Directors

Executive Director

Rob Herringer
Executive Director
director@elkhornsoccer.org

Professional Experience: Coerver® Great Plains States (GPS) Co-Director of Coaching, 2014-present. NSCAA National Academy Staff Coach, 2007-present. Benedictine College (Kansas), Head Men’s Soccer Coach, 2004-2015. NSCAA 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:  NSCAA Master Coach Diploma, USSF 'A' License, NSCAA Goalkeeping Level 3 Diploma, USYSA National Youth License, NSCAA National Youth Diploma, Coerver® Youth Diploma I

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; NSCAA Featured Clinician- 2011 and 2012- NSCAA 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
jeremy.tosaya@nechristian.edu

 

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!

Teams - B99 Ajax

Boys DOC

Jon Shaad
Boys' Director of Coaching
boysdoc@elkhornsoccer.org

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 - B06 Ajax

girls doc

Eric McCulley
Girls' Director of Coaching
girlsdoc@elkhornsoccer.org

Professional Experience:  YMCA Youth Summer Camps, Gladiator FFA Director, U10-U12 Age Group Coordinator, OFC Coach 2006-2010, Elkhorn Soccer Club Coach 2010-Present.

Coaching Licenses:  U10/U12 Youth Module, USYSA National Youth License, USSF 'C' License

Playing Experience: Creighton University, Seattle Wolves (PCSL)

Why do I coach for the Elkhorn Soccer Club? 
"I coach for the Elkhorn Soccer Club because our soccer program reflects the same values as the Elkhorn community and me as a coach. These values are centered on a pride in our community and a respect for the diversity of its people. These values keep our community and our club centered on what matters most, people.  People ask me all of the time why I choose to coach at Elkhorn versus the other clubs in town. I tell them, "I love the game of soccer. My number one goal as a coach is to help young athletes learn to play and love the game, developing the same passion and respect for the game that I have. At Elkhorn, I am empowered to achieve this goal and that just makes it a perfect fit."

Teams - G01 Ajax, G07 Ajax

Coaching Staff

artey

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

 

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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

coachjason

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

Connors

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

dowd

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 - G04 Ajax

Fischer

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 - B05 Sparta, B04 Sparta

Foster

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

hasanbegovic

Nedim Hasanbegovic

Professional Experience: NFC Coach, 2009-2011; Elkhorn Soccer Club Coach 2011-Present

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

Playing Experience:  Hastings College, Sioux Falls Spitfire (PDL), Des Moines Menace (PDL)

Why do I coach for the Elkhorn Soccer Club? “I coach at Elkhorn Soccer Club because of the families and kids who are associated with the club.”

Team - B01 Ajax

lange

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

leboo

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

meyers

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, B03 Ajax

Michaels

Emily Michaels


Professional Experience:
 

Coaching Licenses: USSF 'F' License

Playing Experience: University of Nebraska Omaha

Why do you 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. 

Team - G06 Sparta

michalek

Maddie Michalek

Professional Experience: Elkhorn Soccer Club Coach, 2014-Present

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

Playing Experience:  Hastings College

Why do I coach for the Elkhorn Soccer Club?
“I decided to coach after graduation in hopes of becoming a positive role model for the young girls of the club. I had such influential and positive role models as coaches throughout my career as a soccer player and I hope to become that for my girls. I chose the ESC because it is the same club that I played for when I was growing up. I had such great memories of my time with Elkhorn and I wanted to return to that when I decided to coach.“

Team - G04 Sparta

Miller

Jarad Miller

Professional Experience: Elkhorn Soccer Club 2016-present

Coaching Licenses: USSF 'F' License

Why do you 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

ringblom

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 at ESC? 
"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 - G00 Ajax

Percy

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. 

cody

Cody Poteat
Goalkeeper Trainer

Playing Experience: Hastings College

Coaching Licenses:  USSF 'E' License 

Coaching Experience: Elkhorn Soccer Club Coach, 2014-Present

Why do I coach for the Elkhorn Soccer Club? 
“Elkhorn Soccer Club has proven the integrity, collective nature, and overall vision that directly correlates with the lessons I was taught playing soccer through the years. It is that particular set of values that shaped me into the person I have become. It is also that particular set of values that set up young athletes for success both on and off of the field which is a program I choose to be aligned with. Soccer is about playing a game, and development. Elkhorn Soccer Club understands this and that is why I choose Elkhorn Soccer Club.”

marcus

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

schafer

Anne Schafer

Professional Experience: Benedictine College (Kansas) Assistant Women’s Coach, 2010-2015.

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 - G02 Ajax, G99 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

tilley

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 - G02 Excelsior