FC DELCO Appoints Former MLS Player and Development Academy Veteran to Academy Director
CONSHOHOCKEN, PA, - August 15, 2019 The region’s premier soccer club, FC DELCO (formerly Continental FC) appoints Jeff Zaun to Academy Director to continue to deliver upon the club’s goal to become one of the best in the country.
“We are excited to bring someone with Jeff’s experience and skillset to FC DELCO,” says Rob Elliott, General Manager of FC DELCO. “Jeff will further our mission of evolving soccer in the region and nationally,” adds Elliott.
A former professional MLS player for both The NY/NJ Metrostars and Chicago Fire, Zaun comes to FC DELCO from TSF Academy. Prior, Zaun was both a recruiter and a coach for Red Bulls Youth Academy, helping to elevate the club to the powerhouse it is today.
As a coach, Zaun’s U19 team finished the Fall 2017 season undefeated (15-0) and was ranked first in the country. The team’s top player, Ben Mines, also eventually signed with the first team. In fact, under Zaun, twelve Red Bull recruits made the first team, including US National team players Matt Miazga, Tim Weah and Tyler Adams. More than 45 players that Zaun has coached have been invited to US Youth National Team Camps.
Coach Zaun's recruiting efforts were so successful that he was made Director of Youth Scouting at Red Bulls in 2018, where he created an extensive scouting protocol, player evaluation system, and recruiting network.
"I'm happy to join a club with a rich history and legacy," says Zaun, FC DELCO's new Technical and Academy Director. "I look forward to working with the current staff to help shape players' futures," comments Zaun.
A graduate of Rutgers University, Zaun also coached at his alma mater for nearly a decade. Zaun starts with FC DELCO immediately.
About FC DELCO: As Pennsylvania’s premier football club with deep roots in the community, FC DELCO offers an unprecedented playing experience that fuels a love of soccer and empowers players to awaken their talent. Our nationally recognized program has won eight national championships, countless region and state titles, and has placed more players in NCAA collegiate programs than any other club in Pennsylvania. Additionally, we have multiple alumni playing in the MLS and professional women’s leagues. To find out more, visit fcdelco.org