Oct 02, 2020 3:30 PM

Northwest Missouri State assistant soccer coach named to United Soccer Coaches 30 under 30 class

Posted Oct 02, 2020 3:30 PM
Photo Courtesy of Northwest Missouri State University
Photo Courtesy of Northwest Missouri State University

Northwest Missouri State University volunteer assistant coach Quaid Curtin has been selected as a member of the United Soccer Coaches 30 Under 30 class. This year's class includes 15 men and 15 women selected from more than 550 applicants.

Curtin began at Northwest in 2010, working with the Bearcat women's soccer team as a student assistant/manager. Curtin received his bachelor's of science in therapeutic recreation in 2015. In addition, he received a minor in Gerontology, while being the second person to receive a Northwest certification in gerontology. After finishing his undergraduate degrees in 2015, Curtin became a graduate assistant for the Bearcat soccer team in 2016, studying applied health sports science in wellness. 

Currently, Curtin is fulfilling the duties as a volunteer assistant coach for the Bearcat soccer program under the direction of head coach Marc Gordon. Holding his United States Soccer Federation E license, United Soccer Coaches GK1 Diploma, Curtin has gained various amounts of experience by working camps for the University of Missouri, Kansas Rush, Kansas Elite Soccer Club, Elkhorn High Schools, and by serving as the camp director for Bearcat soccer since 2015.

The 2020-21 class includes coaches from the youth, high school and college game.See a breakdown of this year's class below.

  1. 14 College coaches
  2. 9 Youth coaches
  3. 7 High School coaches

Launched in 2013, the 30 Under 30 Program is a year-long education and mentorship opportunity designed to support up-and-coming members of the coaching profession who are 30 years of age or younger. The program gives participants exposure to mentorship, and the opportunity to take advantage of educational offerings, such as advanced diplomas and the United Soccer Coaches Convention.