The Ames Soccer Club has hired Damien Corrieri as its new Assistant Director of Coaching. Corrieri has previously coached with the Club as both a volunteer in the recreational program and as a professional coach in the premier competitive program. Corrieri’s responsibilities include coaching competitive teams, summer camp instruction, winter training programs, and assisting with general player and program development. In addition, Corrieri will be responsible for development and outreach activities. “I am fortunate to be able to serve in a role that allows me to share my passion for soccer” said Corrieri. “I look forward to working with Gary Eyles and the Board of Directors towards improving the soccer experience for the children and youth of our community.”
Corrieri holds a National D license from the United States Soccer Federation, Level 1 & 2 Goalkeeping Diplomas from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), and State of Iowa High School Coaching authorization. He also served two seasons as head coach of the Ankeny Centennial freshman soccer program and one season as head coach for the Iowa State University Women’s Club team.
Gary Eyles is pleased to have Corrieri in this full-time role. “Damien is a dynamic young man who brings new perspectives and has already hit the ground running and begun work on initiatives that will help elevate the soccer experience for current and future players. He is very enthusiastic about coaching and teaching our younger players the proper way to play, and his own thirst for gaining knowledge and experience is contagious,” says Eyles.
Corrieri lives in Ames with his family. His wife, Amber, is Director of Development at Mainstream Living. They have two children; Jordan (11) and Isabella (7). In addition to his professional work, he is an active member of the Ames community. He has served as co-chair for the United Way of Story County’s Day of Caring (2009 & 2010) and Young Leaders Society (2012 & 2013) and was an Ames Jaycees Board member (2008). Corrieri has also been involved with the Octagon Center for the Arts, is a past member of the Young Professionals of Ames, and remains active in the Ames Chamber of Commerce.