Robertson Takes on New Challenge
(Thursday, May 7th, 2020) Cincinnati United Academy Director David Robertson will be stepping away from his position with the club, effective July 1, as he pursues another opportunity out of state.
Reflecting on his time as a part of the United family, Robertson said, “I have truly grown up in the Cincinnati United family, and these memories of my times here have left an imprint on me that has shaped who I have become as a person, a coach, and a leader. It has truly been incredible to see what CU/CUP has been able to build, and they are destined to continue their unparalleled track record of success in the future. I will forever be thankful to Scott Rodgers, and the executive board for taking a chance on a young coach, and believing in me through all my roles. I will forever be a Cincinnati United fan and supporter.”
Through June, Robertson will continue in his role on the CUP Leadership Committee to help implement the new Girls Academy. The new Girls Academy league programming will continue to be led by CU Executive Director Scott Rodgers and CUP Girls Director Jon Pickup.
“We would like to thank David for his 10 years with us, and we wish him the very best in the future,” said Scott Rodgers. “It has been an honor and privilege to be a part of David's career. He has developed into a wonderful leader and an outstanding coach.”
David has served in multiple programs at CU/CUP, and most recently as the Academy Director for Cincinnati Development Academy. In his time with CU/CUP, David helped a large number of players on their pathways to collegiate careers, and was a part of a nationally recognized CUP Girls program that won several state cup championships, regional championships, National League championships, and a National Championship. He was named the Ohio South & Region II Coach of the Year in 2016, and finished as Runner-Up for the 2016 National Coach of the Year award.
CUP Girls Director Jon Pickup on Robertson: “A colleague and friend for close to 15 years, I would like to wish David the very best as he enters into a new phase of his life. Over the last decade David has continually strived to become better, impacting the lives of so many players and families within Cincinnati. Congratulations and good luck.”
CU President Dan Kunkemoeller also commented on Robertson’s time with the club: “David has proven to be someone you can count on for excellence. His work level is unmatched. I have watched him grow in so many ways. We all know he will do many more great things on his soccer journey.”
CUP Vice President John Ramby on David: “I would like to thank David for all his time, hard work and passion that he has put into our CUP program over the passed 10 years”