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Gateway Rush hires Andrew Crawford to the position of Director of Soccer Operations

Gateway Rush hires Andrew Crawford to the position of Director of Soccer Operations

Caseyville, IL - May 20, 2019- Gateway Rush announced today the hiring of Andrew Crawford to the position of Director of Soccer Operations.  Andrew comes to Gateway Rush from Metro East Legacy, serving as Director of Coaching, and brings extensive knowledge of coaching to youth soccer.  Andrew’s coaching career includes many different levels of soccer including McKendree University, St. Louis Community College, Althoff Catholic High School & Southwestern IL College.  He is also a staff Coach for the State of Missouri’s ODP program.While playing two years at SWIC, Andrew was team captain. He then moved on to McKendree University where he received the Defender of the Year in 2007.  Executive Director Joe Reiniger states, “Andrew’s passion for coaching and dedication to developing young soccer players aligns perfectly with what Rush soccer is all about.  His experience of running the day to day operations of a club will provide additional infrastructure for Gateway Rush as we continue to expand around the metro east.”

Andrew said, “I’m excited to be joining the Rush family and thankful to Joe for giving me this opportunity. I have learned a great deal over the past five years and this is just a great step to continue my growth as a coach.  I want to be able to place players in the best avenues for their continued development and Gateway Rush offers a lot of great pathways.”


  • 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 - Present

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

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

  • BFC SC/Legacy FC, 2003 - Present

  • Girls Assistant Southwestern IL College - 2017


Please join us in welcoming Coach Andrew to the Gateway Rush family.