Travel Coach Bios
  • Ahmad, Jaon Coach, Age Group Director U9-U12 Girls
    • License: USSF B, NSCAA National Youth Diploma, USSF National Youth License
    • Playing Experience: Making the District and State ODP teams, Captain of the ODP team
    • Coaching Experience:  15+ years, current VYSA ODP State Coach and VYSA D-ODP Head Coach, former Dallas Texans Trainer and Reston Soccer Director of Coaching

  • Brizzi, Mike Coach
    • Playing Experience: NCAA D1, University of Cincinnati. 
    • Coaching Experience:  5 years - Cincinnati United Youth Soccer Club, 3 years Assistant Coach - the University of Cincinnati, 1 year Junior College Assistant Coach - Cincinnati State, 1 year International Tournament Coach U16 boys – Gothia Cup with Samba Soccer Club.

  • Butler, Daniel Coach
    • License: USSF E license; NSCAA National Diploma
    • Playing Experience:  Numerous State Cup titles as youth, CCBC (College), Chesapeake Dragons (PDL), Aegean Hawks, Central Park Rangers FC, NY Cosmos "COPA NYC" tournament participant, Alexandria ASA Reds (WPL)
    • Coaching Experience:  Capital Futbol Club (2014 – 2016) -Assistant Coach DCPDA Liberty U16/U17 Super Y league National Semi – finalist (2015) -San Diego Surf Cup with DCPDA Liberty (Summer 2015) -Edmund Burke School Girls Varsity (2014) -DC Stoddert (2012 – 2014

  • Cheung, Ryan Coach

    o  Coaching Experience: 4 years – 2015-present – Loudoun Soccer, New River United Soccer Club; VYSA West District ODP Staff (present); U9/10 Academy Director for New River United

    o  US Soccer D License

  • Faryadi, Jamil Coach, Age Group Director U9-U12 Boys, Programs and U8 Juniors
    • License: USSF A- Youth License, USSF National Youth License & NSCAA Advanced National Diploma
    • Playing Experience: Collegiate and Amateur
    • Coaching Experience: Over 25 years of Coaching, 7 State Championships, 4 Regional, 2 National Finalist

  • Finney, Patrick Coach
    • License:  USSF B, USYS National Youth License
    • Playing Experience: Played Travel in Texas, New Mexico and Alaska 
    • Coaching Experience: 15 years MYS; Head Coach throughout U9-U19 girls in ODSL, NCSL, and CCL league play; Assisted teams U9-U10 boys in NCSL and CCL 

  • Germain, Ann Coach

    License: USSF “C”

    Playing Experience:  McLean Youth Player, US Women’s National Team, VA/DC Soccer Hall of Fame

    Coaching Experience:  30 years club coaching, high school, VA state ODP. VYSA 2017 Girls Coach of the Year.


  • Gonzalez, Julio Coach
    • License: USSF B license
    • Playing Experience: International Soccer Player for 18 years (Argentina and Mexico)
    • Coaching Experience: 34 years experience coaching; Assisted with many coaching education programs around the world; Coaching experience with adult and youth teams, camps, Ballmasters.  Coach of Elementary and JV Soccer teams at Potomac School.

  • Heupel, Brent Coach

    License: USSF A, USSF National Youth, NSCAA Premier, NSCAA GK Level 1

    Playing Experience:  VYSA ODP District Team, Two Year Varsity Letterman at JMHS, NCSL Division 1, Recruited to D1 and D3 Schools in VA, MD, and PA

    Coaching Experience: 12+ years coaching experience on both boys and girls sides at ECNL, CCL, NCSL levels including: Head Coach (U12-U17), Age-group lead (U8-U10), Assistant Director (U7 Academy), and Trainer for various programs. Current VYSA ODP District Head Coach, ODP State Assistant Coach, D-ODP Assistant Coach, and ODP Region 1 Camp staff. Previous DC United Development Academy staff and Washington Spirit Super Y Head Coach.

  • Jones, Craig Coach
    • License:  USSF A, National Youth License, NSCAA National Diploma, UEFA C License
    • Playing Experience: George Washington University,  Semi Professional UK
    • Coaching Experience: Present Head Coach George Washington University, 18+ years in Northern Virginia youth soccer, VYSA ODP, Region I ODP Staff

  • Jones, Eleanor Coach

    • License: USSF D, USSF National Youth License 
    • Playing Experience: Collegiate - University of Nottingham 
    • Coaching Experience: 20+years involvement in McLean Youth Soccer starting as a youth player and continuing with the Recreation and Travel programs.

  • Leiba, Brent Coach
    • License: USSF A, NSCAA Advanced National
    • Playing Experience:  George Mason University
    • Coaching Experience: McLean ECNL, Howard University


  • Mahmoudpour, Farzad Coach
    • License: NSCAA (Premier Diploma), USSF License "C", USSF Youth National
    • Playing Experience: Professional - Iran and U.S. (Cape Cod Crusaders), including international games against Russian U23 National Team; Locomotive of Moscow Club and Azerbaijan.
    • Coaching Experience:  Experienced in various coaching levels, including college, high-school, club teams (Springfield-SYC, Arlington-ASA, McLean-MYS). Current state ODP coach.

  • Mansur, Haytham Coach, Recreation Director
    • License: USSF Youth National License, NSCAA National Diploma
    • Coaching Experience: 10+ years coaching with MYS, Girls Director of Sand and Surf Soccer Club (CA), Girls Coach for LA Galaxy South Bay (CA)  

  • Mazzotta, Corinne Coach
    • License: USSF E License, NSCAA Goalkeeper Level 1 Diploma, NSCAA National Diploma, NSCAA Advanced National Diploma
    • Related:  Master's Degree in Education
    • Playing Experience: FSC Premier Youth Soccer in CT, Penn State Harrisburg Varsity, Penn State University Club & Varsity, UD Barbadas Segunda National Team in Spain
    • Coaching: Bethesda SC U8, 5 years at Sporting CT; Academy Director and Age Group lead for U8-12, Assistant Soccer Coach University of New Haven 

  • Michel, Cristian Coach

    • License: USSF "B", National Youth License, Coerver Diploma
    • Playing Experience: Trained at Tahuichi Soccer Academy in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Graduated with his Tahuichi Master diploma; De Anza College in San Jose California; Transferred to Marymount University in Arlington- named Captain his Junior year.
    • Coaching Experience:  The National Cathedral School, The Potomac School, Langley High School. Assistant Coach at Marymount University for Men's Program. McLean Youth Soccer coach for 6 years - head coach of various teams ranging in ages from U9-U18.


  • Morgan, Brian Coach
    • Director Coerver Coaching Maryland
    • Head Coach Severna Park High School Girls Soccer
    • NSCAA Advanced National Diploma
    • 10 years coaching experience

  • Moumen, Nadir Coach

    • License: B
    • Playing Experience: Played locally for BRYC, VISTA, and FPYC. Standout for Robinson's very successful HS teams. Played VA State ODP. Played for JMU's back-to-back National Champion club soccer teams.
    • Coaching Experience: 4 VA State Cup Championships with 2 different teams and a Regional Semi-Finalist. 3 Time Mid-Atlantic ECNL Champion which included 3 top 10 regular season overall finishes. Helped place 50 players on collegiate soccer teams. Assisted the Howard Lady Bison to the first conference final (Great West Conference) and championship (SWAC Conference).

  • Naciri, Youssef Coach

    o  Playing Experience: Harrisburg Heat (MASL) and Harrisburg City Islanders (USL Pro), FC Columbus (NPSL)

    o  Coaching Experience: 8 years  - 2011-2019– South Bronx United, South Middleton Soccer Association, Harrisburg City Islanders Academy Coach, South Central PA Soccer Academy, FC Barcelona Academy (Ohio), Assistant Head Coach – Wellington HS, Columbus, OH


    o  US Soccer E License

  • Portillo, Alan Coach, Age Group Director U13-U15 Boys
    • License: D License
    • Playing Experience: Youth travel player
    • Coaching Experience: 6 years

  • Rezazad, Hadi Coach

    License:  "A", "National Youth", National GK, VYSA Coaching Education Instructor 

    Playing Experience:  Competed in high school, college and amateur levels

    Coaching Experience:  VYSA ODP Staff (state, district, academy); Vienna Youth Soccer - head coach


  • Shine, Maire Coach
    • Playing Experience: William and Mary Division 1, BRYC Stars Elite (W-League), McLean HS
    • Coaching: 5 years of youth coaching experience

  • Szaro, John Goalkeeping Director
    • License: USSF National C
    • Playing Experience: Rochester Flash, NY Express
    • Coaching Experience: East Region GK Coach, VA ODP Staff GK Coach, Former GK Coach for American University, Adelphi University (mens and womens), Hofstra University, Former Assistant GK Coach for NYIT

  • Valencia, Marcelo Coach
    • Playing Experience:  George Washington University, Former Pro Player
    • Coaching Experience: MYS Coach 2005 - Present, The Potomac School 2001 - Present

  • Wadeson, Dan Coach
      • U.S.S.F A Senior License
      • SC Premier Diploma 
      • Currently Studying U.S.S.F. A Youth License
      • Masters in the Art of Teaching English (UDC)
      • University of District of Columbia Men's Assistant Coach
      • Region One ODP Coach
      • Former Youth Player, Bolton Wanderers School of Excellence


  • Walker, Jamil Coach, Age Group Director U16-U19 Boys
    • License:  USSF A
    • Playing Experience: 2003 MLS Cup Champions, 2006 & 2007 MLS Supporters Shield Winner, San Jose Earthquakes, DC United, Carlina Railhawks, Portland Timbers, US Air Force Academy, Santa Clara University, NSCAA/adidas All-Far West Team
    • Coaching Experience: 10+ years, 2014 NSCAA Boys Youth Coach of the Year, 2016 USYS National Champions, USYS National Champion appearances (2017, 2016, 2015), 2015 USYS Regional Champion, USYS Regional Semi-Finalist (2016, 2013), VYSA State Cup Champions (2018, 2017, 2015, 2013), 2014 VYSA State Cup Finalist

  • Walla, Sona Coach
    License:  US Soccer "B" License; US National Youth License
    Coaching: 8 years Youth soccer Head Coach; Founder; International Coaching Internships (AC Milan , FC Barcelona, Racing de Strasbourg , Ajax Amsterdam) 

  • Watson, Clyde Coach, Technical Director
    • License:  USSF B, UEFA A, NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma, National Youth License.
    • Playing Experience:  Guyana Men's National Team, Clemson University (4 year All-ACC)
    • Coaching Experience:  UDC Coach, Washington Warthogs Assistant Coach, Washington Freedom Assistant Coach.  Extensive youth coaching credentials, including VYSA 2011 Girls Coach of the Year, USYS 2011 Region I Coach of the Year, 13 State Cups, 3 Region I Championships, USYS Finalist, USYS National Championship (2007,MPS Freedom).  VA/DC Hall of Fame.

  • Winters, Lucas Coach
    • US Soccer National "C" license
    • US Soccer National Youth License
    • Former US Youth International Player
    • 2 Years Asst coach Northern Va Community College
    • Region 1 ODP ID Camp Staff

  • Zuleta, Rodrigo Coach

    o   Master of Science in Sports Industry Management – Georgetown University

    o   5 years as Head Coach with Bethesda Soccer Club U10s-12s primarily in NCSL

    o   3 years as Head Coach for PPA Youth Development Program.

    o   Captain of Temple University Varsity Soccer Team, Division 1 NCAA

    o   Captain of Walt Whitman HS, 4-Year Starter & 1st Team All-Met