Watkinson School is pleased to recognize that Upper School Head Ryan Reese (of Simsbury) has been named as the Director of Recreational Soccer for Simsbury Soccer Club. Reese coaches boys varsity soccer for Watkinson alongside Danny White, another long-time coach for Simsbury Soccer and the club’s current Technical Director.
A multi-sport athlete himself, Reese still competes in distance running, triathlons, basketball, soccer, and skiing. Reese played highly competitive basketball throughout high school and college. During his 8-year tenure at Watkinson, Reese has coached varsity soccer and basketball. Less than a decade ago, Reese moved to Simsbury and wanted to get involved with local sports. A father of two young athletes, he has coached Simsbury Youth Basketball for players ages 5-10 and with Simsbury Soccer Club across the U5-U8 divisions. He is now happy to serve on the club’s board and collaborate with the club’s leadership.
“Helping kids learn to love sports from a young age and begin to understand fitness and competition brings me a lot of joy. Those first few years of development are amazing to experience alongside players. Both my parents were incredibly active in my hometown and gave a lot of themselves to that community. I think this is my way of being able to do that here in Simsbury.”
Watkinson applauds Reese’s continued commitment to student-athletes beyond the scope of Watkinson’s athletic programs.
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