Once three-sport star at Owings Mills, new Lakers coach succeeds retired Don Rickels
Boys’ Latin School announced, on Monday, that Aaron Urban-Zukerberg has been named the school’s new varsity soccer head coach. Previously, Urban-Zukerberg served as the middle and upper school futsal coach. Futsal is a variation of indoor soccer, played on a hard court with no walls.
“Since his arrival on Boys’ Latin’s campus, Coach Urban-Zukerberg has been dedicated to our school community and our boys,” said BL athletic director Mike Thomas. “He has been a fixture at many of our events beyond soccer and futsal and has shown a true love for our school.”
Urban-Zukerberg joins Boys’ Latin with a wide range of experience coaching soccer at a variety of age and skill levels. In addition to coaching the JV boys and girls soccer teams at Dulaney High School for the past 12 years, Urban-Zukerberg has coached a variety a club and travel teams within Towson United, while serving as the organization’s technical director.
“His ability to both coach boys and mentor coaches within the Towson United program shows the depth of his experience and knowledge” added Thomas. “Coach Urban-Zukerberg has a gentle calm demeanor which will resonate with our boys. He also sets the bar high. Under his guidance, the boys will work hard, appreciate the intentionality of process and understand the concept of perseverance.”
In his new role, Coach Urban-Zukerberg will oversee the Boys’ Latin soccer programs and will build on the rich soccer traditions established by former Boys’ Latin soccer coaches Don Rickels and Butch Maisel.
“I am thrilled to continue and expand my involvement with the Boys’ Latin soccer program and to help continue its strong tradition of success. Boys’ Latin is such a wonderful environment for boys to learn and grow,” says Urban-Zukerberg. “I look forward to working with such high caliber student-athletes and feel fortunate to be able to collaborate with some of the very best coaches, administrators and faculty that can be found anywhere in the country. The soccer program at Boys’ Latin has been one of the premier programs in the MIAA B Conference as long as I can remember and I hope to continue and improve upon that tradition and success.”
Urban-Zukerberg is a graduate of St. Mary’s College of Maryland in St. Mary’s City, Md., where he played three years of soccer on the men’s team. He also attended Owings Mills High School, where he was a multi-sport athlete. Earning 12 varsity letters throughout his high school career, he was All-County in soccer and a state qualifier in wrestling for three straight years: 1989, 1990 and 1991. In 1991, he finished 5th in his wrestling weight class as a state finalist. In lacrosse, he was a team captain and top 20 scorer in the state.