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Jape Shattuck


Jape Shattuck, the founder of MYSA, was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1997. Many claim that there was no one else who had the same kind of positive impact on the coaches, instructors, administration and players as Jape did. Under his leadership, the MYSA Olympic Development Program became a highly respected model across the United States. He wrote and introduced manuals for coaching licenses, and created the MYSA instructional curriculum in 1987. Jape also created the District program, allowing gifted players who could not make the State Cup to play with other gifted players. This later evolved into MAPLE and the current District Select Program. Jape was an assistant coach at Hartwick College from 1979 to 1982, and eventually become head coach at Harvard University where he led his team to the NCAA division 1 final four. Jape became the first coach in the United States to hold three different national soccer federation highest coaching licenses earning the US Soccer “A” license, Swiss FA “A” license and German DFB “B” license.