Seven Elite Academy has recruited Jean Claude Gay as Director of Coaching for the Ogden region and Devin Zimmerman as Director of Coaching for goalkeepers.
The appointments are part of the academy’s expansion across Utah, following a successful first 18 months that saw its boys and girls teams win a string of tournaments.
The Seven Elite Academy 01 Boys South were recently crowned National Champions at the President’s Cup in Westfield, Indiana.
Jean Claude Gay will concentrate on working with coaches in the Weber / Davis area, while Zimmerman’s role is to work with goalkeepers throughout the academy.
Anthony Godfrey, Academy Directory at Seven Elite Academy, said: “I’m delighted to bring Jean Claude on board to our DOC coaching team.
“He has a playing and coaching experience from France that will support the academy’s future projects and to ensure we do everything we can in providing a platform for our players to reach their potential heights on and off the pitch.
“His key roles as a Regional DOC for Ogden will be to support our curriculum delivery, coach mentor programme and oversee player review evaluations. I know many will benefit by his experience and his skills set.”
Jean Claude Gay boasts over 18 years of coaching experience in France and the United States and holds a UEFA A License.
Devin Zimmerman, meanwhile, is also S.C Assistant and GK coach for the PDL team Ogden City. He holds a USSF National C License and a USC Goalkeeper Diploma.
Godfrey added: “Devin’s role as the Director of Coaching for Goalkeepers will be to oversee the coaching programme for all of our academy goalkeepers, right across the state of Utah.
“He will also support Jean Claude Gay in assisting him to oversee the coach mentor programme in the region of Ogden.
“It’s a must for any well-established academy to have a well operating goalkeeping coaching department to meet the needs of our goalkeepers and our playing identity.”