Coach Ryan “Shorty” Brobeck has played, trained, coached and worked with soccer for 30 years. He played competitive growing up and played as a goalkeeper for Layton High School. There his team won a Region Championship and was a state semi-finalist. He continued playing at the Weber State University Soccer Club and had the opportunity to play in the National Tournament, taking 3rd. He also earned his National “D” Coaching license through the US Soccer Federation and has coached competitive youth teams. He also has conducted field and goalkeeper training for various clubs for over 20 years.
Coach Brobeck was the general manager of Ogden Indoor Soccer until returning to school to earn his Bachelors in Business Management with an emphasis in Human Resource Management. In 2018, he decided he was not making the impact that he desired working in Human Resources and is currently working to get his teaching certificate through the Alternative Route to Licensure through the Utah State Board of Education.
When Coach Brobeck is not coaching or playing soccer he spends time with his 5 year old son and 4 year old daughter. He coaches his son’s soccer team and the three of them cheer on Real Salt Lake for almost every game. They go camping, hiking and anything active to keep them entertained. He currently works with Canyon View School as a Special Education Aide working with Jr. High and High School students with behavior challenges.
Coach Brobeck is an assistant coach with the SHS girls and boys teams. He can often be seen stealing swedish fish from Coach Whiteside’s soccer bag and diving around as an extra goalkeeper during practices.