Left to right: Jake Gain, Chris Hanlon, Ian Barker (Director of NSCAA), Ryan Trudgen, Andrew Bordelon, and Ben Taylor
Five current or former Springfield Demize players traveled to Ft. Lauderdale, FL to attend the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) advanced diploma courses. These courses are designed for coaches with an advanced level of experience in soccer. Those attending received diplomas in one of four programs offered by NSCAA.
Jake Gain received the National Diploma. Jake is currently a coach with Nixa Soccer Club. Jake was formerly with the Drury Panthers and a PASL player with Springfield Demize. Chris Hanlon is the GM for the Springfield Demize and Director of Coaching for Total Demize Soccer Club. Chris received the Premier Diploma. Ryan Trudgen was captain of the Springfield Demize until an injury sidelined him. Ryan then became the Assistant Coach for the remainder of the season. Ryan received the Advanced National Diploma. Andrew Bordelon was a former Drury Panther and Springfield Demize PASL and PDL player. Andrew is the Assistant Coach for both the Drury men’s and women’s soccer teams as well as Director of Coaching for Springfield Legends Soccer. Andrew received his Advanced National Diploma. Ben Taylor was a former Drury Panther and Springfield Demize PDL player. Ben is currently the Head Coach at Iowa Central Community College. Ben received the Premier Diploma.