Continuing on the theme of Club changes, the latest points to Lou Fusz Athletics burgeoning ambitions. First heard via the grapevine and then confirmed per the quote below, Lou Fusz Athletic Adds Soccer Coaches
We are extremely pleased to announce the addition of Matt, Ren, and Chris to our leadership at Lou Fusz Athletic. They bring a vast amount of experience and expertise to the team. It is an exciting time to be apart of Lou Fusz Athletic.
Lou Fusz Athletic
UPDATED – Lou Fusz posted a notice May 28th on the new additions with additional announcements
Matt Mueller, Director of Coaching and Competition
Ren Herzog, Director of Juniors Development
Cal McKee, Director of Futures, Girls
Chris Gomez, Director of Juniors Blue Stars, Boys
Wendy Dillinger, Director of Juniors Blue Stars, Girls
You can follow Lou Fusz Athletic, as they prefer to be called now, on Twitter @LouFuszSoccer. Yes, I do know they have the @LouFuszAthletic account as well but it’s been almost ten months since they posted anything to that account.
Continuing below are my earlier comments on the hires from May 6th
The coaches Critchley references are Matt Mueller, Ren Herzog and Chris Gomez. As the image at the bottom points out, both Ren and Chris have been a significant part of the Player Development Training (PDT) at St.Louis Scott Gallagher Missouri. The club has been more proactive about removing references to the Coaches than they were when Blake Decker departed, thus the screenshot. I do not know either of these coaches so I’ve shared a YouTube clip the club created to provide some background last year. That is where the titles came from as well. I don’t know how to save YouTube videos, who knows how long they remain there.
Matt Mueller I met the Summer of 2011 when I returned to St. Louis, an introduction facilitated by his High School coach Terry Michler. This move for me is significant in that Matt’s been with the organization for a decade now and has been given plenty of responsibility. He was the Boys Registrar most recently while also coaching youth teams but in the past he handled the U23 teams as well as assisting in a variety of spots such as in 2017 when he assisted Kevin Thibodeau with the 2004 Pre-Academy team that went on to win the U13 National Championship. I reached out to Matt via email regarding his move but did not hear back from him. Matt Mueller, SLSG, Jr. Boys Director and Registrar
Ren Herzog, SLSG, Missouri Boys Youth Director
Chris Gomez, SLSG, Missouri Asst Youth Director
Lou Fusz Athletic Adds Soccer Coaches