SALEM, Ore. – Director of Coaching, Jared Rust, has been appointed head coach of the Men’s Soccer Program at Willamette University. Rust, who has been Associate Head Coach since 2015, will take over for Lloyd Fobi (current CFC coach and former board member).
With his responsibilities at Willamette increasing, Rust and the Club have agreed that it would be best for him to diminish his responsibilities at the club. His time as Director of Coaching will conclude at the end of 2018. Rust will continue to stay involved as a team coach, assistant coach of the Timbers U23’s, and as an advocate for CFC.
“It has been a wonderful 3 years working as the Director of Coaching at Capital FC. I would like to thank Collin Box, the board of Trustees, the coaches and the rest of the staff for putting their trust in me to lead our coaches in the growth and development of our great club. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with you all through the challenges and successes of making our great club the best it can be. I look forward to continuing at the club as one of the staff coaches and am excited about my new opportunity to lead the Willamette University Men’s program. I am grateful to be able to have the opportunity to continue coaching at the club with my new schedule and look forward to being part of the future in a new role.
Thank you again for supporting me in my time as DOC. It has been an absolute pleasure to work with you all!”
Over his time with the club, Rust has contributed to the growth of CFC both on and off the field. Since 2015, Rust has helped to push the club forward with coach education and recruitment. He helped steer the club through the challenges of birth year changes and implementation, and has helped to increase the club’s effectiveness in developing not only great soccer players but great people who are equipped for a successful future.
“We’re incredibly thankful for the work Jared has done over the last several years to lead our coaching staff,” says Collin Box, CFC Executive Director. “Though we will miss him as our Director, we’re excited to continue to partner and keep growing the game in Salem together.”
Since learning of Rust’s plans, the Board has been in the process of interviewing and hiring a new Director of Coaching. These details will be released at a later date. In the interim, CFC Executive Director Collin Box will act as Director of Coaching.
“The future is very bright for the Salem soccer community,” says Box. “It is hard to lose someone from the club but great to be able to keep them in our city. We wish Jared the best of luck and are excited for what the future holds for Capital FC.”