Trae Manny

The Impact of Strikers on the Lives of Our Alumni

Trae Manny

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Strikers stressed the importance of having a plan, the discipline to see that plan through, and the willingness to sacrifice and do hard things. Those traits can reward you with self-belief and create conditions for awesome achievement throughout life!

The club provided my first taste of committing to something larger than myself, and the rewards that come as a result. Since then, maintaining a team-first mentality has been so important to my personal growth and development!

After my collegiate soccer career at Louisville, I spent one season in Major Indoor Soccer League with the Chicago Storm. A career in coaching followed with four years as a college assistant coach, and three more with the Chicago Red Stars. I’ve also had the honor of coaching for US Soccer and the Girl’s Youth National Teams. I’ve also had the privilege of coming back to coach with Strikers in the spring of 2018. Now I work in sales and still lean on my Strikers education daily!

My time and success in the club was critical to making the choice to pursue soccer in college and coaching as a career!"  – Trae Manny