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Real Colorado (formerly St Vrain FC)

It's How You Play the Game!

Mike Clayton: Executive Director
 Licenses: USSF A License, USC Premier Diploma, USC Director of Coaching Diploma

Mike has been with SVFC since the beginning. Over the 17 years he has been a coach, he has done just about everything. From Director of Camps to Technical Director to Director of Coaching, there is very little Mike doesn’t know about coaching the game of soccer. Mike is SVFC’s Director of Coaching for U11 – U19 Girls, and can happily, as he puts it, “soccer nerd out” for hours. He holds a USSF A License, USC Premier Diploma, and a USC DOC Diploma.

“I love being part of something greater. The game is bigger than we are and it's fun teaching something to the next generation that I hope they can pass along to the one that follows them. It's a beautiful game for a reason.”


Zac Gibbens: U15-U19 Boys Director of Coaching & Director of Goalkeeping
Licenses: USC Premier Diploma

Zac is the U15 – U19 Director of Coaching, director of the organization’s College Advisory Program, and Director of Goalkeeping. He oversees all aspects of the Competitive GK Training Program, creates and implements curriculum for all U15 – U19 teams, coaches multiple competitive teams, and handles all administrative work associated with the U15 – U19 DOC position and Director of Goalkeeping position. He has been playing the game since he was three years old, has coached at the college level, and, like many people in the Club, lives and breathes the game. One of the best parts of his job is working with the older players as they navigate the college recruiting and search process.

“I love helping players experience light bulb moments where something that they are struggling to understand finally clicks.”

Ryan Rombach: U11-U14 Girls Director of Coaching
 Licenses: USC Premier Diploma, USSF C License, & currently pursuing the USSF B License

Ryan was born and raised in Colorado and played club soccer in Colorado winning State, Regional and National championships including playing with the Colorado Rapids Academy and Regis University. He has coached for numerous clubs in Colorado and New Jersey as well as Alexander Dawson School, Centaurus High School, Fairview High School and Colorado Christian University. Ryan graduated from the University of Colorado in 2013.


Timothy Laxson: U11-U14 Boys Director of Coaching
Licenses: USSF A License

Timothy has been playing soccer his whole life. He grew up in Colorado Springs and played against St Vrain Express as a young player. He joined the SVFC team in 2008 has been a part of the organization every step of the way, watching it grow from one team in those early days, to over 40 teams today. Timothy is currently the Director of Coaching for the U9 – U11 age groups for both girls and boys. He has a USSF National A License, a United Soccer Coaches Premier Diploma, and a USSF National Youth License.

“We've always been committed to community and creating culture. And, it feels good to say that we have created a thriving soccer community here in Longmont. Seeing parents and players wearing their St Vrain FC gear around town also speaks to the culture we have helped build.”

Tiernay Dirks: Recreational Director of Coaching
Licenses: USSF C License, USC National Diploma, USC National Youth Diploma

Life has come full circle for Tiernay, who returns to Saint Vrain FC as the new Recreational Director of Coaching. Tiernay grew up in Longmont, played for Saint Vrain FC (St. Vrain Express at the time), and was the Assistant Recreational Director from 2016-2019. She now returns to the club with intricate knowledge of the community and Saint Vrain FC’s inner workings.   

In addition to her wealth of practical on-field experience playing and coaching, Tiernay also holds US Soccer Federation C License, United Soccer Coaches National Diploma and United Soccer Coaches National Youth Diploma. 


Jeremy Cheeseman: Grassroots & U9/U10 Director of Coaching
Licenses: USSF B, USSF Grassroots, La Liga Methodology

Jeremy is Saint Vrain FC’s Grassroots and U9/U10 Director of Coaching, and comes to Saint Vrain FC with a wealth of experience - most recently from coaching in the Chicago Fire’s MLS Academy. 

Jeremy played collegiate soccer at East Stroudsburg University and Brockport. After college, he played two seasons in the USL Pro for Dayton Dutch Lions. At Saint Vrain FC, Jeremy will oversee our players’ transitions from recreational to competitive soccer and manage our U9/U10 Advanced Prep age groups.


Chris Morse: Soccer Operations Manager
 Licenses: USSF C License, USC Advanced National Diploma, USC Youth National Diploma

As the Soccer Operations Manager, Chris makes sure everything runs smoothly behind the scenes. From registration, taking care of team managers, website maintenance, and marketing, Chris does it all. Chris has worked for Saint Vrain FC since 2014, and loves the culture surrounding the club.  



Coaching assignments are subject to change. 


U9: 2013
2013 Green: Jeremy Cheeseman2013 Green: Jeremy Cheeseman
2013 White: Rio Sueyoshi2013 White: Sean Casmey
 2013 Black: Rio Sueyoshi

U10: 2012
2012 Green: Tiernay Dirks2012 Green: Craig Van Ens
2012 White: Nari Nealy2012 White: To be announced
 2012 Black: To be announced

U11: 2011
2011 Green: Ryan Rombach2011 Green: Timothy Laxson
2011 White: To be announced2011 White: Sean Casmey
 2011 Black: Willie Godinez

U12: 2010
2010 Green: Isaias Gomez2010 Green: Shawn Haggerty
2010 White: Andy Calloway2010 White: Matt Armbrustmacher
2010 Black: To be announced2010 Black: Jose Terrazas

U13: 2009
2009 Green: Mike Clayton2009 Green: Timothy Laxson
2009 White: Ross Richart2009 White: Lance Miller

U14: 2008
2008 Green: Tiernay Dirks2008 Green: Zac Gibbens
 2008 White: Shawn Haggerty

U15: 2007
2007 Green: Mike Clayton2007 Green: TBD
2007 White: Tom Dueber 

U16: 2006
2006 Green: Zac Gibbens2006 Green: Zac Gibbens
2006 White: TBD

U17: 2005
2005 Green: Rob Johnson2005 Green: TBD
2005 Green: TBD

U18: 2004
2003/2004 Green: Chris Ellis2003/2004 Green: Michael Augustson
2003 Girls Blue: Jay Doehring2003/2004 White: TBD
U19: 2003
2003/2004 Green: Chris Ellis2003/2004 Green: Michael Augustson
2003 Girls Blue: Jay Doehring2003/2004 White: TBD

Contact Us

Real Colorado (formerly Saint Vrain FC)

795 South Sherman Street, Unit #8
Longmont, Colorado 80501

Phone: 303-651-3109
Email: [email protected]

Real Colorado (formerly Saint Vrain FC)

795 South Sherman Street, Unit #8
Longmont, Colorado 80501

Phone: 303-651-3109
Email: [email protected]
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