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Coaching Education Staff

Gandalf French

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Current Position(s):

  • Technical Director, MSYSA 2021-Present
  • Programs Director, MSYSA 2016-2021
  • 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
  • Grassroots Licensed Educator Level II
  • USC Goalkeeping Diploma Level III

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
  • USSF Grassroots Licensed Educator Level II
  • NSCAA Premier Diploma
  • USYS National Youth License
  • NSCAA Goalkeeping Course

Marc Burkom

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Current Position(s):

  • Director of Coaching Education, Elkridge Youth Organization 2019-Present 
  • Howard County Recreation and Parks, Supervisor

Playing Experience:

  • Beth Tfiloh High School 

Coaching Licenses:

  • USSF C-License
  • USSF Grassroots Licensed Educator Level I

Corey Childs

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Current Position(s):

  • Boys 13U Head Coach, A3 Soccer, 2022-present

  • Director of Premier Operations, A3 Soccer, 2021-present

  • Boys Varsity Head Coach, St. Mary's High School, 2017-present

  • Pool Coach, Maryland Olympic Development Program, 2017-present

Playing Experience:

  • 3-year Varsity Player, Broadneck High School

  • Youth Club Soccer with Freestate and Baltimore Bays

Coaching Licenses:

  • USSF C License
  • USSF Grassroots Licensed Educator Level I
  • USSF Coach Educator (almost)
  • USSF GRIP 11v11 Online
  • USC Goalkeeper Diploma Level 1
  • USC Futsal Diploma
  • USC 7v7/9v9 Diploma
  • USC Performance Analysis Diploma

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,
  • US Youth Soccer National Youth License 
  • USSF Grassroots Licensed Educator Level II

Vicky Hall 

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Current Position(s):

  • Girls Director of Coaching, U13-U19, SYC Soccer 

Playing Experience: 

  • Northwood University, Scotland U-20 Women

Coaching Licenses:

  • USSF A License
  • Scottish FA C License
  • Advanced National Certificate (NSCAA)
  • USSF Grassroots Licensed Educator Level II

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
  • USSF Grassroots Licensed Educator Level II
  • National Youth Coaching License
  • 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
  • USSF Grassroots Licensed Educator Level II

Alan Lydiate

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Current Position(s): 

  • Director of Coaching, MSYSA 2018-2021
  • 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
  • USSF Grassroots Licensed Educator Level II
  • NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma
  • TOPSoccer Certified
  • NSCAA GK National Diploma

Nathean Meadows

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Current Position(s):

  • Director of Outreach & Grassroots, MSYSA
  • Head Coach, Soccer Association of Columbia 2006- Present
  • Coach, MD ODP, 2016-2019

Coaching Licenses:

  • USSF B-License
  • USYS National Youth License
  • US Soccer Grassroots Licensed Educator Level II

Ben Mortimer

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Current Position(s):

  • Owner/Director, Four Soccer 2012-current

Playing Experience: 

  • George Washington University
  • England Schools Football Association U18

Coaching License:

  • USSF A License
  • USSF Goalkeeping License
  • USSF National Youth License
  • USSF Grassroots Licensed Educator Level II

Keith Tabatznik

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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
  • USSF Grassroots Licensed Educator Level II
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