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Potomac Soccer Association

2020-21 Coaches

Coaching Directors 

Rolland Appiah
BU13 White 08
Coaching Credentials – USSF F License
Coaching Experience – Former Murch Revolution U10 Boys & Girls U11 Coach; Former Sidwell U8 (2nd & 3rd grade) Girls Coach; Former PPA Coach
Playing Experience – American University (Club Team)
Education – American University 

Jesse Balsamo
GU12 Blue 09, BU14 Blue 07
Coaching Credentials – USSF C License; USCA National Diploma
Coaching Experience – Current Our Lady of Good Counsel HS Girls Varsity Assistant Coach; Current Washington Spirit Super-Y Girls Head Coach; Current MSYSA ODP B2005 Assistant Coach; Potomac Blue 04 (2017 BU13 MSYSA State Cup Champion and 2018 BU14 MSYSA State Cup Champion); 2018 USCA Coach of the Year

Andrew Banadda
BU12 Blue 09, BU17 Gray 04
Coaching Credentials – USSF C License; USCA Premier Diploma
Coaching Experience – Current Washington Adventist University Assistant Coach; Current MSYSA ODP B2003 Assistant Coach; Former Laurel Lions Head Coach
Playing Experience – Middlebury College; Bullis School; Bethesda SC
Education – Middlebury College

GU11 Blue 10, GU18 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
GU16 Blue 05, GU19 Blue 02
Coaching Credentials –  USSF D License; USCA Premier Diploma
Coaching Experience – Current Our Lady of Good Counsel HS Girls Varsity Head Coach

Eric Cava 
BU16 White 05, BU19 Blue 02 
Coaching Credentials – USSF C License

Coaching Experience – Current Gaithersburg HS Boys Varsity Coach; Former Churchill HS Boys JV Coach; Former MSYSA ODP Coach 
Playing Experience  Clemson University (2010 Academic Achievement Award, 2009-2010 ACC Collegiate Student Athlete Honor Roll); Region 1 ODP; Eastern PA ODP; FC Delco; Broadneck HS (2005 & 2006 NSCAA High School All-American, 2005 Adidas ESP All-Star Team)
Education – Clemson University


Gus Delgado
GU17 Blue 04
Coaching Credentials – USSF C and National Youth Licenses
Coaching Experience – Current Brit-Am Soccer Academy Program Director
Playing Experience – Deportivo Cantolao; Deportivo Municipal; Alianza Lima
Education – University of Maryland, BA in Criminal Justice

Dylan Dempsey
BU11 Blue 10, BU15 Blue 06

Coaching Credentials – USSF D License; USCA Premier Diploma
Coaching Experience – Technical Instructor for NSCAA Coaching Education Program; Former Our Lady of Good Counsel HS Boys Varsity Head Coach; Former MSYSA ODP Coach; Former Real Maryland FC Super-Y Coach
Playing Experience  Northern Virginia Royals (USL); St. Patrick's Athletic (Ireland); RCD Espanyol Juvenil A (Spain); U.E. Vilassar (Spain); River Hill HS (Three Consecutive Maryland State Championships); SAC United Premier, Bethesda SC; MSYSA ODP
Education – University of Maryland

Diallo Embry
BU12 White 09, GU13 White 08
Coaching Credentials – USSF D License; USCA Goalkeeper Diploma
Coaching Experience – Current Fullstretch22 Goalkeeping Academy Technical Director; Former Seneca Soccer Association Head Coach

Jenn Fischer
GU15 White 06
Coaching Credentials – USSF E License
Coaching Experience – Current Walter Johnson HS Girls JV Head Coach
Playing Experience – Hood College; Gaithersburg HS; OBGC
Education – Hood College, BA in Education; University of Maryland, Masters in STEM

Chris Giles
BU11 White 10, GU15 Blue 06
Coaching Credentials – USSF D License; USC Level IV Diploma; Mass YSL Diploma
Coaching Experience – Former MVRCS HS 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, BS in Physical Education; Fitchburg State University, M.Ed. Sec. Ed 


Kirsten Glad
Goalkeeper Trainer
Coaching Experience – Current Catholic University Assistant Coach; Brit-Am Soccer Academy Goalkeeper Coach
Playing Experience – George Mason University; UNC Greensboro
Education – George Mason University, BS in Managerial Economics

Andrei Gugiu
BU13 White 08

Coaching Credentials – USSF C License
Coaching Experience – Former SYC Coach
Playing Experience – George Mason University
Education – George Mason University, BS in Biology; Marymount University, MBA

Stephen Hauschild
BU8 PSA Futures 13+

Coaching Credentials – USSF E License
Coaching Experience – Former CCL PRO23 Assistant Coach; MSYSA 2019 Male Competitive Coach of the Year
Playing Experience  American University; St. Mary's College of Maryland; Potomac SA USSF Development Academy; MSC Dragons 
Education – American University

Davey Hay
BU10 White 11
Coaching Credentials – USSF Grassroots License
Coaching Experience – Current Brit-Am Soccer Academy Coach
Playing Experience – Longwood University; Stonybrook University; Potomac CCL PRO23; DC United Academy
Education – Longwood University

John Hill
GU10 Blue 11, GU14 Blue 07
Coaching Credentials – USSF D and National Youth Licenses; USC Goalkeeper Level 2 Diploma; Coerver Youth Diploma 
Coaching Experience – Former Washington Spirit Super-Y Coach; Former MSC Coach

Quinton Holton
BU14 Black 07, BU15 Black 06
Coaching Credentials – USSF D License
Coaching Experience – Former Maryland Rush Montgomery Head Coach
Playing Experience – German/American Youth Soccer Academy
Education – University of Arizona, BS in Accounting and Finance; The American College, MS in Financial Services

Andrew Keszler
Goalkeeper Trainer
Coaching Experience – Former Georgetown University Goalkeeper Coach
Playing Experience – Pittsburgh Riverhounds (USL); Georgetown University 
Education – Georgetown University, BA

Paul Lubao
Goalkeeper Trainer
Coaching Credentials – USCA Goalkeeper 1 Diploma
Coaching Experience – Former MSC GK Coach; Former Super-Y GK Coach
Playing Experience – Magruder HS; MSC Cosmos


Gui Melendez
GU16 Blue 05
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

Tom Noonan
BU18 Blue 03
Coaching Credentials – USSF E License
Coaching Experience – Current Brit-Am Soccer Academy Head Coach; Former Hood College Men's Assistant Coach (2008-2011); Former St John's Catholic Prep HS Varsity Boys Head Coach (2011-2017); Current Our Lady of Good Counsel HS Boys Varsity Assistant Coach; 2019 Potomac PRO23 Women's Assistant Coach
Playing Experience  Hood College (Captain, 2006 All-Region South, 2015 Hall of Fame Inductee, 79 career points); Northport/CH Soccer Club (Long Island NY); Saint Anthony's HS (Long Island, NY) Boys Varsity Soccer (Captain)
Education – Hood College '08 BA in Management, Hood College MBA '11

Neill Ouska
BU17 Black 04, BU18 Black 03
Coaching Credentials – USSF E License
Coaching Experience – Current Step Forward Sports Academy Founder and Director; Former Maret School Boys Varsity 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    

Becky Pantzar
GU17 White 04
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

Pedro Paz
BU14 White 07, BU15 White 06
Coaching Credentials – USSF C License
Coaching Experience – Current Brit-Am Soccer Academy Head Coach; Former Academy of the Holy Cross Girls Varsity Head Coach; Former Dematha Catholic Boys Varsity Assistant Coach; Former Arrington Training & Development Coach
Education – Auburn University, BME; University of Maryland, MM 

Bill Pizzano
GU18 Blue 03
Coaching Credentials – USSF D License
Coaching Experience – Current Our Lady of Good Counsel HS Girls Junior Varsity Head Coach

Mars Rabara

BU9 Blue 12, BU9 White 12
Coaching Credentials – USSF B License; USCA 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
GU15 White 06
Coaching Credentials – USSF D License
Coaching Experience – Current Magruder HS Girls Varsity Head Coach
Playing Experience – Frostburg State University
Education – Frostburg State University

Rene San Martin
BU8 PSA Futures 13+, GU10 White 11
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


Josh Samuels
BU9 Black 12
Coaching Credentials – USSF D License
Playing Experience – Washington College

Education – Washington College

Ayao Sossou
BU10 Blue 11, BU13 Blue 08
Coaching Credentials – USSF D License
Coaching Experience – Former Tormenta FC Youth Academy Director (U6-U12) - (2017-2019), Former Montgomery College Women’s Assistant Coach (2015), Former Pachuca FC USA Staff Coach (2015)
Playing Experience – Tormenta FC (USL League 2), Rochester Rhinos (USL Championship), Tampereen Pallo-Veikot (Finland 2nd Division), Virginia Military Institute (D1 College Soccer)
Education – Virginia Military Institute

Jeremy Spoales
BU16 Blue 05

Coaching Credentials – USSF C License
Coaching Experience – Former Potomac SA CCL PRO23 Head Coach (2016 CCL PRO23 Champion); Former Clarksburg HS Boys Varsity Head Coach (2009 3A State Champion, 2009 Maryland State Coach of the Year), Former Paint Branch HS Boys Varsity Head Coach, Former FC Frederick and Damascus SC Coach, Former Potomac SA Coach (2014 Northeast Pre-Academy League Champion, 2014 NPL Finalist)
Education – University of Maryland, BS in Secondary Education and History; MS in Curriculum Development

Jason Travis  
GU13 Blue 08, GU18 Black 03 (2019 GU16 MSYSA President Cup Champion)

Coaching Credentials – USSF C License
Coaching Experience -  Current MSYSA State ODP U14 Girls Head Coach, Former District ODP U12 Girls Head Coach; Former Washington Spirit Super-Y U14 Girls Head Coach; Former Rockville HS Girls Varsity Head Coach; Former Stafford Revolution 99G Girls White Head Coach, Former FC Bethesda Comets U12 Boys Head Coach; Former Stafford Revolution RA U10 Girls Head Coach; Former DJK Seugast B Jugend Boys Head Coach; Former Lawton United 97 Boys Head Coach; Former TV Jahn 1895 B Jugend Boys Head Coach
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


Brian Wall

BU17 Blue 04, BU17 White 04
Coaching Credentials – USSF C License; USCA Advanced National Diploma
Coaching Experience – Former Alliance SC Director of Coaching; Former Hood College Men's Head Coach; Former Mount St. Mary’s University Men's Assistant Coach; Former MSYSA ODP Coach (Region 1 Champion); Former Potomac Cougars 93 Head Coach (2010 BU17 MSYSA State Cup Champion); Former Potomac Cougars FC Head Coach
Playing Experience – Mount St. Mary’s University (Captain)
Education – Mount St. Mary’s University

Andy Wilder
GU14 White 07
Coaching Credentials – USSF C License; USCA Director of Coaching Diploma
Coaching Experience – Former Roanoke Star Coach; Former Lord Botetourt HS Assistant Coach
Education – Virginia Tech University, BS in Engineering

Travis Woodruff
GU12 White 09
Coaching Credentials – USSF D License, USCA Level 6 Diploma, NFHS Accredited Interscholastic Coach
Coaching Experience
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Current Wheaton HS Girls Varsity Head Coach, Former MSI Academy Coach; Former Pachuca FC USA Coach
Education 
Salisbury University (B.S. Physics);  Florida International University (M.S. Adult Education) 

Graham Yowell
BU10 Black 11
Coaching Credentials – USSF D License
Coaching Experience – Former Real Maryland FC Coach