OMAHA, Neb. – Roja FC Director Marc Brunt announced the addition of Eric Hayes to the club’s coaching staff. Hayes brings a wealth of soccer experience with over 10 years of coaching in the area. He will serve as the head coach of Roja 09 Premier.
Hayes started as a volunteer assistant with the Iowa Western Community College program, where he helped coach them to their first national title in program history (2012). During this time, he became the Director of Goalkeeping for the Gretna Soccer Club and was a part of the Nebraska ODP program (2009-2016).
Hayes then went on to help the Women’s program at Bellevue University (2013-2018). In 2016, he became the Director of Coaching at Council Bluffs Soccer Club (2016-2019). He earned his United States Soccer Federation ‘B’ license (2018) and United States Soccer Federation ‘Grassroots Instructor License’ (2019).