Premier Coaching Staff

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Eddie Henderson

Head Coach | Director of Soccer

Coaching Licenses/Certificates 

  • US Club Soccer Board of Director/Member - 2017

  • USSF Coaching/Grass Roots Instructor - 2017

  • USSF National A License - 2000

  • USSF National B License - 1998

  • USSF National Youth License - 2007

Coaching Experience

  • Region IV Boys ODP Staff coach '92, 93,94,95,97, and 98 Assistant Coach

  • PSPL Academy Director and League Technical Director 2014 -2016

  • Technical Director Heat FC 2011 - 2014

  • DOC Neusport FC 2009-2011

  • Nevada State DOC 2004-2009 

Playing Experience

  • University of Washington (Hall of Fame)

  • Milwaukee Wave, Wichita Wings (NPSL)

  • Seattle Storm (APSL)

  • U17, U18, U20 Youth National Teams

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Gareth Vaughan

Head Coach | Assistant Director of Soccer

Coaching Licenses/Certificates

  • USSF National B License - December 2018

  • NSCAA Premier Diploma - Jan 2014

  • NSCAA Adv National Diploma - June 2011

  • UEFA C License - Feb 2008

  • USSF National Youth - Aug 2016

Coaching Experience

  • ISC Gunners WPSL Head Coach - 2013 - Present

  • Seattle United Head Coach 

  • Shrewsbury Town Football Club COE

Playing Experience

  • Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club COE 

  • Shrewsbury Town Football Club COE

  • Market Drayton Town Football Club

Other Experience

  • NSCAA Director of Coaching 

  • Former International Soccer Schools DOC

  • NSCAA Goal Keeper Level 1 & 2

 

Most memorable soccer experience

Being able to play a number of times in the same team as my Dad growing up. Also seeing Manchester City win the Premier League !!

Coaching Licenses

·       USSF National B License

·       USSF National Youth License

·       USC Premier Diploma

·       USC Director of Coaching Diploma

·       USC Goalkeeping Level 2 Diploma

·       FA Level 2 Coaching

·       FA Youth Modules 1 & 2

·       FA Goalkeeping Level 2

·       Coerver Youth Diploma

Education

·       Master’s Degree – Business Leadership

·       Master’s Degree – Sports Management

·       BSc – Health and Human Performance

·       BSc – Psychology

·       FA Psychology in Soccer Level 1

·       BTech Level 3 – Sports Performance and Excellence

Coaching Experience

·    William Penn University Men’s and Women’s Soccer Teams – 2016-2018

·    ISC Gunners Premier – 2013-2015

·    Liverpool (UK) Schools Representative Team - 2007-2008 & 2015-2016

Playing Experience

·    Bellevue University, NE – 2009-2013

·    Preston North End Football Club – 2007-2009

·    Liverpool (UK) Schools Representative Team – 2004-2006

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Michael Conchie

Head Coach | Elite Academy and Boys Program Director

  • Coaching Licenses/Certificates 

    • USSF "C" License 

    • FA Level 1 Coaching Badge

    • FA Level 2 Coaching Badge

    • FA Youth Module Level 1

    • NSCAA National Diploma

    • SAQ Level 1

  • Coaching Experience

    • Wolverhampton Wanderers Girls Centre Of Excellence FC, 10 years. Won the warwickshire league and Cup finals 2012-2013 and 2013-2014.

    • Worked for Shropshire FA as a schools coach 

    • Playing Experience

    • Shrewsbury Town Ladies FC 2003-2005, won 3 county Cup finals.

    • Aston Villa Ladies FC 2005-2014, Won 3 county Cup finals, 1 league cup final and won promotion into the Women's National premier league. 

    • Welsh international team with 5 youth caps and 19 senior caps

  • Other Experience

    • BTEC National Diploma - Sports & Fitness, 2002-2005

  • Most memorable soccer experience

    • Most memorable soccer experience is playing in my first senior welsh international game and scoring on my debut.

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Erin Vaughan

Head Coach | Assistant Girls Program Director

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Sam Hawks

Head Coach

Coaching Licenses/Certificates ​

  • Kent State University: BS - Human Movement Studies

  • Kent State University: Minor - Athletic Coaching (Women's Soccer)

  • USSF "C" License

  • United Soccer Coaches 11v11/Pre-National Diploma

  • United Soccer Coaches Futsal Level 1 Diploma

  • United Soccer Coaches Goalkeeping Level 1 Diploma

Coaching Experience

  • Kent State University - Coaching Intern, Women's NCAA DI

  • West Ham United International Academy, Mexico City - Head Coach

  • Stow Soccer Club- Head Coach

  • i9 Sports - Coach

Playing Experience

  • Kent State University - Club Team

  • Roosevelt High School -  4 year letterman

Coaching Licenses/Certificates

  • USSF "D" License, "C" License candidate starting this winter

  • FC Barcelona Hub, Tactical Analysis Certificate

  • PFSA, Performance Analysis Level 1

  • PFSA, Performance Analysis Level 2

  • FA, Talent Identification Level 1

  • AFC Fiorentina, Fiorentina Basic Certification

Coaching Experience

  • Youth Soccer Coach, New York Red bulls

  • Youth Soccer Head Coach, SF Glens SC

  • Director of Soccer Program, Archbishop Riordan High School

Playing Experience

  • City College of San Francisco

  • Club Athletique Bizertin

  • Youth National Team-Federation Tunisienne de Football, U-16/U-17

Other Experience

 

  • Google, Google Data Analytics Professional Certificate 

  • The Art Institutes San Francisco, BA, Filmmaking and Video Production

  • Permaculture Design and Organic Regenerative farming experience.

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Sami Maamar

Head Coach | Video Analysis 

Coaching Licenses:

  • USSF 'D' License

  • Football Association of Ireland (FAI) National 'D' License

  • NFHS Coaching Certification

Coaching Experience:

  • Batesburg-Leesville High School Boy's Varsity Soccer Assistant Coach/Goalkeeper Coach (2015-2016)

  • Batesburg-Leesville High School Boy's Varsity Soccer Head Coach (2016-2021)

  • Global Premier Soccer - Carolina (2018-2020)

    • Staff Coach

    • Assistant Director of Technical Training Programs at Discoveries Soccer Club

    • Regional DOC at GPS Lexington SA

  • Lobos FC (UPSL) Head Coach (2020)

  • Lexington Soccer Academy (2020-2021)

    • Staff Coach

    • Co-Director of Technical Performance Programs

Playing Experience

  • Batesburg-Leesville High School Varsity Program (2010-2013)

  • Lexington Soccer Club (2012)

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Ryan Smith

Head Coach | Rec Director | CPL Program Director

Coaching License:

  • USSF D License 

Coaching Experience: 

  • Seattle United Head Coach

  • Portland City United Staff Coach

Playing Experience:

  • Ton Pentre (2 nd Division, Wales)

  • University of South Wales (BUCS)

  • PDX FC (NPSL)

  • SSV Langenaubach (6 th division, Germany)

  • Warner Pacific University (NAIA) 2015-2018

  • Portland Spartans NPSL 2014

Other Experience:

  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at Cardiff City Football Club

  • University of South Wales: MSc Sports, Health and Exercise Science

  • Warner Pacific University BSc in Health and Human Kinetics

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Julian Hassel

Head Coach

Coaching Licenses/Certificates

-USSF 'D' License

-NSCAA National Diploma

-NSCAA Advanced National GK Diploma

 

Coaching Experience

Whatcom FC Rangers Director of Goalkeeping

Total Soccer Director of Goalkeeping

Barton College Head Women's Soccer Coach

Barton College Assistant Men's Soccer Coach

Union College Assistant Men's Soccer Coach

Philadelphia Atoms Head Coach

 

Playing Experience

Bellingham United (EPLWA, WISL)

Philadelphia Atoms, Philadelphia Fury, Long Island Express (ASL)

Barton College

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Ike Onyeador

Head Coach | Director of Goalkeeping

Coaching:

-Coaching at Arena Sports Skills Institute (2019-2021)

-USSF Grassroots 7v7, 9v9 and 11v11 License

 

Playing:

- ISC Gunners (2013-2017)

- Skyline High School (2013-2017)

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Lucas Hasenmeyer

Head Coach | Camps Director