Mark Caron is a dad, youth soccer coach and goalkeeper trainer. Since 2004, he has been fortunate enough to coach boys and girls across all age groups, from U6 recreation through U18 club. He also has his US Soccer D Coaching license.

Mark has been obsessed with soccer since he was 5 years old, and played club soccer and Varsity in high school. Mark started playing goalkeeper at the age of 9, and was lucky to have a coach who taught him the foundations of the position. When not in goal, Mark enjoys the open space on the left flank whether a fullback or winger. In college, though, Mark took a brief detour and decided he’d cash in on his Canadian heritage to stop some pucks—playing goalie for NC State University’s club ice hockey team. It’s almost the same, eh?

When Mark isn’t playing or coaching soccer, he’s more than likely watching soccer, hanging out with his family, or—if he must—doing work at his day job at Red Hat, where he manages a cross-functional UX design and engineering team responsible for building out Red Hat’s Design System.

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