Potomac Soccer Association

Boys Coaches

George Andriko

BU11 Blue 06, BU12 Blue 05 

Coach Andriko comes to Potomac from Eastern PA where he previously coached at Lehigh Valley United and other various clubs in the PA/NJ area. In addition to coaching at the club level, George has also spent time coaching at both the high school and collegiate levels over the past few years. Coach Andriko played collegiately for Lebanon Valley College in Central PA where he graduated with a degree in Education. George Currently teaches 6th grade in Potomac and holds an NSCAA Advanced Regional Diploma. 

Jesse Balsamo

BU13 Blue 04, BU13 Blue 03

Coaching Credentials - NSCAA National Diploma

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

Eric Cava
BU15 Black 02, BU19 Blue 98
Coach Cava was a 2007-2010 Four year ACC Letterman Clemson University Men’s Soccer Team, playing in 74 career matches with 60 starts and 16 career assists. While at Clemson, Coach Cava received the 2010 Academic Achievement Award, was on the 2009-20010 Atlantic Conference Collegiate Student Athlete Honor Roll and participated in International Soccer Tournaments as a member of US Regional Soccer Team.
Before Clemson, Coach Cava played for the FC Delco Crunch club team and advanced to the 2006 National Final Four...played for Broadneck High School, MD...2005, 2006 named NSCAA High School All-American and a Youth All-American...2005 named to the Adidas ESP All Star Team...member of the Eastern PA State team and member of the ODP Region 1 team which won three consecutive championships.  

Coaching Experience
2013 Churchill High School JV Head Coach 
2014 U13 Girls ODP Head Coach
USSF C License

Dylan Dempsey
BU17 Blue 00, BU18 Blue 99

Dylan Dempsey holds his NSCAA Premier Diploma, serves as a Technical Instructor for the NSCAA Coaching Education Program, served as a staff coach for the Maryland Olympic Development Program & also the USL Super-Y. In addition to coaching with Potomac, Coach Dempsey also serves as the Head Men’s Varsity Coach at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School.

Coach Dempsey is a Maryland native who grew up playing for SAC United Premier & Bethesda Soccer Club, and also played for the Maryland Olympic Development Program. At the High School level, Coach Dempsey won 3 consecutive Maryland State Championships while at River Hill High School, before graduating High School 1-year early to play for St. Patrick’s Athletic (Dublin, Ireland), RCD Espanyol Juvenil A (Barcelona, Spain) and U.E. Vilassar (Vilassar de Mar, Spain). Upon his return from Europe, Coach Dempsey spent time with the Northern Virginia Royals of the USL.

Under Coach Dempsey, the Potomac Hotspur Black have been named champions of NCSL Division 1, Region 1 Colonial League Finalists, Atlantic Soccer League Finalists, OBGC Capital Cup Champions, Potomac Memorial Champions, and Annandale Premier Cup Finalists.

Diallo Embry
BU12 White 05, BU12 Black 05

Coaching Credentials – USSF D License; NSCAA Goalkeeper Diploma

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

Alan Fread
BU11 Gray 06, BU16 White 01, BU17 White 00

Coaching Credentials – NSCAA Advanced National Diploma

Coaching Experience – Current Georgetown University Men’s Soccer Video Coordinator, Former Saint Francis University Men’s Soccer Assistant Coach, Former Loyalsock HS Varsity Boys Assistant Coach

Education – Penn State University, BA in Psychology

Stephen Hauschild
BU10 Black 07

Steve Hauschild

Jason Herrick
BU15 White 02, BU16 Blue 01


Coaching Credentials – USSF D License

Coaching Experience - Former St. John’s College HS Varsity Boys Head Coach; Former Bullis School Varsity Boys Assistant Coach

Playing Experience – Chicago Fire; Harrisburg City Islanders; University of Maryland (Team Captain, 2x First Team All-ACC, All-ACC Tournament Team, All-ACC Freshman Team); Sockers FC

Education – University of Maryland, BA in Accounting

Russell Herzog
BU11 Black 06

Biko Kujifi
BU9 Blue 08, BU9 White 08

Coaching Credentials – USSF A License

Coaching Experience – Former Bowie State University (NCAA DII) Head Coach; Former Northern Virginia ODP Head Coach; Former McLean Youth Soccer and Washington Soccer Club Head Coach

Playing Experience – Semi-pro (T&T All Stars, Nigerian Eagles, Starliners FC)

Fabrice Mbah

BU10 Gray 07

BU13 Black 04, BU14 Black 03

Coaching Credentials – USSF E License

Coaching Experience – Current Step Forward Sports Academy Founder and Director; Former Maret School Varsity Boys Assistant Coach, Step Forward Sports Academy

Playing Experience – Mount St. Mary’s University (NEC Rookie of the Week); Bullis School (2x All-Met Honorable Mention, 3x All-IAC; All-Gazette; All-Washington Examiner); MSYSA ODP; Potomac SA Cougars; Baltimore Bays SC

Education – Mount St. Mary’s University, BA in Business and Sports Marketing


Kenny Owens
BU10 Blue 07, BU10 White 07

Kenny Owens is a native Washingtonian that began his youth soccer career with Stoddert then Potomac.  After graduating from Wilson SHS where he was a two time All-met selection and Parade All American, he went on to play collegiately at Georgetown University where he was a 4-year starter and captain of the team his senior year.  While at Georgetown Kenny was named to the  All- Rookie team, team MVP his junior and senior seasons, offensive player of the year his sophomore and junior seasons, All South Atlantic team his freshman, sophomore and junior seasons,  All Big East team junior and senior seasons while helping the team advance to two Big East Championships. As a senior, Kenny selected to attend the Umbro Select all-star game which was comprised of the best college seniors in the country. Kenny also represented the US at the U18 and U20 levels.

After his collegiate career Kenny went on to work with DC SCORES, a non-profit that builds teams at DC public schools for young people.  At DC SCORES he grew their soccer programming from 500 to over 1,500 participants each year.  Kenny created their middle school soccer league and expanded the elementary school league. Today the two leagues continue to be the largest school based soccer leagues for elementary and middle school students in DC. 

When not coaching soccer, Kenny is responsible for organizing all aspect of the District of Columbia State Athletic Associations championships for nine different sports. 

Coaching Experience

DC SCORES – Director of Coaching

Woodrow Wilson HS – Head Coach

US Soccer Foundation – National Trainer

Stoddert Soccer – Head Coach

USSF “C” License

Paul Plested

BU10 White 06

Coaching Credentials – Provisional B-License (Quebec), USSF E License, NSCAA Goalkeeping 1 Diploma, Quebec Futsal 1, and Canadian National Coaching Certification Program Theory A, Theory B and parts I and II of Theory C.

Coaching Experience – Lakeshore Soccer Club (2009-2016): Technical Staff and Futsal Coach MU10s (2006s), Head Coach of MU12AA (2004s) MU10-13AA (2002s), FU17AA (1996s), MU15A-16A (1995s) and Assistant Coach MU17AAA (1996s). Walnut Creek Soccer Club, and Diablo Soccer Club, California (2006-2009). Head Coach recreational, AYSO Select Team (U16), Assistant Coach FU13s competitive team and Futsal coach FU12-14 (1995s) in the Diablo Futsal League.

Playing Experience – Born in Manchester, England, where he played football at High School and University. He also played Rugby Union Football at and after college.

Education – PhD (Oxford) in Neuroscience, and a B.Sc. Hons (Cardiff) in Applied Biology

Mars Rabara

BU14 White 03

Coaching Credentials – USSF D License; NSCAA 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; Former Potomac Cougars FC Assistant Coach; Various summer soccer camps

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


Rob Ryerson
BU15 Blue 02

Widner Saint-Cyr

BU9 Black 08 

About (Widner Saint-Cyr): Native Haitian player who played for his national team at all level. Widner made his youth national team debut at 13 years old. At 15 years old Widner led the U-16 Haitian national team to win the Caribbean Cup of Nations as a captain.  His biggest success with the national team was playing in the U-17 World Cup in 2007, Which was held in South Korea.  

Widner played for the New York Red Bulls academy before becoming a member of the University of Maryland men's soccer team. After his career at collegiate level, Widner went on and played at the professional level for Arizona United SC. 

Clay Walker

BU18 White 99

Coaching Credentials – NSCAA Level 6 Diploma

Coaching Experience – Former MSI Classic Head Coach

Playing Experience – Richmond Strikers

Education – East Carolina University, BA in ; Colorado State University, MBA; University of Massachusetts - Amherst, MS in Labor Relations