Apr 3, 2012

Chesterfield United Name Pat McStay Technical Director; Re-structure Staff

Congratulations to frequent guest contributor Pat McStay who has been named the new Technical Director at Chesterfield United FC (Richmond, VA).

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Official United FC Press Release:

Chesterfield United is excited to announce the re-structuring in the club’s already successful chain of command effective June 1, 2012. The  changes coincide with the well received changes in player development and the new European Academy model released last week.

The club’s new structure will see Pat McStay take over as the clubs Technical Director, who hopes to continue the clubs ever increasing rise in the city of Richmond and surrounding areas. Pat will oversee the clubs technical staff and the daily operations of the club.

“Everyone’s hard work over the last 18 months has gotten the club to this point. I feel that the next step isn’t to relax but work harder and that’s what we plan on doing. I am excited about taking over as Technical Director and cannot wait to work with our players and coaches.”

The Ultimate Cup will now be run by Matt Lacey who will continue to serve as the club’s Director of Player Development and UDP.

“I am very excited to be involved with The Ultimate Cup. I think that Chesterfield United and Richmond Kickers have created a great product and service to the soccer community and I look forward to being part of something very special and unique” commented Matt Lacey, Director of Player Development.

Dale Parker will be promoted to Girls Director of Coaching and will now oversee the development of all Girls teams in the club while combining his role as Camp Director.

“I hope to increase participation on the girl’s side as well as add quality. I feel that this is a great opportunity for me, and I am looking forward to the challenge.”

Joe Farrell will continue his role as the clubs Boys Director of Coaching, ASL Academy Director, and Recreational Director.

“I have been here almost 10 years and cannot remember the last time the staff was this excited about the future. We have put the time and effort into building the club into what it is today, and we will continue to grow. I am anxious to see what 2012 has in store for us!”

Today we officially announce that we will sadly be losing a great member of the club. Heather Pedersen has decided to take a step away from Soccer and begin a new profession as a full time mother to her wonderful daughter Anna Jane starting June 1 st.

"I will miss this club tremendously, and wish nothing but the best for Chesterfield United. The past few years I have watched this club grow, players develop, old programs get better, new programs added, and I am proud to have been a part of it. I am looking forward to spending more quality time with my family, and hope to have Anna Jane be a part the UDP program in a few years!"-Heather Pedersen

Heather has played a pivotal role in the clubs recent success in her role as both Technical Director and Tournament Director. Her hard work and dedication to improve the club has helped shape a very bright future for Chesterfield United. Heather began working for Chesterfield United as the Girls Director of Coaching in 2008 and was promoted to Technical Director in January 2011.

In her time she has improved the standard of coaching education, player development, and communication to the club’s membership. She also played a massive role in the success of 2011 Icebreaker and the new 2012 tournament Ultimate Cup which brought in a record number of teams compared to previous years.

“We are all very sad to be losing Heather but at the same time we all know how important it is for her to be at home with Anna Jane. We have all seen how much effort she has put into this job, and we know it must have been a very hard decision for her. We will all miss her but wish her the very best in the future.”-Chesterfield United Staff

Heather will continue her role at the club until June 1, 2012.