AYSO United National Director of Coaching, Grant Heywood assumes role with LA Galaxy Development Academy
AYSO United National Director of Coaching, Grant Heywood, has stepped down from his position to assume a coaching role with the LA Galaxy Development Academy. During his time with AYSO United, Grant has been instrumental in the development and growth of the club through his commitment to supporting coach education and development. Grant began his AYSO coaching career with Pacific Soccer Club in Orange County before transitioning that program to AYSO United. Earlier this year Grant was promoted to National Director of Coaching, where he was responsible for supporting over 600 coaches nationwide and building the AYSO United identity framework alongside our National Technical Director, Paul Bright.
“While we are disappointed to see Grant leave, we are excited for him to be given a leadership role with one of the top Academy programs in the country. Grant has been a leader, role model and ambassador for the AYSO United program and his experience working with our coaches, Regions and AYSO executive leadership will be missed. It is also encouraging to know that professional clubs recognize the value of the program we are building nationally, which is large part is due to our coaches,” said Dave Thomas, AYSO United National Director.
AYSO United would like to thank Grant for his service and wish him well as he begins the next chapter of his career with LA Galaxy.