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Scott Bower Hired as New CUP Senior Boys DOC

CUSC is excited to introduce Scott Bower, who joins our CUP staff as the Senior Boys Director of Coaching for U14-U23 teams.  Scott brings with him an impressive resume, both as a player and a coach.Scott played with youth teams that won multiple Florida State Titles, and then capped off his youth career by winning the James P. McGuire Cup National Championship title as a member of the U-19 Clearwater Chargers of Clearwater, FL.   He started his college career at Stetson University in Deland, Florida.  He then earned All Conference/All American/All Tournament awards with the 1998 ACC Championship Clemson Tigers before being picked up as a member of the Project 40 program (now known as Generation Adidas).  Scott played for the U23 National Team under coaching greats Clive Charles, John Ellinger and Peter Mellor.  His professional career took him to the San Jose Earthquakes, where he was a member of the 2001 MLS Cup Championship team playing for Frank Yallop and Dominic Kinnear.  A career ending injury ended his playing career prematurely, so Scott then decided to utilize his soccer experiences, his love for the game, and his enjoyment in working with kids toward coaching youth teams in Tampa, Florida.  From there Scott was able to work his way up the coaching ladder.  During this progression he has had many memorable experiences with both teams and individuals that will never be forgotten and will always be the foundation of his coaching and leadership principles.

CUP Vice President George Stinson states “We are delighted to add Scott Bower to our already strong CUP DOC staff. As a Development Academy Evaluator for US Soccer he will be able to guide us to the next level in our programming, standards and coaching. He is a player’s coach so I see our Senior Boys being able to draw on his professional experience to add their abilities. His access to high level professional coaches only enhances the coaching education for our staff as well as opportunities to interact with those professional coaches and teams.”

"CUSC is pleased to add another high caliber Director of Coaching to our program. The Search Committee spent a great deal of time in making this selection and we are thrilled to have Scott Bower on our staff" states CU President Dr. Joel Sorger.

CUP Executive Director Scott Rodgers on Scott Bower, “We are excited to add another great soccer professional to our already outstanding CUP coaching staff.  He has an amazing playing and coaching background that will really help our players develop as players and people. Scott’s experience will help CUP connect with the college game and with the US Soccer National staff. ”

Scott Bower states, “It is vital to integrate myself as seamlessly as possible into an already prominent club in the Region that is doing many great things.  It is important to develop the young person first and the soccer player second, where we will continue to do our work the right way for the right reasons.  Winning, I believe, will come as a result of these principles.”

Scott currently holds a USSF ‘A’ license, and works as a USSF National Team Scout.  He is a DA Club evaluator, an ODP Region 3 Staff Coach and a FYSA State Staff Coach.  Scott Bower is highly respected among his peers in the soccer communities across the U.S., and we feel very fortunate to now consider him a part of the CUSC family.

Scott's experience includes:

  • USSF ‘A’ License / FYSA Youth Module
  • USSF Scout National Teams
  • DA Club evaluator
  • USSF Training Center Staff
  • ODP Region 3 Staff Coach
  • FYSA State Staff Coach
  • University of South Florida (B.S. Business Management)
  • U23 National Team, USA
    Clive Charles, John Ellinger, Peter Mellor
  • San Jose Earthquakes, San Jose CA
    Via Project-40 / now Generation Adidas
    Glasgow Rangers
    MLS Cup Champion
  • Clemson University / Stetson University
    All conference / All American / All Tournament
    ACC Champion
    #1 Ranking 1998
  • Clearwater Chargers
    James P. McGuire Cup - Under-19 Boys