LCCC’s Jose Arenas receives “30 Under 30” national coaching honor

CHEYENNE, WYO. — National Soccer Coaches Association of America named Laramie County Community College men's soccer assistant coach Jose Arenas to the 2016 "30 Under 30" program.

The program began in 2013. This year, the NSCAA selected 15 men and 15 women from 350 applicants.

Arenas, a Cheyenne native who played for East High School and LCCC, wrapped up his collegiate career at McPherson College in, Kansas where he earned All-Conference honors at both schools. This fall, Arenas enters his sixth season with the LCCC Golden Eagles, where h has been a part of three regular season championship teams and helped produce three All-Americans.

He also serves as the assistant director of coaching with the Cheyenne Soccer Club, and he holds an NSCAA advance national diploma and Level 1 goalkeeping diploma for coaching.

"I'm blessed to be selected as a part of this incredible class and program the NSCAA has to offer," said Arenas. "I'm excited to continue to learn, develop and give back to the kids I work with."

According to the NSCAA, the "30 Under 30" program is a year-long education and mentorship opportunity for a select few up-and-comers who have made soccer coaching their career. It was created to support fledgling coaches and foster their growth at a crucial point in their vocation.