Northern Colorado Rush Staff

matt foster director of coaching

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Matt Foster joined NorCo Rush as Director of Coaching September 2019.  Matt comes to us from Overland Park, Kansas where he was the Recreational Program Coordinator/Age Group Director and head coach for five competitive teams (U9 boys-U12 girls).  He brings a driving passion and positive leadership to NorCo Rush.

One of Matt’s many strengths is that players will learn to enjoy the game while developing within a community club.  Matt comments “I’m very excited to be a part of NorCo Rush and value the opportunity to get to know everyone involved. This is the type of club I want to be a part of and I’m honored to be given such a great opportunity.”

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Coaching Development from Liverpool John Moores University
  • BTEC National Diploma in Coaching Development & Fitness, Priestley College
  • FA Level 1 and 2 Football (USSF ’C’ License equivalent)
  • USSF ‘C’ License (new curriculum)
  • Sports Coach UK – An Introduction to Fundamentals of Movement/Personal Training/Gym
  • Instruction Level 2
Andy Green, Director of Coaching

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Andy has been a part of NorCo Rush since 2017 as the head coach of our U15 Boys team.  He comes to NorCo Rush from the United Kingdom where he was the Dean of Students at Meadowhead School Academy Trust high school for seven years. Andy came to the United States in 2016 to continue his teaching career at Frontier Academy Elementary. NorCo Rush is fortunate that he has chosen to pursue a full time career in soccer, as it best represents his authentic self and his love for the game.

Andy brings a driving enthusiasm, positive leadership, and professionalism to NorCo Rush with an immense educational and experiential background in youth coaching, youth education, and administration. We are thrilled to welcome him to the Director of Coaching position.

  • Education:

    • USSF National C License
    • Elementary Teaching License
    • Child Protection Certified
    • Bachelor of Arts in Social and Cultural Studies in Sports, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, United KIngdom
    • Advanced Vocational Certificate of Education – Leisure and Recreation Sheffield College, Sheffield, United KIngdom
    • Certificate of Education, Hospitality Manage, University of Central Florida

    Coaching Experience:

    • University of Northern Colorado Men’s Club Head Coach, 2021-2022
    • Northern Colorado Rush Soccer Club, 2017-Present

    Andy is passionate about soccer in every aspect. He and his wife, Heather, and their one year old daughter, love living in and being a part of the Greeley community. 

Stefan Lukic, Technical Trainer

 Lukic comes to NorCo Rush from Suljam, Serbia where he grew up playing in one of the most competitive soccer clubs in Europe, Partizan Belgrade. 

Lukic moved to the United States to play collegiately for Oklahoma Wesleyan University where he was named All-American on multiple occasions, earned NAIA First-Team All-America honors every year between 2018 and 2021, was the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference MVP four times, and was the 2019 NAIA Men’s Soccer National Player of the Year. In 2020, Lukic led OKWU to the NAIA championship game.

Lukic founded Maestro Soccer Academy, a private coaching club for all ages, in both Oklahoma and Florida. He also served as the Technical Director and coach for the Northeast Oklahoma Soccer Club.

Currently, Lukic plays professionally for Northern Colorado Hailstorm FC and has a strong passion for coaching youth soccer. 

Lukic is dedicated to sharing his love and knowledge of soccer with young people, and inspiring them to be the best version of themselves, as well as getting involved with, and giving back to, the community. 

Having been coached by some of the best coaches in the game, Lukic knows what it takes to get better, to reach the next level, and to constantly strive for excellence. Lukic says, “The greatest satisfaction for me is to see young players improve and fall in love with the most beautiful game in the world!”

lynda mcmanus director of operations

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Lynda McManus has been affiliated with what began as the Bootleggers Soccer Club to what is now NorCo Rush since 1997.  Lynda has a well-established and deeply rooted passion for youth, soccer, and, specifically, this club. For nearly 20 years, Lynda has worn many hats; she has been a competitive coach, team manager, club and high school referee, referee assignor, and has worked as the club’s Director of Operations since 2003.

As Director of Operations, Lynda manages everything that gets players on the field and ready to play. From registration, bookkeeping, marketing and more, Lynda’s primary goal is helping all of our members grow and thrive both as players and people.

When it comes to developing our youth, Lynda is passionate about teamwork, leadership, and doing what is best for kids. Lynda is a cornerstone of  NorCo Rush and, “Feels fortuante to be surrounded by people who share the same values and motivations that I do.”

Education:

  • Associates Degree in Business, Aims Community College
  • USSF ‘E’ License
  • Certified referee and referee assignor
zanna stiles, admin assistant