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Our Staff

Aaron Manahan - Technical Director of Mountain Rush 

Steven Drake - Recreational Director & Co-Director of Coaching Intermediates 

Having been with Mountain Rush for the last four years, Steven will now be stepping in as the Mountain Rush Recreational Director and Co-Director of Coaching for the Intermediates (U9-U10) working alongside Jen Bayliss. With multiple coaching licenses, honors, and 16+ years of coaching experience, Steven has spent the majority of his career focused on developing curriculum, programs, and camps for 3-10 year old Recreational and Intermediate players. He is excited to begin building long-standing relationships and ultimately bridges within the community and between the two programs. Currently, he is coaching the U12 Boys Blue, U12 Boys White, and U10 Boys White teams. Steven has been a member of the the Evergreen/Conifer community his entire life; having played his high school soccer at Evergreen HS. He lives in Conifer with his wife, Mia and 4 children.


Jarod Schieler - Director of Coaching Goalkeeping 

As some of you may have already seen on the field, Jarod has stepped in as the Mountain Rush Director of Goalkeeping. He grew up in the Western suburbs of Chicago and played NAIA soccer at Judson University. Jarod had been coaching goalkeepers for Big Cat Goalkeeping and numerous clubs/colleges in Illinois for 7 years before moving to Aurora to get his Master’s degree in Physicians Assistant Studies. His passion for goalkeeping involves providing goalkeepers weekly clips from current EPL games to not only teach players to learn how to watch the game, but to learn to analyze why the professional goalkeeper makes a save or concedes. He believes the holistic training of a goalkeeper, prioritizing game IQ, is more important than solely training a goalkeeper’s agility/reactions. He lives in Aurora with his wife, Amanda. Jarod’s favorite team is Manchester United.


Bowen Taylor - Referee Mentor & Assignor

As many of you know, Bowen has stepped in as our referee assignor and referee mentor for the Evergreen/Conifer area. We want to congratulate him for founding and starting his own initiative to encourage and support new referees into the game through his program, Elevation Referee program. Having played his high school soccer as a goalkeeper for Conifer High School and being last year’s recipient of the Youth Referee of the Year award, we are excited to have him as a member of our staff. 

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