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Riverhounds SC Sporting Director Jason Kutney Hired as Boys ECNL Commissioner

February 19, 2019 - United Soccer League Championship (USL) - Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC News Release

PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC congratulates Sporting Director Jason Kutney on his appointment as Commissioner of the Boys Elite Clubs National League (ECNL). Announced earlier today by the Boys ECNL, Kutney will begin official responsibilities for the growing youth league on March 1.

He will remain in Pittsburgh, maintaining an involvement with the Riverhounds SC organization.

"This is a great opportunity for Jason to step into a major role in youth soccer," Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC owner Tuffy Shallenberger said. "We have worked with Jason on this and feel great about the direction of our Academy with our growth, his continued involvement and big projects on our horizon."

Kutney will continue in his role as a Riverhounds Development Academy (RDA) ECNL coach on the girls side and will remain involved in other club initiatives to ensure good standing.

"I am extremely excited for the challenges that lie ahead with the Boys ECNL," Kutney said. "I have always been a Riverhound and that will not change. The Academy is headed in a great direction and that will continue. I am thankful for the opportunity to remain a part of this club while tackling new tasks alongside some amazing leadership within the Elite Clubs National League."

Kutney helped design and launch the Riverhounds Academy in 2007 as a training-only platform to assist in the technical development of young players in western Pennsylvania. He started coaching within the Riverhounds Development Academy (RDA) upon the formation of the competitive team platform in 2012-13. He currently coaches the RDA 04, 03 and 00/01 ECNL girls teams and will continue in this capacity.

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