Website Manager

Gateway Rush Soccer Club

Executive Director

Joe Reiniger
Executive Director

Playing Experience


  • 13 year MISL, NPSL Indoor Soccer Career , Six time All-Star, 601 career goals
  • Two Time Champion(1995 St. Louis Ambush, 2001 Milwaukee Wave)
  • Finals MVP in 2001 Championship Series
  • 105 game point scoring streak (2nd longest all time)
  • Holds record for most 3 point goals in indoor soccer history


  • SIUE 4 year starter
  • 4th leading scorer in School History
  • 3 time All-Midwest Team
  • Elected to SIUE Hall of Fame Class of 2015

Coaching Experience

  • SIUE Assistant Coach (1997-98)
  • Interim head coach for St. Louis Ambush (1999) and St. Louis Steamers (2005)
  • Over 17 years of experience running a select soccer club
  • National C license holder
  • 4 years on Rush Select staff

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Chief Operations Officer

Andrew Crawford
Chief Operations Officer


  • USSF "C" Soccer Coaching License

  • NSCAA Advanced National 

  • NSCAA Goalkeeper Diploma 1

  • NSCAA Goalkeeper Diploma 2

  • National "Y" License

  • NCSAA Director of Coaching Diploma 

    Coaching Experience

  • Assistant Coach at McKendree University, 2012 - 2015 

  • Staff Instructor for the State of Illinois, 2011 - 2019

  • St. Louis Community College @ Forest Park, 2009 - 2011

  • Althoff Catholic High School Girls Assistant Coach, 2008 - 2011

  • BFC SC/Legacy FC, 2003 -2019

  • Missouri Olympic Development Program, 2019 - Present

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Director of Soccer Operations

Larry Julius
Director of Soccer Operations

Playing Experience


  • Drafted at the age of 18 by the Kansas City comets
  • Youngest player in the ASL former NASL for the Miami Sharks outdoor under Carlos Alberto
  • 91-92 All star in the NPSL
  • 92-93 Champions with the Kansas City Attack
  • Played for the Milwaukee Wave from 1993-1996 then for the Harrisburg Heat from 1997-1999
  • USA Futsal International in 98 to Qualify for the 2000 World Championships
  • Retired with 538 points as a Defender in the NPSL


  • National championship for Flo Valley

Coaching Experience

  • Director of coaching with Hershey Avalanche
  • Director of coaching with Capital area premier academy
  • Academy coach in charge of player development with Pennsylvania Classics
  • Completed youth module with Rene Mulensteen formally of Manchester United
  • SLSG Age Group Director
  • USSF B License coach

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                                                                                      Marc Hager
                                                                                                             Director of Player Development
                                                                                                                               CAP Director

Playing Experience:

      Webster University

      St. John Vianney HS

Coaching Experience:

      Quincy University Women’s Head Coach

      McKendree University Women’s Assistant Coach

      Kutis Soccer Club


      USSF National “C” License

      NSCAA Goalkeeping Diploma Level 1

      NSCAA Goalkeeping Diploma Level 2


Wyatt Essenpreis
CAP Director
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Playing Experience

  • St. Louis Community College- Forest Park

  • Maryville University

Coaching Experience

  • Premier Soccer Club

  • Cornerstone Soccer Training

  • Mater Dei High School Boys Soccer

  • Mater Dei High School Girls Soccer

  • Gateway Rush Soccer Club


  • USSF E License