Rudy M. Grubesky is a former college head coach for the women’s soccer team at Wilson College in Chambersburg. His other college coaching experience also includes two years as the first assistant coach for the women’s soccer team at Penn State-Harrisburg.
He recently was one of six current and former college coaches who successfully completed a 2016 USA-UK Soccer Study Tour in Scotland and England that involved participating in coaching education programs that included sessions conducted by Dick Bate, Craig Brown, Mike Dickerson, Roy Millar, Martin Miller, Tony Massie, and Jeff Tipping. The study tour also encompassed attending youth games, classroom and field training sessions, visiting iconic stadiums, and completing match analysis projects for high level professional soccer matches. The American coaches visited and observed training sessions at soccer academies at Celtic and Rangers in Glasgow and at Liverpool, Shrewsbury Town, and Manchester United in England to learn about player development in the United Kingdom.
He was also one of 27 coaches who successfully completed the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Cup Experience 10-day coaching course that was held in conjunction with the Women’s World Cup in Winnipeg, Canada last summer.
Coach Grubesky is in his twenty-second year of coaching soccer at a variety of levels, including travel and recreational teams for several youth soccer clubs in Adams County, as well as for middle school teams and six years at the high school level. As previously mentioned, Coach G. also has experience coaching at the D-III college level. He has also served as the head coach for the Capital Area Region’s girls’ soccer teams that participated in the Keystone State Games.
Coach Grubesky’s coaching credentials include successfully completing the requirements for the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) National “Y” (Youth), National “D”, and State “E” licenses. He has also earned his NSCAA High School Coaches Diploma along with the NSCAA state, regional and National Youth Diplomas. Coach Grubesky is also certified by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) as a Level 1- Accredited Interscholastic Coach. He has also received the Major League Soccer (MLS) Camps Advanced Progressive Play Coaching Award.
Coach Grubesky has a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Arts degree in Administration of Justice from the University of Pittsburgh. He received a diploma from South Park High School in the Pittsburgh area and he is also a graduate of the Pennsylvania State Police Academy as a member of the 29th municipal police class.
Coach Grubesky retired from the Pennsylvania State Police in 2015 after 28 years of service. He began his career with the Commonwealth in 1987 and with the State Police in 1990. He was promoted several times and retired as the Director of the Training and Curriculum Development Section for the Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission. He has been a professional in the criminal justice field for 35 years and was a police officer and law enforcement trainer in both Pennsylvania and Texas.