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Welcome to the Rangers Academy

Rangers Academy Board of Directors

Meet Our Board of Directors

We are here to provide you and your family with the best youth soccer experience possible! We are proud to bring you a group of highly accomplished club directors and administrators. Read the bios below to learn more about your administration. 

Daron White

founding member

Club President

Phone: 260-908-2569
Email: rangersdof@gmail.com



About Daron White:Daron is a founding member of the club. He is an accomplished coach with the Rangers and with Lakewood Park Christian School where he has helped to design one of the top soccer programs in the area. Daron holds a state E license and a D license and has over 14 years of experience in coaching and playing soccer.

Welcome - "Welcome to the Rangers Academy, where we are devoted to the soccer development and education of the "whole player". We are committed to the development of players by providing top level training, sound character and moral development that promotes lasting values, and will guide players for their lifetime. We accomplish this while focusing on high academic standards through the tenure of the players in our Club. We understand and embrace the importance of player development; however, we believe social, moral, physical and emotional development is equally important. Although no once can predict the future, we are confident that when players graduate from our program, they will be able to achieve anything they encounter in their future."


John Good

founding member
Director of Finance

Phone: 260-570-7041
Email: coachjohn@rangerspfc.com

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About John Good: John is one of the founding members of the club and works on a daily basis to make the Rangers Academy one of the top clubs in the Midwest.  John holds a state E license and a state D license and has over 10 years of experience in playing, coaching and directing soccer. 

Welcome - "I want to personally welcome you to our club.  My goals is to not just provide you with an environment to learn the game of soccer, but to challenge you as an individual to reach your full potential and to take the concepts we teach you in soccer and apply them in the remainder of your life.  I am personally committed to making sure each and every member of this club is given an equal opportunity to be successful and is challenged to reach their full potential.  I look forward to seeing you become not just a great soccer player, but a great leader of tomorrow.  Welcome to our club."
 


Thompson Smith

founding member
Director of Legal, BOD

Phone: 260-927-4104
Email: thom@counselorsmith.com

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About Thom Smith:  Thom has an A.S. in Aviation Flight Technology from Vincennes University (1989).  B.S. in Entrepreneurship from Ball State University (1992).  J.D. from Valparaiso University (1998).  Commercial Pilot with Instrument Rating.  Thom is a founding board member.  Thom and his wife, Jama, have three children who have grown up playing with Rangers.  Thom has his ā€œEā€ license and ā€œDā€ license.  Thom enjoys watching his daughters play for Dekalb High School and plays adult league soccer during the winter.

Welcome - "I want to personally thank you for being a part of the Rangers Academy.  Developing habits on and off the field as well as the mind and heart in our players is what makes us a one of a kind organization.  Most people can only dream about creating an inspiring learning environment; however, that dream has come true for all of us at the Rangers Academy.  Here, players can reach exceptional soccer goals while embracing the attributes of compassion and integrity.  I consider it a privilege to join you and our expert trainers in training and developing your daughters and sons."  
 

Jody Liberty

Club Manager

Phone: 260-570-7040
Email: hoosiersoccermom@gmail.com

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About Jody Liberty:  Jody is our club manager and works with all the team managers in making sure everything is properly conducted for the team.  She works on a daily basis making sure everything is properly set up for the operations of the club. Jody can answer many of your everyday questions regarding different programs in our club.   
 

Eric Dietsch

Director of Marketing, BOD

Phone: 260-927-3188
Email: eric_dietsch@hotmail.com

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About Eric Dietsch: Eric monitors and controls all of the major marketing that the club conducts as well as serving on the clubs board of directors.  Eric holds a state E license and has coached for over 4 years.  
 
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Kevin Neumann

Director at Large

Phone:  260-348-7510

Email:  kneumann41@icloud.com

 
About Kevin Neumann:  Kevin has been with the Rangers since 2012.  He started as just a dad who tried to help the coach fetch balls at U7 practice.  Since then he has helped out by being an assistant coach, U10 coach, team manager of the 2006 Boys and Board Member. 
 

 

 

Jarrod Ramer

Director at Large

Phone:   260-318-1870

Email:  jarrod@blackramerins.com

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About Jarrod Ramer: Jarrod began coaching youth soccer when his son was 4 years old playing for NASA in Kendalville, IN.  He became involved with the Rangers in 2010 when they expanded their program to the Noble County area.  He has served as coach and is the current manager of the Rangers 02/03 Boys.  He also holds a positon on the board of directors where he helps coordinate indoor winter training.
 

Jason Haiflich 

Director at Large

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Email: jasonhaiflich@yahoo.com


About Jason:   Jason has been involved with soccer both as a player and a coach.  He began playing at 8 years of age and continued playing through high school where he participated with the Barons program at DeKalb High School.  Jason has worked with kids for several years and has a great deal of experience with coaching at the U12 and U13 level.  He currently holds an E license.