Facebook
Twitter
Newsletter

The Official Website of

WNY FLASH

News

WNY Flash Academy Hire Eric Dade as Executive Director of Coaching

06/03/2019 12:06 PM -

WNY Flash Academy Hire Eric Dade as Executive Director of Coaching

Buffalo Native & Former Professional Player returns to WNY

Buffalo, NY—The WNY Flash Academy is excited to announce that Eric Dade has been hired in the role of Executive Director of Coaching for the club. Dade will be leaving his Technical Director post at Liverpool FC IA in Dallas. Dade will arrive in market on Wednesday, June 5th and soon be accompanied by his wife Angie, along with children Cameron and Chase.

“Eric is the complete package and we are thrilled that he is joining our staff,” says Vice President Aaran Lines. “Eric has professional playing experience in the MLS, Division 1 coaching experience, and has run top youth organizations all over the United States. We have no doubt that he will make a huge impact in the Western New York community, leading our membership and coaching staff to another level.”

Dade, 49, played collegiately at Virginia Commonwealth earning a Bachelor’s degree in health and Physical Education. The Buffalo native played in the MLS for the Dallas Burn/FC Dallas for 5 seasons. Dade also played MISL in Baltimore and Dallas before moving into the coaching game full time.

Dade has held the role of Executive Director of Coaching for several top organizations such as the Dallas Sting, Birmingham United Soccer Association, and Armada Youth Academy, one of the most nationally recognized clubs. At Armada, Dade increased its visibility and membership size by 3,000 players, Won 12 Florida Youth Soccer State Cup Championships, 6 Regional Championship and 3 National Championships. He helped place over 350 scholarship athletes into college soccer programs, and 10 more players into the US National Team program. His ECNL girls program finished top 5 in country, and he developed club alliances in 3 different market places.

 

"I would like to thank Aaran Lines, The Sahlen Family and the WNY Flash Academy leadership team for this unique opportunity. The Flash Academy is a nationally recognized brand that I’m honored to be part of.  I’m thankful and grateful for my families support as we enter this next chapter of our lives. The opportunity to come home and give back to the city that paved the way for me is one I couldn’t pass up."

 

Dade also has collegiate coaching experience, spending 5 years at Jacksonville University in Florida as the women’s assistant coach.

 

Dade holds a USSF “A” License and is active within the US Soccer Federation where he serves as a US Soccer Talent ID Scout.  Dade has served on staff for US Soccer U14 & U18 National team camps.

 

Dade was inducted into the Virginia Commonwealth Hall of Fame in 2000.

 


Search Archive »




Browse by Year »

2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012

Browse by Month »

June 2019
May 2019
April 2019
March 2019
February 2019
January 2019
September 2018
July 2018
June 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
December 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012