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, University of Cincinnati; 1 year Junior Assistant Coach, Cincinnati State; 1 year International Tournament Coach U16 Boys, Gothia Club 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

  • Austin, Ryan Coach

    License: USSF D

    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

  • Faryadi, Jamil Coach, Age Group Director U9-U12 Boys, Programs
    • 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 McLean Youth Soccer; 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.


  • Panameno, Kevin Coach


    License: USSF E; Grassroots 7v7, 9v9, and 11v11

    Coaching Experience: 10 years – 2009-present – Braddock Road Youth Club

  • 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 

    Playing Experience: George Washington University, Semi Professional UK

    Coaching Experience: Current 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 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: Experience in various coaching levels, including college, high school, club teams (Springfield-SYC, Arlington-ASA, McLean- MYS); current ODP coach

  • Mansur, Haytham Coach, Recreation Director, U13-U15 Age Group Director

    License: USSF Youth National License, NSCAA National Diploma

    Coaching Experience: 10+ years coaching with McLean Youth Soccer, 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; USSF National Youth License; Coerver Diploma

    Playing Experience: Trained at Tahuichi Soccer Academy in Santa Cruz, Bolivia; Graduated with Tahuichi Master diploma; De Anza College in San Jose California; Transferred to Marymount University in Arlington, named Captain 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 as head coach of various teams ranging in ages from U9-U18


  • Naciri, Youssef Coach


    License: USSF E 

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

    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


  • Portillo, Alan Coach, Age Group Director U13-U15 Boys

    License: USSF D

    Playing Experience: Youth travel player

    Coaching Experience: 6+ years


  • Rezazad, Hadi Coach


    License: USSF A; USSF 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 Experience: 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 National Champions, 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

    License: USSF C, USSF National Youth

    Playing Experience: Former US Youth National Player 

    Coaching Experience: 2 years Assistant Coach Northern Virginia 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