Board and Coaches

The mission of the HV United is to create an environment that will generate opportunities and build pathways for our athletes to reach their highest levels of achievement, on and off the field. We work to instill and reinforce the qualities of confidence, teamwork, loyalty, hard work, sacrifice, determination, struggle, heartache, passion and success through the game of soccer.

The Board


(general comments, issues, compliments, etc…)


Board Member: MARK DAVIS

(player development opportunities, college pathways)


Board Member: RON DUMMAR

(field issues nets, lines… & academy program development)



(uniforms, gear, sponsorships opportunities)



(reimbursments, fee/refund issues, scholarship needs)


Director of Coaching: ARIEL PARTRIDGE

(trainer issues, practice scheduling/issues, coaching, team placement)



(player passing, registration, coach/player eligibility issues, technical issues such as email failure, tryout registration, etc., tournament check-in needs)


The Coaches

Our Coaches and Staff are dedicated to preparing players, and teams to compete and overcome the tactical, technical and logistical challenges presented in todays era of youth soccer. We strive to improve the game of soccer by supporting player develop with a love for the game and technical abilities.


Mark was voted 2018 Scenic West Coach of the year for both men and women’s programs. Both teams topping the table of the Scenic West Athletic Conference. Davis was the head coach of Real Salt Lake women’s soccer team from 2016-2018. He was named UWS West Coach of the Year for his efforts during the 2016 season. In 2015 Coach Davis was an integral part of the coaching staff that led the RSL women to winning the WPSL Elite National championship. He was named the PacWest Coach of the Year in 2013 and is the all-time winning coach in BYU-Hawaii soccer history. He played at Iowa Western College and led the team to a conference championship in 2009. He has a master’s degree in coaching and athletic administration, serves on HV United’s Board of Directors, and holds a USSF A license.


Ziggy, a native Croatian, played professionally for Dinamo Zagreb, Plamen–Grahorova, FC Kapfenburg, FC Corinthians, Wichita Wings, and the San Diego Sockers. He earned a degree in Sport Specialist – Soccer and Economics, from the University of Zagreb-Croatia, holds a USSF C License, and the National Level 7 Referee grade. Ziggy brings us 40 years of soccer coaching experience, including positions with the San Jose Clash, Cornell University, San Diego Sockers, Carolina RailHawks, as well as the U.S. Mens National Team (USMNT) and U.S. Mens Olympic teams. He served as a national director for Soccer Plus Goalkeeping Camps for over 22 years and co-owns RG Gloves.


Gretchen, is a former starting goalkeeper at UNC-Chapel Hill and played for the U.S. Womens National Team (USWNT). She is honored in the National Soccer Hall of Fame and was the first American woman to play professional soccer, doing so in the Japan Ladies Soccer League. Turning to coaching full time in 1994, Gretchen earned the USSF A License (highest level attainable) and has coached collegiately at CSU-San Bernardino, San Diego State, and Cornell. She has also worked extensively with premier clubs; state, regional, and national ODP; and professional team, Shiroki FC. She currently holds a USSF B license, serves on HV United’s Executive Committee, and co-owns RG Gloves.


DJ, is a former world champion level skier, and his coaching career began at the University of Colorado ski team. As a skier he competed three times in the FIS World Championships and twice in the Olympic Winter Games. He coached with the US Ski Team 2002-2017. Eventually, he turned his focus back to soccer. He was a competitive level player in Colorado, including state select teams. He is the co-owner of Athletic Republic in Heber City and Lehi, which specializes in sport-specific, individualized programming for athletes preparing for the upcoming season, gaining an advantage in the off-season, or keeping their skills sharp during the season. He has a degree in kinesiology and applied physiology, serves on HV United’s Executive Committee, and is a USSF C license holder.


HUF, was a four-time NAIA All-American playing at Green Mountain College (Vermont). He later played professionally in the Irish Premier League, the Norwegian Premier League, the New Hampshire Phantoms, and Utah Blitz. His coaching background began at Green Mountain College and has included stints with the Irish U19 National Team, Park City Soccer Club, Baldoyle United, McDonald’s All-Star Camps, and Park City High School. Huf is also an accomplished fly fishing guide and ran his own guide service for many years. He serves on HV United’s Executive Committee and is a USSF C license holder.


Ariel, is a former player with Colorado Rush/Chatfield High School/University of Northern Colorado, ODP Region IV, Colorado All-State, etc. She played on scholarship in college, semi-pro indoor and outdoor teams, and amateur leagues before an aging body and family commitments took over. Ariel has coached since she was 16 years old for a variety of ages, abilities, and environments – including, but not limited to, Colorado Rush Soccer Club, Chantilly Youth Soccer Association, Smyrna Soccer Club, Global Premier Soccer Georgia, SAE School, Wasatch High School, and Heber Valley Soccer Club. She currently holds a USSF C license, serves on HV United’s Executive Committee, and is HV United’s Director of Coaching.


Ron, has a been a fixture of soccer in the valley for many years. He played for Wasatch High School (MVP and 2nd team All-State, 2008) and Ricks College Dragons in Idaho. He was the President of Utah Olympia FC and Celtic Rangers East FC and served as an assistant with Real Salt Lake Women. Ron graduated from Southern California University of Health Sciences with a Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine 2009 and is the owner of Community Health and Wellness in Heber City, a multidisciplinary medical practice specializing in sports medicine, pain, health, nutrition, and prevention. He has been coaching for 15 years and currently holds a SmartFootball Level 1 and USSF D license. Ron serves on the HV United Board of Directors and is the Director of Academy.


Tara, is a Utah native and former, four-year collegiate player at the University of Utah. She has coached for High Country Soccer club in Summit County Colorado and HV United for over 10 years. She currently hold a USSF D license.


Daniel, is a high school teacher and former Utah native player. He has coached with Pleasant Grove High School, most recently with Wasatch High School, and is the newest staff member with Heber Valley United.