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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 10 years.  Marty has a Master’s Degree in History and has been teaching 13 years at the high school and college levels. Marty has been coaching soccer for 15 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.

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.

Josh Howard

Staff Trainer

Josh Howard

Josh Howard is a staff trainer and has a Masters in Sports Administration from Xavier University.  Josh played collegiately at Ohio Northern University.  Josh has coached at the Youth, HS (Middletown boys), and College (WVU Tech) level.  Josh holds the following soccer licenses: NSCAA Premier, Advanced National, National, Director of Coaching, Goalkeeping 1,2, and 3, USSF National D, and National Youth.

Jill Manahan

Staff Trainer

Jill Manahan

Dr. Manahan has been coaching youth soccer since 1995.  She was Asst. Varsity coach at Badin HS during their run to 3 State Finals in the 90s.  She coached the FOSC Fever to a State title in 2003, and finished as Region II runner-up.  She has a National D license.

Jenna Harrison

Staff Trainer

Jenna Harrison

Jenna played at Little Miami HS, and continued at Wilmington College.  She earned All-Ohio Second Team, Academic All-Ohio First Team, OAC Forward of the Year, First Team All-OAC, and Third Team NSCAA All-GL Region.  Jenna received her law degree from UD.

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.

Maci Miller

Staff Trainer

Maci Miller

Maci had a stellar HS career, earning 1st team all league honors Sophomore, Junior, and Senior year.  She went on to play at Wilmington College.  Maci was Varsity coach at Madison HS – 2014.  Maci has earned her National D 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.

Calum Latham

Staff Trainer

Calum Latham

Played HS for Springfield Catholic where he was an NSCAA All-American in 2011.  Holds the Ohio HS record for goals at 198.  Played club locally for Cincinnati United Premier where he won 3 State Cup titles.

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 USSF E and 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.

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