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Eric Dade Joins Liverpool FC International Academy Texas

02/04/2018, 12:45pm CST
By Nancy Lane

Coach Eric Dade Becomes Senior Coach and Elite League Manager (ECNL/NPL)

Liverpool FC International Academy Texas is excited to announce that effective February 2018, Coach Eric Dade will be joining our club as our Elite League Manager (ECNL/ NPL,) our Allen facility coordinator and as a senior level coach.

Eric Dade will be transitioning into his role to oversee both our ECNL (Elite Clubs National League) as well as our NPL (National Premier League) programs. Coach Eric Dade, supported by our leadership and staff, will be responsible for creating a world-class elite program within LFC IA Texas. Coach Dade is looking forward to getting to know our families and athletes and to providing the superior support here at Liverpool that he crafted throughout his many successful years in youth player development (club soccer), oversight and coaching in elite leagues and his professional playing career.

Eric Dade has more than 28 years of experience in professional and youth soccer development and his professional playing career with the Dallas Burn (now FC Dallas) and the Dallas Rockets.   Eric also played for the Dallas Sidekicks and the Baltimore Blast/Spirit for several years. Eric holds the USSF "A" coaching license and has coached at all levels including the U.S. Men's and Women's National Team programs as well as U.S. Market Training Center in Florida and the US Club Soccer PDP Director and Id2 Staff Coach. Most recently, Eric Dade has served as Jacksonville Armada FC Executive Director, ECNL Director and US Development Academy Director overseeing the club's growth into Florida's Premier Youth Soccer organizations. 

Prior to that, Eric Dade served as the Executive Director of Birmingham United Soccer Club where he coached and administered both the US Development Academy and Elite Clubs National League teams. His career has spanned nearly 4 decades and is marked with pioneering success and establishing world class programs across the United States.  

We are excited to welcome Eric, his wife and children to Liverpool FC IA Texas and look forward to his contributions and leadership as he helps Liverpool FC IA Texas continues our path to be a club of character committed to helping all players achieve success both on and off the field.  

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