Executive Director

Rob Herringer
Director of Intermediates (Select 13U-15U)

Professional Experience: Coerver® Great Plains States (GPS) Co-Director of Coaching, 2014-present. United Soccer Coaches Academy Staff Coach, 2007-present. Benedictine College (Kansas), Head Men’s Soccer Coach, 2004-2015. United Soccer Coaches State Technical Coordinator (Kansas), 2003-2007. Kansas Boys’ Olympic Development Program Head Coach, 2007-2008. Kansas Youth Soccer State Director of Coaching, 2005-2006. USYSA Region II Boys’ ODP Staff Coach, 2005-2006. Benedictine College Volunteer Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach, 2004-2005. Leavenworth Soccer Association (Kansas), Director of Coaching and Player Development, 2003-2005. Leavenworth United Thunder, Head Coach, 2002-2005. Kansas Girls’ ODP Staff Coach, 2001-2005. Leavenworth High School, Head Boys’ and Girls’ Coach, 2000-2005.

Coaching Licenses:  United Soccer Coaches Master Coach Diploma, USSF 'A' License, NSCAA Goalkeeping Level 3 Diploma, USYSA National Youth License, United Soccer Coaches National Youth Diploma, Coerver® Youth Diploma

Professional Development studies with the following clubs, academies and federations:  Manchester United, Chelsea, Everton, Liverpool, Fulham, Crewe Alexandra, Tranmere Rovers, Shrewsbury Town (England); Celtic, Rangers, St. Johnstone (Scotland); Columbus Crew (MLS- United States); KNVB (Royal Netherlands Football Association), Scottish Football Association; United Soccer Coaches Featured Clinician- 2011 and 2012- National Convention

Playing Experience: Benedictine College (KS)

Why do I coach for the Elkhorn Soccer Club?  "I enjoy working with the players, coaches and families in the Elkhorn community.  It is a privilege to give back to the city and soccer programs that had such a profound impact on my life."

"I strongly believe we have the resources to provide the very best player and coaching development programs in the state of Nebraska."

Teams - B06 Sparta

Technical Director

Jeremy Tosaya
Technical Director and Director of Scholars (Select 16U-19U)


Professional Experience:  Nebraska Christian College Head Soccer Coach, 2017-Present.  NSCAA National Academy Staff, 2012-Present. US Youth Soccer Region II ODP Staff, 2011-Present. US Soccer Federation Regional Instructor (SD, MN, IA, & NE), 2010-Present.  South Dakota State Soccer Association Technical Director, 2014-2016. Dakota Wesleyan University (South Dakota) Men's Soccer Coach, 2009-2015 & Volunteer Assistant Women's Soccer Coach, 2016.  Dakota Alliance SC (South Dakota) Boys Coach, 2010-2016. South Dakota State Soccer Association ODP Staff Coach, 2009-2015.  Mitchell Soccer Association (South Dakota) Competitive Director of Coaching, 2009-2011.  Southwestern Assemblies of God University (Texas) Men's & Women's Soccer Coach, 2006-2008.  Briar Cliff University (Iowa) Men's Soccer Coach, 2005-2006.  Wayne State College (Nebraska) Assistant Women's Soccer Coach, 2002-2004.

Coaching Licenses:  USSF 'A' License; NSCAA Premier Diploma; USYSA National Youth License; NSCAA Goalkeeper Level 2 Diploma

Playing Experience:  Palomar College (CA)

Why do I coach for the Elkhorn Soccer Club?  The Beautiful Game has been very good to me and I am extremely blessed.  All I can strive for is to help kids, coaches, and parents to be blessed in the same way. As a coach I want to create an environment where every person is challenged to be the best version of themselves on and off the field.  As a director my objective is to help other coaches do the same for their teammates.  And always to have a little FUN along the way!

Ted Anderson

Ted Anderson
Director of Intermediates (Select 13U-15U)

Professional Experience: College Coaching Experience 1999-2014; 2005 NCAA DII National Champions; 2002-2005 NCAA DII Final Four Appearances; 6 Conference, Titles 6 Regional Titles, 8 NCAA Appearances 2002-2009; Coached 9 All- Americans, 11 academic All-Americans; Overall record 201-74-12. BENSC DOC for 2016-2018. High School Coaching Experience: Burke Girls 1996-1998, State Semi-Finalists 1998; Burke Boys 2000-2001.

Coaching Licenses: NSCAA Master Coach 2010, NSCAA National, NSCAA Advanced National, NSCAA Premier, NSCAA GKI & GKII

Playing Experience: Burke High School 1992-1995, 1993 and 1995 State Finalist, 1994 State Champions; Shrine Classic Co-Captain, 1994 1st team All-state; Gladiator Club Omaha 1987-1995-Nebraska State Champions 1995, 1989

Why do I coach for the Elkhorn Soccer Club? I am coaching for ESC to continue to build a club to compete at all levels in Nebraska soccer. The growth of of ESC has been great over the past 4 years. I feel the club develops people in a holistic and positive way. The next phase of growth for the club is going to be exciting to be a part of.


Director of Juniors (11U-12U)

Jon Shaad
Director of Juniors (Select 11U-12U)

Professional Experience:  Kansas Rush Wichita Club Coach; Kansas ODP Boys '99 Coach; Coerver® GPS Staff Coach; Benedictine College Men's Assistant Coach

Coaching Licenses:  NSCAA Advanced National Diploma, USSF 'C' LicenseCoerver® Youth Diploma

Playing Experience:  Barton County Junior College (KS), Benedictine College (KS)

Why do I coach for the Elkhorn Soccer Club? "I have learned so much while growing up playing the game I love. I have had some amazing coaches throughout my life and would not be the person I am today without them and the game of soccer. I coach at Elkhorn Soccer Club to give back to the game that has given me so much. I hope to be a positive influence in the lives of our players and the community, just like the coaches I had while growing up."

Teams - Boys Hive+

Coaching Staff


Prince Artey

Professional Experience: La Salle Academy High School (Rhode Island) Coach, Benedictine College Graduate Assistant Coach

Coaching Licenses:  NSCAA National Diploma, Coerver® Youth Diploma

Playing Experience: Community College of Rhode Island, Benedictine College (KS)

Why do I coach for the Elkhorn Soccer Club?
“The reason I am a coach at Elkhorn Soccer Club is because I want to give back to the kids of the community.  I have had many great coaches over the years that helped me develop as both a player and a person, and I aim to do the same for the kids on my team. My goal is to share my knowledge and experience of soccer, and help the kids grow in a fun, competitive environment.”

Teams - G05 Sparta, B04 Ajax



Michael Bailey

Professional Experience: Lincoln High School (Nebraska), Varsity Assistant Boys Soccer 1992-1994; Gladiator Soccer Club Coach; Nebraska Olympic Development Program Coach; Millard South High School, Varsity Assistant Boys Soccer 1998; Harry A. Burke High School, Varsity Head Coach Boys Soccer 1999-2007; Elkhorn High School, Varsity Head Coach Boys Soccer 2008-2010; Elkhorn South High School, Varsity Head Coach Boys Soccer 2011-2013; North-South Soccer Camps, Owner & Director 2008-2013. Elkhorn Soccer Club Coach, 2008-Present.

Coaching Licenses:  Coerver® Youth Diploma

Why do I coach for the Elkhorn Soccer Club? 
“I coach for the Elkhorn Soccer Club because it provides a structured, positive learning environment for youth to develop as both people and players. It is a place where players and families are valued and feel special about being member of the club.”

Team -
 B07 Ajax Assistant

Naomi Bernal

Naomi Bernal

Professional Experience: U5/U6 ESC Hive Staff Winter 2017 - Spring 2018

Playing Experience: Hastings College

Why do I coach for the Elkhorn Soccer Club? I've been familiar with ESC for most of my life since I played on an ESC team up until high school. The program gave me many wonderful experiences including allowing me to bond with my teammates and helping develop a strong work ethic. I want to help the club develop players that not only work hard, but also have a passion for the game. 

Team: G08 Sparta 


Jason Black

Coaching Experience:  Omaha Futbol Club Coach, 2004-2013; Elkhorn Soccer Club Coach, 2010-Present

Coaching Licenses: USSF 'D' License, Coerver® Youth Diploma

Playing Experience:  Hartwick College (NY)

Why do I coach for the Elkhorn Soccer Club? 
"Because it's my hometown soccer club. We love living here and enthusiasm of this community for the sport of soccer is incredible. I want to give back to my community and to the sport that has taught me so much."

Team - G06 Ajax


Carrie Connors

Professional Experience: Elkhorn Soccer Club Coach 2006 – Present

Coaching Licenses: USSF 'E' License

Why do you coach for the Elkhorn Soccer Club? I coach for the Elkhorn Soccer Club because I share the same values. I believe that soccer clubs should care about more than just developing a player. In Elkhorn, our focus includes the player and the person in every capacity.  

Team - G07 Sparta


Matt Dowd

Professional Experience:  NFC Coach, 2009-2012; Toro Soccer Club Coach, 2011-2014; Elkhorn Soccer Club Coach/Program Director, 2012-Present.

Coaching Licenses: USSF 'E' License, Coerver® Youth Diploma

Why do you coach for the Elkhorn Soccer Club? 
“I coach at Elkhorn Soccer Club to help each player become the best they can be, while enjoying every moment of the journey.”

Team - B08 Ajax


Jacob Fischer

Professional Experience: Elkhorn Soccer Club Coach 2016 - Present, Nebraska ODP Coach 2017 - Present

Coaching Licenses: USSF ‘E’ License

Playing Experience: Benedictine College

Why do you coach for the Elkhorn Soccer Club? "The community. Elkhorn Soccer Club provides, truly, a positive environment for kids to develop as soccer players and great people. I can distinctly remember all of the soccer coaches from my playing career, so it’s fun being on the opposite end of that and helping kids succeed in their own soccer careers.”

Team - B08 Sparta, B05 Sparta


Sean Foster

Professional Experience: Central High School Varsity Assistant 1993-1997, Gladiator SC U19B and U20B Head Coach 1996-1998, Gladiator SC Club Trainer 1996-1999, Legends SC (Kansas) Assistant Coach U13B 2001-2005, Elkhorn Hive Coach 2011-2017, Elkhorn 2007B Ajax Coach

Coaching Licenses:  NSCAA National Diploma, Coerver Youth Diploma, USSF ‘F’ license

Playing Experience: Gladiator Soccer Club Select player through U19, Creighton University 1992-1993, USISL Omaha Flames 1996 (outdoor)

Why do you coach for the Elkhorn Soccer Club? I truly feel that a coach should be a mentor to a player for life--not only to propel a child to be a better player, but a better person as well. A great coach will not just give his players the will to succeed, but the will to prepare to succeed. The values of ESC reflect this and I try my best to embrace my role every day, on and off the field.

Team - B07 Ajax


Mirza Hasanbegovic

Professional Experience: Hastings College Reserve Team (2005-2006). Hastings High School Boys Assistant Coach (2004-2006). Wayne State College Assistant Coach (2007-2009). Elkhorn Girls Olympic Head Coach (2009-2015). Westside High School Assistant Coach (2012-2014). Elite Girls Academy Coach (2015-2016). Elkhorn Soccer Club Head Coach (2017-Present).

Coaching Licenses: USSF "E"

Playing Experience: Westside High School, NFC Vincere, Hastings College.

Why do I coach for the Elkhorn Soccer Club? As a kid growing up in Europe, soccer is the only sport you know. This game has given me so much and taken me places across the world that I never thought I would have the pleasure of seeing. I want the players at our club, the players on my team, to experience that same feeling. As a coach, I hope my players learn to love and appreciate the game through my coaching and my passion for it.

TeamB01 Ajax


Chad Lange

Professional Experience: Morningside College (Iowa) Assistant Coach; Bishop Heelan Catholic High School (Iowa) Head Coach. Elkhorn Soccer Club Coach/Program Director, 2012-Present

Coaching Licenses: USSF National 'D' License, NSCAA Advanced National Diploma, Coerver® Youth Diploma

Playing Experience: Briar Cliff University (IA)

Why do you coach for the Elkhorn Soccer Club? 
“I coach at Elkhorn because of the great people there; the coaches, the parents, the kids, and everyone else who helps make Elkhorn the best club to work for.  I feel like I have developed great friendships here and that is a big part of the reason I not only want to stay but increase my role and impact with the club.”

Team - B07 Sparta


Haggai Leboo

Professional Experience: Benedictine College Graduate Assistant Men's Coach, 2011 -2013, FC Majestic Club Coach, 2014 -2015.

Playing Experience:  Rockhurst University, KF Pristina FC (Kosovo), 2010-2011

Coaching Licenses: NSCAA National Diploma, Coerver® Youth Diploma

Why do I coach for the Elkhorn Soccer Club? “To teach, train and develop young soccer minds into brilliant players and people.”

Teams - B05 Ajax, G05 Ajax


Eric McCulley

Professional Experience:  Select soccer coach for over 20 years, the past 8 with Elkhorn Soccer club.Director of Coaching for Elkhorn Soccer Club in this time. Region 2 Staff Coach as well as State Coach for Nebraska and Iowa in the USSF Olympic Development Program. 

Coaching Licenses: I hold several USSF diplomas as well as a USSF National C and National Youth license

Playing Experience: Gladiator Soccer Club, Creighton University, Seattle Wolves

Why do I Coach for the Elkhorn Soccer Club? I coach for ESC because I believe in our values that place development in the skill and love of the game above all else. Elkhorn is a community I am proud to live and work in Our club and its leadership are committed the values we hope to model for our youth.

Teams - G01 Ajax, G07 Ajax


Rob Meyers

Professional Experience:  Cathedral High School Girls Varsity Coach, 1993- 1994; - Toro Soccer Club, 1993-1998; Skutt Catholic High School Girls Varsity Coach, 1995-1999;  Skutt Catholic High School Boys Varsity Coach, 2008-2013; Elkhorn Soccer Club Coach 2009-Present

Coaching Licenses:  USSF 'D' License

Why do I coach for the Elkhorn Soccer Club? 
“The Elkhorn Soccer Club has been a great home for my kids.  They have made connection with kids from all around our community.  There is a real family type atmosphere where the kids, coaches, and players are all working together to ensure a successful developmental experience.  I have personally enjoyed the relationships with the kids, other coaches, and parents that I have encountered in my time with the Elkhorn Soccer Club.”

Team - B02 Ajax, B02 Sparta


Emily Michaels

Professional Experience:
 Elkhorn Soccer Club Coach, 2017-Present

Coaching Licenses: USSF 'F' License

Playing Experience: University of Nebraska Omaha

Why do I coach for the Elkhorn Soccer Club? I coach for the ESC because my coaches over the years have had such an impact on the woman and player I am today and I want to be that impact for the next generation of soccer players. My coaches have not only taught me soccer, but life lessons that I carry with me to this day. I want to pass those on. ESC provides a friendly but competitive environment that I am honored to be a part of. 

Teams - G04 Ajax, G06 Sparta


Jarad Miller

Professional Experience: Elkhorn Soccer Club Coach, 2016-present

Coaching Licenses: USSF 'F' License

Why do I coach for the Elkhorn Soccer Club? Elkhorn Soccer Club's philosophy and beliefs line up directly with my personal beliefs, which makes it easy to be a coach for this organization. We all as coaches within ESC are developing the next wave of great players that will make an impact on the soccer community, but more importantly we are developing great individuals for their post-soccer careers. There have been many great coaches that mentored myself throughout my playing career, and I hope to be that inspiration to a child within ESC to continue to follow their dreams whatever that might. I am honored to be part of the amazing coaching staff for the ESC.

Team - G02 Sparta


Marissa Ringblom

Professional Experience: Iowa Western Community College- Assistant Women's Soccer Coach 

Coaching Licenses: NSCAA National Diploma

Playing Experience: University of Nebraska at Kearney 

Why do I coach for the Elkhorn Soccer Club? 
"I grew up playing multiple sports. Aside from my family, my select softball coach probably had the biggest impact on me as a person. She impacted my work ethic and my decisions to do the right things off of the field. Those extra things that I controlled like my work ethic and leadership skills helped me become a successful student-athlete. If I can impact some of my players the way that my coach impacted me, then I have done my job. I want to give my girls the skills and tools that they need to contribute to their high school teams and potentially move on and play at the collegiate level if that's what they want to do."

Team - G04 Sparta


Andrew "Percy" Percic
Goalkeeper Trainer

Playing Experience: 2000-2003 Lombard Firebirds; 2004-09 Chicago Fire Jr.’s Club; 2010-12 York College; 2015-16 Sterling College

Coaching Licenses:  USC National Diploma, USSF 'F' License

Coaching Experience: 2013-15 Eclipse Select Soccer Club Goalkeeper Coach; 2015-16 Evolution Soccer Club Goalkeeper Coach; 2016-17 Student Assistant for the Men’s program at Sterling College; March 2017-Current Nebraska Christian College Graduate Assistant Men's and Women's Soccer Coach

Why do I coach for the Elkhorn Soccer Club? I coach for Elkhorn because it is a club that supports its coaches to not just help develop great soccer players, but great kids. It really is both a high level of soccer, and a family environment. 

TeamG05 Excelsior


Marcus Schademann

Professional Experience: Elkhorn Soccer Club

Coaching Licenses: USSF 'E' License

Playing Experience: Bradley University (IL), Indiana Invaders 2010 (PDL)

Why do I coach for Elkhorn Soccer Club?
"I coach for Elkhorn Soccer Club because I want to be a positive role model like my club coaches did for me growing up.  I want to help today's youth develop as soccer players and be successful as people.  I find that Elkhorn Soccer Club to be a positive environment for young developing soccer players."

Team - B01 Sparta, B06 Ajax


Anne Schafer

Professional Experience: Benedictine College (Kansas) Assistant Women’s Coach, 2010-2015, Elkhorn South High School Women's JV Head Coach, 2018

Coaching Licenses: NSCAA Advanced National Goalkeeping Diploma, NSCAA Premier Diploma, Coerver® Youth Diploma

Playing Experience: Benedictine College (KS)

Why do I coach for Elkhorn Soccer Club? “I coach for Elkhorn Soccer Club to share my passion for the game of soccer and to coach and develop soccer players the right way.”

Teams - G00 Sparta, G02 Ajax

Russ Siedlik

Russ Siedlik

Professional Experience: Spring 2017 ESC Hive Coach, 13-16 YMCA

Coaching Licenses: USSF 'E' License

Playing Experience: '95-'98 Bellevue University, '92-'95 Ralston High School, '90-'96 Gladiator Soccer Club

Why do you coach for the Elkhorn Soccer Club? I coach for ESC to provide kids and parents a positive environment to learn soccer, be a part of a team and have fun.

Team - B07 Excelsior


Amy Tilley

Professional Experience: Elkhorn Soccer Club Coach 2009 - Present, Bennington Soccer Club 2014 - Present.

Coaching Licenses: USYSA National Youth License, USSF 'D' License, NSCAA National Diploma

Playing Experience: Bellevue University

Why do I coach for the Elkhorn Soccer Club? I really enjoy that I get to help kids fall in love with the game of soccer, while having fun and developing skills and I love the fact that I can make a difference in children's lives, not just on the field but off the field as well.  I see myself as more than a coach... in many cases I am a second mom.  As I sat at a local high school game this spring the team spent a few minutes honoring their parents by giving them a flower.  One of my players parents left early.  So she gave me her "parent  flower."  There are no words to describe moments like that!

Team - G08 Ajax