G ECNL Director Rusty Scarborough to Retire in 2022

The community is thankful for the time Rusty has spent with us at the club and wish him the very best in his retirement. 

On his decision to retire, Rusty Scarborough, “After 41 years in the soccer profession, I have decided to retire and am excited for the next journey in my life. I have had the privilege to meet so many great professionals along the way, and the staff at Charlotte Independence will definitely hold a space in my heart. I would like to thank Thomas Finlay for his trust in me to join the club. His guidance and friendship have helped me be successful, and I appreciate all he does for this great club. The last 34 plus months have been an enjoyable journey. From the club’s Executive Staff, Administrative Staff and to all the coaches I have met in the club, I would like to say thank you for the positive experience. I would also like to express to the ECNL Staff of Charlotte Independence that I believe you are second to none in this game. Your dedication and work ethic to provide the optimal environment for all of our players to reach their highest level is appreciated. I believe the families (players and parents) in our program to be the some of the best I have had the pleasure to be around. I appreciate all your support along the way. I wish the club all the success it deserves and look forward to watching and being proud of all you will accomplish in the years to come.”

Watch CEO, Thomas Finlay's special message in appreciation of Rusty and the future of the program and club!



Erin Lykon

Director of Marketing & Branding
Charlotte Independence
Soccer Club

980.265.4790 Email Erin

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