Jay was the Program Manager/President for the Soccer Association of Montgomery (SAM) from fall 2011 – spring 2016, at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds, Maryland. Jay was responsible for all day-to- day operations for the SAM Recreation league and SAM SELECT League, which increased in size by 30% during his tenure to roughly 3,000 participants per season. He also managed additional SAM programming such as summer camps, winter clinics, and developmental soccer programs for young children (3-5 years old).
In addition to SAM, Jay was the director for other events such as the spring outdoor Mid-Atlantic Cup, and indoor tournaments such as the MLK Day Cup and President’s Day Cup. Jay Graduated in 2010 with a Master’s Degree from the VCU Center for Sport Leadership, and spent two seasons working for the Washington Kastles in 2010 and 2011. Jay is currently a full-time, stay-at-home parent.
As a father to three young girls living here in Vienna, it is important to my wife and me that they be involved in activities that build not only athletic ability, but teamwork and positive reinforcement. VYS has given my six year old all of that and more this season, as we’ve enjoyed watching her and her friends blossom under excellent coaching and constructive conditions. My goal as the VP of Operations will be to ensure that your child’s season runs smoothly. If VYS is operating seamlessly, it will only make for a more enjoyable experience for everyone involved; players, parents, referees and coaches.