Former Jackson Soccer Club player/Exchange student from Germany
"To play for Coach Lean was one of the best experiences I have ever had. He tought me much more than just soccer skills. I learned a lot about respect, leadership and responsibility. These are things I try to teach my team today!"
Former Union University Goalkeeper; Currently serving overseas with the US Army in Vilseck, Germany
"I improved more under Coach Lean than any other coach I've ever had. His ability to adapt to all skill levels is his greatest attribute. Combine that with a viral passion for the game and he is the finest soccer coach I have ever experienced. Thank you Jeff."
Jackson Christian School Player from 2007-2010
"I have had the opportunity to play for both Coach Lean and Coach Goldie. I learned so much in so little time with them as my coaches. They taught me how to play for my team and give my everything from the minute I stepped on the field till the final whistle blew. After having them as my coaches I wouldn't want to play for anybody else."
Union University player from 2003-2006; 2nd All-Time goal scoring leader and an All-Transouth Conference selection in 2005 &2006
"I have had the pleasure of working alongside Coach Jeff Lean at numerous soccer camps and was always impressed with his enthusiasm, organization and variety of exercises he brings to a training session. While Coach Lean played as a goalkeeper throughout his college career, the aspect of his coaching which sets him apart from many other coaches that I have worked with, is his knowledge and understanding of the game of soccer as a whole. While he is fantastic with goalkeepers, he is equally skilled at coaching forwards, midfielders and defenders, which is a major strength for any coach. I look forward to working with him again in the future.
I was very fortunate to have the pleasure of playing alongside Coach Darren Goldie and without a doubt in my mind, he is one of the best players I have ever stepped onto the field with. His leadership and ability to read the game made him a standout on the field. As an ex professional soccer player, Coach Goldie brings a completely different level of coaching and soccer education to every session.
I played alongside Coach Craig Clark for three years at Union University. Craig was an important member of our team and a very gifted and intelligent central midfielder. Coach Clark is one of the best passers of the ball and possession players I have seen on a soccer field and brings these skills to his coaching sessions."