Director of Coaching
John Carlson just completed his thirteenth year as Skutt Catholic varsity girls head coach. Under his leadership, the Skyhawks have made thirteen straight state tournament appearances.
Carlson, the 2009 Nebraska Coaches Association Soccer Coach of the Year, has led Skutt to Class B state championships in 2006, 2009, 2010 and 2011. His 2005, 2008 and 2012 teams finished as Class B runner up.
Carlson, who has a master's degree in education, coached at Nebraska Wesleyan College from 1999-2001. In 1999, he led Wesleyan to an undefeated season and was named the Nebraska Intercollegiate Coach of the Year. In 2000, Carlson led Wesleyan to its first ever NCAA Division III national tournament appearance. Carlson's overall record of 34-4-4 is the highest winning percentage in Nebraska Wesleyan men's soccer history. In 2001, Carlson took over the College of Saint Mary's soccer program. He guided the Flames to three consecutive postseason appearances and his 2001 team made it to the NAIA Elite Eight. He was named Region Four and Midland Collegiate Athletic Conference Coach of the Year for his efforts. His career record at CSM was 45-13-7.
Director of Girl's Select Soccer/U13 Premier Coach/U10 UDP Coach & Coordinator
Zuniga has been coaching youth soccer for over 15 years. Zuniga has a National D license and a US Soccer National Youth License. Zuniga, the 2007 Nebraska State Soccer Coach of the Year, also is a Liberty Mutual's Responsible Coach Award winner. A former women's soccer Coach at Dana College, Zuniga has won three Nebraska state club championships. Zuniga has coached 15 players who played or are now playing college soccer including his daughter, Andrea who played for Creighton University and Colleen and Katie Goetzman, who played for University of Nebraska Lincoln.
Director of Boy's Select Soccer/UDP Coordinator
Holstein joins the club with an extensive background in soccer as he has been a head coach at the youth, high school and college levels.
Holstein, one of the few coaches in Nebraska with a United States Soccer Federation A license and the former Director of Coaching for the Phoenix Soccer Club in Omaha, was the head coach at Bellevue University from 2000-2002 and coached the girl's varsity team at Millard South and the boy's varsity team at Bellevue West. Holstein has also been an assistant coach at Nebraska Wesleyan and the College of Saint Mary.
U9 UDP Coach/U13 Boy's Coach
Adam was a four-year starter for Bellevue University where he led the Bruins to four conference championships. Adam was all conference, all academic conference and a conference player of the year. He also played professionally for the Des Moines Menace and the El Paso Patriots. Adam is an assistant varsity coach at Elkhorn South High School.
Micro Coordinator/U11 Coach
Tilley played collegiately at Bellevue University. Tilley has a National D license and a US Soccer National Youth License. Amy will be working with the United Development teams and the micro coaches.
U16 Girls Premier Coach
Hasanbegovic was a four-year varsity player for Westside High School. His club team won numerous state championships and was the first Nebraska team to win a regional championship. Hasanbegovic played for Hastings College where he helped lead the Broncos to four consecutive GPAC Regular Season Championships, two Region III Championships, two NAIA National Tournaments and two NAIA final four apperances. After graduating from Hastings, Hasanbegovic worked as an assistant women's soccer coach at Wayne State College.
UDP U10 Boys Coach
John Major is a former Westside High School player who helped the Warriors win the 2004 Nebraska Class A State Championship. John was a three-year starter for Hastings College where he led the Broncos to four conference championships, three NAIA National Tournaments and an NAIA Final Four appearance.
Trainer/U12 Girls Premier Coach
McCulley played for Creighton University and also played semi-professional soccer. In 2009 he earned a National Youth License. He has worked as a trainer for area soccer skills camps and will be a lead trainer for the club, working with the club's accelerated teams.
UDP U10 Boys Coach
Meyers is the varsity coach at Skutt Catholic High School where he just led the Skyhawks to the 2012 Class B Boys State Championship. Meyers was named the 2012 Nebraska Coaches Association Soccer Coach of the Year for his efforts.
Elizabeth was a four-year starter and all state goalkeeper for Skutt High School where she captained the Skyhawks to their first state championship in 2006. Elizabeth played for the University of South Dakota and finished her college career at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Elizabeth will work with the club goalkeepers and the club's UDP teams while also working as intern for the UNO soccer team.
Daniella was a four-year starter for the College of Saint Mary Flames. She helped lead CSM to an Elite Eight appearance her freshman year and was twice named to the all conference team. A forward, Padilla left the school as one of its all time leading scorers.
Technical Director, UDP Consultant
Reynolds just finished his first season as head coach for the women’s soccer team at Midland Lutheran College. Midland enjoyed perhaps its best season ever, going 16-4-1, reaching the conference tournament final, and the program’s first-ever appearance at the NAIA National Tournament. Reynolds came to Midland from Baker University in Baldwin City, Kan., where he served as the head men’s assistant for two years and the head women’s assistant for one. At Baker, he helped guide the men’s team to a 2008 conference tournament championship, a “Sweet 16” appearance at the national tournament and a final national ranking of 21. Reynolds began his collegiate coaching career as a graduate assistant at Division I South Dakota State University in 2006, helping lead the Lady Jackrabbits to their first United Soccer Conference Tournament championship. Reynolds graduated from Baker University in 2003 with a degree in psychology and recently finished his master’s degree from South Dakota State in sport pedagogy. While at Baker, Reynolds was a standout center-midfielder, garnering three-time 1st Team All-Conference honors, three-time All-Region V honors, two conference championships, two region final appearances and a region championship.
Jami Shupe, one of the greatest goal scorers in Nebraska high school girl's soccer history, is the career record holder at Bellevue University for points, points per game, goals and goals per game. Shupe was an NSCAA Third Team All American in 1998 for Bellevue.
UDP Girls Coach/Goalkeeper Coach
Stillmock was a Class B All State goalie for Mercy High School. Stillmock played collegiately at Emporia State College where she started every game as a freshman.
A 2006 Creighton University graduate, Wieland was a third-team NSCAA All-American and CoSIDA Academic All-American as a senior in 2005, when he was also the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament Most Valuable Player. The 2003 MVC Defensive Player of the Year and Omaha native was drafted by the New England Revolution in the 2006 MLS Supplemental Draft. Wieland currently works as a graduate assistant for the nationally ranked Bluejays.
U9 UDP Coach
Zuniga just ended her collegiate career at Creighton University where she was an all-conference forward Zuniga was a four-year starter for Burke High School and was twice named second-team All Nebraska.
U10 UDP Coach/U13 Premier Coach
Zuniga played for Burke High School and Dana College. Zuniga, who earned a United States Soccer Federation Youth License, has worked for the club as a coach and trainer for two years.
Goalkeeper Coach/U13 Premier Coach
U12 Premier Coach
Hasanbegovic played college soccer at Hastings College where he was a four-year starter and four year all conference and all region player. Hasanbegovic led Hastings to the 2005 NAIA Final Four and was named an NAIA second team All-American in 2008. Hasanbegovic was a three time NAIA scholar athlete and played semi-professionally for the Sioux Falls Spitfire.
U12 Premier Coach
Treu played high school soccer at Westside where he was a captain for the Warriors 2004 Nebraska Class A State Championship team. Treu played collegiately at Hastings College where he won four conference championships, made three NAIA National Tournament appearances and an NAIA Final Four appearance. Treu has been coaching youth soccer teams and working youth camps the past five years. He currently holds an US National D License.
U13 Boys Premier Coach
U18 Boys Premier Coach/UDP Boys Coach