FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Reno MVLA Soccer Club announces hiring of Vanessa Mann and Jen Mavis as Director and Assistant Director of Coaching, combined with a rebranding to Reno APEX Soccer Club.
Reno, Nevada – October 26th, 2023 – The Club is thrilled to announce the hiring of Vanessa Mann, as Director of Coaching, and Jen Mavis, as Assistant Director of Coaching. Vanessa and Jen combine a wealth of experience at the highest levels of US Youth and NCAA soccer with very strong ties to the Reno/Sparks community.
Vanessa Mann, a US Soccer Youth National Team scout; USWYNT Assistant Coach; USSF ‘A” licensed Coach and a US Soccer Coach License Instructor, has top level credentials and a reputation of building successful programs with strong cultures. With past experience including Women’s Head Coach at University of Maryland Baltimore; Technical Director of Oregon Youth Soccer Association; Assistant Coach at William and Mary; and Co-Founder of Legacy Football Club, Vanessa has experience across the full spectrum of youth and collegiate soccer. Having been a US Soccer Women’s Youth National Team scout since Jan 2019, Vanessa was recently named an Assistant Coach for the US Soccer U15 National Team for the camp cycle that just finished in Portland, OR at Nike HQ. Originally from Australia, Vanessa developed roots in Northern Nevada, having played her collegiate soccer at the University of Nevada Reno during 2007-2010 seasons and serving as a Volunteer Assistant Coach at UNR and DOC of Legacy Football Club in Sparks following her playing career.
Jen Mavis, former Assistant Coach and Director of Camps at UMBC; Goalkeeper Coach at William and Mary; Manager of ODP Operations at OYSA; and Co-Founder of Legacy Football Club and Northern Nevada Girls Coach of the Year in 2013, is a Sparks native having attended Reed High School and going on to play at the University of Nevada Reno from 2003-2006. Jen, a USSF “B” licensed coach, combines coaching talent and experience with accomplishments on the administrative and operational side of youth soccer.
Concurrently and effective immediately, the Club is proud and excited to announce a rebranding to Reno APEX Soccer Club. As the area’s largest and most successful soccer club, the time is right to establish the Club’s unique identity, represented in both name and a new badge. The APEX name, familiar throughout the Reno-Sparks area as it relates to the Club’s popular Sunday training program, provides a bold, new look while signifying the pursuit of excellence for Club, coach and player alike.
“I am extremely happy that Vanessa and Jen are returning to our community and joining us at Reno APEX! They are coming back with a level of coaching experience and qualifications that our area has never had before. Our rebranding indicates a commitment to moving the Club and our entire soccer community forward in a positive manner. I have no doubt that with Vanessa and Jen onboard, Reno APEX will take our players and coaches to the next level. ” – Randy Ritter, Club President
Vanessa and Jen, will assume responsibilities at Reno APEX and join existing Club leadership: Randy Ritter (President), Heather Johnson (Vice President & Boys Director), Rob Range (Executive Director) and Marco Merlo (Technical Director & Girls Director) at the end of November.
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