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Coach Zach Salchli

Pre-Academy Program Director

About Coach Zach

Coaching License

USSF C License and United Soccer Coaches National Diploma

Education/Professional Background 

M Ed Learning and Instruction Vanderbilt University and BA anthropology University of Kentucky

Coaching Experience

  • Western Kentucky University Director of Student-Athlete Development (2019-present)

  • Kentucky ODP Staff Coach (2018-present)

  • Executive Director Kentucky Ambassadors Soccer Club (2018-2019)

  • Greenwood High School (2015-2018)

  • SKY Soccer Club (2013-2016 and 2019-present)

  • Capital City United Soccer Club, Baton Rouge, LA (2012-2013)

  • Bluegrass Soccer Club (2008-2009)

Player and Coach Philosophy

My goal is to help nurture a love for the game while placing players in a developmentally appropriate training environment that challenges them while also providing support for their growth. I believe soccer is so much more than a game, and I hope that every player leaves my team with a better understanding of themselves as a leader and citizen that transcends the soccer field.


Fun Fact

Climbed mountains in 3 different states with a life goal of climbing all the 14ers in Colorado one day.

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