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Director Of Coaching:


Alan Lydiate

Playing Experience: Played at the club, high school and semi professional levels.   Played in the North West Counties League in Blackpool England until 1998. Played Recreationally in Thailand, Australia, Cambodia, Vietnam, USA. 


Coaching Experience: Started coaching pathway taking the FA Prelim in 1993 and moved to USA 2004 to work full time as a Youth Soccer Coach. DOC Brit-Am Soccer Academy 2004-2015, Potomac Soccer Association Director of Youth Programs 2007-2015, Locomotive FC Director of Coaching 2015-Present. ODP U15 01 Girls Head Coach 2016.   


Coaching Licenses: USSF A-License, FA Level 1, TOPS soccer certified, NSCAA GK National Diploma, NSCAA Director Of Coaching Diploma



Coaching Education Staff:


Anthony Adams

Coaching Experience

UMBC Associate Head Men's Soccer Coach - 19 Years

SC Baltimore - Director / Coach - 1992 -2002

Baltimore Bays SC - Director / Coach - 2002-2013

Baltimore Celtic SC - Staff Coach - 2013 - Present

Playing Experience

Semi-Pro:  Christos FC - 3 Time National Champion

College: UMBC - 3 Year Starter

Club: SC Baltimore Spirit - 1994 U-19 McGuire Cup National Champions

High School:  Calvert Hall - 1990 and 1991 League Champions

Achievements and Accomplishments

2014 NCAA College Cup (Final Four)

8 Time College Soccer News Top Assistant Coach

2013 Ed FInzel Award for Outstanding Contributions to Soccer in Maryland                                             

2013 Greater Dundalk Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee

2005 NSCAA Assistant Coach of the Year Atlantic Region

2003 AFLAC National Assistant Coach of the Year


Jose Benitez

USSF “B” License   Summer, 2011

USSF “C”   Summer, 2009

USSF “D”   Winter, 2007

NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma, March 2017

Laliga Formation Methodology Level 3 Course, March 2018

International Coaching Education Trips   Summer, 2005 & 2012

- Travelled to Argentina and Brazil, specifically working with River Plate, Estudiantes, Boca Juniors, and Union de Santa Fe

- Built relationships with top club coaches on an international level exchanging

Coaching Experience

  •  SAC U15 USYSA Region 1 Boys Team Head Coach, 2013

  •  SAC Academy Coach, 2013

  •  ASA Real 98/99 – Current team - Started in U12 NCSL Div 4, winning promotions every season. Competed current season in Region 1 Colonial. 10 players are ODP selections along with 3 Region 1 selections. 10 players experienced an immersion program at River Plate in Argentina in Summer 2012 through an established professional relationship

  •  Freestate Real 95/96 – Started in NCSL Div 3, promoted to Div 1 within 2 years. 8 players selected ODP and 4 Region-1. The team dissolved when 6 players were selected for DC United Academy

  •  MSYSA Coach of the Year, 2008 

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Gary Burke, RAA

Coaching Experience

Currently coaching with Bethesda Soccer Club, MD Olympic development program and the SAM soccer program manager based MD soccerplex. Previously coached Region One 2014, Holy Child high school 2011 to 2015, Potomac Soccer Club 2011 to 2016 and Corever Coaching 2009-2010.

Playing Experience

As a player he represented England school boys at u16 and u18 level as well as having time at professional clubs Newcastle, and Darlington before coming to America. Gary was given a soccer scholarship to division one St. Francis University, Pa. Where he was a four year starter and team captain his senior year. Gary continues to play competitively in the DC area. 

Achievements and Accomplishments

Registered Athletic Administrator, 2016

USSF A License Coach, 2014

NSCAA Premier Diploma, 2015

Director of Coaching Diploma, 2013

USYS National Youth License, 2012

Heads Up concussion course, 2014 to present

Soccer Diet - Improve your teams performance - e learning, 2013

League Managers Association(UEFA and FA sanctioned) - Creating a culture of Excellence  - e learning, 2012 

NSCAA Goalkeeping Course (Level 2), 2010


Pete Caringi, Jr.

Caringi has won at every level, both as a player and as a coach. In his early years at UMBC, he led the Retrievers to a pair of regular-season league titles (1991, 1993), but building a true championship team eluded him. However, after carefully reconstructing his program over time, the Retriever mentor achieved that measure of success in 1999.

Like a master chef, Caringi blended experienced local talent with a couple of international standouts, and finished by adding a few impactful newcomers. The result was one of the finest products in UMBC history. The 1999 Retrievers won the Northeast Conference title, gave No. 1 Duke all it could handle in the NCAA Tournament, finished the year with the nation’s best winning percentage and earned national rankings in every major soccer poll.    

In 34 years as a collegiate coach, Coach Caringi has never suffered back-to-back sub-.500 seasons.

The Baltimore native was named UMBC’s fourth head coach after 10 sensational years at Essex Community College, where he compiled an overall record of 170-27-8. He coached the Knights to the National Junior College championship game in 1984 and 1989 and was named NJCAA National Coach of the Year and Region XX Coach of the Year in both seasons.

In 1994, he was inducted into the National Junior College Athletic Hall of Fame, and in May 1998, he was inducted into the Maryland Soccer Hall of Fame. In 2009, he was a member of the second class inducted into the University of Baltimore Athletic Hall of Fame.

Caringi was a two-time All-American at the University of Baltimore (1976, 1977) and is the school’s all-time leading goal-scorer with 70 goals. Moreover, the Retriever mentor is 21st on the NCAA Division II all-time goals list and is 39th in scoring with 159 points. He captained the 1975 NCAA Division II?national championship team and played for the Washington Diplomats of the North American Soccer League in 1978.

Caringi earned a bachelor’s degree from UB in 1978. He served a term on the Board of Directors of the NSCAA, the lone junior college representative on the board. He has also served on the NCAA South Atlantic Rating Board and the NCAA Men’s Soccer Selection Committee.

He and his wife, Susan, have two children, Christina, a spring 2011 UMBC graduate, and Pete III, who became UMBC's first-ever NSCAA Division First Team All-American after his senior campaign of 2013. Petey will join his father on the sidelines full-time in 2015, serving as an assistant coach.

Coach Caringi holds a USSF “A” license and is a staff coach with the ODP under-23 squad.

His complete UMBC bio is HERE


          Dingle, John

John Dingle

Coaching Experience
Director of Soccer Source 360 a company devoted to the development of clubs, coaches, and players

MSYSA Coaching Education Staff Member

10 years premier club coach, SAC  includes coaching numerous region 1 and national pool players

17 years spent with SAC in a variety of administrative and coaching roles including DOC boys travel, girls travel, recreation.
11 years high school coach, Seton Keough High School

Playing Experience

Division 1 Scholarship player at Central Connecticut State University


USSF B License

USSF Youth License
Founder of Central Maryland Short Sided League

Founder of Columbia Winter League

Soccer Association of Columbia 2011 Polly Carlan Memorial Award- In recognition of sustained exceptional performance in enhancing the programs and operations of the Association.
2006 Howard County Office of Children's Services- Celebrating Successes ceremony for making a difference in the lives of children. 




Roy Dunshee

Head Coach of Washington College Men’s Soccer.  Previously served as an assistant at Northwestern University and was Head Coach at Severna Park High School and St. Mary’s High School.   Directed Coerver Coaching for 20 years.  

Played for New Jersey Americans U-19s and four years at University of South Carolina.   After college, joined the St. Petersburg Kickers who were the reigning US Amateur Champions. Continued playing on a variety of teams in Virginia, Maryland and New Jersey.

NSCAA National Staff Coach.  2011 NSCAA Associate Staff Coach of the Year.  Three Regional  Championships in four years at Severna Park.



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John Ellinger

John Ellinger’s coaching experience includes Assistant Coach at Montgomery College – Rockville from 1979-1980, and also the Head Coach of UMBC Men’s Soccer from 1981-1990. John served as the DOC of the Soccer Association of Columbia from 1990-1999, where he coached his Columbia City United Team to two USYS National Championships 1996 and 1997. John also served as the USA Men’s National Amateur Team and USA Men’s National B Team head coach. In 1997 John was named the Under-17 U.S. Soccer National Team and then in 1999 he headed the U.S. Soccer Federation's U17 MNT Residency Program in Bradenton Florida, where many of the United States' most talented youths have been developed.  John served as Head Coach of the USA Men’s team that competed in the 1997 World University Games.  John also served as Assistant Coach for the USA Men’s Olympic Team that competed in the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. In 2001 John was named US Soccer Director of Player Development.

In 2005-2007, he joined Real Salt Lake of Major League Soccer to become the new expansion team's first head coach. Previously, Ellinger had one season of professional coaching experience as an assistant coach for the Columbus Crew in 1996 and then in 2008-2012he joined the staff of FC Dallas as assistant coach and Executive Director of FCD Youth.

John served as the Technical Director for USYS from 2007-2008. Currently serves as Technical Director for Soccer Association of Columbia and also as Technical Director for Baltimore Armour in the USSDA. He also serves as a National Instructor for USSF Coaching Schools.

The National Soccer Coaches Association of America presented Ellinger with the 2006 Youth Long-Term Service Award for outstanding achievement in youth soccer and for contributions that have made a positive impact on the youth soccer environment at their annual convention in January of 2007. John was also inducted into the Maryland Soccer Hall of Fame and the USASA Hall of Fame.  U17 MNT 4th Place finish in the 1999 FIFA U17 World Championships. 1997 World University Games in Sicily, Italy finished in 3rd place. 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia finished in 4th place.



Gandalf French
USSF A Youth License

Coaching Experience                                                                                                                     MSYSA Programs Director 2016 - Present
Maryland ODP 2014 - Present
Soccer Association of Columbia 2017 - Present
Thunder Soccer Club - Nine Years 
CCBC Womens Program - Two Years 
HCC Men's Program - Two Years 

Playing Experience
Youth - MD ODP, MD DDP, Soccer Association of Columbia, Bowie Soccer United,  
College - Howard CC and Stockton University
Amateur - AFC USA
Pro - Real Maryland FC




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Laurie George


Inducted into Georgian Court University Hall of Fame

Jordan Women’s National Team Interim GK Coach

Director of Goalkeeping with Bethesda Soccer Club

Maryland ODP U-16 GK coach and MSYSA Coaching Instructor

US Soccer GK coach for Maryland Training Centers


Director of Goalkeeping for Bethesda Girls Soccer Club

Maryland ODP Goalkeeper Coach- U-16’s and U-17’s, US Soccer Training Center Staff Coach 

20072015. University of Maryland Assistant Coach, Women’s Soccer, US Soccer Training Staff Coach 

20082010. U-14/U15 US Soccer National Team Goalkeeper Coach, Region I U14 Senior Staff Coach 

20012007. Clemson University Assistant Coach, Women’s Soccer 

2001Summer. Professional Goalkeeper, Philadelphia Charge WUSA

19982001. Assistant Coach, The College of New Jersey- 2000 D III National Champs 

2001Graduate Degree in School of Counseling- The College of New Jersey 

19941998. Georgian Court College, Lakewood NJ. BA Elementary Education, BA Psychology 


USSF A Licensed, NSCAA Advanced National Goalkeeper Coach, 57 Career Colligate Shutouts-NSCAA national recorder holder.




Willie Ibarra
Vice Chair, Maryland Olympic Development Program
USSF "A" License


Soccer Background: Willie Ibarra brings a portfolio of decades of leadership, knowledge, skills and abilities focused on soccer and sports.  This includes advocating, playing, coaching, and teaching soccer to today’s coaches and players.   Willie has a medley of experience, not only as coach and player, but equally as an instructor, administrator and manager.   Coach Ibarra’s resume is a book with broad-brush chapters outlining his soccer journey; recreation ball, premier travel club, professional organizations, national ranked junior college, and senior college levels.  His playing experience spans four decades, he has been coaching for two decades, and his true love, coaching/teaching/instructing spans almost a decade. This experience and passion culminates in his current position as the Director of Player Development for MSYSA, and as the Director of Coaching Education of the coaching schools.


Commencing in early 2008, his instruction of soccer, started and continues with his routine attention to teaching coaches at the USSF educational course level via Maryland State Youth Soccer Association (MSYSA).  As a Coach, he places a heavy emphasis on a positive 3-fold process for all Maryland coaches: 1) get involved; 2) get training; and 3) acquire your coaching license now.  As such, he is dedicated to, and has been developing coaching training coursework at grass-roots youth coaching level. A pinnacle outreach initiative, was initiated during his first MSYSA term as a staff instructor and continues today.  He recognized the need to teach coaching courses in Spanish, knowing this was an untapped resource, in the Latino Communities of Prince Georges County, where teaching the courses in Spanish continues today.  In a previous chapter in Willie Ibarra’s life, he was a professor and educator of Maryland Public Schools for years, where he discovered his passion for soccer instruction.  Ibarra also had success as the Academy Director of the Darryl Gee Soccer Academy in Montgomery County, managing & overseeing over 100 soccer programs.  Coach Willie Ibarra successfully coached, developed & trained hundreds of players starting from U3’s up to U23’s.  His coaching has been at many levels: at the Maryland ODP level, highlighted in summer 2000, where coached the Maryland ODP U23’s boys to include the some of the best collegiate players of UMBC, Maryland, American, & Georgetown; at the High School school level (Gwynn Park, Mt. Hebron and River Hill); and, at all club levels (Upper Marlboro Boys & Girls Club and Soccer Association of Columbia) & junior collegiate (Prince Georges College) level. 


A major highlight of these accomplishments occurred in 2009 when, as the Coach of the Prince Georges Community College’s (PGCC) Owls, he led them to the Maryland JUCO Conference Championship and the highly coveted regular season Region XX Championship (covering Maryland, District of Columbia, Northern VA, DE, and Western PA).  Additionally, he helped led them to become end of season tournament champions, and while ranked in top 10 in country all year, finished in the NJCAA national final 8 tournament resulting in being ranked 5th in nation.  On that team were 3 NJCAA All-Americans, 2 NSCAA All-Americans, 2 Distinguish academic All-Americans, 4 All-Conference players, 8 All-region players, and an overall 3.2 team GPA for the 24 rostered team (8 players received student-athletic scholarships that year). What a great accomplishment!  Coach Ibarra remained on as PGCC head coach for two more seasons before returning to coaching Youth Soccer at the Soccer Association of Columbia (SAC).   In 2014, the legendary sports writer of the Washington Post newspaper, Steven Goff, interviewed & published an article on five (5) Youth Coaches of the DMV.  This article highlighted coaches who were positively influenced by previous World Cup tournament stars such as Pele, Cubillas, Bechenbauer or Maradona and who are currently positively influencing the world of Youth Soccer today.    Ibarra was one of five (5) local coaches who was interviewed for the Post article.    


Achievements & Contributions:   

Collegiate Soccer career includes 2 years at national NJCAA powerhouse PGCC & 2 more years at NCAA senior college level at Salisbury University (class of ‘90).  Earned college degrees from Salisbury University & University of Maryland (Class of ‘96).   In 1998, started coaching at Soccer Association of Columbia (SAC).   In 2003, Ibarra was voted as Travel Coach of the Year by SAC.  In 2005, he was awarded Coach of the Year by Maryland State Youth Soccer Association.   Today, he contributes educational articles to a national publication called the NSCAA Soccer Journal & has interviewed the best soccer minds in the business to include Louise Waxler, Len Oliver, John Ellinger, Roy Dunshee & Pete Caringi.  He holds an A-License with the US Soccer Federation, is certified with a National Youth Coaching License & is certified with TOPS, which trains & develops players with disabilities.     Ibarra is also member of the MSYSA Adjudication Committee that oversees & addresses complaints and/or infractions issued by referees, parents or youth coaches.  


One of his Favorite Quotes: “If you really want something, you can have it if you are willing to pay the price.  And the price means that you have to work better and harder than the next guy.”  By Vince Lombardi 

Juliano, Carmen

Carmen Juliano

Coaching Experience                                                                                                                                   

Ellicott City SC - Technical Director and U12 Boys - current

Maryland ODP - 2012-15

Soccer Association of Columbia - 2001-14

Centennial HS - Boys JV and Varsity Head Coach 2001-06

Virginia Tech - Assistant Coach 1988-89, 1991-92

Playing Experience

All levels

HS - Long Branch HS, NJ

College - Virginia Tech

Pro - New Mexico Chiles


SAC Coach of the Year - Travel - 2004



















Nate Kish

Playing Career

Capital University-Columbus, OH NCAA Division III


Coaching Career 

12 years youth soccer coaching experience 

8 years college coaching experience 

2 years professional coaching experience 

DC United Academy 

FC Cincinnati 

Baltimore Armour Academy 

Soccer Association of Columbia 

Wake Forest University 

The Ohio State University 

Emory & Henry College 

The Catholic University of America 

Frostburg State University 


Coaching Licenses

NSCAA Premier Diploma

USSF A License



Knapman, Steve

Steve Knapman

Technical Director, Potomac Soccer Association
Maryland State Coaching Education Staff

Steve has been coaching in the Maryland, D.C. and Virginia area for over twenty years and Steve holds an English Football Association B-License and USSF A – License. He is the founder and owner of Brit-Am Soccer Academy which was created in 1999 and is also the Technical Director at Potomac Soccer Association. Steve has coached travel, classic and recreational soccer since 1997, coached ODP for 5 years and was also the Head coach of the WPSL Maryland Pride for 2 years. 

Steve’s playing career began in England at 16 as a trainee with Oldham Athletic where he got to play against the likes of David Beckham and Paul Scholes. He also had short spells at Wigan Athletic and Blackpool before moving to Hong Kong where he played in their professional first division. Here in the United States, Steve was a member of the professional Maryland Mania team in 1999 and trained with DC United for 6 months in 1998 where he was coached by Ex US National Mens Team Coaches Bruce Arena and Bob Bradley.



Trey Livingston

Coaching Experience

He has over ten years experience coaching soccer in the area. He has spent time helping with D.C. United Academy Program and also with their non-profit program along with their summer and winter camps. Livingston worked as the Director of Soccer Operations for Georgetown University for two years where they captured a BIG EAST Championship and made the 2nd Round of the NCAA Tournament. He started as the Associate Soccer Coach at Montgomery College in Maryland and is currently the Head Coach. During his time they have won three Maryland JUCO’s and four Region 20 Titles. During his time they have also made the NJCAA National Tournament all four years and once finishing as the National Finalist. In youth soccer he previously worked with the Washington Spirit Academy and currently coaches with the Bethesda Soccer Club as an ECNL head coach. He also is a Super Y League National Scout and is on staff with the Olympic Development Program (ODP) on the boys and girls side.

Coaching Licenses

      USSF “A” License, USSF National Youth License, NSCAA Premier, Goalkeeping 3 and DOC Diploma

Coaching Accomplishments

  • 2017: ECNL Champions League Nationals Round of 16
  • 2016: NSCAA East Regional Junior College Head Coach of the Year
  • 2016: NJCAA Region 20 Finalist
  • 2015: Maryland JUCO President’s Cup Winners
  • 2015: NJCAA Region XX Coach of the Year
  • 2015: Maryland Junior College Conference Finalist
  • 2015: NSCAA National Junior College Assistant Coach of the Year
  • 2014: Inducted into NSCAA 30 Under 30 Program
  • 2014: Junior College East Regional Assistant Coach of the Year
  • 2014-2015: NJCAA Elite Eight
  • 2013: NJCAA Final Four
  • 2012-2014: 3-Time Maryland Junior College Conference Champions
  • 2012-2015: 4-Time NJCAA Region 20 Champions
  • 2012-2015: 4-Time NJCAA District F Champions
  • 2012: NJCAA National Finalist
  • 2010-2012: NSCAA College Team ALL Academic Award
  • 2010 BIG East Championship Title and BIG EAST Co-Coaching Staff of the Year

Playing Experience/Awards/Honors

2006-2010: Howard University (NCAA Division 1); 4-Time ALL Academic Team                            

2007: NSCAA Top Ten Ranking for the North Atlantic Region                                                          

2002-2006: Bella Vista High School Varsity; 4-Time ALL-League Performer                                  

2006: Named to the Annual Sacramento High School ALL-STAR Game                                        

2005: MVP Finalist for the Capital Athletic League                                                                          

2003: Division II Sac-Joaquin Section Champions 






Stephen McKenna

Coaching experience

Current Loyola University Women's Soccer Assistant Coach since March 2014. Worked at Georgetown University as a volunteer assistant coach before that. Former acting Director of Player development for the U9-U12 MSI Academy. 

Upon graduating from the University of Ulster in 2006, McKenna worked full time for the Irish Football Association. He specifically led the Centre for Excellence, Grassroots and Primary School Programs across the country, playing a vital role in coaching the Northern Ireland's International U17 girl's team in 2009.

Stephen worked for Soccer Academy in Northern Virginia and has coached at PWSI and SYA. 

Playing experience

Stephen spent his entire youth career playing in Northern Ireland. In 2004/05 Stephen played at Neumann University, an NCAA Div 3 school in Aston, PA. 

Achievements and accomplishments

McKenna holds his United States Soccer Federation "A" license




Kert Mease

Kert Mease played professionally with the CISL Washington Warthogs after a college career at Division 1 Robert Morris University. He has a USSF "A" national coaching license, Kert's coaching experience includes USSF Academy, Pre-Academy, ODP, DDP, college, high school and club. Kert led the Bethesda Freedom to the 2005 girl's U-13 Maryland State Championship. He was the head coach of the boy's Potomac Pre-Academy 97 and Assistant Coach with the Potomac Academy (US Soccer Development Program). Kert currently coaches the U13 and U14 Bethesda Boys Blue teams, leading the U13 team to a 1st place finish in the EDP league and 14's to a Bethesda Tournament Championship. For 18 years, the Northwest High School boy's varsity soccer coach who won the 4A West Division title in 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2014. Kert is a physical education teacher at Concord Hill School.




Shaun Nicholson

USSF A License

UEFA B License

NSCAA Premier Diploma License

US Youth Soccer National Youth License


Shaun comes from England the home of soccer.

Shaun has been a member of the MSYSA coaching education staff for over 4 years. Shaun was also a member of the MSYSA ODP coaching staff for 3 years working with the U12 boys and now works with the U17s.

Shaun has played soccer all his life and still does at every opportunity he can. Shaun had a severe shoulder injury which ended his soccer career early. Since then Shaun has continued to play but no longer at a high level.

While still living in England Shaun coached a number of players and teams and helped develop players who went on to play at a professional level. During his time at Calvert Soccer Association Shaun has been instrumental in having over 50 players make the MSYSA Olympic Development Program and has also had 7 players invited to the USSF regional training pool.

Shaun started coaching in the USA to help out his daughter's recreational team when she was 5 years old and loved it so much that he decided to continue to do so for others. Having a wealth of knowledge and experience Shaun decided to take his coaching badges and is currently a USSF A Licensed coach and has completed his UEFA B license with the Scottish Football Association. He has also attained the US Youth Soccer National Youth License and the NSCAA Premier Diploma. This means that Shaun holds a nationally recognized license with the three major coaching authorities in the USA and one with UEFA in Europe.




Brian Parker

Playing - Broadneck Class of 1987, 2 years Varsity GK, won a Regional Championship.  Frostburg State Class of '92, played 3 years FSU Men's Soccer. 

FSU Women's Soccer Coach Brian Parker is a 3-Time Conference Coach of the Year as his teams at FSU have won 13 total Championships and appeared in the Post-Season in all of his 14 seasons at the helm.  His 2014 team won the CAC Tournament Championship and appeared in the NCAA Tournament for the 2nd time in the past 4 years. 8 Players at FSU have been named Conference Player of the Year and FSU teams have won the NSCAA Team Academic and Ethics Awards for 8 years running. Parker has been coaching women's college, high school, ODP, or premier-level club teams for 24 years.  He created and directed a select soccer club in central Maryland [now known as FC Frederick], was a Division I men's college assistant at WVU, and has been organizing and directing summer camp programs since 1993.  Parker was a high school teacher and the girls soccer coach at Urbana HS in Frederick County for 7 years winning two regional championships.  He is frequently on the Maryland ODP girls coaching staff and conducts state and community coaching clinics for the MSYSA and the NSCAA in addition to teaching college courses in the FSU Minor in Coaching program.  He holds a USSF "B" coaching license and an NSCAA Premier Diploma.  His complete FSU bio is HERE




Lincoln Phillips

Trinidad  and Tobago background:

- represented TT national team (1963 - 1968) in international and world cup competition vs top European competition . Highlight was leading tt to bronze medal in Pan Am  games  (1967) beating teams such as Columbia, Argentina (tying Mexico) beating Canada on the road to bronze medal

Represented tt vs Arsenal,Chelsea, Wolves,....numerous honors: named to too 5 players of the year as a teenager (17 yrs); the most outstanding goalkeeper in the Caribbean; goalkeeper of the century ( Trinidad and Tobago

- Scouted by the Baltimore Bays of the old NASL (68)as a result of outstanding performances in the tournament.....Also represented Washington Darts as player coach. Led Darts to ASL league CHAMPIONSHIP and runners- in NASL (1970)....other pro teams played for were Maryland BAYS, BALTIMORE COMETS....Represented BAYS, DARTS vs Pele's Santos of Brazil (70 and 72)

Coaching @ collegiate level- Howard university (1970 - 1980) . Honors .b.NCAA Championship and frequent final 4 appearances.....coached VCU TO TOP TWENTY RANKED . .....goalkeeper coach Loyola university women's ( goalkeeper won league MVP and team won conference.

Technical director - Trinidad and Tobago football Federation - qualified ttfa to /006 world cup in Germany (Smallest country to do so) .also qualified the u-17; u-20 and u-17 womens team to world cup finals

Former member if the USSF National Coaching Schools; Technical Instructor,FIFA current staff instructor MSYSA??AUTHOR- if 2 best selling Book, entitled:?- Soccer Goalkeeping: The Last Iine of Defense: The First Line of Attack.?- Autobiography of Lincoln "Tiger" Phillips: Rising Above and Beyond the Crossbar.??CAMP OWNER/DIRECTOR - Lincoln Phillips Soccer School .....and?Top Flight Goalkeeping Academy??Technical Staff USSF.?-  Men's senior national team, Olympic, U-20 and U-17?- Former campers include:?Russell Payne and Mike Curry, USMNT...and Zack Thornton, former USMNT goalkeeper and currently Goalkeeper Coach, DC UNITED?? Speaking Appearances/ Lectures @ Workshop, Conventions etc




Jeff Rohrman

Coaching Experience

  • Technical Director State Cup Teams – Bethesda Soccer Club
  • Head Coach – Sandy Spring Friends School
  • Technical Director – Potomac Soccer Assn.
  • Head Coach – University of Wisconsin
  • Asst. Coach – University of Maryland Men
  • State and Regional ODP – MD, WI, Region I, Region II
  • Asst. Coach – US Naval Academy Women
  • Head Coach – Bethany Lutheran College (NJCAA)
  • USSF National “A” License


Playing Experience

  • Real Santa Barbara - Western Soccer League
  • Milwaukee Wave - AISA
  • US Olympic Festival – North Team
  • UW-Milwaukee – All Region
  • Bethany Lutheran College – 2x All American
  • Irondale HS (MN) – 2x All American



  • Bethany Lutheran College – 2x Regional Champions

University of Maryland – NCAA Final Four, ACC Reg. Season Championship, ACC Tourn. Championship




Rob Ryerson

Rob Ryerson is a retired U.S. soccer forward who played professionally, both indoor and outdoor soccer, for at least seven years. He last coached the Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers men's soccer program before it disbanded in 2012. . Ryerson played four seasons of collegiate soccer while attending theUniversity of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). He played professionally with the Washington Diplomats, the Maryland Bays and the Fort Wayne Flame, Tampa Bay Rowdies, and the Washington Warthogs, later becoming an assistant coach with the Warthogs. In May 1991, Ryerson became an assistant coach with University of Maryland, Baltimore County. In 1993 and 1994, he served as an assistant with the UNLV Rebelssoccer team. In 1995, he became the head coach of the DeMatha High School boys' soccer team. He also served as an assistant coach with the Washington Warthogs. In 1997, he became the head coach of the Baton Rouge Bombers of the Eastern Indoor Soccer League.[12] He led the Bombers to the championship game, losing to the Lafayette Swampcats, and earning Coach of the Year honors. The EISL only lasted two seasons, folding in 1998. Ryerson then began collegiate coaching. Ryerson is the head coach of Mount Saint Mary's University soccer team since 2000. Ryerson was head coach of the 2004 Maryland Boys U/17 ODP.

He was selected to the UNLV Athletic Hall of Fame in 1998 and the school retired his jersey number (10). In 2006 he was inducted into the Maryland Soccer Hall of Fame.




Keith Tabatznick

Coaching Experience

Presently:  Head Coach Region 1 Boys ODP; Director of Soccer - McLean Youth Soccer; US Soccer Scout; Director - Elite 300 Soccer Academy.   

Previous:  22 years HC Mens team Georgetown University; 3 Years Womens Head Coach at GU; Head Coach US National "B" team (US National Amateur team); HC - US Soccer Festival East team; Assistant National team coach - Bermuda for 2010 World Cup Qualifying.


Playing Experience

American University 3 yr letterman; Virginia State Select team; Player/coach - US Macabiah +35 team (Pan Am games); Player/coach Greek-Americans; Baltimore Friends HS (MVP/ALL MSA)


Achievements and Accomplishments:

VA/DC Soccer Hall of Fame; Baltimore Friends Athletic Hall of Fame; Gold medal winning coach US Soccer Festival; US Amateur Soccer Assoc National Coach of the year; BIG EAST Conf coach of the year (2 times); Winningest Coach in Georgetown Soccer History; TV Analyst- college, DC United,MLS games




Jonathan Thayil

Coaching Experience                                                                                                                                

Shepherd University Women’s Soccer – 2011 – Present

Shepherd University Men’s Soccer – 2007 – Present

Maryland Boys ODP – 2008 – 2010 

Hartwick College Women’s Soccer – 2003 – 2006

Stevenson University Women’s Soccer – 2002

Frederick Soccer Club Coaching Advisor - 2001 – 2003

MSYSA Program Director – 2000 – 2003

MSYSA Girls ODP – 2000 – 2002

Maryland Pride – 2001 - 2002

Arlington Travel Soccer Club DOC – 1999 – 2002 

Hood College Women’s Soccer – 1994 – 1996

Playing Experience 

Baltimore Polytechnic Institute 

Bethany College 


Hood College – AWCC Championship 1995

Hartwick College – NYSWCAA Championship 2003




Tom Torres

Coaching Experience 

Currently - U16, U18 Head Coach and U23 Assistant with D.C. United Academy                                         

Former coaching experience:


Arlington Soccer Assn 


High School 


USSF A License

UEFA B License

FFF EFCL - In progress 


Playing Experience   

Radford University

Various USISL - PDL Teams 



Miles Vaughn Headshot      

Miles Vaughn

Miles Vaughn is a native of Grapevine, Texas where he played for the Dallas Texans and Texas Lightning Soccer Clubs. He went on to play collegiately at Austin College in Sherman, Texas, where he was team captain his senior year. During his senior year he was also named as the Most Valuable Player, Clayton Hustle Award recipient, and was the recipient of the Sig Lawson Award for commitment to Austin College athletics. Miles moved to Baton Rouge after college to teach through the Teach For America program, which recruits recent college graduates with leadership experience to teach in low-income schools. He has also worked as an Assistant Varsity Coach and Head Freshman Coach at Catholic High School in Baton Rouge for two years, and has lived abroad in Guatemala, Spain, and Colombia. Miles served two years as the Director of Development for the Baton Rouge Soccer Association and one year as the Director of Soccer Operations for the same club. During the same period, he was head coach for the Episcopal Baton Rouge Boys Soccer program, which he led to a second-round, quarterfinal, and state final appearances in successive years. He has completed coursework for the USSF A-Youth License and holds an Advanced National License with Distinguished Pass from the NSCAA. Vaughn was awarded a Masters in Educational Leadership from Louisiana State University in 2015.

In May 2017, Vaughn began working as the Director of Operations for the Bethesda Soccer Club.




Todd West

The 2014 season will mark Todd West’s 15th campaign as the Eagles’ head coach and 19th overall season with the program. West has guided the Eagles to three NCAA Tournament appearances, including a trip to the Sweet 16 in 2001 and the second round in both 2002 and 2004. In addition, he has led his squad to victory in five of 12 D.C. College Cups, and has captured two Patriot League Championships.

In his 14-year career, West has accumulated an overall record of 124-116-34 (.515) and a conference mark of 59-28-14 (.653). The Eagles have had winning conference records in 11 of his 14 seasons, including in each of the last seven campaigns.

In 2012, West’s Eagles captured the Patriot League Regular Season Championship for the fifth time in the last nine seasons and reached the Patriot League Championship Match for the fourth consecutive season. West was named the Patriot League Coach of the Year, his fourth career and second-consecutive honor.


In addition to his duties at American, West has worked as an assistant coach of the U-20 U.S. National Team, where he served under Head Coach Thomas Rongen. West also served as an assistant coach under Rongen with D.C. United, a three-time Major League Soccer (MLS) champion. While with United, West assisted in match preparation, player development, training sessions and scouting. Todd has coached U.S. Soccer Regional teams in international competitions in Germany, Italy, Spain, France, Portugal and the U-20 National team in the Netherlands.


Born: Lubbock, Texas
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Alma Mater: George Mason '88
Family: Wife, Samira; Daughters, Kyra and Zoe
High School: All-State Selection at Richardson H.S.
College: Four-year letterwinner, three NCAA Tournaments, three CAA titles, three top-20 rankings
Position: Midfielder
Professional Organizations: USSF 'A' License, NCSAA

Coaching Career:
* Head Coach, American University, 2000-present
* Assistant Coach, American University, 1996-99
* Assistant Coach, D.C. United, 2000-01
* Region I U-14 Head Coach, 2003-2009
* Region I U-16 Head Coach, 2010-present
* Head Coach, Lake Braddock HS
* Virginia ODP, 1996-2001
* U.S. U-20 National Team, 2002
* U.S. U-14 National Team, 2005-07