CU Announces Hugh Seyfarth as New Director of Goalkeeping

CU Announces Hugh Seyfarth as New Director of Goalkeeping


Cincinnati United Soccer Club is excited to announce the hiring of Hugh Seyfarth as the Director of Goalkeeping for Cincinnati United and the Head Goalkeeper Coach for CUP Girls. 

“We are delighted to bring Hugh into the United family. His background in the youth and college game is going to help us take our goalkeeper program to another level. Hugh’s vision is in line with our clubs desire to build a goalkeeper experience that will be special for all of our goalkeepers,” stated Scott Rodgers, Executive Director for Cincinnati United.

Cincinnati United President Dan Kunkemoeller also expressed his excitement about Seyfarth’s hiring, saying, “We are delighted to add yet another high-level and experienced teacher of the game in Hugh Seyfrath. Our goalkeepers are going to benefit from Hugh’s experience, his enthusiasm for the game and his many years of coaching experience. CU continues to set the standards with the best programming and staff in the region, providing all levels of players the environment to develop their talents.”

Originally from Centerville, Ohio, Hugh played collegiate soccer at DePauw University (1990-1994) in Greencastle, Indiana where he earned all conference honors and served as team co-captain his senior year. After graduation, Hugh started his coaching career at Centerville High School where he served as the team’s goalkeeper coach for two seasons.  Next, Hugh entered the collegiate ranks as an assistant men’s coach at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana (1996-1998). After Earlham, Hugh coached both the Men and Women goalkeepers at Miami University as a graduate assistant coach for two seasons. Upon the completion of his MBA from Miami, Hugh worked as an assistant coach for the Miami Women’s Soccer Program and taught business courses at the Richard T. Farmer School of Business at Miami University (2000-2005).  From 2005-2012 Hugh was the Head Men’s Soccer Coach at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida, and then returned to Miami as an assistant women’s coach from 2013-2016 and the interim head soccer coach for the 2017 season. Most recently, Hugh served as the Director of Goalkeeping for Cincinnati Development Academy and a staff coach for Cincinnati Development Academy Premiere. Hugh holds an “A” license from the United State Soccer Federation. Hugh and his wife, Stacey, live in West Chester with daughters Madison (9) and Ella (7).

Cincinnati United Soccer Club is the fastest growing and most competitive club in the tri-state area of Southwest Ohio, Northern Kentucky, and Southeast Indiana. The club currently fields over 215 teams of over 2,700 players.