Patchogue native Jason Orban has been named to the United Soccer Coaches 30-Under-30 program for the Class of 2019-20.
Currently an assistant coach with the men’s soccer team at St. Francis College Brooklyn, Orban is one of 15 men to be named to 30-Under-30. Launched in 2013, the program includes 15 men and 15 women and is a year-long education and mentorship opportunity designed to support members of the coaching profession who are 30 years of age or younger.
Each member of the 30-Under-30 class receives an educational scholarship that provides registrations for the United Soccer Coaches Convention and an Advanced Diploma course of the coach’s choosing, as well as a travel stipend to cover costs for attending these events. In addition, program members are matched with a mentor dedicated to fostering their growth in the game and expanding their coaching network.
Orban joined the coaching staff of Tom Giovatto prior to the start of the 2019 season. Before St. Francis, he was the head coach of the men’s soccer team at St. Joseph’s College-Long Island.
During the 2018 season, Orban led the Golden Eagles (8-1-1) to the Skyline Conference Tournament and led the team to its best regular-season win percentage since 2012. St. Joseph’s also led the Skyline in every conference regular-season offensive statistics last season.
When Orban was named to the St. Francis coaching staff Giovatto said, “He has a great overall knowledge of the game and does very well with the student-athletes. The guys all love him and enjoy being around him. Jason has great energy and we are really excited to have him here in Brooklyn Heights.”
Orban has also been active in the world of youth soccer. He has served as Director of Operations and Youth Development Director at Cantera Futbol USA. Orban has also worked with the Stony Brook Soccer Club as the program’s player development director.
Prior to coaching, Orban played his college ball at Stony Brook University from 2013 to 2015. The goalkeeper started 27 matches for the Seawolves and compiled a record of 9-15-3. He earned a Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration (2016) and a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in history (2015) while at Stony Brook.