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The Ohio State University
Over 10 years soccer experience at national level
Mentored by Nasdaq entrepreneurs
Director of Soccer Operations
4-year NCAA DII assistant coach at Ohio Dominican University
Over 10 years coaching experience
Owner/Operator of AF Soccer Training
In the winter of 2020, Nate suffered a serious injury which led to his distinguished playing career at nationally recognized high school and club programs coming to an end. He decided to turn down his options of playing collegiate soccer to focus on his academics and entrepreneurial passion at The Ohio State University.
During that same time, Alex Finy had been working as a college assistant coach at Ohio Dominican University, based in Columbus, Ohio. During his 4 years as an assistant coach, Alex was exposed to the many elements of the collegiate game, including recruiting through domestic and international channels, as well as different ID camps.
Late Spring of 2021, these two worlds collided as Nate had an idea and approached Alex, his former club coach. Nate’s experiences with the recruiting process as a player, combined with Alex’s recruiting experiences as a coach, helped gain perspective on both sides of the recruiting process. This sparked a creative solution, reshaping the modern methods used for player recruitment and development. Over the course of a few weeks, the idea of ScoutX quickly evolved and began to take shape. Soon thereafter, they partnered with an AI development company and a branding product studio who helped turn their idea into a reality.