Director of College Placement
We are excited to announce David Kunitz as OEFC’s Director of College Placement. This program is designed to assist high school aged players and their families through the college search process. Unlike a recruiting service, the program will guide OEFC members by providing a support system. From creating email templates and coaching someone around how to interact with colleges to keeping members aware of the changing of NCAA rules and regulations – Coach Kunitz will offer his expertise to further the careers of our players.
Coach David Kunitz has over 20 years of experience on the state, regional, national and international levels. He recently moved back to Oklahoma with his wife Cara and their four children; Kenzie (11), Michael (10), Chloe (8), and Coleman (6). In addition to acting as the Director of College Placement, David will be head coach of the OEFC Girls DA 15s and 16s and the ESC Academy Staff Coach (2011b, 2012g).
Coach Kunitz comes to OEFC from Aurora, Colorado where he coached with the Colorado Rapids and was one of the Rapids South Directors of Coaching. With the Rapids Coach Kunitz coached the Boys Development Academy and Boys ECNL. Prior to that Kunitz was with Colorado Storm and was the Director of Coaching for U17-19 Girls and the College Advisory Program (CAP) South Director. Kunitz also served as Head Coach of the United States Men’s Deaf National Soccer Team. We are honored to have him joining our club and working with our players.
COLLEGE PLACEMENT PROGRAM FOCUS AREAS
- EDUCATION: The College Placement Program will provide a wealth of information for all players and families. Links to the NCAA Eligibility Center, communication guidelines or suggestions and even some common Do’s and Don’ts will make this process more manageable.
- INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS:Interactive workshops will include but not be limited to: communication tips, assisting with soccer profiles, making sure players understand a basic timeline for recruiting. The more engaged your player is in this process the more comfortable your family will be when it’s time to make a decision.
- ON FIELD OPPORTUNITIES: Events, showcase and camps will help our players gain additional exposure to college coaches. OEFC teams represent our club well throughout then country and we want our College Program to help supplement the great work our coaches and teams are already doing.