Former local high school standout Ed Evans, Jr. (Pine Bush High School ’91) brings a wealth of knowledge and soccer coaching experience to the Pace Staff.  Widely respected as one of the top youth coaches in the Northeast, Coach Evans has been involved in all levels of youth soccer in the Hudson Valley for well over a dozen years. In 2009, Coach Evans led the U-18 Boys East Fishkill Thunder to the Eastern New York State Championship before becoming the first Hudson Valley Region youth soccer team in history, boys or girls, to capture the United States Youth Soccer Association Region 1 Championship and advancing to the 2009 USYSA National Finals.

Coach Evans had a stellar collegiate career at Division II National power Franklin Pierce College (’95) where he help lead the ravens to 3 NCAA DII tournaments. Coach Evans has worked as the Head Women’s Coach at Manhattanville college and worked as an assistant coach with the Men’s programs at SUNY New Paltz and SUNY Ulster.  In addition to his involvement with the youth side of Soccer Plus Academy, Coach Evans will also be training and coaching the Soccer Plus Academy U-23 Mens Team during the summer of 2010.