2015 Men's Soccer Coaching Staff

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Richard Shaw

Position: Head Coach

Phone: (315) 491-4876

Email: coachshaw@nysoccercentral.com

 

Richard Shaw was named Head Coach of Men’s Soccer at SUNY Adirondack in January 2015. Prior to taking on this role, Shaw has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience in the game at the College and Professional levels.

As a coach, Shaw served as the interim Head Men’s Soccer Coach at Cazenovia College after 3 years of being the Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach at Le Moyne College, where he helped guide the Dolphins to their first-ever Northeast-10 Conference Men's Soccer Championship and its first NCAA tournament trip since 1977. During his tenure at Le Moyne, Shaw recruited a number of pivotal players from overseas and was responsible for tactical preparation, nutrition, conditioning and player analysis strategies.

Shaw has also worked extensively in youth soccer for over 20 years helping many young players develop a passion for the game and go on to have success at the college and professional level. While in New York he has coached numerous state championship winning teams and he recently co-wrote the bestselling book: ‘Coaching Outside the Box: Changing the Mindset in Youth Soccer’, which has been endorsed by organizations and national governing bodies throughout the world.

As a player, Shaw came through the youth system at Blackpool Football Club in England before coming to the U.S. to play college soccer at Bryant and Stratton and Le Moyne College. During his collegiate career, Shaw was a standout player. He captained his side to a National Championship, won All-American honors, and was named Most Valuable Player for 3 consecutive seasons. Shaw also had spells playing in England with Fleetwood Town FC and Kendal Town before finally retiring from professional soccer in 2012 after playing for the Syracuse Silver Knights in the MISL.

Shaw received a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems from Le Moyne College and holds his UEFA coaching license.

Chris Geczy

Position: Assistant Head Coach

Phone: 518-791-2467

Email: crgeczy@adelphia.net

 

Chris Geczy was appointed Assistant Head Coach of Men’s Soccer at SUNY Adirondack in February 2015. Prior to taking on this role, Geczy has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience in the game at the College and Amateur levels.

As a coach, Geczy has served as the Assistant Head Men’s Soccer Coach at SUNY Plattsburgh, where he helped guide the Plattsburgh Men’s Soccer team to their best ever regular season record. Geczy has also worked extensively in all levels of soccer for over 17 years. He has coached many young players who have gone on to have success at premier and Olympic development levels. While living in the area Geczy has directed many youth soccer programs locally.

As a player, Geczy came through the youth system in region I. Geczy played four years and earned a full athletic scholarship at Hartwick College. During his collegiate career, Geczy was a standout player. He served his team as a defensive midfielder and was the youngest player to play in the NCAA’s during the 1989-90 season. Geczy also had spells playing in the NPSL with Albany capitals while he played in college.

Geczy received a Bachelor of Arts in history and MA. Ed. from NCU. He currently holds his NSCAA national coaching license.

AJ Ramirez

Position: Assistant Head Coach

Phone: 518-791-5283

Email: ramireaj194@gmail.com

 

Growing up in Glens Falls, NY, Ramirez began playing soccer at a young age. From that moment, the sport has played an influential role in his life. A graduate of Glens Falls High School, Ramirez was named first team by the Post Star and Times Union playing varsity soccer. His soccer career then continued at Adirondack Community College where he was the offensive player of the year in 2007 and MVP in 2008. During the 2007-2008 academic school year he was presented with the ACC Athlete of the Year Award. 

Earning his associates degree from Adirondack, Ramirez transferred to SUNY Potsdam where he played two additional seasons. Again, Ramirez would collect another MVP award and was a member of the SUNYAC All-Academic Team for his achievements in the classroom. 

Following his success at the college level, Ramirez continues to play competitive soccer and demonstrates a strong passion to share his knowledge and experience with current and future players at Adirondack. 

 

 

 

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