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Jason Batty Goalkeeper Coach San Jose Earthquakes (MLS)

BIOGRAPHY

Jason Batty returns for his fourth season as the goalkeeper coach for the San Jose Earthquakes. The New Zealand native works day-to-day with the club's goalkeepers and plays a key role in opponent scouting.

In 2010, Batty oversaw a goalkeeping crew that posted a franchise record 13 clean sheets during the regular season. Keeper Jon Busch provided a steadying presence in goal for the San Jose Earthquakes all season long, especially down the stretch of the regular season after Joe Cannon suffered a fractured ankle.

Under Batty's tutelage in 2008, Joe Cannon had another outstanding season. Cannon ended the year as one of six players in MLS to play every minute of every game, recording a career-high 2,700 minutes.

Prior to joining the Earthquakes, Batty was the Director of Goalkeeping for Texas Premier SC, while serving as a coach for a number of soccer academies and camps. He previously served as an assistant coach and the goalkeeper coach for Dartmouth College.

As a player, he competed professionally for 14 seasons in England, Singapore, New Zealand and the United States. Batty earned 55 caps for New Zealand's national team.

He and his wife, Jess, welcomed their first child, Ava, in 2008.

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