TOPSoccer Director – Chris Drew

Chris DrewChris Drew has 20 years of experience working with children in the public, private, competitive, and recreational sectors.  He has served as Athletic Director in public and private schools as well as a full time coach.  He has a passion for teaching and coaching but nothing has been as rewarding as his role as the Gainesville Soccer Alliance Director of TOPSoccer.

He and his wife Julie have been married for 19 years and have four wonderful children.  Two of his children have special needs which have impacted him in a very powerful way.  Instead of letting the challenges of life weigh him and his family down, Chris and his family have embraced them.  You will see the whole family out on Friday nights at TOPSoccer.  It has become one of the family’s favorite things to do.

Chris left the classroom several years ago and began to homeschool his own children. He also finds time to volunteer every week at his local church in the children’s ministry. Currently, he works at the University of Florida Health at Shands Rehab Services.  Chris has been a big supporter of the Gainesville Soccer Alliance because it has been an important part of his family.  One of his children plays on a Competitive/Travel team, another plays in the Recreational/Academy, and two can’t wait until Friday night TOPSoccer!