SRU hires "Technical Director" to aid Rammel

In its latest move to restructure the coaching staff, Santa Rosa United
announced this week the hiring of Carl Edwards as a “Technical
Following is the announcement on the club’s website. We’ll try to
get Mr. Edwards to do a Q&A in the near future:

This week Santa Rosa United hired Carl Edwards as its Technical Director, to assist Steve Rammel, the club’s Executive Director. Mr. Edwards was chosen after a month long search to fill the position.
Steve Rammel’s comments on the identification and selection process of this key position follow:
“After meeting with over 30 parent groups to listen and learn about the club’s needs moving forward, it was apparent that the parents wanted more for their kids. They wanted someone from the club to be with the players in a full-time position. In one of the coaches’ meetings I discussed the need to bring in someone qualified to help with the day-to-day development of our players. The coaches requested that I look for someone who had experienced success in a youth soccer club environment, who is bilingual, possessing the ‘A’ license, with a playing background that includes the college experience. I believe we achieved the goals of our coaches and our parents by bringing Carl in to work with SRU.”
Carl Edwards has won two State championships with DVSC in ’01 and ’02. While at DVSC, he was also a Regional semi-finalist in ’02. He currently coaches with the Danville Mustang where he was a Regional champion in ’06. He has had over 10 years of club coaching experience, both in California and in Holland . While in Holland , Carl played for two teams, VUC and Quick. He also received his Trainers Course II coaching license for the professional level. In ’01 Carl added to his credentials by earning his ‘A’ license from U.S. Soccer Federation.
Carl’s playing career consisted of four seasons at Sonoma State followed by a season in the USISL with the Sacramento Scorpions. He later went to Holland to play two seasons with VUC and Quick.
Over the last six years, Carl has been a NCAA Div. 1 college assistant coach and goalkeeper coach at Saint Mary’s College in the W.C.C. He has coached a freshman All-American while at St. Mary’s and he was a State and Regional coach at the ODP level. Carl earned his undergraduate degree at Sonoma State and is finishing his graduate degree in Kinesiology at St. Mary’s. Carl speaks English, Spanish, and Dutch.
Carl’s main focus will be the players in SRU. He will be responsible for all aspects of player development, and will report directly to the Executive Director on these matters. Additionally, Carl will be coaching the U16 Girls “Fire”.