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  • Rashid Utush
  • Kasey Cox
  • Adrian Utush

Rashid Utush

DIRECTOR/Boys COACH

As a player I progressed from a youth, playing club soccer to becoming a professional and playing overseas in a first division club in Europe. I take the process of development seriously because I know firsthand the steps involved to progress. I implement these steps with staff coaches and always keep the player in mind. Complete development is the goal so we can promote passion, commitment and hard work. These are traits that we hope will show in all aspects of their life.”

Coaching Experience

NSCAA National B Coaching License

Year Team Position
2000 - 2000
Seattle Sounders Summer Camps
Training Instructor
2004 - 2011
Utush Soccer Academy
Head Coach
2009 - 2011
El Dorado United
Head Coach
2011 - Present
USA Stars Academy
Director of Coaching

Playing Experience

Year Team Location
1999 - 1999
Fresno Dragons, A-League
Fresno, California
1999 - 2000
Hatert
The Netherlands, Europe
2000 - 2000
San Jose Earthquakes, MLS
San Jose, California
2000 - 2000
Seattle Sounders, A-League
Seattle, Washington
2000 - 2001
SVO Josko Ried
Austria, Europe
2001 - 2002
Dresden FC
Germany, Europe
2003 - 2004
Achilles '29
The Netherlands, Europe

Kasey Cox

COACH KASEY HOLDS A MASTER'S DEGREE IN KINESIOLOGY AS WELL AS A CERTIFICATION IN PERSONAL TRAINING

I started coaching competitive soccer in order to share my knowledge and experiences that I have gained throughout my life to the new generations of soccer players. I wanted to be able to impact the kids on and off the field with positive, disciplined mentoring. Growing up I played in different places and I experienced different coaching philosophies. My style, heavily influenced by my time in Italy, is a more defensive approach. I am very excited for the future of the Stars Academy and being a part of the tremendous coaching staff.

Coaching Experience

NSCAA National B Coaching License

Year Team Position
2014 - Present
USA Stars Academy
Coach

Playing Career

Year Team Location
2004 - 2004
AC Milan Youth Academy
Milan, Italy
2006 - 2010
Bella Vista High School
Sacramento, California
2010 - 2011
California State University, Sacramento
Sacramento, California
2010 - 2011
California State University, Sacramento
Sacramento, California
Youth Soccer
San Juan Soccer Club, Placer United, Cal Rush, NorCal Elite
Sacramento Area

Adrian Utush

Coaching Experience

NSCAA National B Coaching License

Year Team Position
1989 - 1992
Oakmont High School
Player
1995 - 2004
Personal Soccer Trainer
Trainer
2004 - 2011
Utush Soccer Academy
Trainer
2008 - 2011
El Dorado United
Trainer
2011 - Present
USA Stars Academy
Trainer & Coach