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Ethan Taylor Joins Charlottesville Alliance as Director of Operations

By Admin, 02/08/23, 10:15AM EST


Charlottesville, VA (February 8, 2023) 

Charlottesville Alliance Sports Club is excited to announce the hiring of Ethan Taylor as Director of Operations. Taylor will aid in the administration and management of the Alliance to ensure the club operates effectively as the Alliance continues to grow.

Taylor is a graduate of Emory & Henry College with a Bachelor’s of Science in Sports Management and Bachelor’s of Arts in Business Administration. Taylor joins the Charlottesville Alliance SC staff and graduates with his master’s degree in Sport Leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University in May. Taylor’s background encompasses  experience with club, high school, and college operations, coaching, event management, and more. 

He brings a strong soccer background and knowledge of the game to The Alliance and will have an immediate impact at the club. His lifelong passion and commitment to continuously educate himself on the best practices of the beautiful game will help players and families flourish at the Alliance. Taylor has been a part of the FC Richmond staff, as well as a volunteer assistant coach for Powhatan High School. In addition, Taylor worked for VCU Athletics, Grove United, D.C. United, and Club Champions League.

“This position at the Alliance was almost a no-brainer for me,” Taylor said. “I had met Shay previously on a CCL United trip and loved his energy that is hard to match in the youth soccer landscape. I’m excited to work alongside him and the other staff members as we embark on this journey to establish the Alliance in the world of sport.” 

“We are proud and excited to be able to announce Ethan Taylor as our Director of Operations! Ethan is joining us with a successful collegiate career and some extremely valuable coaching experiences through his time with FC Richmond, CCL United and I am excited to have him join our staff and start impacting our Alliance families!  Ethan’s educational and playing background will make him a great role model for our players and club culture.” said Shay Bell, Charlottesville Alliance SC Sporting Director. 

“Ethan is joining us as he completes his Master in Sports Administration and we are looking forward to having him join our staff. His primary focus will be streamlining our club communication, program registration and execution of club program presentations. With his knowledge and background, we are excited to see the impact he will have within our club and community,” Matt Nauman, Charlottesville Alliance SC President stated.

Ethan has already started with The Alliance and has been assisting with the Winter Goalscoring Academy program.  In the next couple of weeks, he will be involved with all administrative responsibilities of the club including website maintenance, player registrations and communications via PlayMetrics. If you see Taylor during training or at the Alliance Park, please give him a great Alliance welcome!

About Charlottesville Alliance SC

Charlottesville Alliance Sports Club is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization located in Charlottesville, Virginia, and home to the University of Virginia.  Founded in August 2003, The Alliance has a long-term lease on 79 acres of land off of Polo Grounds Road and boasts up to seven (7) full-size Bermuda grass soccer fields.

The Alliance Sports Club is a national brand with affiliates located in markets across the United States.  The Alliance SC is proud to announce Charlottesville, Virginia as its first affiliate.