After the CT Wildcats, Ron McEachen became the Head Coach of Middlebury College in Vermont, and then Head Soccer Coach of the University of Vermont. After that he joint the Coaching staff of the New England Revolution MLS Pro-Soccer Team. Presently he is the Head Soccer Coach of Skidmore College in N.Y.
Quotes of Ron McEachen about his Connecticut Wildcats Coach Rene Koremans:
“Rene was a very focused and driven young man. He was on a mission to bring soccer to a higher level in the United States and his passion was infectious to all of those around him. He assembled a group of mostly American players who might not have been the best technically, but players who could fit his system of play and were able to put the play of the team above all individual glory.”
“We were a very close knit team, both on and off the field. Rene worked us very hard and there were times that we thought we couldn’t go on any further, but indeed we broke through barriers and became better in more ways than just the physical aspects of the game . ”
“Rene made us all better with the demands he placed on us each and every training and match situation. We always went into matches knowing that we were well prepared and motivated to work and play our best for Rene and the Wildcats. He had our utmost respect for his preparation, focus, passion, and ability as a player. I had the pleasure of playing with him in our midfield and he was a clever, athletic, quick and very hard working player from whom I learned much.”
“Rene was my role model as a coach. I took copious notes on his talks and training sessions and have used them throughout the years as a soccer coach here in the US. He really was the first person/coach from whom I learned every day about the game. He set the tone for my coaching philosophy and I’ m certain he did so similarly for others on the team.”
“Rene was a great influence on many people during his time in the states and I believe that everyone he touched was a better person for having spent time with him. I will be forever indebted for the lessons he taught me during our time together.”