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2020/2021 Coaching and Training Staff



Club Directors: 

Latif Affini - Rick Schulte - David Wall - Kris Stout

 

Academy Club

2021/22 Season

Age Group Coaching Staff 

 

Boys

2009 Boys

Elite West: Ted Mergler / Kyle Hinkleman

Elite East: Nate Weiss / JD King / Ben Perreira  
Premier: Latif Affini

2008 Boys

Elite: Matt Bridge / Erich Courtad / Justin Maitlen 

Premier: Joel Siefert / Brian Hall / Brian Merz

 

2007 Boys

Elite: Jay Peterson / Sen Rajashwi / Dustin Penrod 

Premier: Joe Issacs

 

2006 Boys

Elite: David Wall / Scott West

Premier: Joe Sucher / Mark Neilson 

 

2005 Boys

Elite: David Wall / Brian Buschur / Aaron Geiger

Premier 1: Travis Besecker / Pat Canavan
Premier 2: Travis Besecker / Andrew Besecker

 

2004 Boys

Premier: Pat Canavan / Cody Stachler

 

Girls  

2009 Girls

Elite West: Josh Duncan / Aaron Geiger 

Elite East: Josh Duncan / Kristin Black
Premier: Kristin Black

 

2008 Girls

Elite-Premier: Ken Long / JJ Frigge / David Wall

 

2007 Girls
Premier: David Wall

2006 Girls

Premier: Marissa Kleman / Ceci White

 

2005 Girls

Elite: Abby Manson / David Wall / Dennis Kovacs

 

2004 Girls

Elite: Keith Cornelison / Nick Peters

Additional staff to be added


2020/21 Season Training Staff


Latif Affini 

Alex kwadwoamankwaah

Scott Downing 

Josh Duncan

Ted Mergler

Pat Canavan

Cody Stachler 

Ben Leba

       

Goalkeeping Training Staff 

Jack Snider Training Programs 

Nico Manni Club U15-18s

Scott Henderson Club U13-14s


Biographies


Latif Afini:
30 + years playing, coaching and training experience - Former collegiate player - Former high school head coach Clinton Massie High School, Miami Valley School - Former OSYSA ODP coach - USSF D license. Latif has worked with players that reached High School ,Collegiate and Professional levels (Montreal Impact, Sporting Kansas City).

David Wall:
30 + years playing, coaching and training experience - 12 years former professional - semi professional  player. Former Clubs United States  ( Minnesota Thunder - Tonka United - Metro Fc )  Europe ( Derby County - Burton Albion England, Limerick City  Ireland,)   USL A league National Champions1999  - USL A League runners up 1998 -  League of Ireland National Championship 1991  - United States Soccer Federation  A license , National Soccer Coaches of America  Premier Diploma - National Goalkeeping Diploma - English FA Intermediate License - Football Association of Ireland Senior Cert - Former State and Region 2 ODP Coach - Former District 2 ODP Director - Former  Coach  Licensing Instructor O.S.Y.S.A , M.Y.S.A , United Soccer Coaches Association - Former Mens NPSL Head Coach Cincinnati - Current Club Director - David has worked with players that have reached High School , Collegiate and Professional levels during his coaching career.

Jack Snider (Goalkeeping Coach):
Current Collegiate Goalkeeper Wittenberg University - All conference champion - DFA 04 / 05 Boys Girls Goalkeeping Coach - DFA Youth Goalkeeping Director - Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry.

Scott Downing:
25 + years playing and coaching experience at Club , High School and ODP Levels  - High School All American - D2 Ohio player of the year -Former Collegiate player University of Dayton 2 year captain - Former OSYSA State ODP Coach - Club Coach State Cup Champion - Current Tipp City High School Men's Varsity Head Coach with over 200 wins -   Current Trainer at Dayton Futbol Academy specializing in high school age  levels. Bachelor of Science degree in Education.

Alex Amankwaah:
Former D 1 collegiate player University of Dayton - A10 Championship winner -NCAA 2nd Round appearance - University of Ghana Best Player 2013/2014. Most Dedicated Sportsman of the Year 2013/2014, Mensah Sarbah (University of Ghana). Won Gold medal with University of Ghana team 2013/2014.Won silver medal in with University of Ghana June 2014 - Current Training specialist at the U12 through U18 age levels - Current Dayton Futbol Academy Trainer - B.A-Political Science Major, Dean’s list (3.5). University of Dayton -  Associate degree- Physical Education Coaching and Leadership, Dean’s list (4.0) University of Sinclair.

Cody Stachler:
8+ years coaching experience specializing in the u-15 through U18 age levels - Former collegiate player at Huntington University - Former Mens Varsity assistant coach at Celina High School and Lehman Catholic -  Former Trainer at Ohio Extreme - Current  Varsity Assistant Coach at Troy Christian High School -  3 consecutive district finals , 2 league championships at Troy Christian - Current Dayton Futbol Academy Coach and Trainer.  

Travis Besecker:
12+ years coaching and training experience with boys and girls teams specializing in the youth and high school age levels - USYS F License, United States Soccer Federation E License and Phase 1 D complete, United States Soccer Federation 11v11 - 10+ years experience in the administrative side of the sport - Former Director of Coaching for Miami West SC, Metro FC MW - Former President Miami West SC - Current TSC Youth Club Coach - Current Dayton Futbol Academy Admininstrator, Coach and Trainer.


Keith Cornelison:
17 + years coaching experience with boys and girls teams specializing in the youth and high school age levels - Former Referee - United States Soccer Federation 11 v 11 License.

Marissa Klemen:
Dayton Futbol Academy Junior Programs Director - 5 + years coaching experience specializing in youth and high school age levels  - Current  Newton High School Varsity Women's Head Coach - Current 1st grade teacher - Bachelor of Science degree in Education and Human Development.

Brian Buschur:
15 + years playing and coaching experience specializing in the youth and high school age  levels - Current DOC Trojans Soccer Club - Former OSYSA District 2 ODP coach - United States Soccer Federation E and D License.  

Aaron Geiger:
25 + years playing and coaching experience specializing in youth and high school age levels - Former Club President at Gunners FC - United States Soccer Federation 11 v 11 License - Currently working towards C License.

Josh Duncan:
16+ years of experience as a player, trainer, and coach at Club, High School, ODP and Collegiate levels - Former clubs: FC Arkansas, Ohio Extreme SC, and Western Ohio United - Former Varsity Men's Head Coach at Piqua High School - Current Varsity Women's Head Coach at Lehman Catholic - 1 League Championship, 1 District Final Appearance - MVSSCA North HS Private Coach of the Year (2020) - Current Dayton Futbol Academy Coach & Trainer - Current Physical Education Teacher at Piqua Central Intermediate School - USSF ‘C’ Coaching License - Master's in Sport Management and Recreation

Abby Manson:
8 + years coaching experience at Club , High School age level - Current Troy High School Head JV  Women's Head Coach - Current Youth Club Coach at TSC.

Dennis Kovacs:
17 + years coaching experience with boys and girls teams specializing in the youth and high school age levels - Former Graduate Assistant, Ball State University Men’s Soccer - Former High School Men's Varsity Head Coach - Current District 2 ODP Staff Coach - Current  Youth Club Coach TSC - United States Soccer National  D license.

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