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2017 ODP Staff Girls

U12 Girls
Hector Uribe
Head Coach - 
Indian Creek Staff 
USSF "A" License

Tim Baker
Assistant Coach -
Indian Creek Staff 
USSF "D" License


Coaching Experience:

Maryland ODP 2014-2016

Maryland Rush 2014-2015

St. Mary's United 2010-2015

St. Mary's Youth Soccer 2006-2012


NSCAA Advanced National Diploma - 2013                                                                                                   

USSF National "D" License - 2010

Denis Herrera
Assistant Coach - Indian Creek Staff                                                                
USSF "D" License 

Kate Seagroves
Head Coach - UMBC Staff
USSF "D" License


Don Howerton
Assistant Coach - UMBC Staff
USSF D License
NSCAA National Diploma




Billy Brush
Assistant Coach - UMBC Staff                                                                                      
USSF "C" License 
George Penn
Head Coach - Layhill Staff                                                                                             USSF "C" License


Taylor Ailshie
Assistant Coach - Layhill Staff
USSF "C" License
Coaching Experience:

-Head Coach of ASA Rangers 04 (4+years)

-Futsal Director at Odenton Sports Center



Joe D
Joe DiFonso
Assistant Coach - Layhill Staff
USSF "C" License
Coaching Experience:
FC USA Girls Director of Coaching - 2016-present
Dundalk High School Varsity Girls Head Coach - 2015
Premier Soccer Club '01 Boys Head Coach - 2015 - 2016
Premier Soccer Club '01 Girls Head Coach - 2012-2013
John Carroll HS Varsity Girls Asst. Coach - 2010-2012
Premier Soccer Club '99 Girls Head Coach - 2007-2013
Park School JV Girls Head Coach - 2007
Baltimore Bays '95 Girls Head Coach- 2001-2007
Coached local rec and clinic programs - 1998-2000
Coaching Qualifications
NHFS AIC Certification (2015)
Coerver Coaching Diploma (2012)
NSCAA National Diploma (2011)
NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma (2008)
USSF National Youth "Y" License (2007)
USSF National "C" License (2006)
NSCAA National Youth Diploma (2005)
USSF "D" License (2004)
NSCAA Advanced Regional Diploma (2004)
NSCAA Regional Diploma (2003)
NSCAA Goalkeeping Levels I and II (2003)
USSF "F" License

U12 Goalkeeper Coaches (Boys and Girls)



Peter Staufenberger
Head GK Coach
USSF "D" License  
Coaching Experience:
2015-present: Assistant Coach, St. Mary’s College of Maryland Women
2015-present: Maryland ODP Goalkeeper Coach, U-12 Boys and Girls
2014-2015: Director of Coaching Maryland Rush Soccer Club
2013-2015: Co-Head Coach/Trainer Maryland Rush ’99 Girls NPL (U-13 to U-15)
2012-2015: Varsity Asst Coach/JV Head Coach, St. Mary’s Ryken High School Girls
2009-2013: Head Coach Saint Mary’s United Panthers ’99 Girls (U-10 to U-14)
2013: Assistant Coach, Calvert Soccer Association ’99 Girls Super Y (U-13)
2013: Assistant Coach, St. Mary’s United Fusion ’97 Boys (U-16)
2011: Varsity Co-Head Coach, St. Mary’s Ryken High School Boys  
2009-2010: Varsity Assistant Coach, Saint Mary’s Ryken High School Boys  
2004-2006: Coach / Goalie Coach; Saint Mary’s United ‘92 Boys  
1984; JV Head Coach, Morris Catholic High School Boys 
Coaching Education:
NSCAA Premier Diploma 
NSCAA Advanced National Diploma 
NSCAA National Diploma 
NSCAA Level III (National Goalkeeping) Diploma
USYS National Youth License
NSCAA High School Coaches Diploma
USSF “D” License
USSF “E” License

Frank DiLeonardi
Assistant GK Coach
USSF "D" License  
Coaching Experience:

Goucher College Mens Assistant and Goalie Coach.

Baltimore Kings u23 Goalie Coach

Former McDaniel College Mens Assistant Coach

Former Boys MSYSA ODP U15 Head Coach

Former DC United Academy Goalie Coach

Coaching Education:

USSF D License

NSCAA National Diploma

NSCAA Advanced National Diploma

NSCAA Advanced National Diploma Goalkeeping Diploma

NSCAA Premier Diploma


Christos Nicholas
Assistant GK Coach

USSF "D" License                                                                                                                    

Coaching Experience

  • Returning MSYSA ODP Coach for present year.
  • MD Rush Montgomery - Head Coach 2006 EDP & 2005 Boys NCSL (Fall 2012-Present)
  • Boys Varsity Head Coach: Poolesville HS, (2007-2015), 1A State finalist, 1A Regional Championship, 2007 Best team sportsmanship award, 2-time 2A Regional finalist, 1 time divisional champions.
  • Boys Varsity Assistant, JV Head Coach: Damascus HS 2006-2006.
Playing Experience:
USA Men’s Deaf National Team 
  • 1984/85 USA (Host Country)
  • 1992/93 Bulgaria
  • 1997 England (10 countries invitational tournament)
  • 1997 Denmark
  • 2001 Italy
  • 2003 Belgium (12 countries invitational tournament)
  • 2005 Australia
4-year Starter at Gallaudet University (NCAA DIII) 1985-1988
  • 1986-88 Team Captain
  • Lead the team in its final years as the ‘last decade’ of winning tradition
2-Year Starter as a kicker for Gallaudet University's football team 1988-89
  • Doubled team sports participation.
  • Selected to Atlantic Coast Football Conference Player of the week Oct 1989
  • Select to 1989 Atlantic Coast Football Conference (ACFC) All Conf. team
  • Select Gallaudet’s Hall of Fame as an athlete and football player.
Soccer Accolades:
USSF Disability Soccer Committee member (2000-2005)
Founder and Former President of USA Deaf Soccer (1997-2005)
Coaching Credentials
USSF National D License
NSCAA Advanced National Diploma
NSCAA National Diploma
NSCAA Goal Keeping Level II Diploma


U13 Girls
Steve Senna
Head Coach
USSF "B" License

Michael Elfman
Assistant Coach
USSF "B" License
Coaching Education:
United States Soccer Federation National 'B' License
United  National 'Youth' License
AC Fiorentina (Serie A-Italia)
Certificate of Qualification: 1st Level Master's Coaching Course
AC Milan (Serie A-Italia)
Junior Camp Coaching Certificate
Playing Experience:
•Genoa C.F.C. Reserves (Italia)
•Manhattan Beach Exiles, Cal-South (United States Adult Soccer Association)
•Dirty Dozen, Cal-South (United States Adult Soccer Association)
•Schoolboy/Youth Club Teams (Bahrain, Cyprus, England, Italia and United States) 
Coaching Experience:
Maryland ODP 
• Assistant Head Coach, Girls U-13  2014, 2016- present 
•Assistant Head Coach, Girls U-12   2015-'16
•Assistant Head Coach, Boys U-15   2014
•Head Coach, Girls U-17                   2011-'12
Head Coach: Soccer Association of Columbia/SAC 
•2012 Jefferson Cup Champion, Girls U-11, 2012 Amanda Post Memorial Tournament Champion, Girls U-11
Head Coach: Loudoun Soccer Club
•2011 Jefferson Cup Finalist Boys U-15, 2009 CASL Raleigh Shootout Girls U-13 Third Place
Staff Scout 2008-'09: Real Maryland Monarchs (USL)



Hector Morales - Head Shot
Hector Morales
Assistant Coach
USSF "D" License


Brooke Walsh
Assistant Coach
USSF "C" License

U14 Girls
Jason Travis
Head Coach

USSF "C" License

 Playing Experience: German Berzirksliga Senior: SV Seugast, 2008 – 2010 US Army Europe: Schweinfurt, 1994 - 1999 German Berzirksliga: TV Jahn 1895, 1993 – 2005 German Kriesliga: SV Ramsthal, 1991 – 1992 Florida State College at Jacksonville 1989 – 1990 Beaches Soccer “KYX” 1986 – 1988 (SELECT/ELITE) Fletcher Junior High School 1985 – 1986 Jacksonville University “Jaguars” 1981 – 1986 (SELECT/ELITE) Beaches Soccer Rec/Travel 1976 – 1981 

-Selected All Army Europe 1995, 1996, 1997

-German Golden Boot (League Top Scorer) 2000


Coaching Experience: Head Coach for Maryland State ODP 03 Girls Soccer 2014 – still activeHead Coach for Rockville High School Varsity Girls Soccer 2014 – still active Head Coach for Potomac Soccer Girls 03 Black Travel 2015 – still active Head Coach for Potomac Soccer Girls 99 Blue Travel 2013 – 2016 Soccer tots Instructor for Brit-Am Academy (2-5 year olds) 2012 - 2015Head Coach for Brit-Am Academy All Stars Girls (U12) 2013 – 2015 Head Coach for MSI Classic Boys (Division 1) Comets FC (U13) 2012 - 2014 Head Coach for Edmund Burke Boys Middle School Soccer – 2013 Head Coach for Stafford Soccer Girls Travel Revolution 99 White (U13) 2012 – 2013 Head Coach for Stafford Soccer Revolution Academy U10 Girls 2012 - 2013 Head Coach SV Seugast B Jugend (U16 Boys) 2008, 2010 (SELECT/ELITE) Head Coach for Lawton United 97 (U12 Boys) 2007 – 2008 (SELECT/ELITE) Head Coach for Pioneer Park Elementary (COED), Lawton OK 2005 – 2006 Assistant Coach TV Jahn 1895 B Jugend (U16 Boys) 2000 - 2005 Assistant Coach Florida State College at Jacksonville 1989-1990 Head Coach Beaches Soccer (U10, U12, U14) 1986 – 1988 

-Arctic Classic Champions U14 Girls 2016-Hunt Country Classic Finalist U14 Girls 2016-SAC United Premier Columbus Day Tournament Finalist U14 Girls 2016-FC Beach Spring Classic Champions U16 Girls 2016-WAGS U13 Division Champions Fall 2015-Embassy Cup Finalist U15 Girls 2015-Maryland 3A High School Sectional Finalist 2014-Discovery Cup Finalist U15 Girls 2014-Maryland State Presidents Cup Finalists U14 Girls 2014-Stafford St Paddy’s Day Soccer Tournament Champions U14 Girls 2014-Arlington Spring Invitational Finalist U14 Girls 2014-WAGS U14 Division 5 Champions Spring 2014 & Pre-Division Champions Fall 2013-Liberty Cup Champions U13 Girls 2013-Colonial Cup Finalist U13 Girls 2013-Atlantic Cup Finalist U13 Girls 2012 Gold Bracket-Hunt Country Fall Classic Finalist U13 Girls 2012-Stafford Soccer U10 Girls RA Champions Spring 2013 and Fall 2012-Virginia Soccer Festival Finalist U10 Girls 2012-B Jugend Champions TV Jahn 1895 Boys 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004-USSF National “C” Coaching License 

Jessica Baynton
Assistant Coach
USSF "D" License
Jessica "Jess" Baynton, currently holds a USSF National D License, and coaches at various club teams throughout MD and DC. Jess is currently the Head Coach at St. John's College High School in Washington D.C. Previously Jess has had private training experience with national pool players from the U15 and U16 GNT. Jess also served as the Head Coach of St. Mary's in Annapolis for 2 years from 2014-2016. She led the team to back to back IAAM Conference titles. 
A native of Surrey, England Jess played club soccer in 5 different European countries, England, Spain, Italy, Austria, France and Greece. She played for 4 years at college in the United States, and then moved into a coaching role immediately after graduating. She took a position in her native England as Head of Player Development for Mole Valley Recreational teams, during this time she undertook her FA Level 1 and FA level 2. Jess then moved back to the United States and took a Academy Coaching and High School Head Coach position in Baltimore, Maryland, where she led the Saints to an undefeated 16-0-0 season in her first year, during her second year she led the Saints to a undefeated conference record, and finished with a coaching record of 32-2-0, with 2 conference titles. At the beginning of 2016, Jess accepted the Head Coach position at St. John's College High School. 

Trey Livingston
Assistant Coach
USSF "A" License

Coaching Experience

He has over ten years of 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 youth 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

College Coaching Accomplishments

  • 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 

U15 Girls 
Athena Gramates
Head Coach
USSF "C" License


Chris Lynch
Assistant Coach
USSF "D" License
Coaching Experience:
College of Notre Dame 1991-1997
John Carroll High School 2005-2008
Catonsville High School 2014-2016
Founding member Harford FC United Soccer Club
Harford FC United Girls Director 2011- Present

Playing Experience:

John Carroll High School (1986-1989)
McDaniel College (1989-1992)


Certified and Accredited through the National Federation of High Schools
Double Goal Coach Certification
Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries Certification
USSF National F, E, D

U16 Girls
Walsh, C
Cynthia Walsh
Head Coach
USSF "D" License
Cynthia (Gamboa) Walsh currently holds a USSF National D License and NSCAA Level 6 Diploma. She coached for the Girls Academy at DC Stoddert Soccer Club for U11-U12 girls from March 2013-June 2015. In addition, she trained several recreational teams in the Washington, D.C. area as well as privately trained individuals. She is currently the assistant coach for the Severn School girls’ varsity soccer program in Severna Park as well as the assistant coach for the OPSA Magic ‘99 girls.
Growing up in Reisterstown, Maryland, Cynthia played soccer at the club, high school, college, and semi-professional levels. She played two seasons for the ASA Chesapeake Charge Women’s WPSL team from 2010-2011. Prior to that, Cynthia played Division I college soccer for the George Washington University women’s team from 2007-2010 where she was captain in her senior year. During high school, she played all four years for the varsity women’s soccer team at Notre Dame Prep in Towson, MD where she helped the program win its first and only IAAM “A” Conference Championship in her freshman year. She also played for the Maryland State Olympic Development Program from 2000-2001.


Jessica Hnatiuk
Assistant Coach
USSF "D" License    

U17 Girls
Jill Rutten
Head Coach
USSF "B" License
Coach Jill was a professional soccer player for 16 years in Japan, Sweden, Italy (2-time Italian champions), Germany and Switzerland. She represented the United States National Team in 1998 and was All-American while playing for N.C. State University. During her tenure at N.C. State, the Wolfpack won the ACC Championship in 1988 and went to the NCAA Championship finals. She was inducted into the Springbrook High School Hall of Fame in 2015.  She holds a USSF B license and currently coaches four travel teams: two 2001 Olney Freedom teams (Blue/Orange) in NCSL and the 2007 and 2008 Mustangs in OBSL. Jill has coached with OBGC since 2009. In addition, she has been on the MD ODP staff since 2011 and works for Brit-Am Soccer Academy.


Jessica Hnatiuk
Assistant Coach
USSF "D" License                                                                                                                               

Goalkeeper Coaches
James Mustard IV
Head GK Coach
USSF "B" License

Laurie George
Assistant GK Coach
USSF "A" License

Laurie George has 15 years of colligate coaching experience at the Division I level and three years at the Division III. She worked for three years at The College of New Jersey where she won a National Championship in early in her career. Additional coaching experience includes working six years at Clemson University from 2001-2007 and nine years at the University of Maryland from 2007- Fall 2015.

She is currently a member of the Maryland ODP coaching staff, Region I coaching staff , US Youth National Team Soccer Training Centers Staff, and was a former professional goalkeeper with the Philadelphia Charge in the WUSA. Laurie currently holds the NSCAA National shutout record with 57 career shutouts. She is a 3 time All-American from Georgian Court College. Laurie has her USSF A License and her NSCAA Advanced National Goalkeeper License.
Laurie has worked at all levels of the game from youth soccer to national team level. The former Laurie Pells married her husband Ryan on May 23, 2009. The couple has two young daughters, Ashley and Katelyn, and currently live in Ellicott City, Md.

Brent Duffy
Assistant GK Coach
USSF "D" License

Brent Duffy enters his fifth season working with Maryland ODP as an assistant girls' goalkeeper coach. Having spent the previous three seasons working with the U-13 age group under the direction of Head Coach Steve Senna, Duffy aims to help build a solid foundation for MD ODP GKs.

In addition to his work with ODP, he currently serves as the head coach of the boys' soccer program at West York Area High School in York, PA. Duffy has coached at various levels in both the male and female arenas. He has previously served as the head coach of the girls' program at Kennard-Dale High School in Stewartstown, PA while also formerly spending multiple seasons coaching club with FC York. Duffy has also spent time working as the goalkeeper coach for the York College of Pennsylvania women's soccer program.

A 2007 graduate of York College of Pennsylvania with a bachelor's degree in Sport Management, Duffy holds a National Diploma from the NSCAA as well as a USSF National D License.

He currently resides in York, PA with his wife, Natalie, and their twin daughters, Cameron and Alivia.

Mauricio Romero
Assistant GK Coach
USSF "D" License