ROCKFORD (WIFR) - - The Rock Run Soccer Club is excited to announce that Ana Costa has joined the coaching staff of Rock Run Soccer Club. This spring, Costa will be the head coach for the U-12 Girls team. Costa will be assisted by Nick Parnello, who returns for his third year as assistant coach with Rock Run.
Costa is in her second season as the head women’s soccer coach at Rockford College. Previously Costa served as the head women’s soccer coach at Bacone College, and as the assistant women’s soccer coach at Northeast State University.
“I was very excited that Ana accepted a position with our Club,” said Director of Coaching Frank Horvat. “She brings great experience to our club, and will be a great person for the job.”
Alex Kney has joined the staff as the club recruiter. Kney will be working with Director of Coaching Frank Horvat to identify soccer talent in area recreational leagues, private schools and other leagues and introduce players to the benefits of the Rock Run experience.
Kney is a graduate of Boylan High School and St. Ambrose College in Davenport, IA where he played midfielder for the men’s soccer team. Currently, Kney is employed at UTC Aerospace Systems in Rockford.