Bobby Puppione Named as the New CUP Youth Director of Coaching
Colin Mullaney and Reed Maltbie Name CU Site Directors
Cincinnati United Soccer Club continues to bring the best together and we are excited about some recent changes to our Director of Coaching staff. The club has hired Bobby Puppione as the club's first Youth Director of Coaching for CUP while Colin Mullaney and Reed Maltbie have been hired as directors of coaching for our CU sites.
"We are excited about our changes in the director staff," said Scott Rodgers, Executive Director of Cincinnati United Soccer Club. "With our continued focus on the development of our players, we felt it was important to make these changes. Bobby's Youth Director role will help us put an even greater emphasis on our players' development during some of the most important years of a player's career. Meanwhile, we know Colin and Reed will do a great job in their new positions inside of our CU sites, helping us continue to be a top club. Their passion for working with coaches and players will be beneficial to our entire club."
Puppione moves in to the newly created position of CUP Youth Director of Coaching effective immediately. In this new position, he will oversee the boys and girls CUP teams from U11-U13. Puppione will also aid in the transition of our U10 CU teams in to the CUP program at U11 and assist in the transition from U13 to U14 in CUP.
Mullaney will take over Puppione's role as the CU Sycamore-Mason Director of Coaching. He joins the director staff after having served as a CUP staff coach the past couple seasons. Prior to his arrival at CU, Mullaney had director experience at Fairfield Optimist Soccer Club (FOSC). He will run the site with longtime Director of Coaching, Mike Duncan.
Maltbie transitions in to Jon Caldwell's role as CU Lakota-Monroe Director of Coaching alongside Andy Szucs and Paul Rockwood. He has served as an assistant director with the club over the last year and has an accomplished coaching background.
Dave Simeone will now oversee the CUP U14-U18 girls program. Puppione and Rodgers will serve as Interim Directors of Coaching for the CUP U14-U18 boys program.