TAMPA, FL â€“ United Soccer Leagues announced the six coaches participating at the 2010 USL Menâ€™s Showcase being held in Charleston, SC at Blackbaud Stadium February 4-6. Managing the professional prospects will be Premier Development League coaches Paul Baber, Dave Dixon, Tony Glavin, Chris Hanlon, Mark Spooner and Armen Toniase.
â€œWe are thrilled to have these six coaches actively involved in presenting the talented players at the USL Menâ€™s Showcase,â€ said PDL Director of Operations Lee Cohen. â€œAs PDL coaches, they will have a good working knowledge of many of the playersâ€™ best abilities and will be able to provide insight into how to present themselves on the field as well as accentuate their best attributes during the event. As USL PDL coaches, they spend every day working on creating an environment that will help develop players and send them to the next level, and the USL Menâ€™s Showcase is an extension of those efforts.â€
Returning from last yearâ€™s USL Menâ€™s Showcase as coaches are Tony Glavin of the St Louis Lions and the Springfield Demize duo of Chris Hanlon and Armen Toniase.
â€œThis yearâ€™s mix of coaches will be great for the event,â€ added Cohen. â€œHaving three coaches familiar with the event will help everyone in their preparations, while having three fresh faces will provide new philosophies and ideas.â€
There are 90 players included in the USL Showcase invitees, 10 of whom have played in the Heartland Conference for either Des Moines, Kansas City or St Louis.