John Carlson

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, 2010,2011 and 2013. 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.

 Mario Zuniga

Director of Girl's Select Soccer/U10 UDP Coach & Coordinator/U8 group 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.

 Don Holstein

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.

 Adam Hooi

U10 UDP coach/U12 Boys coach/U7 age group coordinator

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.

 Amy Tilley

Micro Coordinator/U12 Premier Coach

Tilley played collegiately at Bellevue University. Tilley has a National D license and a US Soccer National Youth License.

 Mirza Hasanbegovic

U17 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.

 John Major

UDP U11 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.

 Eric McCulley

Trainer/U13 Girls Premier Coach/Coordinator

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.

 Rob Meyers

UDP U11 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.

 Andrea Zuniga

U9/U10 UDP Coach/Club Trainer

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.

 Cassie Zuniga

U11 Premier Coach/Club Trainer

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.

 Colleen Goetzmann

U10 UDP Coach/Club Trainer

Colleen helped Mario Zuniga's club team win three Nebraska State Cup Championships. Colleen was All Nebraska at Millard North where she guided the Mustangs to a state championship her junior year. Colleen played collegiately at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she was a four-year starter and First-Team Academic All-Big 12.

 Rachel Twist

U14 Premier Coach

Twist is an assistant varsity coach at Skutt Catholic High School and has also worked as an assistant varsity coach at Elkhorn South High School.  Twist played collegiately at Wayne State College.

 Sarah Clapp

U11 Girls Coach/Club Trainer

Sarah was an all state player at Mercy High School where she helped Mercy make two Nebraska state tournament appearances. Sarah's senior year, Mercy finished as Nebraska state runner-up which is the best season in school history. Sarah played collegiately at St. Cloud State

 Kaitlin Justice

U10 Girls Coach/Club Trainer

Kaitlin played club soccer for Mario Zuniga where she was a teammate of club coaches Andrea Zuniga and Colleen Goetzmann. Kaitlin was a four-year letter winner at Millard North where she earned All Nebraska honors. She helped lead the Mustangs to the 2006 Nebraska Class
A state championship. Kaitlin played collegiately at South Dakota State, lettering all four years. Kaitlin was named first team All-Summit League her senior year and finished her career tied for seventh in all-time scoring. Kaitlin was the first player in South Dakota State history to be named to the Great Lakes All Region team.

 Nedim Hasanbegovic

U13 Premier Coach/Club Trainer

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.

 Mitch Treu

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.

 Matt Dowd

Micro Coordinator

Matt earned a United States Soccer Federation Youth Coaching License and is the father of four children. Matt has been coaching youth soccer for ten years and emphasizes skill development in fun game-like settings.

 Andrew Staberg

U14 Boys Premier Coach

Staberg has extensive experience working as a trainer and a coach in the Omaha area. Staberg has a National Coaches Association Advanced National license and works as a middle school teacher in the Omaha area. Staberg is a former assistant coach at Millard South High School, where he also played.  He is the current varsity coach at Bennington High School.

 Chad Lange

U13 Boys Premier Coach/U10 UDP Boys Coach

Lange played collegiately at Briar Cliff University where he was a four year starter and was named to the all conference and all region team twice. Lange was the varsity boys coach at Bishop Heelen High School for four years and was an assistant coach at Morningside College for two years.


Micro Soccer
U5 - U8

U9 - U19

United Development
U9 - U10

United Select
U11 - U19



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Board Meeting

May 21, 2014

7:00 PM

1406 Veterans Drive