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Potomac Soccer Association

2018-19 Girls Coaches

Jesse Balsamo
GU16 Blue 03

Coaching Credentials –  USSF D License; USC National Diploma

Coaching Experience – Current Our Lady of Good Counsel HS Girls Varsity Assistant Coach; Current Washington Spirit Super-Y Girls Head Coach; Former MSYSA ODP B2003 Assistant Coach

GU16 White 03

Coaching Credentials – USSF B License

Coaching Experience – Former Springbrook HS Boys Junior Varsity Head Coach; Former MSYSA Coaching Education Instructor; Former Burtonsville United Soccer Club Technical Director

 

Jim Bruno
GU17 Blue 02, GU19 Blue Reign 00

Coaching Credentials –  USSF D License; USC Premier Diploma

Coaching Experience – Current Our Lady of Good Counsel HS Girls Varsity Head Coach


Ryan Defibaugh
GU14 Blue 05, GU15 Blue 04

Coaching Credentials – USSF E License

Coaching Experience – Former Mount St. Mary’s University Women’s Soccer Assistant Coach; Former Penn State University Men’s Soccer Assistant Coach; Former McDaniel College Men’s Soccer Assistant Coach; Former Thunder Soccer Club Head Coach

Playing Experience – McDaniel College (2x All-Centennial Conference selection, All Mid-Atlantic Region selection)

Education – McDaniel College, BA in Exercise Science and Physical Education and MS in Sports Administration

Diallo Embry
GU11 White 08

Coaching Credentials – USSF D License; USC Goalkeeper Diploma

Coaching Experience – Current Fullstretch22 Goalkeeping Academy Technical Director; Former Seneca Soccer Association Head Coach

 

Chris Giles
GU13 Blue 06

Coaching Credentials – USSF D License; USC Level IV Diploma; Mass YSL Diploma

Coaching Experience – Former MVRCS High School Girls Varsity Head Coach 2005-2012; Norwood Boys U12 & U14 Head coach 2012-; Brit-Am Soccer Academy - All-Star Girls Head Coach GU 13  2013-; Brit-Am Soccer Academy - All-Star Girls Head Coach GU 11 2015-.

Playing Experience –  CT Nutmeg Sate Games 3 years, Cushing Academy H.S. varsity 4 years; Guilford College 4 years.

Education – Guilford College, B.S. Physical Education. Fitchburg State University, M.Ed. Sec. Ed 

Danny Kovack
GU10 White 09

Coaching Credentials – USSF D License

Coaching Experience – Former Damascus SC Head Coach

Playing Experience – Seneca Valley HS

 

Gui Melendez

GU18 Black Blaze 01

Coaching Credentials – USSF E License

Coaching Experience – Current Bethesda-Chevy Chase HS Boys Varsity Head Coach (2017 Maryland 4A State Champion, 2017 Washington Post All-Met Coach of the Year, 2017 Montgomery Sentinel Coach of the Year, 2017 Pigskin Club of Washington Coach of the Year); Current Washington Spirit Super-Y Head Coach; Former Bethesda SC, MSC, OBGC Head Coach
Education – University of Maryland, BA in Child Psychology, MA in Education


Becky Pantzar
GU17 White 02, GU18 White 01

Coaching Credentials – USSF B License

Coaching Experience – Former Saint Vincent College Women's Head Coach; Former Mount Union College Women's Assistant Coach; Former Bemidji State University Women's Assistant Coach; Former PA West ODP Head Coach

Playing Experience – University of Clarion of Pennsylvania; Monroe Community College (Won 2011 NJCAA D1 National Championship; Won 2 Regional Championships)

Education – Bemidji State University, Masters in Sports Studies; University of Clarion of Pennsylvania, BA in Business Management with a minor in Coaching and Sports Management

Bill Pizzano
GU17 Gray Lightning 02

Coaching Credentials – USSF D License

Coaching Experience – Current Our Lady of Good Counsel HS Girls Junior Varsity Head Coach


Mars Rabara

GU15 White 04

Coaching Credentials – USSF C License; USC Advanced National and Goalkeeper Level 3 Diplomas

Coaching Experience – Former Our Lady of Good Counsel HS Boys Varsity Assistant Coach, Former Potomac Cougars 93 Assistant Coach (2010 BU17 MSYSA State Cup Champion); Former Potomac Cougars FC Assistant Coach

Playing Experience – Hood College (CAC Player of the Week, CAC Player of the Week Honorable Mention, All-Tournament Team selection)

Education – Hood College, BA in Management with a concentration in Finance and Accounting


Nikki Rieland

GU8 PDA, GU17 Black 02

Coaching Credentials – USSF E License

Coaching Experience – Current Magruder HS Girls' Varsity Head Coach

Playing Experience – Frostburg State University

Education – Frostburg State University


Rene San Martin
GU8 PDA

Coaching Credentials – USSF C License, USSF National Youth License

Coaching Experience – Former OBGC Head Coach, Former Damascus Soccer Club Head Coach, Former MSI Classic Head Coach

Playing Experience – Montgomery College

Jonah Schuman
GU9 Blue 10, GU10 Blue 09

Coaching Credentials – USSF B License

Coaching Experience – Former DC Stoddert Head Coach

Playing Experience –


Jason Travis  
GU11 Blue 08, GU16 Black 03

Coaching Credentials – USSF C License

Coaching Experience – Current MSYSA State ODP U14 Girls and District ODP U12 Girls Head Coach; Current Washington Spirit Super-Y U14 Girls Head Coach; Former Rockville HS Girls Varsity Head Coach; Former Head Coach – Stafford Revolution 99G Travel U13 Girls White (2013 Liberty Cup Champions, 2012 Atlantic Cup Finalist, 2012 Hunt Fall Classic Finalist); FC Bethesda Comets U12 Boys; Stafford Revolution RA U10 Girls (2012 Virginia Soccer Festival Finalist); DJK Seugast B Jugend (U16 Travel Boys); Lawton United 97 Travel Boys; TV Jahn 1895 B Jugend (U16 Travel Boys) 

Playing Experience – Former Professional Player in Germany - 1FC Schweinfurt 05, TV Jahn 1895, SV Ramsthal, DJK Seugast; Former College Player - Florida State College at Jacksonville; Former Jr High/High School Player - Fletcher Jr/Sr High School; Former Youth Player - Jacksonville University Jaguars Travel, Beaches Kyx Travel

Stefan Triandafilou
GU12 Blue 07

Coaching Credentials – USSF D License

Coaching Experience – Former MSYSA ODP Head Coach; Former Bethesda SC Coach
Playing Experience – George Washington University (Captain - Senior Year, Four Year Starter); State, Regional and Youth National Team; (U19 McGuire Cup USYSA National Champion) 
Education –  George Washington University

Andy Wilder
GU12 White 07, GU13 White 06

Coaching Credentials – USSF C License

Coaching Experience – Former Roanoke Star Coach
Education – Virginia Tech University

  

Coaches Name: Ben Eveler

Potomac Team: U-11 Girls Black

Email: bge002@connections.mcdaniel.edu

About Ben Eveler: My youth soccer career started in York Pennsylvania where I was able to play for PA Classics Soccer Club and Red Lion Area High School. After playing four years of varsity soccer for Red Lion I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to continue my soccer career at McDaniel College in Westminster, MD where I would major in Exercise Science and Physical Education. At McDaniel I had a great opportunity to lead as a four-year starting center back and two-year captain of the team, which has helped me greatly in my current role as a Physical Education teacher and Girl’s soccer coach at the McLean School of Maryland. Before working at the McLean School of Maryland I worked for Carroll County Public Schools while also helping to be a volunteer assistant coach for the McDaniel College Men’s Soccer team and coach Steve Corrieri. In this role I helped in the recruiting process, training plans, and game day planning for the team. I currently hold my United States Soccer Federation “E” Coaching License and my National Soccer Coaches Association of America: Junior Level V Diploma. My goal as a coach is to develop each individual player to the best of their ability and to promote all of the great aspects of soccer so my players continue to play this wonderful game throughout their lifespan.

Coaches Name: Ben Eveler

Potomac Team: U-11 Girls Black

Email: bge002@connections.mcdaniel.edu

About Ben Eveler: My youth soccer career started in York Pennsylvania where I was able to play for PA Classics Soccer Club and Red Lion Area High School. After playing four years of varsity soccer for Red Lion I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to continue my soccer career at McDaniel College in Westminster, MD where I would major in Exercise Science and Physical Education. At McDaniel I had a great opportunity to lead as a four-year starting center back and two-year captain of the team, which has helped me greatly in my current role as a Physical Education teacher and Girl’s soccer coach at the McLean School of Maryland. Before working at the McLean School of Maryland I worked for Carroll County Public Schools while also helping to be a volunteer assistant coach for the McDaniel College Men’s Soccer team and coach Steve Corrieri. In this role I helped in the recruiting process, training plans, and game day planning for the team. I currently hold my United States Soccer Federation “E” Coaching License and my National Soccer Coaches Association of America: Junior Level V Diploma. My goal as a coach is to develop each individual player to the best of their ability and to promote all of the great aspects of soccer so my players continue to play this wonderful game throughout their lifespan.