Meet Our Team 2019-09-04T13:04:06-04:00

MEET OUR TEAM

DIRECTORS

Bob Downs

Director of Coaching

Bob Downs

Bob Downs is our Director of Coaching.  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 US Soccer National A license along with the NSCAA Advanced National and National Diplomas.  Bob has a track record of successful player development and over 25 years of elite level coaching experience.

Ed Kenney

Assistant Director

Ed Kenney

Ed Kenney has been coaching soccer in Cincinnati for 15+ years and is the WCSA Assistant DOC.  Ed holds the USSF D License, NSCAA Level 6 Diploma, NSCAA GK1 and GK2 Diplomas.  He was an ODP Staff trainer and coach for 7 years, and ODP Goalie Trainer for 2 years.

Mike Dwyer

Junior Academy Director

Mike Dwyer

Mike is the WCSA Junior Academy Director and an area native playing for Summit Country Day High School and the University of Cincinnati, where he started in every collegiate match.  Mike has international professional soccer playing experience and holds is US Soccer National A License.

STAFF COACHES

Joel Carey

Staff Trainer

Joel Carey

Joel is a WCSA Staff Coach, the Men’s & Women’s Soccer Head Coach for Cincinnati State University and a State Staff Coach for ODP.  Joel has collegiate, semi-professional, professional and international soccer playing experience.  Joel holds the US Soccer National B License, the NSCAA Director of Coaching, Goalkeeping 1 & 2, and Futsal 1 Diplomas.

Paulo Barreto

Staff Trainer

Paulo Barreto

Paulo has played soccer professionally in Brazil, Portugal, and the USA. He has trained youth soccer players since 1997, lending his unique Brazilian perspective to WCSA.  Paulo holds the US Soccer National A License and the Certificate of Futebol by Associacao de Futebol do Estado de Santa Catarina.  For more information on Paulo, please visit http://paulosoccer.org/.

Erik Karbeneek

Staff Trainer

Erik Karbeneek

Erik is a recent and welcome addition to the WCSA staff, originally from the Netherlands and bringing years of European and American coaching experience to the Academy.  Erik holds the UEFA B License and coaches both boys and girls youth teams at WCSA.

Bobby Budde

Staff Trainer and Fields

Bobby Budde

Bobby has coached and trained teams with WCSA since 2004 and is a regional private soccer trainer.  Bobby holds a US Soccer National D License and was the Girls Varsity Head Coach at Kings HS from 2015-2017.  Bobby is a Staff Coach and Field Manager for WCSA.

Andrew Miller

Staff Trainer

Andrew Miller

Andrew is a Staff Coach and Goalkeeping coach for WCSA.  He played at Bishop Fenwick HS, and in college at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.  He achieved Conference Player of the Year during his senior season of collegiate play.  Andrew holds a USSF F License.

Selby Miller

Staff Trainer

Selby Miller

Selby is a WCSA Staff Coach and club alum, as she won multiple State Cup titles her teams while playing here.  She played at Bishop Fenwick HS and college soccer at Indiana State University.  Selby holds a USSF F License.

Tyler Martin

Staff Trainer

Tyler Martin

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

Andy Vollmar

Staff Trainer

Andy Vollmar

Andy is a former NCAA Division I player for Xavier University.  He has coached HS Varsity boys, USYSA Youth, ODP, and OSYSA camps.  Andy holds a  US Soccer National D license.

Nico Ranieri

Staff Trainer

Nico Ranieri

Nico is a WCSA Staff Coach and grew up the game in his native Italy.  He has played soccer for 50 years and has been coaching for over 17 years.  Nico has his USSF E license.

Chris Widenhouse

Staff Trainer

Chris Widenhouse

Chris Widenhouse is a WCSA Staff Coach and holds a US Soccer National D license.  He has been with WCSA for 5 years and actively plays adult co-ed soccer locally. He is a former 2-year varsity athlete at NC State and is currently Senior Director of Product Development for a local company.

Mark Fleetwood

Staff Trainer

Mark Fleetwood

Mark Fleetwood is a WCSA Staff Coach and 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 the US Soccer National D License.

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