School and played collegiate soccer at SUNY Oneonta where he exceled both on and off the field. He served as captain in both his junior and senior year and sat on the Student Athlete Advisory Council – a group that consulted on all student athlete related matters. In 2008, he was selected to represent the entire student athlete body in the NCAA National Athletic Leadership Conference in Disney. Shortly thereafter, he was chosen to host an ESPN segment to honor the SUNY Oneonta Women’s Soccer Team for going 8 consecutive seasons without a single loss in their conference. He graduated with a degree in Business Economics.
Yan would spend the next 8 years holding various roles at top organizations such as LG, ADP, and BMW Financial Services where he learned the inner workings of a vast, entrepreneurial, business unit. During this time, he began his coaching career at Clarkstown SC. Passionate about working with children, Yan left corporate America to become a full-time Youth Training & Programs Coach with the New York Red Bulls, a professional soccer organization based in NJ.
At RBNY, Yan coached five teams and helped to design seasonal development plan curricula, age appropriate session plans, player ranking/evaluation systems, and player feedback mechanisms. He has worked with grassroots to academy level players and will use his unique skillset in his new role.
Yan is a proven leader that embodies our core values on and off the field. We are excited for him to take this opportunity and know he will represent the club perfectly.
Yan is currently attending Manhattanville College to obtain a master’s degree in TESOL as he has plans to become an ENL (English as a New Language) teacher.
Please welcome Yan by saying hello when you see him on the field!