Wednesday, May 9
TAMPA – United Soccer Leagues is pleased announce the addition of Jeff McRaney to the full-time staff. McRaney has joined the USL staff as Senior Director of Youth Development. He will be responsible for providing oversight to the operational management of the Super Y-League and Super-20 League and providing quality assurance for all clubs under those two leagues.
“Jeff will oversee the operational team, including Super Y-League Operations Director, Melanie Fitzgerald and the operations coordinators, Casey Boudrot and Mike Nicol,” said USL Executive Vice President Tim Holt. “Jeff will be integral in the development of the league and planning of future seasons. He will be actively involved with the implementation of the playing season, coordinating the scheduling process for our 100+ clubs throughout North America, and maintaining the league policies and governance.”
Matt Weibe, the founder and director of the innovative Super Y-League since 1999 will now focus his time directly on further developing clubs within the USL system. He will also identify promising club systems not currently affiliated with USL, looking to add clubs to the already prospering multi-national group of leagues. McRaney will consequently be responsible for all Super Y-League based inquiries.
“We offered McRaney the position because of his relevant experience in the administration with US Soccer U17 Men’s National Team Program,” said Weibe. “He has an evident ability to lead and also personifies a passion for the growth of the sport. His presence with USL provides us with a wealth of marketing and clientele development experience from his time with MISOURCE Inc. and JC Bradford & Co.”
McRaney joins USL after spending his past two years as a National Account Manager with MISOURCE Inc. in Tampa, Florida. There, McRaney headed a recruiting staff responsible for placing employees into the US Department of Defense contracting community.
Prior to May of 2004, McRaney served as a Manager for the US U17 National Team’s Residency Program. As Manager, McRaney implemented the US National Team Residency Program in 1999. The program has since produced the most prolific soccer talent ever to emerge from the US.