COVINGTON, KY (September 29, 2021) – Kings Hammer Soccer Club is excited to share important structural updates within the club as it relates to leadership. Dave McIver has been named the new VP of Operations for Soccer and Events and Paul Nicholson has assumed the role as the new leader of the soccer division.
Dave McIver will be working to assist with the two largest divisions of the organization: Soccer Programs and Tournaments/Events. Kings Hammer is committed to elevating the quality of both divisions in an effort to create a common approach across the region. Dave most recently served as the Senior Director of Events where he managed all club-hosted events and tournaments. He came to Kings Hammer in May 2013, after spending 14 years as the Program Director and Assistant Director of Coaching with the Kentucky Youth Soccer Association. Dave has worked on the admin side and coached at the collegiate and youth levels for over 20 years. He holds a USSF A License as well as a National Youth license.
“First of all, I would like to thank Kevin McCloskey and Kevin Butler for having the confidence in me as we continue to grow this club into a Regional and National brand. I am honored and excited for the opportunity to move into the position of Vice President of Operations for Soccer and Events. The vision and drive of our leadership team, directors, and coaches to become the best club for our players and families is second to none. I am excited to see what all we can accomplish with the club now and in the future!” said Dave McIver.
Paul Nicholson, who is currently the Club Technical Director and the USL-2 Head Coach, will be assuming the role as the new leader of the soccer division. Paul will continue his role as the Club Technical Director while also leading the Program Directors to help improve curriculum, player/parent/staff development, and creating the best development pathway for all Kings Hammer membership. Paul holds a USSF A License and has coached for over 14 years at various levels, from club, high school, college, and semiprofessional. He played professionally for the Wilmington Hammerheads for 5 years before he signed with FC Cincinnati in 2016 where he played for 2 years until his retirement. Paul then began coaching the Cincinnati Dutch Lions FC in the USL-2 League before forming the Kings Hammer U23 team.
“I’m extremely grateful to have been entrusted with the responsibility of leading the soccer division. The division has so many fantastic program directors within it and I look forward to working with all of them as we aim to continue to improve our club's standards both on and off the field,” said Paul Nicholson.
Kevin McCloskey, Kings Hammer COO, went on to add these comments regarding the recent structural updates, “The structural updates are an important part of how we plan and manage for growth and improvement. We have gone through some considerable growth over the last couple of years and the club now offers one of the strongest soccer products available for youth soccer players in the region. Dave and Paul are both strong and experienced leaders that will provide our staff and families more resource and guidance. To be able to promote from within is a great testament to them as professionals and the network that we continue to build at the club.”
About Kings Hammer
Kings Hammer Soccer Club, founded in the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area, has become one of the most recognizable youth soccer clubs in the Midwest Region of the United States.
The club provides appropriate training of soccer at every level. Players, coaches, staff, parents contribute directly to the positive environment at Kings Hammer Soccer Club. From developing collegiate, professional, and national team level athletes to providing all players the opportunity to love the game, the development structure services all skill levels.
For more information, visit KingsHammer.com.