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Jaon Ahmad
Coach, Age Group Director U9-U12 Girls

License: USSF B, NSCAA National Youth Diploma, USSF National Youth                  
Playing Experience: 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

Ryan Austin


License: USSF D
Coaching Experience: 5 years (2015-present); Loudoun Soccer, New River United Soccer Club; VYSA West District ODP Staff (present); U9/10 Academy Director for New River United

Mike Brizzi

License: USSF D
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

Daniel Butler

License: USSF E, 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)

Lydia Erickson


Jamil Farydi
Coach, U9-U12 Boys Age Group Director, Programs Director

License: USSF A Youth, USSF National Youth, NSCAA Advanced National Diploma
Playing Experience: Collegiate and Amateur
Coaching Experience: Over 25 years of Coaching, 7 State Championships, 4 Regional, 2 National Finalist

Patrick Finney


License: USSF B, USYS National Youth 
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

Ann Germain


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


Kim Germain
Lauren Harkes

    Brent Heupel

License: USSF A, USSF National Youth, NSCAA Premier, NSCAA GK Level 1 
Playing Experience:  VYSA ODP District Team, Letterman at JMHS, Recruited to D1 and D3 Schools in VA, MD, and PA
Coaching Experience: 13+ years coaching experience at MYS on both boys and girls sides at ECNL, CCL, NCSL levels as a Head Coach (U13-U17), Age-group Lead (U8-U10) and Assistant Director of the U7 program. Previous DC United Development Academy staff and Washington Spirit Super Y Head Coach, as well as ODP District Head Coach, Assistant Coach for the D-ODP program and regional-champion State teams, and East Region camp staff     


Katelyn Jensen
Goalkeeper Coach

Playing Experience: University of Kentucky; University of Maryland; MYS ECNL. 
Coaching Experience: Volunteer Assistant Coach, Howard University; 8+ years
Washington Metro area 


Craig Jones

License: USSF A, National Youth, 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



Eleanor Jones


License: USSF D, USSF National Youth 
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


Brent Leiba


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


Farzad Mahmoudpour


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: Various coaching levels, including college, high school, club teams (Springfield-SYC, Arlington-ASA, McLean- MYS); current ODP coach


Corinne Mazzotta

License: USSF D, NSCAA Goalkeeper Level 1 Diploma, NSCAA National Diploma, NSCAA Advanced National Diploma; 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 Experience: Bethesda SC U8, 5 years at Sporting CT; Academy Director and Age Group lead for U8-12, Assistant Soccer Coach University of New Haven 



Molly Menchel


License: USSF E
Playing Experience: University of Virginia (2013); All-ACC team and ACC All-Academic team; professional career in the NWSL and with clubs internationally; NSCAA Scholar All-America player; McLean Freedom National Championship team coached by Clyde Watson
Coaching Experience: McLean Youth Soccer 2 years

Cristian Michel


License: USSF B; USSF National Youth; 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 7 years as head coach of various teams ranging in ages from U9-U18

    Nadir Moumen

License: USSF B
Playing Experience: Locally for BRYC, VISTA, and FPYC; Standout for Robinson's very successful HS teams; VA State ODP; JMU's back-to-back National Champion club soccer teams
Coaching Experience: United Soccer Coaches 2018 National Youth Coach of the Year; ECNL National Champion, Semi-Finalist and top team in the country (COVID shorten year);  8 Time Mid-Atlantic ECNL Champion which included 4 undefeated Mid-Atlantic seasons and 9 top 10 regular season overall finishes; USYS National Finalist; Regional Champion, Finalist, and Semi-Finalist; 5 VA State Cup Championships with 2 different team; Helped place over 150 players on collegiate soccer teams and numerous kids on USYNT teams and professional teams; Assisted the Howard Lady Bison to the first conference final (Great West Conference) and multiple SWAC championships


Youssef Naciri


License: USSF D 
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



Kevin Panameno


License: USSF E; Grassroots 7v7, 9v9, and 11v11
Coaching Experience: 11 years (2009-present); Braddock Road Youth Club


Alan Portillo

Coach, Age Group Director U16-U19 Boys

License: USSF D
Playing Experience: Youth travel player
Coaching Experience: 6+ years



Alex Rebeiz


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


Ryan Sellers


License: USSF E; Grassroots 7v7, 9v9, and 11v 11; pursuing D License
Coaching Experience: 12 years (2008-present) - Braddock Road Youth Club Elite Academy; Loudoun Soccer


Maire Shine


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


Josue Ugarte


License: USSF D License in process, USSF Grassroots 7v7, 11v11
Playing Experience: CAC Division III Marymount University, McLean High School Varsity/JV
Coaching Experience: MYS Recreation 7 years, MYS Travel 2018-Present


Marcelo Valencia


License:  USSF B, USSF National Youth License, NSCAA Premier Diploma NSCAA Advanced National Diploma
Playing Experience:  George Washington University, Former Pro Player
Coaching Experience: MYS Coach 2005 - Present, The Potomac School 2001 - Present

Jose Venegas



Danny Wadeson


License: USSF A Senior, SC Premier Diploma, Currently Studying USSF A Youth 
Education: Masters in the Art of Teaching English (UDC)
Playing Experience: Former Youth Player, Bolton Wanderers School of Excellence
Coaching Experience: University of District of Columbia Men's Assistant Coach; Region One ODP Coach



Jamil Walker

Coach, Assistant Technical Director

License: USSF A
Playing Experience: 2003 MLS Cup Champions, 2006 & 2007 MLS Supporters Shield Winner, San Jose Earthquakes, DC United, Carolina 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



Sona Walla


License:  US Soccer B; US National Youth 
Coaching: 9 years Youth soccer Head Coach; Founder; International Coaching Internships (AC Milan , FC Barcelona, Racing de Strasbourg , Ajax Amsterdam) 

Clyde Watson

Coach, Age Group Director U13-U15 Girls, Technical Director

License: USSF B, UEFA A, NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma, National Youth 
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


Todd West 


License: USSF National A 
Coaching Experience: Head Coach, American University 23 years; East Region Boys ODP Head Coach; Head Coach McLean



Lucas Winters

Coach, U4-U7 Recreation Academy Director

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


Rodrigo Zuleta


Education: Master of Science in Sports Industry Management – Georgetown University

Coaching Experience: 5 years as Head Coach with Bethesda Soccer Club U10-12 primarily in NCSL; 3 years as Head Coach for PPA Youth Development Program
Player Experience: Captain of Temple University Varsity Soccer Team, Division 1 NCAA; Captain of Walt Whitman HS, 4-Year Starter & 1st Team All-Met



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