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2022 Club Leadership Changes

El Dorado Hills Soccer Club Announces Changes to Leadership Team


Joe Champion retires, Club hires Adam Moffat and Paul Buckle


El Dorado Hills Soccer Club (EDHSC) is announcing changes to the executive leadership team. Joe Champion has announced his retirement as he pursues a career outside of soccer. We are deeply grateful for his 12 years of service to the club and supportive of his new career journey. We are looking forward to planning an event to celebrate his contributions to the club and wish him well as he begins a new chapter.

With Champion’s upcoming departure, it is with much excitement that the club announces the hiring of Adam Moffat as the new Director of Coaching and Paul Buckle as the Director of Club Development and Structure. Both hires are effective immediately.

Adam Moffat comes to EDHSC after an illustrious career in professional soccer. His background includes playing internationally and for multiple MLS and USL clubs before retiring in 2018. Most recently, he has been the CEO of Moffat Soccer Academy, a Folsom-based organization that offers opportunities for youth players to develop their game and character through local camps and clinics. “I love working with youth players because it allows me to be a coach in the truest sense of the word. Not only am I helping them gain the skills to become the best players they can be, I am also helping them become the best people

Additionally, EDHSC has hired international soccer expert Paul Buckle to be the Director of Club Development and Structure. Paul has an extensive history as a player, coach, and club advisor and is one of the only coaches in the world with an UEFA Pro Coaching License and US Pro Coaching License. Most recently, Buckle served as Technical Advisor to Landon Donovan at San Diego Loyal. His vast experience also includes being Lead Coach of the U23 team at Southampton FC of the Premier League, one of the leading clubs for development in the world, and Head Coach of Sacramento Republic FC, among others. Buckle’s wealth of experience will inform his role as strategic advisor to the club as he creates and implements coaching curriculum and player development. 

Buckle will also serve as a board member as we direct the ongoing success of the club. According to Buckle, “EDHSC is an already stellar program with a commitment to excellence. One of the hallmarks of a successful club is a commitment to developing the coaching staff and equipping them to address the needs of individual players and overall teams. I am particularly excited about coming alongside our coaches as a mentor and partner. I’ll see you on the field!”

More information about Adam and Paul will be added to our website soon.

Stay tuned for information regarding a goodbye celebration for Joe Champion and an updated coaching slate for 2022/23.