Coaching Staff 2018-07-08T15:44:09+00:00

MEET OUR COACHING STAFF

DIRECTORS

Bob Downs

Director of Coaching - Boys U8-U19

Bob Downs

Bob Downs is our Program Director for boys U8-U19.  Bob has playing experience at the College, and Professional level.  Bob’s coaching experience includes College, ODP Regional Staff, and highly successful club teams.  Bob holds a USSF “A” license, NSCAA Advanced National, and National Diplomas.  Bob has a track record of successful player development and over 25 years of coaching experience.

Marty Skidmore

Director of Coaching - Girls U8-U19

Marty Skidmore

Marty Skidmore has been with WCSA for 13 years.  Marty has a Master’s Degree in History and has been teaching 14 years at the high school and college levels. Marty has been coaching soccer for 16 years at the Youth, HS, and as an ODP state staff coach. He has an Advanced National and Regional Goalkeeping Diploma from the NSCAA, as well as a National “D” and National Youth License from the U.S.S.F.

Paulo Barreto

Youth Director of Coaching, Girls U8-U12

Paulo Barreto

Paulo is a native of Brazil, with dual citizenship as a US Citizen.  Paulo is fluent in 3 languages (Portuguese, Spanish, English), and has played soccer professionally in Brazil, Portugal, and the USA.  Paulo has been training youth soccer players since 1997 lending his unique Brazilian perspective to WCSA.  Paulo has the following licenses: USSF A License,  Certificate of Futebol by Associacao de Futebol do Estado de Santa Catarina.  For more information on Paulo, please visit http://paulosoccer.com/

Ed Kenney

Assistant Director - Boys

Ed Kenney

Ed Kenney has been coaching soccer in Cincinnati the last 15 years, the last 3 with WCSA.  Ed has the following licenses: USSF “D” License, NSCAA Level 6 Diploma, NSCAA GK1 and GK2 Diploma, ODP Staff trainer and coach 7 years, ODP Goalie Trainer 2 years.

STAFF COACHES

 

Joel Carey

Staff Trainer

Joel Carey

Joel is head coach for the Cincinnati State Women’s Soccer Program and a State Staff Coach for Olympic Development Program. Joel has experience playing at the College, Semi-Professional/Professional levels, and International experience. Joel holds the USSF National B License.  In addition Joel holds the following diplomas: NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma, NSCAA Goalkeeping 1 & 2.

Mike Dwyer

Staff Trainer and Junior Academy Director

Mike Dwyer

In Mike’s early soccer career, he played for Summit Country Day High School. In his college career, he went to the University of Cincinnati and started every game. He also holds is National ‘A’License.

Bobby Budde

Staff Trainer and Fields

Bobby Budde

Bobby has been with WCSA for 11yrs.  Previously head Varsity coach at Kings HS.  Bobby also manages the WCSA Fields.  Bobby holds a USSF National D License.

Kyle Kosco

Staff Trainer and Operations Manager

Kyle Kosco

Kyle was hired as the Operations Manager for the club in December 2017.  He played college soccer in New York. He was the Head Varsity Coach at Princeton HS and Asst. Director of Coaching at Kings Hammer.  He also was a volunteer on the Univ. of Cincinnati Women’s staff in 2015.  Kyle holds a USSF National D License.

Andrew Miller

Staff Trainer

Andrew Miller

Andrew played at Bishop Fenwick HS, and continued at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.  He was the conference player of the year during his senior season of college..  Previously he was the Goalkeeping Director at Thunder United Metro FC .  Andrew holds a USSF F License,

Selby Miller

Staff Trainer

Selby Miller

Selby played at Bishop Fenwick HS, and continued at Indiana State University.  She won multiple state cup titles.  Previously she was the Academy Director at Thunder United Metro FC .  Selby holds a USSF F License,

Maggie Hare

Staff Trainer

Maggie Hare

Maggie played at Lakota West HS. She continued her soccer career at Xavier University, where she earned her Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education.  Maggie has her USSF F License.

Ashley Gerbus

Staff Trainer

Ashley Gerbus

Ashley was a standout player for Badin HS, earning 1st team all State honors as a Junior and Senior.  She was player of the year in the City and State, and an NSCAA All American.  She went on to play 4 years at UNC Charlotte.  Ashley has her USSF E License.

Jenn Laking

Staff Trainer

Jenn Laking

Jennifer Laking played club soccer locally for Cincinnati United Premier in HS, and then moved on to play 4 years at Tiffin University. She has a Bachelors in International Business Management and Marketing. Jennifer holds a USSF F license with plans to continue to progress through the licensing levels.

Kyle Martin

Staff Trainer

Kyle Martin

Kyle played club soccer for Lou Fusz out of St. Louis and won 4 state cups, was Missouri player of the year in 2011 and led his HS team to a 27-0 record, and state title.  Member of the Region II ODP team.  Went on to 4 years at Xavier where he was captain his Senior year.

Chris Campbell

Staff Trainer

Chris Campbell

Chris played was a four year Varsity starter for Manchester High School in Akron, Ohio. Went on to play 3 years at Notre Dame College. In 2016 and 2017 he was voted the Asst. Varsity Coach of the year in the Miami Valley Conference. Chris holds his USSF F License and Level 1 NCSAA GK License.

 

Tyler Martin

Staff Trainer

Tyler Martin

Tyler played four years of soccer at Mariemont HS locally and began coaching soon after college.  Tyler has experience at the HS and club level, and is currently the JV and asst. Varsity coach at Mariemont.  Tyler holds a USSF E license.

Tino Mam

Staff Trainer

Tino Mam

Tino has 15 years of playing experience and has coached for 14 at the High School (current Walnut Hills Varsity coach), and club level.  Tino is an ODP Staff coach and has his USSF National D license.

Andy Vollmar

Staff Trainer

Andy Vollmar

Andy is a former Division I player for Xavier University.  He has coached HS Varsity boys, youth teams, ODP, and OSYSA camps.  Andy holds a National D license.

Rob Hoover

Staff Trainer

Rob Hoover

Rob Hoover is a licensed Physical Therapist and soccer coach.  Rob is passionate and energetic about the game and currently holds a USSF National D License.

Nico Ranieri

Staff Trainer

Nico Ranieri

Nico grew up in Italy and has played soccer for 50 years.  He has been coaching for 17 years, the last 6 at WCSA.  Nico has his USSF E license.

Chris Widenhouse

Staff Trainer

Chris Widenhouse

Chris Widenhouse works as a Senior Director of Product Development for a local medical device company.  Chris is passionate and energetic about the game and currently holds a USSF National E License.

Mark Fleetwood

Staff Trainer

Mark Fleetwood

Mark Fleetwood played college soccer at Cedarville University.  He is the Varsity Head Coach at Franklin HS. Mark is passionate and energetic about the game and currently holds a USSF National D License.

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