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Director of Operations, Goalkeepe...

Austin Aztex
2720 Bee Caves Rd. Suite 220
Austin, Texas 78746
United States

Company Description: The Austin Aztex are a franchise in the USL founded in 2011, to reestablish a team in Austin after the original Aztex team moved to Orlando. In the first year of...   more
Background

Employment History

  • Director of Marketing and Communications, Director De Marketing Y Comunicaciones
    Austin Aztex
  • Director of Youth Development
    Thunder
  • Coach, and Director
    Thunder
  • Athletic Director
    Huston-Tillotson University
  • State Director
    Coaching for South Texas Youth Soccer Association
  • Director of Operations
    The Aztex
  • Full-Time Staff Member
    The Aztex
  • National Soccer Coaches Association of America
  • Director
    Coaching for the Revolution Soccer Club
  • Executive Director
    Austin United Capital Soccer Club
  • Director of Coaching and Player Development
    South Austin Youth Soccer Association/Austin United Soccer Club

Education

  • Master's degree , Physical Education
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Web References
Ric ...
austinaztex.com, 2 Aug 2014 [cached]
Ric Granryd ric@austinaztex.com (512) 402-2892
Austin Aztex – Staff
www.austinaztex.com, 4 Nov 2012 [cached]
Ric Granryd ric@austinaztex.com
Director of Marketing & Communications Director de Marketing y Comunicaciones
ST. PAUL, Minn. (Thursday, May 5, ...
www.dansoccerzone.com, 5 May 2005 [cached]
ST. PAUL, Minn. (Thursday, May 5, 2005) - In an effort to become a year round developer of young soccer players, the Thunder has hired Ric Granryd as its new director of youth development; it was announced today by Thunder officials. Granryd, 45, has over 22 years of experience as a player, coach, and director of soccer at the youth, collegiate, and professional levels. He holds both a USSF "A" coaching license and a USSF National Youth License.
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"My colleague, Tim (Carter), has put together a tremendous program," said Granryd.
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"We want to increase our presence throughout the Minnesota youth by establishing a more focused training philosophy within all of our camps, clinics, and club training responsibilities," said Granryd. "We are the only pro team in the state, and with the involvement of our players, will offer the best training available."
Granryd was an Illinois all-state goalkeeper for Lake Forest HS, and has been named to the Chicago Sun Times' All-Time Great Players of the State Tournament. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on a soccer scholarship and was a four-year letterman. After attending college, Granryd signed with the Detroit Express of the American Soccer League.
Since his playing days he has spent much of his time working with young soccer players. Most recently, Granryd was the Director of Coaching for the Revolution Soccer Club in Austin, TX, a new club formed by the merger of two other clubs. Granryd also was the Director of Coaching and Player Development for the South Austin Youth Soccer Association/Austin United Soccer Club, which he formed through the merger of two additional clubs.
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Since 1983, Granryd has been involved on the collegiate level as the founder and head men's and women's coach at Missouri Valley College, and as an assistant for UWM, University of Akron, California State University-Chico, and Southwestern University (TX).
For more information on the Thunder's club training programs, camps, and clinics, please contact Ric Granryd at 651-917-8326 or via email at ric@mnthunder.com. Register online for one of the Thunder's summer soccer camps today by logging onto www.mnthunder.com.
Minnesota Thunder Professional Soccer Team
www.mnthunder.com, 5 May 2005 [cached]
ST. PAUL, Minn. (Thursday, May 5, 2005) - In an effort to become a year round developer of young soccer players, the Thunder has hired Ric Granryd as its new director of youth development; it was announced today by Thunder officials.Granryd, 45, has over 22 years of experience as a player, coach, and director of soccer at the youth, collegiate, and professional levels.He holds both a USSF "A" coaching license and a USSF National Youth License.
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"My colleague, Tim (Carter), has put together a tremendous program," said Granryd.
...
"We want to increase our presence throughout the Minnesota youth by establishing a more focused training philosophy within all of our camps, clinics, and club training responsibilities," said Granryd."We are the only pro team in the state, and with the involvement of our players, will offer the best training available."
Granryd was an Illinois all-state goalkeeper for Lake Forest HS, and has been named to the Chicago Sun Times' All-Time Great Players of the State Tournament.He attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on a soccer scholarship and was a four-year letterman.After attending college, Granryd signed with the Detroit Express of the American Soccer League.
Since his playing days he has spent much of his time working with young soccer players.Most recently, Granryd was the Director of Coaching for the Revolution Soccer Club in Austin, TX, a new club formed by the merger of two other clubs.Granryd also was the Director of Coaching and Player Development for the South Austin Youth Soccer Association/Austin United Soccer Club, which he formed through the merger of two additional clubs.
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Since 1983, Granryd has been involved on the collegiate level as the founder and head men's and women's coach at Missouri Valley College, and as an assistant for UWM, University of Akron, California State University-Chico, and Southwestern University (TX).
For more information on the Thunder's club training programs, camps, and clinics, please contact Ric Granryd at 651-917-8326 or via email at ric@mnthunder.com.Register online for one of the Thunder's summer soccer camps today by logging onto www.mnthunder.com.
Ric ...
www.nscaa.com, 14 Jan 2014 [cached]
Ric Granryd
Ric has accumulated 30 years of experience as a player, coach, director, and manager in soccer, at the youth, collegiate, and professional levels. His playing career as a goalkeeper includes: being named to the Chicago Sun-Times' All-Time Great Players of the Illinois State Soccer Tournament as a high school player in Lake Forest, IL.; being a four-year letter winner at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and appearing in two D1 national tournaments; and capturing a professional league championship with the Detroit Express (ASL). Ric's coaching career at the collegiate level began at the University of Akron; then he founded the Missouri Valley College men's and women's programs; and continued coaching at Chico State (CA) and Southwestern University (TX). He then began a career in youth soccer starting as the State Director of Coaching for South Texas Youth Soccer Association (STYSA), and subsequent Director of Coaching roles with several youth clubs. Management opportunities followed. He has been Executive Director for two youth organizations, the Managing Director for the Minnesota Thunder Professional Club, and Athletic Director at Huston-Tillotson University (Austin, TX). Presently, Ric is the Director of Operations for the Austin Aztex, a United Soccer Leagues (USL) club. Ric has authored a very successful book entitled Hey Coach, This Game Is Fun! He remains active on the field as a STYSA state coaching course instructor and ODP staff member, private goalkeeping trainer, and US Soccer National Training Center staff member. He has earned the USSF "A," National Youth, and Grade 8 Referee Assignor licenses; the NSCAA National Diploma; the National Youth Sports Coaches Association certification; and a Master's degree in Physical Education.
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