16 Mar Commonwealth SC Announces New Executive Director
We are excited to announce the hiring of Megan Adkins as Commonwealth Soccer Club’s new Executive Director. Megan has been serving as the Interim Director of Operations since October, and the club officially named her the organization’s new Executive Director on March 12th.
Megan is likely a familiar name and face to most club members as she has been a part of the CSC coaching staff since 2016. For the past two seasons Megan has also served as the club’s Operations Manager, during which time she played a critical role in managing numerous aspects of the club’s day-to-day operations.
As Executive Director, Megan will lead the organization’s daily operations as well as work in partnership with the Board of Directors (Board) to develop strategies and plans that meet the club’s missions, values and objectives. In her new role, Megan will work with the Board to develop, implement and manage the club’s overall strategic plan and operational approach. This includes both managing and growing CSC’s community partnerships, business sponsorships, and working relationships with other clubs. In addition, she will handle all internal club communications, manage vendor relations, and oversee the development and delivery of the club’s programs and services. Above all, Megan will ensure CSC remains fundamentally committed to building stronger youth and fostering life skills that extend beyond the game.
The next time you see Megan, please take a moment to congratulate her on being named the club’s Executive Director. Be sure to read Megan’s bio in order to get a true sense of her extensive background in soccer.
Megan Adkins – Executive Director
Megan Adkins is a native of Nicholasville, Ky; she began her early soccer playing and refereeing days in the youth leagues in Jessamine County. Her Varsity Soccer career started at Sayre High School in Lexington while just in the sixth grade where she was a three year Varsity letterman by her freshman year. Before her sophomore year Megan transferred to Lexington Catholic High School where she was a three-year Varsity letterman. During her decorated High School career Megan was a multi-year member of the All-District, All-Region, All-City, and All-State teams. For Lexington Catholic, she was a senior Captain, team MVP, received the Coaches Award, and during her senior year she led her team to the State Finals. Megan was also a member of the Kentucky State Olympic Development Program and played for the Kentucky Kickers Soccer Club for several years. After High School Megan joined the West Virginia University Women’s Soccer Program where she was a member of the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll before injuries unfortunately cut her career short. After her playing career was over, Megan became a member of the Gamma Beta Phi-Honors and Service Fraternity, the Sigma Tau Delta-English Honorary, the Sigma Delta Pi-Spanish Honorary, and was elected the Vice-President of the Inaugural Mountaineer Maniacs Student Athletic Booster Club at WVU. She furthered her education and received her Juris Doctorate Degree from West Virginia University College of Law.
After a couple of years in Denver, Colorado, Megan resettled in Lexington and began a family. Megan has been heavily involved in youth soccer development, coaching teams at the YMCA, Lexington Youth Soccer Association, Woodford Youth Soccer Association, and Commonwealth Soccer Club. She has also run youth soccer camps in the area. Megan spent three years serving as the Varsity Girls Assistant Head Coach for Lexington Catholic High School where she helped lead the team to two consecutive State Championship Games. She is currently the Head Girls Coach at Frederick Douglass High School where she has laid a foundation for both academic and athletic success. Megan was named the 11th Region Coach of the year in her second year at Frederick Douglass High School. Megan holds her National D Coaching License
and currently coaches the CSC 2008 Girls Gold Team and the U19 Women’s Team. Megan is the proud mother of four children, three daughters and a son. In her spare time Megan is a devoted member of her church, an avid WVU Mountaineer fan, and stays true to her Lexington roots by cheering on her beloved Wildcats. Megan is thrilled and honored to be named the Executive Director of Commonwealth Soccer Club. She is dedicated to promoting an all around developmental soccer environment and true life experiences for the youth in Kentucky.