As a Club, we continually seek out opportunities to invest in our players, coaches and community. This aligns with our mission to develop great players and people to enhance the community we serve.
We’re unbelievably excited to announce that Steve Henson has accepted our offer to dedicate 100% of his efforts to SKY Soccer Club going forward as our Director of Coaching and Strategic Adviser to the Club. This provides SKY Soccer Club a full time resource with experience and expertise that is rarely available to clubs our size.
Steve has been sharing his time for the last three years between a full time role as Executive Director of TUSC and Director of Coaching at SKY as a part of our partnership with TUSC. In his time with SKY, Steve has helped our Academy Select program double in size with nearly record participation compared to the last 10 years. Steve has brought a high level of professionalism and stability to the program, which has been matched on the field by our Coaching Staff to provide the best possible experience for our players and families. This has resulted in excellent participation and retention rates and the development of players and teams that are competing at higher levels of competition.
A true teacher at heart, originally from Houston, Steve Henson grew up in Madison, TN where he played youth soccer at Hendersonville Soccer League and graduated from Davidson Academy High School.
Steve went on to play four years of Division 1 College soccer at Western Kentucky University while earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education, Health and K-12 Teacher Certification followed by a Masters of Arts Degree in Education. Steve played 5 years of semi-pro soccer with the Nashville Metros in the USISL and A League divisions.
Steve has over 30 years of coaching experience at the youth, high school and college levels. He has also served for decades as an executive director and director of coaching at several youth clubs in different states. While working in public and private school systems, Steve has been a classroom teacher, an athletic director and a dean of students.
Steve holds multiple USSF coaching licenses, as well as national Coach and Club Director diplomas.
We couldn’t be more excited to make the investment in our club by having Steve as a full time resource for our coaches, players and their families. Be on the lookout for some other great new enhancements to our Academy Select program throughout the spring and leading into Academy tryouts.
To learn more about our Academy Select Program click here