Your Coaches
 ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Director of Coaching:
STN Founder: 
Rob Eaton                                  
      
 

ROB EATON  
Rob Eaton has a 17 year track record of improving players performance and providing a top quality player development program for all levels of players within STN. Over 320 college players, 28 All State players and several H.S. State Champion Teams are products of Eaton’s training methods.

With an additional 18 years of college coaching experience and associated relationships in addition to his STN track record - with Eaton your soccer future is in excellent and professional hands. When placed on an STN NorthPenn Premier Team you will get the finest training and management and develop your game with appropriate training, games and tournaments.

Your alternative to the usual parent-coached singular team with boring, monotonous and repetitive or even NO training and education is Eaton's STN year-round program.

Eaton created the Second To None Soccer club in 2002 after spending many years as a successful College Coach and working with the region's youth at his summer STN soccer camps which he introduced to Lycoming College in 1990. Eaton has coached all levels of players across North central PA and beyond. In 2002 Eaton's goal was to solidify player development in the North Central Pennsylvania region by offering a professional year-round curriculum of non-political training opportunities.

With a name change to "the Soccer Training Network" in 2008 the program has now seen over 300 players progress to college programs after extensive training and guidance with Eaton & STN; dozens of individuals have gained H.S. All State honors; several area High School teams have claimed State Championship titles with rosters laiden with STN trained players - proving Eaton's expert and professional training and club philosophies well founded. 

Eaton’s soccer education was a rich one in England where he was rated one of the very best young players in the Nation, just missing out on the National team in 1979. He was invited to tryouts with several Pro teams and gained the benefit of phenomenal coaching at such places as Nottingham Forest, Leeds United, Leicester City, Derby County and the English Youth Team before deciding to join Notts County Football Club. While continuing his schooling Eaton played four years for the Magpies and was the leading goal-scorer in the Youth team and a significant player in the midlands club reserve team. Indeed, prior to coming to the U.S. Eaton played soccer in several countries while suiting up for County and considers himself privileged to have been trained by some of the best coaches in the world. 

Moving to the USA in 1984 Eaton went on to play as an All American at Lock Haven University where he was named one of the top 25 players of the century in 2000.

A storied college coaching career saw Eaton acclaimed as one of the brightest young coaches in the country and four Coach of the Year awards were provided to him in 18 years of college coaching in addition to winning league and conference championships and totally redefining the record books at several institutions along the way. Eaton guided four players to the ALL American level and saw dozens of players receive All Conference and League honors under his guidance as he saw stops at California university of PA, Lycoming College, Methodist college (NC), Clarion university & Lock Haven University.

Eaton has not only played with; played in front of; and coached our area's youngsters, but he has also inspired them to further their own soccer playing and coaching careers with not only his immense knowledge, but also with his love and spirit for the game. Well over two dozen of Eaton’s former players are now themselves respected coaches at both the High School and College levels across the country, and all veteran SECOND TO NONE campers will inform you of an enjoyable and rewarding soccer experience under his guidance. 

STN NorthPenn Staff











ELIAS ABUNASSAR
Univ. of Maryland







PJ STEINER
Misericordia Univ.





JOHN SHAFER
Kutztown Univ.
ERICH HANKAMER
Fontbonne Univ. 







MARKUS RYBAK
Milligan College





VITO ADDALLI
Clarion Univ.
ALEXA REAM
Lock Haven Univ. 







CHERYL UNDERHILL
​Lock Haven Univ.