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Rob Leather

Academy Coach

Coaching Experience

2014 - Present: Montclair Kimberley Academy Boys Soccer Varsity Head Coach


4 x Prep B Champions

5 x Non-Public B State Finalists

2023 Essex County Coach of the Year

2017- Present: Match Fit Academy ECNL Girls Head Coach

Head Coach for the 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2008 age groups over the years

2014 - 2015: Philadelphia Union Scout

Identification of youth talent for professional club

2010 - 2014: Match Fit Academy Director of Boys Coaching

Directed all areas of club development in conjunction with US Soccer and US Development Academy

Head USSF DA Academy Coach for the U16 and U18 age groups from 2011-2013

2003 - 2008: Professional Soccer Coach at Ashleys Soccer Camp / Soccer Domain

Various roles directing programming and administrative responsibilities

Academic Publications and Qualifications

The Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise – Sep 2004; 36 (9): 1543-50

‘Developing the complete tactical player’. Published by World Class Coaching Inc. in May 2012

‘Parental desires regarding sports programs for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder’. Published in Palaestra journal, Volume 27.4 in December 2013 ·

NSCAA Premier Diploma – Good Pass

NSCAA Associate Staff Instructor for North-Eastern Region


2000 - 2003, The University of Birmingham, UK

Bachelor of Science - Exercise and Sports Science | First Class with Honors (Top 5 percentile)

2008 - 2010, Montclair State University

Masters in the Arts of Teaching (Honors) Physical Education and Health

Independent School / College Teaching Experience

Montclair Kimberley Academy, NJ

Health, Wellness and Physical Education Department Chair, Current Role

Work in conjunction with administration to implement meaningful programming in the area of Mental Health, Alcohol / Drug Education, and Social Justice Causes

Implement a holistic approach to Health and Wellness to the MKA Community

Develop, integrate, and deliver innovative curriculum

Montclair Kimberley Academy, NJ

Faculty Member, 2014 - Present

Health and Wellness Department member, Ethics teacher, Biomechanics and Physiology teacher

Admissions, Awards, Health and Safety, Student Life, Mental Health and Alcohol Awareness Committees

Montclair Kimberley Academy, NJ

Senior Dean, 2019 - 2024

Work with the Administrative Team on the academic and social/emotional oversight of the students in the senior grade Responsible for the curriculum development of the senior advisor program and leading 14 advisors as they seek to support the growth of their advisees

Coordinate, plan, and implement all events related to Prom, coordinate all events related to awards, commencement, and end-of-year events of seniors.

Montclair Kimberley Academy, NJ

Interim Dean of Student Life, 2016 - 2017

Member of the Upper School's Administrative Team, working directly with the Head of School on short and long-term policy and decision-making in the area of the student experience

Charged with overseeing all areas of student life; community service, awards, clubs, student organizations, and student leadership

Montclair State University, NJ

Adjunct Professor / Graduate Assistant; 2008 - 2010

Implementing cutting-edge research related to both basic and advanced motor learning in students and elite athletes

Teach various one, two, and three-credit undergraduate classes for the Physical Education and Exercise Science department.

Rob Leather
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