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[updated: 4/26/19]


2019 MD State ODP Boys Coaching Staff



12U Boys
Pete Caringi, Jr.
Head Coach - UMBC Staff
USSF "A" License 

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.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.

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.



Shaun Smithson
Assistant Coach - UMBC Staff
USSF "D" License


Caringi III
Pete Caringi III
Assistant Coach - UMBC Staff
USSF "D" License

Corey Childs
Head Coach - White Marsh Park Staff
USSF "C" License
Coaching Experience:
-Maryland Rush Rush 2003, Head Coach U16 Boys (Jan 2018-present)
-St. Mary's High School, Head Coach Varsity Boys (July 2017-present)
-MSYSA ODP Coach (August 2016-present)
-Maryland Rush Nero 2001, Head Coach U18 Boys (June 2016-present)
-ASA Charge, Super Y Head Coach U14 Boys (Apr 2016- Aug 2016)
-Chesapeake Science Point High School, Head Coach Varsity Girls (Aug 2015-Nov 2015)
-IFK Maryland, Boys Director & Head Coach U14 Boys (Aug 2015 - Jan 2016)
-Purple Rain Soccer Club, Head Coach U8 Boys (Jan 2015-July 2015)
-FC Legendinhos, Head Coach U8 Boys (July 2012- May 2013)
-Oconee County Park & Rec, Volunteer Head Coach U14 Boys (Aug 2011-Nov 2011)
Professional Qualifications:
-USSF National "C" License (November 2017)
-NFHS/NSCAA Professional Development Certificate
-NSCAA Attacking Principles of Play Diploma (Jan 2016)
-NSCAA Defending Principles of Play Diploma (Jan 2016)
-NSCAA Goalkeeping Level 1 Diploma (Jan 2016)
-CPR & AED Certified (April 2018)
-MSYSA Male Competitive Coach of the Year 2018
Playing Experience:
Memphis United, Greater Memphis Soccer Association (Aug 2012-July 2015)
Broadneck High School, Anne Arundel County MD (Aug 2004-Nov 2007) Captain, 1st Team All-County, All-Met
Freestate Thunder, U17 & U18 Team Captain, State Semi-Finalist, Region I
Baltimore Bays Young Gunns, U15 & U16 Region I


Mohammed Ouchikh
Assistant Coach - White Marsh Park Staff
USSF "C" License

Marie Rodriguez
Assistant Coach - White Marsh Park Staff
USSF "D" License

Brett Cutler
Head Coach
- Barrie School Staff
USSF "C" License

Playing experience: 
York College 94-98

Coaching experience:
16 year coaching in Howard County
10 years as a Head Varsity Boys Coach
FC Frederick 6 years coaching age ranges from u-14 to u-19
2 years coaching ODP State and District as Head Coach and Assistant coach 


Nicolas Santeriano
Assistant Coach
- Barrie School Staff
USSF "C" License



-Montgomery County Public Schools Licensed Coach -"Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries, -Coaching Fundamentals and CPR/AED" 1 Credit Course

-NFHS (National Federation of State High School Associations) Level 1 Coaching Certification

-NFHS Course "Concussions in Sports - What You Need to Know"

-NFHS Course "A Guide to Heat Acclimatization and Heat Illness Prevention"

-NFHS Course “First AID, Health and Safety for Coaches”

-NFHS Course “Soccer: Fundamentals of Coaching Soccer”


BIRTH PLACE: Capital Federal, Argentina

EDUCATION: Associates Degree in Business Administration at Montgomery College, currently attending University of Maryland for an Accounting degree


-Boys’ Soccer Head Coach Urbana Eagles FC - U16 and U18 Recreational Teams, 2016

-Part of coaching Staff during 2014 USL PDL U-23 D.C. United team and Youth Academy Scout

-Boys’ Soccer Head Coach at John Poole Middle School, 2014

-MSI Recreational U12 Boys’ Soccer Head Coach during 2014

-Soccer coach at SAM Soccer (Maryland Soccer Foundation), 2014-2016

-Soccer coach at Soccer Shots (Youth development program), 2014-2015



-Center Back

-Defending Midfielder



Currently playing WPL (Washington Premier League, USSF-affiliated) with Finito FC

After graduating from high school, I keep playing in Amateur leagues since there is no official competitions at College Level in Argentina.

High School Northwest Region Champion with Instituto Club Atletico San Miguel in 2003

High School Northwest Region Runners-Up with Instituto Club Atletico San Miguel in 2002 & 2004


Amanda Casares
Assistant Coach - Barrie School Staff
USSF "C" License
Coaching Experience:
DC Stoddert 2014-current
Head Coach and Age Group director GU13-14
ODP 2018-current
2019 NTC 04 East Admin
2018 East Region - Regional Staff coach, 06 age group
Binghamton University Women’s Soccer 2011-2012
Volunteer assistant coach 
Coaching Qualifications:
USSF National C Coaching License, NSCAA Premier Diploma, National Youth License, NSCAA GK Level 1


2017-2018 United Soccer Coaches (formerly NSCAA) 30 under 30 recipient

2017 DC Stoddert Travel Coach of the Year

Playing Experience:
NJ Rangers – semiprofessional team in W League 2010
Adirondack Lync – semiprofessional team in Women’s Premier Soccer League  2009
Binghamton University(D1) 2006-2009
2 year captain, 2-year NSCAA All-Region, 3-year All Conference Player, NCAA Woman of the Year Nominee 2010, America East Woman of the Year Nominee 2010, America East Fan’s Choice Player of the Year 2009, Binghamton University John Bilos award



12U Goalkeeper Coaches (Boys and Girls)


Chris Tome
GK Coach - UMBC
USSF "D" License  

Tomas Potts
GK Coach - White Marsh Park
USSF "D" License  

Christos Nicholas
GK Coach - Barrie School

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


13U Boys
Adam Bender
Head Coach
USSF "D" License


Shaela Krayer
Assistant Coach
USSF "C" License

Krayer joins the MSYSA staff in 2018 after moving to Maryland from Maine in August and joining Stevenson University as the Assistant/Goalkeeper coach of their Women’s program.

Krayer moved to Maine in 2015 where she joined the Seacoast team as a Seacoast United Goalkeeper School lead coach as well as the head coach of the ‘03 girls who she took to finals of all but one tournament in her first season with them. She spent two years as the Assistant Coach and Keeper Trainer for Southern Maine Community College seeing the team into the Conference play both seasons. In the 2017-18 season, Krayer coached her Freshman keeper to second in the conference in goals against and the team finished second in the conference over all. 

Before moving to Maine, Krayer developed a keeper program for Salisbury FC on the Eastern Shore of Maryland in 2014-2015 and coached youth futsal teams while with the club.

She currently holds her USSF C license.

Krayer grew up in Northern Virginia playing in the competitive DC atmosphere. She played her college career at the University Of South Carolina-Aiken where she was an outside midfielder until tearing her ACL in 2000. She played in the NVASA co-ed premier division after college and has not stopped playing yet.

Josh Gilmore
Assistant Coach
USSF "C" License

Coaching Experience: 

2000-2016: Staff Coach for FC Frederick, coaching boys and girls teams teams in CCL, Region 1, ASL, NCSL and WAGS.

2001-2002: Head Coach FCC Womens Soccer Team

2003-2006: Boys JV Coach Linganore HS

2007-2013: Boys Varsity Coach Linganore HS
2014-Present: Assistant Coach Mens Soccer Hood College
2015-Present:MSYSA ODP Staff Coach
He holds United States Soccer Federation C and D Licenses. 
Playing Experience:
1993-1994: Linganore HS Varsity
1992-1995: Wheaton Wave SC 
1996-1997: Frederick Community College (1997 Region XX All Star Team)
Led Linganore HS to Region 3A West championship and MPSSAA state semi final berth in 2010, and a MVAL Piedmont Conference championship in 2011


Patrick Meleady
Assistant Coach

USSF D Licence 

English FA Level 2

FA Youth Module 


Paddy moved to the United States in 2013. The Manchester native has held numerous Head Coach roles at clubs around the Mid-Atlantic region before settling in Baltimore. 



Sheffield Hallam University 

Bachelor of Science - Sport Development with Coaching


Playing experience

Aquinas College (England)

10 years as a youth team player (England)


14U Boys

Sam Haddad

Head Coach

USSF "B" License


NSCAA Advanced National

 USSF “A” Course participant




Coaching Experience:

20 years of youth coaching experience at all levels from recreation to Semi Pro.

2010-present: Head Coach, SAC Girls U9- U19 (2018 Maryland State Champions)

2017-present: Head Coach, SAC Girls U15-U16

2017-2018: Assistant Coach U19 Washington Spirit Academy

2014-2015: Long Reach Hight School Varsity Soccer

2013-2014: Oakland Mills High School Varsity Soccer

2006-2011- Thunder Magic

2008-2009 - Maryland Pride WPSL

Coaching Credentials/Education

Bachelor of Science in Sports Management

US Soccer “A” (Enrolled)

US Soccer "B" License

NSCAA Advance National

US Soccer “C” License

Jesse Balsamo
Assistant Coach

USSF "D" License

Current Coaching Roles:

Potomac Soccer Association, 2014-Present: 2004 Boys Head Coach/ Age Group Coordinator, 2003 Girls Head Coach/ Age Group Coordinator

Our Lady of Good Counsel High School, 2013-Present: 2016-Present Varsity Women’s Assistant Coach, 2013-2015 JV Boys Assistant Coach

Washington Spirit Super Y Summer Program, 2014-Present: Head Coach, various ages



2018 United Soccer Coaches Regional Coach of the Year, Youth Boys, East

2018 U14 Boys Maryland State Cup Champion

2018 Regional Championship Semi-finalist

2018 WCAC Women’s High School Champion

2017 U13 Boys Maryland State Cup Champion

2017 U13 Boys Eastern Regional League Champion


Nathean file
Nathean Meadows
Assistant Coach
USSF "B" License
Coaching Experience:
30 years of youth coaching experience in both soccer and basketball
2014-present: Head Coach, SAC Boys 14U-18U 
2009-2014: Head Coach, SAC Boys 14U Rec Select (3 time 14U Division champion & 2014 select tournament champion)
2006-2009: Head Coach, Soccer Association of Columbia (SAC) Boys 14U Division champion)
2002-2006: Head Coach, Olney Boys and Girls Club 13U-15U (3 time repeat 15U Division champion)
1988-1998: various camps and local community soccer programs in the United Kingdom
Coaching Credentials/Education
2017: US Soccer "B" License
2016: United Soccer Coaches Urban Soccer Diploma
2015: US Youth Soccer National Youth License
2014: US Soccer National C License
2008: Positive Coaching Alliance Course
2007: US Soccer Nation D License
2006: US Soccer National E License
1990- Diploma in Sports and Recreation Management (Suffolk College)
2014: SAC Boys Recreation Coach of the Year
2014: Howard County Good Sports Youth Coach of the Year

15U Boys
Michael Elfman
Head 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)

Scott Currie
Assistant Coach
USSF "C" License

Coaching Education

USSF C License, National Youth License, Scottish FA C License, Scottish FA Club Coach Certificate


Coaching Experience

Excite Soccer Programs - Director of Coaching  (2012-Present

DC Stoddert U11 and U12 Boys Coach (2017-Present)

OBGC 09 Girls Coach/Age group coordinator (2017-Present)

Loudoun Soccer Club U9 and U13 Boys Coach (2016-2017)

FC Virginia/Ashburn Soccer Club - U9 and U10 Head Coach (2013-2016)


Playing Experience

Alderson Broaddus College (W.V) - NCAA Div II, 2008 Conference Champions, 2008 All Conference 1st team

Blantyre Victoria Junior Football Club 

Airdrie United Football Club - Pro-Youth


16U Boys

Trevor Shea

Head Coach

USSF "B" License


Following in the footsteps of his father, one of Maryland's most successful coaches at the high school and club level, soccer is in Trevor's blood. Starting out at a young age playing in the backyard to being a three time high school state champion, to excelling as a college division one player, Trevor possess an unparalleled passion for the game of soccer.  As a coach, Trevor strives to pass on his  love of the game to all of his players. He focuses on not only the development of the physical aspects of his players, but also stresses the importance of studying the mental and tactical side of the game.  This comprehensive approach to coaching has helped him to produce some of the most promising and well rounded players in Howard County.
USSF National ’B’ License
Wilde Lake High School- Special Educator in Science
James Madison University '06- BA Kinesiology
Masters- Athletic Administration McDaniel '14
Certified Referee
CPR Certified
First Aid Certified
Coaching Experience:
2016-Present Wilde Lake Boy's Varsity Head Coach
2008-2015 Oakland Mills High School Head Boys JV Soccer and Lacrosse Coach
2016-Present MSYSA Summer Academy Head Coach
1992-Present The Soccer Camp Assistant Director
2004-2014 James Madison University's Valley Soccer Camp
2005-2006 James Madison University Coaching Internship
2001-2006 Accelerate Your Game Personal and Team Trainer
2001-2007 Maryland Soccer School Coach
2009-2010 Soccer Source 360 Coach
 Playing Experience:
High School
Oakland Mills High School 3-Time State Champions 1998-2001
Selected as an All-County player in both Soccer and Lacrosse 1998-2001
1st Team All-State
The Washington Post and The Baltimore Sun 1st Team All-Metro player
College Level
2001-2005 James Madison University
Ranked in the NCAA Top-25 every year
CAA Champs 2001 and 2004

Andrew Banadda
Assistant Coach
USSF "C" License

U17 Boys

Shaun Nicholson

Head Coach

USSF "A" License

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 is the former Director of Coaching at Calvert Soccer Association and 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 U17 boys.

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 as well one from Europe




Joe Donnelly
Assistant Coach
USSF "C" License

Joe Donnelly started his soccer career in his home state of New Jersey. He attended Norwich University and captained the team his senior. He participated in the 1996 Major League Soccer combine for the New York/New Jersey MetroStars, going on to play in the Garden State Soccer League for two years. 

His coaching experience includes the New Hampshire Olympic Development Program, Director of youth development at Seacoast Express United, the New England Premier League, and the United States  Development Academy. 

He is in his second year as a resident of Maryland teaching and coaching at a boarding school in Colora.


Goalkeeper Coaches


Mike Radcliffe
Head GK Coach
USSF "D" License                                                                                                                               


Yewande Balogun
Assistant GK Coach
USSF National "D" License


Coaching Experience

2016 – Present  Assistant Coach/Goalkeeper Coach - University of Maryland

2015 – 2016 Assistant Coach/Goalkeeper Coach – American University

2015 – 2018 Assistant Coach/Goalkeeper Coach – Maryland United FC ECNL

2013 – 2014 Goalkeeper Trainer – Davidsonville SC  & Severna Park SC


Playing Experience

2007 – 2011 University of Maryland

2011 – Chesapeake Charge WPSL

2010 – Washington Freedom W-League

2009 – Ottawa Fury W-League

2008 – U20 National Team Pool

2007 – U17 National Team

Former Maryland goalkeeper Yewande Balogun is in her third season as an assistant coach at the University of Maryland. Balogun previously served as an assistant at American University and had a distinguished career at Maryland as a goalkeeper. Balogun's work with Maryland's goalkeepers has paid dividends early and often. She tutored Rachel Egyed to All-Big Ten Third Team honors in 2017 and 2018. Egyed became the first Maryland player to ever earn a spot on an All-Big Ten team.

One of the most decorated goalkeepers in Maryland history, Balogun helped the Terps reach the Sweet 16 in 2009 and 2011. She was a 2010 All-ACC Academic Team and All-Tournament selection. As a freshman in 2007, Balogun was named a SoccerBuzz Freshman All-American and was selected to the ACC All-Freshman team. She was also a captain during her time in College Park. Balogun made her mark in the Maryland record book as the all-time school leader in goals against average (0.93) and is second in shutouts (19).