Delaware Union Soccer Club Announces the Hiring of Tara O'Brien to the Role of Club Administrator

MIDDLETOWN, DELAWARE, Jan 15, 2023 — The Board of Directors of the Delaware Union Soccer Club is pleased to announce the hiring of Tara O'Brien for the role of Club Administrator, effective immediately. 

Jeff Martino, Board President of Delaware Union Soccer Club, believes the Club continues to upgrade our soccer operations staff to improve the future for Youth in soccer in the Middletown Delaware area. “Hiring Tara has once again given our club an upgrade. She is fantastic, joyful and loves soccer. We are looking forward to seeing how she will make her own mark on the club,” said Jeff.

Tara has extensive soccer playing and coaching experience. She still holds all-time records at Lincoln University in goals, assists, points, game-winning goals and shots on goal.

Coaching experience

  • UEFA C License from England Football Learning

  • Assistant Coach at Division I Soccer at Youngstown State University 2017-2019

  • U8 - U18 Travel teams

  • 1on1 and small group private training sessions 2014-present including recreational, travel, high school, college and professional players

Playing experience

  • Signed for Fulham Centre of Excellence (Academy) 

  • Signed for Fulham Ladies professional team aged 16-18

  • Full soccer scholarship to Lincoln University

  • All-American and NCAA Statistical Leader for points per game in 2012

  • Currently still hold all-time records at Lincoln University in goals, assists, points, and game-winning goals

  • Signed for Ocean City Nor'easters 2017

Nick Papanicolous, Technical Director of Soccer Operations for Delaware Union Soccer Club, states, “Tara will focus on enhancing the customer experience for all Delaware Union families by proactively seeking opportunities to increase efficiencies in communication, scheduling, onboarding, and registration. I see tremendous potential in Tara and we are excited about the possibilities” Please join us in congratulating Tara O’Brien.  

About Delaware Union Soccer Club

Delaware Union Soccer Club fosters an environment and provides programs where players grow to be better members of society through the game of soccer.  The Club puts every resource they have into the players and their families to allow for their proper growth and development. The mission is to create a community of staff and volunteers to provide opportunities for players to reach their highest potential at any level of the game through commitment, passion and respect.  The Club is a Players First™ Club and is guided by a four-prong philosophy and commitment to excellence in all soccer operations and youth development and advancement in the Middletown, Delaware area.   

For More Information Contact:

Gaylord C. Neal III, PhD

Board Member | Manager, Fundraising & Sponsorships 

[email protected] 


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