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May, 2021

New Director of Coaching - Matt Arrington

Maryland Rush Montgomery announces the hiring of Matt Arrington as new Boy’s
Director of Coaching.

It is with great enthusiasm that we welcome Matt Arrington as Maryland Rush Montgomery
Soccer Club’s new Director of Coaching for the boys program.

After almost 10 years as a coach with various Maryland Rush Montgomery teams, Matt brings a
wealth of experience to the Director of Coaching role where he will be responsible for the
following objectives:

● Lead implementation of Maryland Rush Montgomery and Rush Soccer Mission through
player development pathways, following Rush Soccer’s Player’s development program
● Oversee Staff development and management
● Create a positive culture that builds a mindset growth among the players, coaches and
staff and where the values of the organization are clear, following Rush Soccer’s 11 Core

Matt brings a wealth of professional relationships, experience and knowledge with him to this
new role. He is the founder and director of Arrington Training & Development, and is currently
the head-coach for the DC United Academy’s U15 team. Previous to DC United, Arrington
spent five years as assistant coach for Howard University (NCAA D1), while also serving as a
scout for the Seattle Sounders (MLS). Arrington also served as the Walt Whitman High School
JV Boys Coach and assistant-coach of the Varsity team (MD 4A State Champions 2014).

Arrington spent time playing locally at Walt Whitman High School and earned numerous honors,
including being named to the All-State, All-County, and All-Gazette teams. After high school,
Arrington went on to play at George Mason University, where the team achieved a ranking of
#20 in the Nation during his freshman year. From GMU, Arrington moved to Italy where he
signed and played with San Paolo Ostiense and then the following year with Societa Di Calcio

He currently holds the USSF ‘A’ License, USC Advanced National Diploma, and the USC
Goalkeeping Level I Diploma.

“The time was right to hire a Director of Coaching for the boy’s side to compliment the work that
our Technical Director [coach Ellis Pierre] has been doing. We feel confident that Matt is the
perfect fit for the position and will help lead Maryland Rush Montgomery in an exciting and
positive direction, ensuring quality development of players of all ages and levels within the Club.
Through the introduction of established and proven Age-Group Curriculums, Individual
Development Plans, Coaching and Parent Education, College Coaches Panels, and many new
exciting and innovative programs following the incredible path that Rush Soccer has given us,
Maryland Rush Montgomery will now lead the way as the preeminent club in our area.”
Maryland Rush Montgomery Executive Director, Kennedy Torres.

“I cannot think of a more qualified coach to lead our Boy’s program. Matt has been a coach in
the club for many years, with a proven track record of player development. He also has a great
relationship with all our coaches, which is a key to take our program to the next level. We are
very excited to have Matt working with us. He has a deep understanding of the soccer
landscape across the area and country and his experience and knowledge will be invaluable to
our club.”
said Maryland Rush Montgomery Technical Director, Ellis Pierre .

“To be given the opportunity to help lead Maryland Rush Montgomery’s boys program is an
honor. The club has continually provided me with opportunities to pursue my passion. Soccer in
this region continues to grow and thrive. I look forward to being able to continue this trend,
supporting the amazing coaches and players at Maryland Rush Montgomery and Rush Soccer
while they continue their excellent work.”
said Maryland Rush Montgomery Director of Coaching,
Matt Arrington.

We couldn’t be more excited to have Matt take on his new role as Director of Coaching - Boys
and we eagerly await his leadership at the Club effective immediately.

Please join us to welcome Matt to this new role!


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