PISCATAWAY, NJ – Nitan Soni has joined the Rutgers men’s soccer program and will serve as the coordinator of operations for the 2004 season, head coach Bob Reasso announced on Tuesday.
“Nitan is a bright young man who has a very good background in the game and excellent communication skills,” said Reasso. “He has an extensive background in computers and will help us immensely with film editing.”
Soni comes to Rutgers after serving the past three years with the Winaukee Island soccer camp in Center Harbor, NH. A native of Birmingham, England, Soni came to the United States in 2000 when he began his work with Winaukee Island Camp. After several weeks with the camp, he was elevated to a director and oversaw a staff of five, planning and organizing activities for the eight-week camp each summer. He taught several different age groups, focusing primarily on U13 to U15.
In September of 2002, Soni joined the coaching staff at Ashley’s Soccer Camp in New Jersey. There, he instructed several co-ed teams ranging in age groups. Soni was responsible for team training and game-day coaching.
Prior to Winaukee Island, Soni served as a coach for Greenhill Youth Center in Birmingham from 1996 through 1998, teaching 15 and 16-year-olds.
Soni graduated from Middlesex University, located in a suburb of London, in 2001. He owns a degree in computer science and media.
He played as an amateur with Halas Hawks F.C. in the United Kingdom from 1991-1996, participating on three championship teams in 1992, 1993 and 1994. From 1996 to 1998, Soni played in the Youth Training Scheme with the W.B.A and Aston Villa. He has recently played semiprofessional ball with clubs in New Jersey.
Soni will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the men’s soccer program and will be utilized primarily in reviewing and editing film of training sessions.