Salvo Soccer Club is excited to introduce to you two of our newest staff members: Stuart Trench and Matt Cross.
Stuart will be leading our South 13U+ teams as the South 13U+ Director. He brings with him several years of soccer experience and leadership.
Born and raised in Scotland, UK. Stuart played in the pro-youth academy set up throughout his youth playing career. He came to the U.S. to earn an education and play soccer collegiality. Stuart went on to graduate from Hamline University with degrees in Communication and Business.
After college, Trench was the Women’s Soccer Assistant Coach at Hamline University for three years where he helped the program to its first-ever playoff appearance. He is currently the Women’s Soccer Assistant Coach at Concordia in St. Paul and part of the Olympic Development Program staff.
Trench comes to us from MapleBrook Soccer Association where he was the Girls Director of Coaching. During his time at MapleBrook, he helped to win back to back State Cup and Presidents Cup Championships in 2018 and 2019. He brings with him licenses from the U.S. Soccer Federation, United Soccer Coaches, and Scottish Football Association.
Matt Cross will be leading our Central teams as the 9U-19U Central Director. He made his move to Salvo Soccer Club from Blaine Soccer Club where his main role in the club was being the Girls Technical Director. He helped to start the after-school program within the Spring Lake Park School District which ranged from Elementary to Transition age groups. Matt brings with him his D License and Director of Coaching Diploma.
Cross is also currently the Sporting Director for FC Minnesota which fields two Minnesota Amateur Soccer League teams and one Minnesota Women's Soccer League team. He is in his second year as the Assistant Girls Varsity Coach at Centennial High School.
Previous to Blaine Soccer Club, Cross worked for St. Croix Academy on the boys' side and was the Assistant Boys Varsity Coach at North St. Paul High School. He has also worked for Coerver, the Olympic Development Program, and the International Soccer School of Excellence in various ways over the years.
Please join us in welcoming Stuart Trench and Matt Cross to the Salvo SC family!