Summerville Soccer Club has announced the appointment of Eddie Crosby as Executive Director of Soccer. Crosby comes to Summerville after successfully leading the CESA-Columbia Program. “Eddie brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience which will enable him to provide stability and strong leadership for a program that we know possesses tremendous potential. We are excited to have him join our club and feel sure our members will be enthusiastic about his appointment” stated Laurie Fladd President of the Executive Board at SSC. “Eddie is a Summerville native and has deep roots in the area. He is committed to continuing to develop the program with an eye to establishing Summerville Soccer Club as the Premier Youth Soccer Program in the Charleston area,” added Fladd.
Crosby will begin his tenure in Summerville on July 1st and has already been very involved in preparation for the upcoming year. “Obviously I am thrilled to be able to come back home and have the opportunity to take charge of a soccer program in an area that means a great deal to me.” Crosby said.
Crosby will be responsible for the day to day running of the SSC program. Under the direction of the SSC Management Team and the Executive Board at SSC he will implement and execute a comprehensive plan that will allow players of all ages to prosper in an organized and professional environment. Crosby stated, “It is my goal to see the SSC program experience not only growth in numbers, but growth in the quality of players coming through our club. We have the facilities, staff and ambition as a club to help players improve and develop. We will focus equally on all age groups and genders and will have a strong recreation player base, as well as, a top notch Academy and Select program. Of course it will take some time to bring all of our plans to fruition, but I am fully committed to making sure that our membership can be proud to be a part of the SSC family.”
Eddie and his wife Jenny have a son named Ward and are expecting their second child in September 2008. Eddie attended Summerville High School and graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1999 with a Degree in Business Administration .He also obtained his masters in Education Administration from USC in 2007. He is the holder of the USSF “B” license as well as the NSCAA Youth Diploma and Advanced National and has previously directed both the Columbia Soccer Club and CESA-Columbia.