Organization: Colorado Rapids
Current Team(s): Academy
Brian Crookham is the Senior Director of Soccer Development for the Colorado Rapids. He is responsible for all of the club’s programming related to player development, including the Academy, the Colorado Rapids Adidas Alliance and the Club’s USL Partnerships. Crookham began his career with the organization as the Director of Coaching for the Rapids Academy. During the 2008 and 2009 seasons Crookham also assisted head coaches Gary Smith and Fernando Clavijo with the First Team. He has also served as a color analyst for Rapids television broadcasts on Altitude Sports and Entertainment since 2004.
Prior to working for the Rapids, Brian was the Assistant Technical Director for Colorado Youth Soccer, and Men’s Soccer Coach and Assistant Athletic Director at Metropolitan State College in Denver. During his nine-year tenure, the soccer team became nationally-recognized, making its first ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament and getting ranked 4th in the nation at Division 2 level. A USSF “A” Licensed coach, Crookham also served as a USYS Region IV staff coach and an instructor in both state and national coaching education programs for US Soccer.
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