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Stuart Banner
Goal Keeper Coach
Phone: 330 780 1924
Email: [email protected]

Coaching License(s): English FA Preliminary
Years of Coaching Experience: 23 
Coaching History: Fulham FC (England), Falcon Soccer, Hudson united, Everest, University of Akron
Playing experience: Hampton FC (England), Walsh University.
Personal Information: Married to Kara, children Aidan 14, Kyle 12, Leah 7. Live in Stow OH

Sean Barker
Premier Age Group Head Coach
Phone: 330 310 9828
Email: [email protected]

Coaching License(s): None
Years of Coaching Experience: 12
Coaching History: 
Hudson United soccer club, Director and president of SUSA Youth Soccer in Tallmadge
Playing Experience: Emerald soccer club, ODP state team, ODP regional team, Tallmadge High School

Personal Information: Lives in Tallmadge with his wife Nikole, children Kelsey (14) and Zackary (9)

Kevin Carroll
Premier Staff Coach
Phone: 216 538 5653 
Email: [email protected] 

Coaching License(s): National "E" License
Years of Coaching Experience: 16
Coaching History: Former Assistant Men's & Women’s Coach at Hiram College 1995 – 2001; Twinsburg AC Travel 2010 – present; Everest Premier Boys 04’s Asst. Coach 2014 – present; Niagara Pioneer Soccer Club U12 & U13 Asst. Coach; Licensed Referee 
Playing experience: Captain at Hiram College 4 Year Letter Winner, Won 3 Conference championships 
Awards: Hiram College Captain & All Conference 1994; Won 2 Conference championships as Assistant Coach & Asst. Men’s Coach for 1995 Hiram College Sweet Sixteen appearance
Personal Information: From Niagara Falls, NY, currently live in Twinsburg; Married to Mandy Carroll, two children; Connor (06’ Everest Premier) & Lily (04’ Everest Premier)

Ryan Conner
Premier Age Group Head Coach
Phone: 440 396 0373
Email: [email protected]

Coaching License(s): None
Years of Coaching Experience:  24
Coaching History: Firelands High School Boys Head Coach, Solon High School Boys Head Coach, Director of Judson College Soccer Camp, Founder and Director of Score Soccer Camp
Awards: Conference Coach of the Year, County Coach of the Year, Greater Cleveland Coach of the Year
Personal Information: Currently live in Aurora, OH with my wife Miriam and kids, Callie 14, Coby 11, and Carlie 7 and teaches at Solon City Schools

Mike Cracas
Premier Staff Coach
Phone: 440 610 0610
Email: [email protected]

Coaching License(s): USSF National "D" License
Years of Coaching Experience: 19
Coaching History: Head Women’s Coach-Hiram College, Owner-Quick Hands Goalkeeper Training, LLC., Former Associate Head Women’s Coach-Oberlin College, Former Director of Coaching-Erie Futbol Club, Former Director of Goalkeeping-Erie Futbol Club, Former Head Boy’s Coach-Keystone High School, Former Assistant Varsity Coach-Avon Lake High School, Former Assistant Women’s Coach-Defiance College
Personal Information: Lives in Avon Lake with wife Kelly and four children

Steve Davis
Director of Coaching - Girls
Phone: 330 673 3330
Email: [email protected]

Coaching License(s): USSF "A" License, NSCAA Premier Diploma, USSF "Youth" National License
Years of Coaching Experience: 29
Coaching History: Head Girls Coach at Tallmadge High School, Head Girls Soccer Coach at Revere High School, Staff Coach Region II ODP, Age Group Head Coach OYSAN ODP, OYSAN State Coaching School Instructor
Awards: GAASCA Coach of the Year 1999
Career Highlights: Winning the Region II ODP Tournament in 1996 and 2002, competing in the ODP National Finals in 2003 with the '87 State Team, Winning the District Final with Revere in 2000, being an OYSAN State Cup Finalist with the Everest '98 Girls team.
Personal Information: Steve lives in Brimfield, OH with his wife Amy and his two children Michael (16) and Madelyn (13).

Pat Dobbins
Premier Age Group Head Coach
Phone: 330 592 1179
Email: [email protected]

Coaching License(s): National "D" License
Years of Coaching Experience: 23
Coaching History: Head Girls Coach Archbishop Hoban; Everest Soccer Club Assistant coach, Former Head Boys Coach Cuyahoga Falls Soccer Club, Former assistant at Walsh University Women
Playing experience: Walsh University, Archbishop Hoban High School
Awards: North Coast League Coach of the Year 2013, Private School Coach of the Year 2013, Archbishop Hoban Athletic Hall of Fame, All-Ohio First Team 1986
Career Highlights: Coach of the Hoban High School State Championship team 2015, Everest State Cup Finalist, Undefeated Season Archbishop Hoban 2013
Personal Information: Married to Kathy Dobbins, children Maggie, Alex, Ashley and Emily and we reside in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.

Tina Gaither
Classic Age Group Head Coach
Phone: 330 714 7087
Email: [email protected]

Coaching License(s): NSCAA National Diploma, NSCCA National Youth Diploma, USSF Ref Grade 7
Years of Coaching Experience: 18
Coaching History: NEO United boys and girls coach, Green Soccer Association Head Coach, Asst. Coach Super Clubs National Team of Kansas City.
Personal Information: Resides in Streetsboro, OH

Chris Gentille
Premier and Classic Age Group Head Coach
Phone: 330 671 3448
Email: [email protected]

Coaching License(s): NSCAA Premier Diploma, NSCAA State Goalkeeping Diploma
Years of Coaching Experience: 16
Coaching History: Head Coach Hudson High School Girls, Former Head Coach Twinsburg High School Girls; Former Head Coach Ravenna High School Girls Varsity, Former Assistant Coach at Hiram College
Playing experience:  Aurora High School,  Kent State University Men's Club team
Awards:  2013 State of Ohio Coach of Year for Division 1 Girls Soccer; 2012 and 2013 Greater Cleveland Division 1 Girls Coach of the Year 2012 and 2013, NOC Conference Coach of the Year (2012, 2013 and 2014) NOC Conference Champs 2012 and 2014 at Twinsburg
Career Highlights:  Coached Lady Tigers to a 16-1-1 season Sectional Champs and District Semi Finals and team was ranked 11th in the nation and team finished the season ranked #1 in the State of Ohio.
Personal Information: Coach Gentille resides in Aurora, Ohio and is married to Danielle and has a son Cameron, daughter Giuliana and son Brycen.

Andy Hoggarth
Premier Age Group Head Coach
Phone: 724 406 4472
Email: [email protected]

Coaching License(s): NSCAA Premier Diploma and English FA Prelim
Years of Coaching Experience: 25 Years
Coaching History: Head Men's Coach at Walsh University, Former Head Men's Coach at Slippery Rock University, Former Men's Coach at Theil College, Former Associate Head Coach at Shenandoah University
Personal Information: He and his family reside in Hudson, Ohio

Jozsef Jakab
Academy Director
Phone: 330 760 4717
Email: [email protected]

Coaching License(s): National "D" License
Years of Coaching Experience: 25
Coaching History: Former Head Boys coach at Crestwood High School, Former Head Boys coach at Cloverleaf High School, former Assistant Coach at Revere High School
Playing Experience:
Played for the State Champion Walsh Jesuit High School team
Career Highlights: 
As a player, winning the State Championship at Walsh High School in 1990, as a coach assisting the Revere High School boys team win the State Championship in 2013

Sandor Jakab
Premier Age Group Head Coach
Phone: 330 283 6498
Email: [email protected]

Coaching License(s): USSF "A" License, USSF National Youth coaching license, Masters Education Administration University of Akron B.S. Ed,
Years of Coaching Experience: 33
Coaching History: Former Head Boys Coach at Revere High School, Former ODP Region II Age Group Head Coach, Started varsity women’s soccer program at Tallmadge High School, OYSAN ODP Coach and Coaching educator, former Oysan Assistant DOC,
Playing Experience: 
42 years, including 10 years Lake Erie Semi-Pro
Career Highlights: 
Head Coach of the Revere High School Boys State Championship team in 2013, State runner-up 2010, 2011  Over 300 High School wins, 5 Final Fours, 9 District Championships, 10 League Championships, Greater Akron COY, OSSCA COY, Akron Touchdown Club COY, US youth Soccer Midwest Regional COY, ODP National Championships, MLS top 100 soccer leaders

Steve Knapp

Premier Technical Director
Phone: 330 842 0571
Email: [email protected]

Coaching License(s): USSF National “D” License
Years of Coaching Experience: Coaching History: 
Hudson Boys Head Coach, Hudson United DOC, Walsh Jesuit Girl’s Asst, Waterloo Boys Head Coach, Malone University Men’s & Women’s Asst
Playing Experience: 4 year starter at Stow High School (92-95) All-State (93), 4 year starter, 2 year captain, and 3 time American Mideast Conference at Malone University.  Helped Malone University to two runner-up finishes in the National Christian College tournament.
Awards: Suburban league coach of the year in 2016 and district finalists in 2015 and district champs in 2016, 2017, 5x Portage Trail Conference coach of the year and 2x District coach of the year while at Waterloo Boys soccer, 3x State champions at Walsh Jesuit as asst coach

Personal Information: Resides in Kent with wife Michelle

Gene Klein
Premier Age Group Head Coach
Phone: 412 592 1048
Email: [email protected]

Coaching License(s): USSF National A License, NSCAA Advanced National Diploma and National Youth License
Years of Coaching Experience: 30+
Coaching History: Former General Manager and Head Coach of the Pittsburgh Riverhounds, Head Coach at Quaker Valley High School in PA, United States Soccer Region I Staff Coach
Awards: NSCAA National Coach of the Year 1996, Has the most state high school titles in Pennsylvania history with (6) at Quaker Valley High School
Personal Information: coach Klein lives in Hudson, OH with his wife Anne and has one son Geoff (26)

David Klingensmith
Premier Staff Coach
Phone: 330 714 5237
Email: [email protected]

Coaching License(s): National "D" License
Years of Coaching Experience: 8
Coaching History: Stow Soccer club
Playing experience: Field High School (inaugural class, first team ever to play for Field)
Personal Information: coach Klingensmith is married to Carrie, daughters McKenzie (15), Paige (13) 

David Krems
Director of Coaching - High School
Phone: 216 346 2188
Email: [email protected]
Video Biography

Coaching License(s): National "D" License
Years of Coaching Experience: 7
Coaching History: Hiram College Men's Assistant; Xavier University Men's Assistant; Indiana University Soccer Camps; Wright State Soccer Camps; Akron University Soccer Camps; Andy Fleming Soccer Camps; Cleveland Whitecaps Booters; Lakewood Soccer Association; Gplex Garrettsville Staff
Playing experience: Hiram CollegeAwards:North Coast Athletic Conference Newcomer of the Year, 3 Time All-North Coast Athletic Conference, 2 Time All-Ohio
Personal Information: resides in Streetsboro, Ohio 

Josh Lubich
Premier Age Group Head Coach
 330 720 9763
Email: [email protected]

Coaching License(s): 
National "F" License
Years of Coaching Experience: 5

Coaching History: 
Maplewood Highschool Volunteer (2015-2017), Elmira College Assistant (2018), Howland Highschool Assistant(2019-Present), Everest Premier(2018-Present)
Playing experience: 
Hiram College & Senior Captain (4 years)
Personal Information: resides in Youngstown, Ohio 

Dr. Sam Maniar

Sports Psychologist and Premier Staff Coach
Phone: 614 571 5506
Email: [email protected]

Coaching License(s): National "D" License
Years of Coaching Experience: 6
Coaching History: Assistant Coach at Everest, Head Coach at Missoula Strikers (Missoula, MT), Coaching Consultant at Ohio Premier (Dublin, OH).
Playing experience: Travel Soccer (Mentor Soccer Club)
Personal Information: Sport Psychologist. Lives in Hudson with wife (Theresa) and kids (Parker, age 11; Alyssa, age 9).

Dino McIntyre
Premier Age Group Head Coach
Phone: 330 607 0484
Email: [email protected]

Coaching License(s): USSF "A" License
Years of Coaching Experience: 26
Coaching History: Head Girls Coach at Walsh High School where he has won 10 state championships. His teams have also been crowned National Champions in 2000, 2006 and 2010. He was voted Ohio coach of the year in 98, 99, 00, 02, 03 and 06 and was a finalist for national coach of the year in 99, 00 and 03. In his time at Walsh, he has coached 41 All-Ohio players and 20 All-Americans.
Playing experience: Played semi-professionally for the German Family Society Majors.
Personal Information: resides in Stow, OH.

Susan Schaefer
Classic Staff Coach
Email: [email protected]

Years of Coaching Experience: 
Coaching History: 
Playing experience: 
Career Highlights: 
Personal Information: 

Jerry Shutway
Premier Age Group Head Coach
Phone: 216 702 1622
Email: [email protected]

Coaching License(s): USSF National B License, National Youth License, NSCAA Level 1 Goal Keeper Diploma, USSF Grade 8 Referee Certification. 
Years of Coaching Experience: 38
Coaching History: State Staff coach 1980-2006, Founder/Coach – Broadview Hts girls program 1978-81, Head Coach – SCD Concordia semi-pro men’s team, Founder/Director of Coaching - Falcon Elite SC 1987-98, DOC – Stow SC 2000-02, DOC – Broadview Hts SC 2002-05, Founder/Head Staff coach – Bees Soccer Academy 2007-14, DOC – Cuyahoga Valley Soccer Academy 2011-14, Boys Varsity Asst. coach – Brecksville HS 1982-2004, Girls Varsity Head coach – Aurora HS 2014-present.
Playing experience: Ohio high school state champion – Brecksville 1975, 1st team all Ohio 1976, ODP Midwest regional pool 1977 and 1978, University of Akron 1977-80, Cleveland Cobras – ASL professional league 1980-83, Lake Erie semi-pro League 1977-2010
Awards: Suburban League Coach of the Year 2017, 2016, Ohio Youth Soccer Association-North (OYSAN) youth coach of the year 2009
Career Highlights: Played for and coached Brecksville high school to 4 Boys state championships 1975, 1983, 1992, and 1993
Personal Information:  enjoys camping, mountain biking, and snow skiing

Josh Walters
Premier Age Group Head Coach
Phone: 541 335 9362
Email: [email protected] 

Coaching License(s): National D License
Years of Coaching Experience: 18
Coaching History: Girls Head Coach at Trinity Collegiate School, SC - Footskills Coach, Hudson Youth Soccer Association, OH - Head Coach, U 13 Boys, Oregon United Soccer Academy, OR - Practice Coach/Trainer, Eugene Metro Futbol Club, OR - Head Coach, NEO United, OH - Head Coach, Everest Premier Soccer Club.
Playing experience: Club soccer with Emerald Soccer Club and Ohio Premier.   ODP Regional team 4 years in a row.  Traveled to Germany and Austria to play with regional team.  Went to National Team tryouts twice in Boca Raton, FL.  Trained with US U18 National Team senior year in HS at the Olympic Training Center in San Diego, CA.  Played Division I soccer at the University of Akron, OH, and Division II soccer at Francis Marion University, SC.
Personal Information: Married with three children.  Resides in Tallmadge, OH.

Mike Walters
Director of Coaching - Classic Youth
Premier Age Group Head Coach
Phone: 330-571-2455 
Email: [email protected] 

Coaching License(s):
National 'D' License
Years of Coaching Experience:
Coaching History:
Everest Classic, NEO United Soccer Club
Playing Experience: 
Cleveland State University, Bethany College, Emerald Soccer Club
Personal Information: 
Mike resides in Stow, OH with his wife Alaina and his children Norah (7) and Kyle (5)

Richie Webb
Premier Age Group Head Coach
Phone: 407-496-4554
Email: [email protected] 

Coaching License(s): 
Years of Coaching Experience: 
Coaching History: 
Semi-Pro Academy coach (Spain) 2010-2012, Solon High School JV Coach 2016-Present, Solon Soccer Club Training Coach 2016-Present
Playing Experience: 
West Ham Youth Academy (2 years), Semi professional club in Spain, Calpe C.F. (4 years), Hiram College & Senior Captain (4 years)
Personal Information: 
Resides in Coventry Village

Nick Wilkins
Classic Age Group Head Coach
Phone: 614 378 0036
Email: n[email protected]

Coaching License(s): National "E" License
Years of Coaching Experience: 5 years of club experience
Coaching History: Eagles FC, NEO United, Everest Classic
Playing Experience: Emerald Soccer Club, Stow High School (captain), Oakland University
Personal Information: Resides in Streetsboro, with his wife, Lindsay and two daughters, Aoife and Maebh.

Matt Wunderle
Classic Age Group Head Coach
Phone: 330 968 9761
Email: [email protected]

Coaching License(s): USSF National "D", NSCAA Goalkeeping Level 1
Years of Coaching Experience: 10
Coaching History: Ravenna H.S. varsity assistant (2 years)  Brown Middle School had coach (1 year) Ravenna H.S. varsity girls coach (1 year) Ravenna high school varsity boys coach (6 years)
Playing Experience: Hiram College, Ravenna High School
2016 OSSCA Boys DII State Coach of the Year, 2016 Greater Akron coach of the year, 2016 Akron Touchdown Club Boys Soccer Coach of the Year, 2016 Portage Trail Conference Coach of the Year, 2015 & 2013 Greater Akron Sportsmanship Award
Personal Information: Lives in Ravenna with his wife Laura, two daughters Adelina (8), Emma (6), and son Bennett (3)

Dan Zemanski
Director of Coaching - Boys
Phone: 330 607 5243
Email:  [email protected]

Coaching License(s): USSF National "D" License
Years of Coaching Experience: 32
Coaching History: Head Mens Coach at Hiram College, Head Age Group Coach with GFS Soccer Club, Head Age Group Coach with Beadling Soccer Club, Head Age Group Coach with Hudson United Soccer Club 
Personal Information: Dan lives in Munroe Falls, OH with his wife Stacey and his son Zach (14). His also has a daughter Kaitlin (22) and son Ben (29), who plays professional soccer for the Portland Timbers.


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Ravenna, Ohio 44266
Phone : 330-673-3330
Email : [email protected]
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