Jason Moran is the Executive Director of Rio Rapids Soccer Club. Jason runs the business side of the club, as well as coaching teams, and working on club development. Jason was born in Ft Lauderdale, Florida, but spent most of his childhood in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Jason has loved soccer since he was a young child, and feels fortunate to have been able to forge a career in it. He is passionate about working with youth, and watching how soccer helps kids develop life skills that stay with them long beyond their years on the field. He enjoys getting calls and emails from kids he’s coached through the years and hearing about their achievements.
Jason received his B.S. in Biology and his M.A. in Sports Administration both from UNM. Jason has an extensive coaching background from Club soccer to college soccer, and has worked at the State and Regional levels in US youth soccer organizations (NMYSA, South Texas YSA and ODP in Region III & IV). Some of Jason Soccer Licensure include USSF “A” and the NSCAA Premier coaching license. When Jason’s not on the field, you can find him spending time with his wife and daughters, fly fishing, or mountain biking. He also enjoys following the Miami Dolphins, Arsenal football club, and the US National teams.
Q: What drew you to become a part of Rio Rapids originally?
A: Family, Community, and Excellence
Q: What is your favorite part about Rio Rapids SC ?
A: “the staff”
Q: What is your role at Rio Rapids ?
A: Executive Director
Q: What is the first concert you went to? What is the last?
A: UB40 & Midnight oil 1983
Q: Any favorite line from a movie?
A: “May the force be with you”
Q: Best vacation you’ve been to?
A: “Family trip to Costa Rica”
Q: Do you have a favorite quote?
A: “What the caterpillar calls the end, the rest of the world calls a butterfly.”
― Lao Tzu
Q: What books are at your bedside?
A: Fall of Giants -Ken Follett, Legacy – James Kerr
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The challenge of developing a soccer program for the entire community
Q: What has been the most important innovation you have witnessed in your lifetime?
Q: What is the most important thing you have learned in the last five years?
A: “The key is this: Meet today’s problems with today’s strength. Don’t start tackling tomorrow’s problems until tomorrow. You do not have tomorrow’s strength yet. You simply have enough for today.”