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Coaching Education Staff

Alan Lydiate

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Current Position(s): 

  • Director of Coaching, MSYSA 2018-Present
  • Director of Coaching, Liverpool FCIA-MD 2017-Present

Playing Experience:

  • North West Counties League in Blackpool, England

Coaching Licenses: 

  • FA Level 1, USSF A-License, Grassroots Licensed Instructor, NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma, TOPSoccer Certified, and NSCAA GK National Diploma

Gary Burke, RAA

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Current Position(s):

  • Program Manager, SAM Soccer 2016-Present
  • Coach, Bethesda Soccer Club 2016-Present 

Playing Experience:

  • St. Francis University (PA)

Coaching Licenses:

  • USSF A-License, Grassroots Licensed Course Instructor, NSCAA Premier Diploma, USYS National Youth License, NSCAA Goalkeeping Course

John Dingle 

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Current Position(s):

  • Director, Soccer Source 360 1991-Present

Playing Experience:

  • Central Connecticut State University

Coaching Licenses:

  • USSF B License, USSF Youth License 

Roy Dunshee

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Current Position(s):

  • Head Men's Coach, Washington College 2012-Present
  • Maryland State Technical Coordinator, NSCAA 2007-Present

Playing Experience:

  •  St. Petersburg Kickers
  • University of South Carolina

Coaching Licenses:

  • USSF A License, US Youth Soccer Y License, NSCAA Premier, Advanced National, and National Diplomas

Gandalf French

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Current Position(s):

  • Programs Director, MSYSA 2016-Present 
  • Coach, MD ODP 2014-Present
  • Coach, Soccer Association of Columbia 2017-Present

Playing Experience:

  • Real Maryland FC, AFC USA
  • Stockton University, Howard CC

Coaching Licenses:

  • USSF A Youth License and Grassroots Licensed Instructor

Willie Ibarra

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Current Position(s):

  • Staff Coach, Soccer Association of Columbia

Playing Experience: 

  • Salisbury University, Prince Georges Community College

Coaching Licenses:

  • USSF A License, Grassroots Licensed Instructor, National Youth Coaching License, and TOPSoccer Certified

Carmen Juliano

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Current Position(s):

  • Technical Director, Ellicott City SC 2014-current

Playing Experience:

  • New Mexico Chiles
  • Virginia Tech University

Coaching License:

  • USSF B License

Steve Knapman

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Current Position(s):

  • Technical Director, Potomac Soccer Association 2017-Present
  • President/Owner, Brit-Am Soccer Academy 1999-Present

Playing Experience:

  • DC United, Maryland Mania, Hong Kong First Division, Wigan Athletic, Blackpool  FC, and Oldham Athletic (Trainee)

Coaching Licenses:

  • USSF A License and English FA B-License

Nathean Meadows

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Current Position(s):

  • Director of Operations, MSYSA
  • Head Coach, Soccer Association of Columbia 2006- Present
  • Coach, MD ODP, 2016-Present

Coaching Licenses:

  • USSF B-License
  • USYS National Youth License
  • US Soccer Grassroots Licensed Instructor 

Shaun Nicholson

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Current Position(s):

  • Staff coach, Maryland United FC 2017-Present
  • Coach, MD ODP, 2016-Present

Playing Experience:

  • Catholic University 
  • Various Levels in England

Coaching Licenses:

  • USSF A License, Grassroots Licensed Instructor, UEFA B License, NSCAA Premier Diploma License, and US Youth Soccer National Youth License

Brian Parker

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Current Position(s):

  • Women's Coach, Frostburg State University 2002-Present

Playing Experience:

  •  Frostburg State University

Coaching Licenses:

  • USSF "B" License and an NSCAA Premier Diploma

Rob Ryerson

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Current Position(s):

  • Director of Operations, Ellicott City SC 2017-Present

Playing Experience:

  • Washington Diplomats, Maryland Bays, Fort Wayne Flame, Tampa Bay Rowdies, Washington Warthogs
  •  UNLV

Coaching Licenses:

  • USSF A License

Keith Tabatznick

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Current Position(s):

  • Director of Soccer, Elite 300 Soccer Academy
  • Talent ID Scout, US Soccer 

Playing Experience:

  • American University
  • Capital Soccer League All Stars

Coaching Licenses:

  • USSF A License
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