Dan Esmond
Staff Coach
Dan@afclightning.org  
678-994-1381

Esmond is currently the Executive Director of Peachtree City Youth Soccer Association.  Esmond moved to Peachtree City in July of 2006, after serving five years with the United Soccer Leagues Super Y-League in Tampa, FL.  

Esmond worked in Public Relations before moving into Super Y-League operations with the USL in 2003.  From 2003-2006, Esmond was the Director of Operations of the Super Y-League, which included overseeing schedules, website administration, referee assignment, event management and league discipline for the 800-team North American youth soccer league.

Esmond was also the Event Director of five SYL North American Finals, 14 Super Y-League ODP National camps, and a dozen regional scheduling meetings.  Esmond was named United Soccer Leagues Employee of the Year in 2005.   

Esmond has coached various ages from U9 - U17 Select.  Since moving to Peachtree City, he has also worked with the U5 - U8 Little Lazers Recreation program.  Esmond currently holds the USSF National “C” License and the USSF National Youth License. 

In his personal life, Esmond enjoys watching sports, fantasy football and baseball, music, movies, and reading books on musicians, athletes, and his favorite writers.  His favorite sports teams include the Duke Blue Devils, Cleveland Indians, Manchester United, Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Cavaliers, and the Colorado Avalanche.

Esmond is a 2000 graduate of Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where he obtained a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration with a focus in Sport Management.  Esmond is a native of Sharpsville, Pennsylvania and currently resides with his wife Tonya, son Ryan, and their dog Ally in Senoia, GA.