About Andrew Elsoffer
Based in Cleveland, Ohio, Andrew Elsoffer is a soccer coach, community leader and investment advisor. For as long as he can remember, Andrew has felt most at peace on the soccer field. His journey with the sport began in high school as a four year varsity player. Andrew was a three letterman, including soccer, baseball and hockey. His Shaker Heights Soccer Team made it to the state’s final four during his senior year—a success Andrew credits teamwork and dedication to.
Upon graduating in 1982, Andrew Elsoffer played soccer semi-professionally in Ann Arbor, Michigan for the Ann Arbor Cannon Soccer Club, and later professionally for the Detroit Kickers (1983-1984). After deciding to focus on his career as a financial advisor, Andrew found himself missing the sport, and began looking for ways to get involved again. He turned to coaching. The result… Andrew has been a soccer coach for over 20 years. He has coached high school, college, and club teams. What’s more, he also is the former President of the Orange Crush Soccer League in his hometown community.
For Andrew, his time as a coach has been one of the most rewarding aspects of his life. During the season, five nights out of the week, if not more, are spent on the field. He believes that through coaching, he has the biggest opportunity to make a difference in the lives of young people. Coaching has been Andrew’s opportunity to promote a team-first, respect for the individual philosophy.
When he’s not on the field, Andrew can be found working diligently for his clients as an investment advisor. He has amassed 25 years of experience in the industry. What’s more, for a decade after graduating from college, Andrew created and operated his own event management business in Ann Arbor Michigan. There, he learned how important community ties are when running a business. He successfully negotiated a number of high-profile connections as the University of Michigan Event Specialist and as the Event Coordinator for the Avis Center of Excellence. Andrew credits his time as an event specialist to his people-first approach to business, capacity to meet deadlines and ability to get the job done right.
In addition to his passion for soccer, Andrew Elsoffer is an avid outdoorsman. He enjoys hiking, bicycling, kayaking, deep water fishing and horseback riding. His search for adventure developed after a long-distance bike ride he took with a friend after college. Being one with his environment instilled a lasting appreciation and love for being out in nature. When time allows, Andrew, his wife of 30 years, and their son, Lenny, enjoy taking family trips to some of the most beautiful, natural destinations in the USA and abroad.
To learn more about Andrew Elsoffer, and to gain insight into his knowledge surrounding soccer, make sure you check out his blog!