Meet the team

Let’s get to know the people who make USC great.

  • Name | Nick Dye
  • Your role at USC | Founder and Owner
  • What soccer team do you support? | Norwich City FC
  • Favourite pro soccer player & why? | Ronaldinho – Capable of the impossible, always played with a smile and was oozing with creativity
  • Favourite music to get pumped for a soccer match? | Oasis – “you gotta make it happennnnnn, you gotta make it happen”!
  • Favourite USC moment? The sign post Challenge at the Summer Camp in 2017 / Soccer4ALL with our disability group / watching our 06Girls team make the semi finals of the state cup.
  • Biggest achievement at USC? Giving the opportunity for people to gain full time employment in developing soccer player.
  • Whats the one piece of advice you would give a young soccer player? Be the best player in every training session.
  • Favourite football memory? | As a player it was winning the South Norfolk Cup as a player manager (aged 22). As a Coach it has been mentoring players to become better people. As a fan it has been watching Norwich City vs Nottingham Forest at Carrow Road with my eldest son in 2018.
  • Name | Jason Brown
  • Your role at USC | Development officer
  • What soccer team do you support? | Arsenal Football Club
  • Favourite pro soccer player & why? | Maradona. He was a player ahead of his time.
  • Favourite music to get pumped for a soccer match? | Depends on feelings
  • Biggest achievement at USC? Coaching
  • Favourite football memory? | Getting the kid’s to implement what they do in training
  • Whats the one piece of advice you would give a young soccer player? | Practice, Practice, Practice
  • Favourite football memory? | Making my debut as a professional footballer
  • Name | Wes Otsuki
  • Your role at USC | AGC & Program Director
  • What soccer team do you support? | Juventus
  • Favourite pro soccer player & why? | Alessandro Del Piero, a player who stayed loyal to Juventus, especially after relegation. Proved that football was more than just about the fame and money. Played with immense creativity and passion.
  • Favourite music to get pumped for a soccer match? | Dancin – Krono Remix by Aaron Smith
  • Favourite USC moment? | Manager day at the end of summer camps, players creating national anthems and goal celebrations.
  • Biggest achievement at USC? | Providing a pathway of development to the 09s and 04s, seeing them move up in competition season after season and both age groups growing.
  • Whats the one piece of advice you would give a young soccer player? | Be the best version of yourself & enjoy the game
  • Favourite football memory? | The countless number of training sessions, traveling to games, games played. Being able to play at the club, academy, high school, college, NPSL, UPSL, PDL level and in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup numerous times.

  • Name | Ashley Lentz
  • Your role at USC | Age Group Coordinator and Scheduler
  • What soccer team do you support? | NWSL- Utah Royals
  • Favourite pro soccer player & why? | Julie Foudy- She has been such a role model to me and many other young female players for many years now.
  • Favourite music to get pumped for a soccer match? | That’s a tough one.. maybe EDM?
  • Favourite USC moment? | Getting to work with my fellow coaches and learning how to develop players in a fun and education environment.
  • Biggest achievement at USC? | Participating in the 11v11 & 9v9 in-person grassroots courses held in San Carlos.
  • Whats the one piece of advice you would give a young soccer player? | HAVE FUN! Soccer is the best!
  • Favourite football memory? | My favourite memory has to my first ever double day’s week of training in college. I made some of my best friends during that week of pure torture. 🙂

Our Staff are continuously trained on new methods and philosophies both in house and within other courses including

  • NSCAA
  • USSF
  • UEFA
  • FIFA

Our approach to coaching is based on our research into the top clubs in the world and their development tactics.


Other Advanced courses & learning included trips to Fiorentina, Italy and Coever Coaching.

Email | nick@utdsoccercoaching.com to find out more information.

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