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Coaching Staff

Philip Poole

Philip Poole

Title: Executive Director

Phone: (704) 207-1252

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Poole holds a U.S.S.F National A license and NSCAA Premier Diploma. Poole has held numerous soccer roles and worked along some of the best coaches in the nation including stints as an assistant coach with UNC Charlotte 49ers, Charlotte Eagles (USL) pro goalkeeper coach, director of goalkeeping for the NC ODP program, and is a member of the USYS Region III coaching staff. Poole is currently the assistant National Team Coach of Puerto Rico. Poole gained valuable experience in 2011 by coaching in the FIFA World Cup qualifiers with the 'Blue Hurricane'.  Poole has most recently spent time with United States U15 Girls National Team and United States U18 Women's National Team.


Poole spent four years playing at Wingate University. While at Wingate, Poole was fortunate enough to win two conference championships and picked up many accolades along the way. While in his native England, Poole played as a youth player for Newcastle United before spending three seasons with Hull City AFC. Poole’s development of goalkeepers at pro, college and club level has been very productive by placing two goalkeepers in the MLS, producing USYS Region III team participants, aiding two US Youth National team keepers, and developing multiple NCAA (DI & II) players.

Jeremy Weeks

Jeremy Weeks

Title: Director of Soccer

Phone: (704) 657-0616

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Jeremy holds the U.S.S.F. National A License, NSCAA Premier Diploma, and US Youth Soccer National Youth License. Jeremy had a one year stint at Erskine College as the Men’s Assistant Coach.  He has four and one-half years previously at Lake Norman Soccer Club as Director of Coaching for the girls, and a five-month stint at Savannah Soccer Academy before returning to LNSC in the summer of 2011.  Jeremy spent four years playing at Erskine College where he captained the team his final year.

Adam Denton

Adam Denton

Title: Director of Coaching Girls/Eclipse

Phone: (704) 609-0475

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Adam Denton holds a USSF National "A", NSCAA Premier Diploma, and UEFA "B" License.  Denton has held director of coaching positions with various age groups over the last 10 years.  While at Charlotte Soccer Club and Charlotte Soccer Academy, he coached eight different teams to a total of 11 USYS State Championships.  Denton has also lead his teams to regional competitions, ECNL conference championships, numerous tournament victories including WAGS, Jefferson Cup, and the Disney Soccer Showcase.  Denton has coached well over 150 female players that have gone on to play at the collegiate soccer level.  Denton is a member of the USYS Region III ODP and NC ODP coaching staff.

 

Adam is a native of Liverpool, England, and was a young professional player with Everton Football Club (1995-1997).  Denton spent four years playing at Wingate University.  While at Wingate (1997-2001), Denton received SAC Freshman of the Year, All Conference, All Region, and All-American Honors.

Stephen Chaconas

Stephen Chaconas

Title: Technical Coaching Director

Phone: (919) 612-6622

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Stephen holds his USSF 'C' License.  Stephen was most recently at North Meck Soccer Club where he was the Assistant Girls Director. In his 16 months at the club he captured 3 State Cup runner up trophies, as well as trophies at Disney Soccer Showcase, Ultimate Cup, and Annandale Premier Soccer Showcase. Prior to North Meck Stephen was the Assistant Director of Classic and Director of CASL F.I.T at Capital Area Soccer League in Raleigh, NC where he won two NCYSA State Cups.  A four year letter winner and co-captain at Guilford College, Stephen’s certification includes USAW Olympic Weightlifting Certified, Certified Personal Trainer,  and USATF Level 1 Coach.  His coaching background has seen him serve as the Assistant Coach at Guilford College as well as Assistant Coach for the W-League Carolina Railhawks. Tournament success has come at all levels most notably at Disney and Jefferson Cup. In his time coaching Stephen has placed over 40 athletes in college soccer programs.

Nick Brindley

Nick Brindley

Title: Force Academy Director

Phone: (336) 341-4624

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Nick has recently received his U.S.S.F. National C License, along with his F.A Level 1 coaching badge and spent seven months coaching in Primary Schools and advanced evening sessions in England for D.S Soccer Schools. Nick has recently graduated from Pfeiffer University with an Exercise Science Bachelor's Degree. While attending Pfeiffer, Nick captained the soccer team for three out of his four seasons there, winning multiple individual honors at Conference, Regional and State level. He has also spent time playing in the Professional Development League with the Virginia Legacy and most recently with the Carolina Dynamo helping them win the South Atlantic Division.

Alex Douyon

Alex Douyon

Title: Eclipse Academy Director

Phone: (443) 677-8371

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Alex has recently received his USSF 'C' License.  Alex is originally from Columbia, MD where he attended Oakland Mills High School.  Alex received a scholarship to play at Elon University where he played for four years and graduated in 2008 with a degree in Sports Management. Prior to arriving to Mooresville, Alex coached for five years and worked as an assistant director of coaching for two years with the Burlington Soccer Club in Burlington, NC. 

Gary Forbes

Gary Forbes

Title: Director of Coaching Boys/Force

Phone: (704) 658-7244

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Gary recently received his USSF 'C' License to go along with his F.A. Level 2 coaching badge. Gary started his coaching career in England at the age of 16 with Wallsend Boys Club and then with Hartlepool United’s Acdemy program. Gary also has experience coaching soccer in the States with programs such as ‘Coaching in the Community’ with East Select Soccer in Minnesota and Challenger Soccer Camps around the country during the summer of 2010. Gary Graduated from Louisburg College and was part of the successful soccer program which became nationally ranked at #3 in the country. As a teenager, Gary attended professional soccer academies in Liverpool, Sunderland and Hartlepool as a player before moving to America.

Jason Dragoon

Jason Dragoon

Title: Director of Coaching - Lincoln County

Phone: (704) 530-3681

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Jason holds a NSCAA Premier Diploma.  He grew up playing high school and club soccer in Plattsburgh, NY.  Unable to play in college due to Compartment Syndrome in his right Quadricep. In August 2001, he took over the East Lincoln Boys' and Girls' Soccer Programs. The boys' team has made the playoffs seven times in ten seasons, conference champions in the fall 2009 and finished 2nd in the conference for three consecutive seasons.  Named Conference Coach of The Year 2003 and 2009.  His girls' team made six consecutive trips to the state playoffs, reaching the state quarters twice.  Named Conference Coach of the Year 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009.  Named Regional Coach of the year 2007.

Chad Metzler

Chad Metzler

Title: Senior Staff Coach

Phone: (704) 453-8567

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In 2008, Chad helped establish the highly successful Eclipse program . Since then he has coached teams that have made several final four appearances in the state cup, competed in the Region III Premier League, and several of the top tournaments in the World, including a Dana Cup (Denmark) Championship in 2009.  Chad also coaches girls' soccer at Davidson Day School who won a state championship in the spring of 2011. Chad grew up playing soccer in Ohio, playing club ball for Cleveland United, and high school soccer at Brunswick High School.  He moved to North Carolina in 1994 to attend Davidson College, where he played until injuring his knee.  After living in the South Pacific (Vanuatu) for two years while serving in the Peace Corps, Chad returned to the area with his wife Kristin.  He has been coaching soccer in the area since 2000.

Andrew Steedman

Andrew Steedman

Title: Director of Coaching - Huntersville

Phone: (704) 562-4777

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Andrew Steedman has been hired as the LNSC as a Director of Coaching over the Huntersville area. Andrew will start in late May.  Andrew has been working in club soccer locally for twelve years and through his time has created a very successful program in the Huntersville area.  Andrew moved to the area in 2000 from Scotland where he was employed by Clydebank FC, a professional club there as Company Secretary, and he also worked with the professional youth teams in the club.  He moved over to the United States to start the Strikers Soccer Center in Huntersville which is considred one of the top soccer development centers in the country.  He currently holds a USSF National D License and a National Youth License.  Andrew is married with three kids.  His daughter, Sarah, is currently playing with the 97 LNSC Eclipse.
 

Daniel Boehm

Daniel Boehm

Title: Staff Coach

Phone: (585) 469-1052

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Daniel holds his U.S.S.F. National D coaching license and has been working as a Health and Physical Education teacher in the Mooresville area along with coaching stints at Lake Norman High School, Lakeshore Middle School and LNSC. Before moving to the area in 2009, Daniel was the assistant coach of Irondequoit High School in Rochester, NY. Daniel played four years of Division III soccer at Baptist Bible College in Clarks Summit, PA, serving as team captain his senior year and earning multiple scholar-athlete accolades.  Beginning in the fall of 2013, Daniel will be coaching the boys soccer team at Statesville Christian School.

Allan Bornkamp

Allan Bornkamp

Title: Assistant Business Manager

Phone: (704) 677-4674

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Allan holds a USSF E License, Youth Module and National Youth License.  He will be working on his C license in 2011/2012.  Allan played youth soccer at various levels from age 6 to 18 in northern New Jersey.  He was a recreation soccer coach in the Lake Norman area for 6 years.  Allan has coached Challenge and Classic girls' teams for Lake Norman Soccer Club for the past 5 years.

Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith

Title: Staff Coach

Phone: (704) 608-7152

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Kevin played high school soccer at Mooresville High school.  While in high school, he also played his club ball for the Iredell Rowdies.  He continued his playing career by playing club soccer at East Carolina University.  He previously coached at LNSC before taking on the boys' assistant coaching job at Mooresville High School and was most recently the boys' and girls' JV coach and Varsity assistant coach at East Lincoln high school.  Kevin has also coached various summer camps in the area.

Ryan Villiard

Ryan Villiard

Title: Staff Coach

Phone: (727) 741-5334

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Ryan coached the West Rowan Varsity Soccer Team the past three years and then the Brawley Middle School Team during the 2011 season.  He played four years of soccer at Catawba College where he made all conference three years, and third team all American his senior year.  Following his playing days at Catawba, he played in the Professional Development League for the West Virginia Chaos. Currently he is the Lake Norman High School soccer coach and received his U.S.S.F. National D license over the summer. 

Chad Dickerson

Title: Staff Coach

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Coach Chad Dickerson brings a wealth of goalkeeping experience to our coaching staff. Chad played collegiately at UNC Greensboro and has been working with goalkeepers at LNSC since 2012.

Cleve Pechuekonis

Cleve Pechuekonis

Title: Staff Coach

Phone: (704) 401-6412

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Cleve holds a USSF D license, and he is a USSF certified referee.  He has been a South Iredell Soccer Association (SISA) board member for the past five years.  Cleve played through high school at Coconut Creek, Fl.  He has fifteen plus years of coaching experience including four years coaching with the US Navy Morale, Welfare & Recreation department, Bremerton, WA, four years with the CKSC, Central Kitsap Soccer Club, Silverdale, WA, one year with the VYSL, Valley Youth Soccer League, Fresno, CA, three years with the CESC, Colorado Elite Soccer Club, Castle Rock, CO, one year with the SISA, Mooresville, NC, three years with the LNSC, Mooresville, NC, and one year with the ICRD, Mooresville, NC.

Dave Orzolek

Title: Staff Coach

Phone: (704) 661-5932

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Dave played high school soccer at Bloomsburg High School from 1994-1998. Following high school, he played at Luzerne County College from 2001-2002, where he was a captain of the team in 2002. He currently holds his USSF E license and his goalkeeping and F certifications. His coaching experience includes stints with AYSO in Bloomsburg, PA. FCCA, and he is currently the boys and girls middle school coach at North Lincoln Middle School.

Carlos Arias

Title: Lincoln County Recreation Director

Phone: (828) 234-1767

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Carlos is originally from Costa Rica, where he grew up playing youth soccer.  After playing collegiately at Lees-Mcrae for 4 years, he coached with both the boys and girls soccer teams at Newton Conover High School from 2004-2007, including the State championship team in 2007.  Carlos was also part of the YMCA of Catawba, where he helped bring the Challenge league to the Conover YMCA.  While there, he served as the Director of Coaching, including coaching teams ages 3-16.  This past year he started working high school matches as a referee for both the fall and spring seasons.  Carlos currently holds his USSF E license, and will be pursuing his D license this year.

Carrie Bachofner

Title: Staff Coach

Carrie played Division I soccer at the University of Dayton. Her coaching experience includes multiple soccer camps along with coaching at the club level at Strikers for several years.

 

Andrea Barberi

Title: Staff Coach

Andrea Barberi is a 32 year old, female from Rochester, NY. She moved to Charlotte in 2004 after graduating from Clarkson University with a degree in Engineering and Management. She recently finished a graduate degree in Business and Health Administration at UNC Charlotte and currently works at Carolinas Healthcare System in workforce and personal development. She lives in Huntersville and has a 3 year old, rescue dog named Callie.

Andrea began playing soccer at the age of 3 and continues to play today in the Charlotte Women's Soccer League. In high school she played for a premier soccer team, Rochester Spirit with Abby Wambach (subsequently known as Rochester Junior Rhinos). She was a member of ODP and made the NY State team in 1998. She mainly is an offensive player, but played central midfield all four years for her Div. III collegiate team.

Her coaching experience includes a U10-U13, girl’s, challenge team for Strikers Soccer in 2007. 2012/13 she coached the u10 FCCA Huntersville Wee Glaswegians that won the Classic 2 league playing up at u11. Her team went to the Jef Cup in VA and were finalists.  Her coaching philosophy embraces individuality and team respect, all while having fun.

 

Ed Bice

Title: Staff Coach

Phone: (704) 236-0109

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Ed Bice has been coaching boys and girls soccer in the Lake Norman area for 8 years at the recreation and challenge levels for SISA, Mooresville YMCA, ICRD and Lake Norman-SISA Challenge.  Ed holds a U.S.S.F. Class E Coaching license.  Ed played high school soccer and competed in the New York State Class C Championship game.  Ed’s youth teams have won many tournaments including the NC State Games in 2012 and 2013.

Simon Cole

Simon Cole

Title: Staff Coach

Simon is a native of London, England and played amateur soccer in the Southern Amateur league for over 15 years as club captain. He moved with his family to Huntersville in 2002 and began coaching the 95 Boys. Took them from Challenge to Classic, and then from Bronze to Gold standard before leaving coaching to concentrate on his real estate career. Returned to coaching in 2011 with the U10 Aberdonian girls. Currently, Simon is coaching the U9 Glaswegians, competing in the finals of every tournament entered, and winning 4 of the 5. His philosophy is built on quality players playing as a team. His influences are the current Barcelona team, Liverpool of the 80's,  and his beloved Fulham FC.

Kevin Cunane

Title: Staff Coach

Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Kevin has played organized soccer since the age of five. This included playing on the Varsity soccer team at Vance High School for three years. At Vance, Kevin was the captain his senior year were he also received all conference honors. Currently he works at Strikers soccer center. For the past two years he has also coached several teams in the FCCA Huntersville academy program.

 

Lenny Govia

Title: Staff Coach

Lenny has a wide range of coaching experience and currently holds a USSF C license and his NSCAA Advanced Regional Diploma. His playing experience includes high school and club soccer in his native St. Kitts, (moved to the United States at age 19) 2 years at Borough of Manhattan Community College, and multiple club soccer teams in the New York City/New Jersey area. He has coached adult club soccer in New Jersey, worked at multiple summer soccer camps in New Jersey. He has spent the last 5 years coaching with FCCA, highlighted by winning the Jefferson Cup in 2012 with the 99 FCCA Highlanders.

Jake Harrison

Jake Harrison

Title: Director of Coaching - University

Phone: (704) 960-3352

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Jake brings a wealth of coaching experience to the LNSC Huntersville and University coaching staff. His coaching resume includes FCCA Boy's Coaching and Tournament Director (2012-2013), Charlotte Soccer Academy Technical Director of Coaching (2010-2012), Men's Soccer Coach Fredonia State University of New York (2009-2011), Black Watch/ NY Premier Director of Coaching and Technical Development ( 2009-2011) Webster Soccer Association Player Development Program Director (2007-2009) New York State West ODP Coach and Player Development Director (2007-2009) King's College Men's Soccer Coach (London, 2004-2007) Marymount Internation School (Kingston Upon Thames) Director of Soccer (2002-2005) The Rowans School Head Soccer Coach (Wimbeldon, 1998-2002). Along with that, Jake holds his NSCAA National Diploma as well as a degree in Exercise and Sports Science earned from Roehampton University in 2003. Some of Jake's playing experience includes being part of the Manchester United Youth Academy, the Wimbeldon Youth Football Club, Brentford FC (League 1) in England and professional stints with the Rochester Rhinos and Rhode Island Stingrays in the United States.

Aaron Smith

Aaron Smith

Title: Staff Coach

Aaron has coached youth soccer at recreational and competitive levels in North Carolina for the past 6 years.  Most recently, Aaron has been coaching U9 – U10 Academy soccer with FCCA Huntersville, NC.  Aaron played youth and club soccer in Illinois before moving to the Lake Norman area in 2003. 

 

Russell Steedman

Title: Staff Coach

Russell Steedman is 21 years old. He moved from Glasgow, Scotland at 15 years old. Played in Scotland for boys clubs at a good standard of youth soccer and school soccer teams. Captain of Davidson Day School soccer team for all 4 years, as well as playing for North Meck Soccer Club for two years. Started coaching 00 boys Highlanders team when 18 years old after helping coach a U10 Girls team. The 00 Highlanders won many Tournaments with the highlight being this past spring when they won the Jefferson Cup in VA. Has an E-license coaching badge since 17 years old and looking forward to getting the D in the summer. Last season coached a U8 Academy team. Each summer at Strikers he coaches Summer Camps and helps out the Everton FC Youth Academy coaches who come over each year.

Carlos Toscano

Title: Staff Coach

Carlos Toscano is a NCYSA licensed coach and has coached youth soccer at various clubs throughout North and South Carolina for over 20 years. His passion for the sport began at a young age playing soccer in Ecuador and he continues to play even today.  Recently coached in the FCCA Huntersville Academy program.

 

Darryl White

Darryl White

Title: Assistant DOC - Lincoln County

Darryl White has coached soccer in the Lincoln County and Iredell County area for over 17 years.  He currently holds his NSCAA Advanced Regional Diploma.  He is one of the original founders of middle school soccer in Lincoln County.  Darryl coached boys and girls middle school soccer at Statesville Middle School for 4 years and at East Lincoln Middle School for 8 years.  He then moved to East Lincoln High School as the JV boys and girls coach and assistant varsity coach, working with Coach Jason Dragoon.  While  working at ELHS Coach White was named North Carolina Assistant Coach of the Year.   Darryl coached 3 seasons of recreational soccer with North Mecklenburg  Soccer Association.  He played 4 seasons of adult recreational soccer with North Mecklenburg  Adult Soccer League.  Coach White was an assistant coach with one of the first Iredell Rowdies girls club teams out of Mooresville( Iredell Rowdies eventually became Lake Norman Soccer Club.)  This is his third season with LNSC, having coached boys academy and U12 Challenge girls.

Steve Wrinn

Title: Staff Coach

Steve's playing experience includes winning a Connecticut High School State Championship with Wethersfield High School in 1977. Steve also captained the team and made the all-conference team during his time there. While in high school, Steve played club soccer for Wethersfield Soccer Club, winning the Connecticut state title as a U16 player. After high school, Steve moved onto play at Norwich University, where he was a two-year starter.

Steve's coaching background included a stint at Wethersfield High school in 1988. He moved to North Carolina in 1995 and coached at Cabbarus Soccer Association (now FCCA) from 2000-2002. Steve then took a break from coaching, but returned to coaching again at FCCA Huntersville from 2011-2013. Steve currently holds his USSF E license.

Nick Brown

Nick Brown

Title: Staff Coach

Phone: (704) 798-9159

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Nick comes to us with wealth of coaching and playing experience. Nick played at Catawba College from 2001-2004 and was a four year starter and two year captain at Catawba.

Currently Nick is the women's assistant coach at Catawba College and has been for the past three seasons. Before joining Lake Norman, Nick was with FCCA for 6 years where he coached U9- U11 boys and U17-U18 girls. He has coached numerous players who have gone on to play DI, DII and DIII soccer. He is also coaching the West Rowan High School girls soccer team where his accolades there include being  named conference coach of the year in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. This past year Nick was named North Carolina 3A State Coach of the year. In 2014, Nick transitioned to the head coaching role for the women's varsity team at Lake Norman High School.

 

David Wlodarczyk

Title: Staff Coach

David was born in Lodz, Poland. He began playing soccer at the age of 4 with the Soccer Club "STS Lodz." David played for a professional Division III team within the same Soccer Club. At 12, he was playing for Center Region for Poland U-12 as well representing the City of Lodz for U12 and U13. David played on two different division III teams and briefly with a Division II team before moving to Naperville, IL. David earned a full scholarship to play for Robert Morris University (NAIA) Springfield, IL. There he received the MVP award and the All American Scholar award. David graduated with a Computer Science degree. After College, he was an assistant Coach for Illinois College at Jacksonville, IL for one season. David played for the amateur soccer league in Chicago (Eagles Chicago). Then he started coaching one of the amateur league teams, Lightning Chicago.