Technical Director: Jeff Ginn
u15-u18 Director of Coaching & College Liaison: Sherri Dever
u8 Juniors Director: Toni Doney
Goal Keeper Director: Mike Siler

Jeff Ginn - Technical Director
U.S. Soccer Federation National “B” License
US Youth Soccer National “Youth” License

Jeff Ginn grew up in San Juan Capistrano, CA, where he played American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) from age 4 to 17, and was three times placed on the Orange County All-Star team. At San Clemente High School, Ginn was named captain of the freshmen / sophomore and junior varsity teams his first three years. His senior year, he transferred to Dana Hills High School where he played goalkeeper and helped the team to its first California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) appearance and semi-final match. Ginn went on to play for Utah Valley State College as a goalkeeper. Ginn started three years at Utah Valley State College (currently Utah Valley University) and contributed to three regional titles, two regional tournament championships, and two quarter-final appearances at the national club championships.

Ginn’s coaching career began with Celtic Storm Soccer Club in Orem, Utah. He coached for seven years where his ’87 girls’ team made a quarter-finals appearance and two semi-final appearances in Utah’s State Cup. Ginn was also the head coach for the girls’ soccer program at Timpanogos High School in Orem. In his third season at Timpanogos the team made its first ever state playoff appearance. He left Timpanogos to become the assistant coach for men’s and women’s soccer at William Penn University. Coach Jeff Ginn then moved to Council Bluffs, Iowa where he spent four seasons as the assistant coach at Iowa Western Community College where he and the head coach, Ammon Bennett, started both the Men’s and Women’s Soccer programs. In the short history of Reiver soccer, Ginn played an important part in developing two nationally recognized programs. The women, with an overall record of 70-9-6, were ranked as high as 2nd (NJCAA Polls), and the men, with an overall record of 51-23-5, were ranked as high as 15th (NJCAA polls). The Lady Rievers attended two NJCAA national championship tournaments where they were runners-up both years. During the time in Council Bluffs (2004-2008), Ginn instructed United States Soccer Federation (USSF) coaches’ licensing courses and, with community support, was instrumental in forming the Council Bluffs Futbol Club (CBFC), a competitive soccer club. He was the Coaching Director of CBFC and coached the ’93 Girls and ’90 Girls. Ginn currently holds his USSF “B” License,  USSF Youth National License, Goal Keeper 1 and 2 License and is the Technical Director of Infinity Soccer Club where he is the head coach of  the Infinity SC ’00 girls premier team.

Ginn also instructs and oversees the Infinity Soccer  Rug Rats Program for 2-4 Year olds, Academy Program for 5-8 Year olds and serves as a mentor for novice coaches at the u9-u11 ages. As the Technical Director, Ginn holds monthly coaches meetings where he instructs the Infinity SC coaching staff and informs them of current coaching trends and helps direct the “players first” philosophy.

Sherri Dever u15-u18 Director of Coaching & College Liaison
U.S. Soccer Federation National “B” License
U.S. Youth Soccer National “Youth” License

 

Sherri Dever is a life-long resident of Cache Valley and grew up playing many sports. Because girls weren’t allowed to play football, Sherri started playing soccer with the Cache Valley Soccer League (CVSL) from the age of 8 until 18 and was selected to compete several years in a row on the Utah All-Star teams as a center mid-fielder. Sherri helped develop a girls soccer program at Sky View High School while attending there as a student, and played on the first team Sky View had. She was a starter and a captain during her 3 years there. (This team actually brought home the first state trophy for Sky View!) Sherri went on to play collegiately at USU for the women’s club team, where she played in the central midfield  osition. She continued to play competitively even while pregnant with her children. (Guess you could say that soccer is really in their blood)! Sherri has played on several adult and men’s competitive teams over the years. She has developed her love of the game into a life-long hobby and occupation. She enjoys developing and training players and seeing their success both on and off the field. She is truly passionate about teaching the game, working with the youth and helping to make a difference in their lives.

Sherri has coached youth soccer for 24 years. The last 12 years have been at the State competition level. Sherri served as Mountain Crest High School’s boy’s assistant coach from 2002 – 2008. During that time, she also coached 2 boy’s state premier teams; the 88’ and 90’ Lightning and Valencia teams. She started the 97’ Valencia girls’ team in 2007 and has continued to coach various boys and girls teams with Infinity Soccer Club since its start. (92’ and 93’ Boys Premier teams, 98’ Premier Girls, 97’ Select Girls, 95’ Premier Girls) She is currently head coach for the Infinity 97’ Premier Girls team. She is the Director of Coaching / College Liaison for Infinity Soccer Club for the high school age groups. Sherri also coaches for the State of Utah Olympic Development Program (ODP). Some of Sherri’s most favorite soccer moments have been travelling in 2008 with the 90’ Premier Valencia Boys’ team to England, France and Spain, where they competed in a tournament and lost in an exciting shootout to advance to the championships. A trip to Italy in 2010 with the 92’ Infinity SC Premier boys was another fantastic opportunity, where the team took 3rd and had some great competition and once in a lifetime  experiences. Sherri holds a USSF national “B” coaching license, USSF National Youth License, State Goalkeeper license and was a certified grade 8 referee for several years. Sherri has served on the Northern Utah United (formerly District 7 Soccer) Board of Directors since 1998 holding different positions, and is currently a member of the Northern Utah United Board of Directors.

Sherri is married and is the mother of 3 children who are avid soccer players and fans: Colten Hoth (USU Men’s Club team), Jaden Hoth (Ogden Outlaws / University of Central Arizona), and Chelise Dever (Infinity SC and Mt. Crest High School). Sherri has had the opportunity to be involved with all of her children in soccer and enjoys the closeness they share and the experiences they have had and continue to have as they enjoy this amazing sport. She is a fan of technical development and enjoys teaching the tactical part of the game as well.

Toni Doney - u8 Juniors Director
U.S. Soccer Federation National “D” License
U.S. Youth Soccer National “Youth” License

 

Mike Siler - Goal Keeper Director
U.S. Soccer Federation National “D” License

Mike Siler was born and raised in Logan, Utah.  He attended and played Goalkeeper for Logan High School.  While attending Logan High, Mike also played in multiple tournaments for Utah State University’s Men’s Club Soccer Team. Mike was also the ODP Goalkeeper for the ‘81 Utah ODP team and was with the Olympic Development Program for a period of three years.  He played club soccer for Utah Football Club (UFC), a team that combined the top players of Firebirds, Sparta, and Cougars. He and his club team played at the highest level in the state going undefeated in all of state play and winning the Utah State Cup. While on his club team they consistently placed within the top four in major tournaments such as Nomads, Surf Cup, and various Blue-chip College Showcases.

Mike was selected to attend an invitation only training camp, Tony DiCicco’s SoccerPlus Advanced National Training Center for Goalkeepers held at Nike World Headquarters (Nike Campus Beaverton, OR).  Here he had the benefit of being trained by US National Team Coaches: Tony DiCicco, Chris Ducar, Phil Wheddon and other professional coaches and players.

Mike has also been selected as a guest player for teams in Florida, Oklahoma, and Ohio and has attended invitational tournaments and trained with top level youth club teams in Germany, Prague, Denmark, and Iceland.  Proceeding high school and club soccer Mike played collegiate soccer at St. Joseph’s College in Indiana on a soccer scholarship.

Mike began his coaching debut as an assistant coach with Mountain Crest High School Boys’ Soccer program from 2001-2002 and has been an assistant coach for the Mountain Crest High School Girls’ Soccer program from 2009-present.  He has also privately trained many club and collegiate individuals as well as various youth teams. He currently holds a USSF national “D” coaching license.