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Coaching and Training Staff



Club Directors: 

Latif Affini - Rick Schulte - David Wall - Kris Stout

 

Academy Club

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


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


David Wall:
Academy Director
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.

Latif Afini:
Director of Training
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).


Brian Buschur:
Community Clubs Technical Director
35+ years playing and coaching experience specializing in the youth and high school age  levels - Served as DOC and President of the Trojans Soccer Club - Former OSYSA District 2 ODP coach - United States Soccer Federation National D License.  

Nicholas Parente:
DFA Northmont Director of Coach Player Development

20+ years of playing, coaching and training experience. Currently specializes in youth ages with experience in high school ages. Current Club President of Gunners FC. Started the Gunners Academy within the area's recreational soccer community. US Soccer 7v7, 9v9, 11v11 and National D License. Currently working towards National C License. Current Head Coach of Gunners U9 girls team.


Josh Duncan:
DFA Troy Community Club Director of Coach Player Development
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 Championship, 1 District Runner-Up - 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

Jay Peterson:
DFA Tipp City Community Club Director of Coach Player Development
10 + years coaching experience. United States Soccer Federation E and D License, Ohio Soccer District 2 and District 1 Olympic Development Program coach,  Former Technical Director and Director of Coaching for FC Tippecanoe.

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.

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.

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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