Aidan McCluskey is a former collegiate and professional soccer player and is currently the Head Coach of Ridgewood HS Boys Varsity team. Aidan is a graduate of Farleigh Dickinson University where he starred for the men's nationally ranked Division 1 soccer program. During his tenure at Farleigh Dickinson, Aidan served as Team Captain from 1982-1984, including the team's 1983 season where they were ranked #3 nationally.
He was also named as a first team All American twice during the 1983 and 1984 seasons, as well as finishing third in the Hermann award which recognizes the top player in Division 1 soccer and being elected Farleigh Dickinson's Athlete of the year. He was the second overall pick in the United States Professional soccer draft in 1985, and was named to Farleigh Dickinson's Hall of fame in 2001. Professionally he played for the New Jersey Eagles of the American Soccer League.
Previous to his highly successful college career, Aidan McCluskey had a successful career in his native Ireland. He played 3 years in the League of Ireland for Shamrock Rovers and Home Farm. He also played for Manchester United in Manchester, England on their reserve team after being invited to join them on trial.
In addition to his success as a player, Aidan McCluskey has considerable experience as a coach. He has coached at the Maroons soccer club since 2000, Glen Rock Shooting Stars and has coached both girls and boys age groups from 8 to 19. He has an E and F training licenses as well as a National and Advanced National coaching license. He had also previously coached St. Joseph's boys team in Ireland from 1978 until 1981.