Zach’s passion for the game was evident from a young age. As a youth soccer player, Zach led Fauquier High School to a #1 ranking in the state of Virginia in 2005. He continued his soccer career earning a scholarship to play at both East Carolina University and Radford University. At both universities he was the starting goalkeeper earning over 60 career NCAA division 1 starts to his name. Zach finished his college career as team captain during his junior and senior years at Radford. While at Radford, Zach earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Marketing.
As the founder and owner of ZAR Soccer Academy Zach’s philosophy is to develop well rounded, high performing players. Zach holds a NSCAA Advanced National Goalkeeping Diploma, USSF National “D” Coaching License, and a NSCAA Level 2 Diploma. Zach is a District & State ODP Goalkeeper coach in Virginia and was the goalkeeper coach at the University of District of Columbia Firebirds. At UDC he helped starting Firebirds goalkeeper Louis Connors earn a spot on the NSCAA All-Region 2nd Team for NCAA Division 2 players. Zach has also helped several of his academy goalkeepers earn scholarships to NCAA Division 1 or 2 schools as well as placed several players at the Division 3 level.
Zach’s passion for soccer and coaching drives him to produce the highest caliber of training for his clients.
“I love what I do, and am proud of these kids who dedicate their busy lives to the sport of soccer. Whether it’s for recreational purposes or competitive play, soccer teaches you lessons that you will use throughout your life.”
- Coaching Education
-NSCAA Advanced National Goalkeeper Diploma
-National USSF “D” Coaching License – Field Training
-NSCAA Level 2 Diploma – Field Training
- Virginia ODP
Fall 2014- Spring 2017
-Virginia State Goalkeeper Coach
-North District Goalkeeper Coach
-Academy Goalkeeper Coach
- University of the District of Columbia
Summer 2014 – Spring 2016
-Helped lead team to a Top 25 ranking nationally for the first time in program history
-Coached starting GK (Louis Connors) to a Defensive player of the week honor & a place on the 2nd team all NSCAA East Region team