Jerry Seiner Coach of the Month

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Jerry Seiner Coach of the Month

September 2014

Coach: Marli Martin

Current Team: Utah Avalanche 01 White, Utah Avalanche 04 Black MM, Utah Avalanche 04 Black North MM

Coaching Experience: I started coaching with Colorado Youth Soccer. I was the head coach of a GU10 until they were GU15, at the same time I was an assistant at Colorado State University-Pueblo for 4 seasons. I have now been with Utah Avalanche going on my 3rd year.

Playing Experience: I started up in the rec leagues at the age of 4 with Utah Youth Soccer. At age 7 I started playing competition with the boys until I joined up with Utah Avalanche in 2001. We were ranked #1 in the state, #3 in the West and #11 in the Nation. Played through high school at Cottonwood High and went on to play 2 years at Dixie State and 2 years at Colorado State University-Pueblo

Favorite Soccer Teams:  Real Salt Lake, USWNT, Liverpool

Favorite Soccer Player: Michelle Akers

Most Memorable Soccer Experience(s):  My senior of college, the only game my father was able to get to that year, we went into double overtime with Colorado School of Mines. They were huge rivals. We were in the dying moments to try and pull out the win. My teammate and I had a special moment where she took off up the sideline, fed the ball into me, I hit her right back down the sideline again and arched my run into the box. She sent a beautiful ball in that I somehow ended up getting a piece of and ending the game with a 2-1 win. I didn’t care about the win, the goal... the priceless moment was my dad’s face. I will never forget that smile.

Coaching Philosophy: Teaching these kids the love and passion I carry for the game every day by developing their skills and getting them to accomplish things they didn’t see possible. At the end of the day, this beautiful game teaches you more than just soccer. I hope they walk away from me better people than they are soccer players.

Favorite Movie: Coach Carter

Favorite Food: Chicken and Rice

Special Interests:  Football- Devner Broncos!, any sports and anything outdoors.

Coach Says: If you’re going to do something you love, why not do it with all you got? All I ask of my athletes is that they give me maximum effort every practice and every game. They will always get the same from me. 

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