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[updated: 4/26/19]


2019 MD State ODP Girls Coaching Staff

12U Girls


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

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Joe DiFonso
Assistant Coach - UMBC 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
USC Advanced National Diploma (2018)
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


Joe Walker
Head Coach - White Marsh Park Staff
USSF "D" License
Coaching Experience:
Varsity Assistant Coach: Mount Saint Joseph High School, Baltimore MD
JV Assistant Coach: Mount Saint Joseph High School, Baltimore MD
Varsity Head Coach: Archbishop Spalding High School, Severn MD
Head Coach Arundel Soccer Association Elite Hotspurs, Arundel MD
Head Coach: Arundel Soccer Association Juventus Elite '98,'02,'06 , Arnold MD
Assistant Coach: Arundel Soccer Association Juventus Elite '00,'03, Juventus Stars '02
Playing Experience:
George Washington University, Washington DC ('04-'08, ACC Champions, 2nd Round NCAA '04)
Mount Saint Joseph High School, Baltimore MD (3 Year V participant, '00-'04)
Baltimore Bays, Baltimore MD ('05-'06, State Cup Champions)
Olney Panthers, Olney MD ('03-'04, Region I Premiere, State Cup Semi- Finalist '02)
Columbia Crush, Columbia MD ('00-'02, NCSL Division 1, State Cup Champions '01, State Cup Finalist '02)
Blue Magic Soccer Association, Glen Burnie MD '('98-'00, Baltimore Beltway Divison 1)

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Brooke Walsh
Assistant Coach - White Marsh Park Staff
USSF "C" License
Coaching Experience:
Coaching Qualifications:
Playing Experience:

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Diana Lombardi
Head Coach - Barrie School Staff
USSF "D" License
Coaching Experience:
2015-2019 Severna Park Strikers '01, Girls Head Coach
2018, 2019 12U Girls State ODP Team-Layhill Location
2018 12U District ODP (Boys)
2017 12U District ODP (Girls)
2013-2016 North County High School, Girls Varsity
2012-2013 North County High School, Girls JV
2011-2014 LFYAA Lightning, Girl's Assistant Coach
Coaching Qualifications:
USSF "D" License
Playing Experience:

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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 Girls
Steve Senna
Head Coach
USSF "B" License

Bonnie Sandone
Assistant Coach
USSF "C" License

Coaching Experience:

Head Coach Baltimore Celtic 2009 Legacy (2017-present)

Assistant Coach Baltimore Celtic 2004 Core (Spring 2017)

Head Coach The Catholic High School of Baltimore (2017-present)

Assistant Coach The Catholic High School of Baltimore (2016)


Playing Experience:

Salisbury University (2009-2012)



Cynthia Walsh
Assistant Coach
USSF "D" License


Coaching Experience:
USSF National D License
DC Stoddert Soccer Club - U11-U12 girls - 2013-2015.
Severn School girls’ varsity soccer - Assistant Coach 2015-2016
Oni Premier Soccer Academy - Director of Coaching - 2015-present
-‘99 Magic - Assistant Coach 2015-2018
-‘03 Magic - Assistant Coach 2017-present
-‘07 Magic - 2018-present
Maryland State Youth Soccer Association (MSYSA) Olympic Development Program (ODP)
-U12 (2004) girls - Assistant Coach - 2016
-U16 (2001) girls - Head Coach - 2017
-U13 (2006) girls - Assistant Coach - 2019 
Playing Experience:
WPSL - ASA Chesapeake Charge 2010-2011
The George Washington University 2007-2011

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Jessica Shue
Assistant Coach
USSF "D" License

Jess grew up in Pennsylvania and has played at many levels of the game, including ODP. She attended Penn State and was a member of the women's team. Jess received her D license in 2011 and began coaching club soccer in 2012. She has worked with the South River High School girl's program for five years and works with youth teams at A3 soccer as their technical director. 

14U 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. 

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Alex Haight
Assistant Coach
USSF "A" License


Alex Haight holds a USSF A License and a NSCAA Advanced National Diploma.  He has been the Head Boys Varsity coach at St. Andrew's Episcopal School in Potomac MD for 20 years and is in his second year working with ODP.


15U Girls 
Athena Gramates
Head Coach
USSF "C" License


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Chris Lynch
Assistant Coach
USSF "C" License

Coaching Experience:

College of Notre Dame 1991-1997

John Caroll High School 2005-2008

Catonsville High School 2014-2016

Harford Technical High School 2017-Present

Eastern Regional ODP Camp Staff 2018-Present

Harford FC United Girls- 2001/2002 (2x Maryland State Cup Finalists, 2x Jefferson Cup Champions)


Playing Experience:

Harford United Soccer Club

Roxx Soccer Club

John Carroll High School

McDaniel College



Certified Interscholastic Coach- National Federation of High Schools

Accredited Interscholastic Coach- National Federation of High Schools

Double Goal Coach Certification

Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries Certification

Harford FC United- Director of Coaching

Harford FC United- Program Director

16U Girls
Brian Parker
Head Coach
USSF "B" License

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. 


Conor Prachar
Assistant Coach
USSF "C" License    

Coaching Experience:

Conor currently serves as the head women’s soccer coach at his Alma Mater, Hood College in Frederick, MD, after previously serving an assistant coach with the men’s program for four seasons. One the club side, he has worked with FC Frederick since 2013 and has worked with the Maryland Olympic Development Program since 2014.


Playing Experience:

As a player, he represented the Medford (NJ) Strikers in his youth before attending Hood College for College. Conor, a defender, was a four year starter and two time captain for the Blazers.


Achievements and Accomplishments:

USSF C License Coach, 2015

NSCAA Goalkeeping Diploma (Level 2), 2014

Heads-Up concussion diploma, 2012 to present

CPR and First Aid Certified, 2012-Present

Presented by Hood College: The Kim Servedio Award for sincerity, selflessness and optimism; 2012


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

Kristen McCaffery
Assistant GK Coach
UEFA "C" License

Coaching Credentials:


FAI Strength and Conditioning

NSCAA Goalkeeper Diploma


Playing Career:

Durham Wildcats (2011-2012, Durham, England)

-Treble winners: BUCS League Champions, BUCS Cup Champions, BUCS Futsal Champions, Durham County Finalists

Raheney United (2010-2011, Dublin, Ireland)

College Career included a national championship and All-American recognition


Coaching Career: 

Owner of International Goalkeeping (2013-Present, Baltimore, MD)

Club Goalkeeper coach at Thunder Soccer Club, Premier Soccer Club, Perry Hall White Marsh, and Soccer Assoc. of Columbia (2012-2017)

Manly United Women’s GK Coach (2012-2013, Sydney, Australia)

Dublin Districts League Goalkeeper Coach (2011, Dublin, Ireland)

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