We are the coaches of WCSA . Click on our names for an inside look.
Lindsay is the WCSA Executive Director and founder of the Competitive Edge Institute. She brings 18+ years of coaching experience for teams U9 through the collegiate level and holds a US Soccer National A License, USC Advanced National Diploma and USC Director of Coaching Diplomas. Lindsay is the former Head Coach for both the Eastern Kentucky University and Bowling Green State University Women’s Soccer Programs, an OSYSA Coaching Educator and USSF Youth Scout. She played collegiately for the University of Maryland Women’s Soccer Program from 1996-1999.
Bob Downs is the WCSA Techical Director and Boys Program Oversight manager. Bob has playing experience at the college and professional levels, and his coaching experience includes collegiate, ODP Regional Staff, and highly successful USYS youth teams in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and Tennessee. Bob holds a US Soccer National A License along with the NSCSAA Advanced National and National Diplomas. Bob has a track record of successful player development and 30 years of Elite level coaching experience.
Stephanie is the WCSA Girls Program Oversight manager has 12 years of experience coaching USYS Youth teams in Ohio, New York and California and holds a US Soccer National B license, USC National Diploma, USC Director of Coaching Diploma, and the West Ham United Coaching Badge. She is currently an ODP Staff Coach and the Girls Program Head Coach for Bishop Fenwick High School in Franklin, Ohio.
Mike is the WCSA Youth Academy Director and holds a US National A License. An area native and alum of Summit Country Day High School, Mike attended the University of Cincinnati and played for the UC Men’s Soccer Team team, starting every match of his collegiate career. He moved on to play professionally in South America before devoting his expertise to youth development and creating the WCSA Junior Academy.
Joel is an WCSA Staff Coach, ODP State Staff Coach and head coach of the Cincinnati State University Soccer Programs. Joel has international, collegiate, semi-professional, and professional soccer playing experience, as well as coaching an OSYSA State Cup Champion team. Joel holds a US Soccer National B License, the NSCAA Director of Coaching, Goalkeeping (1&2) and Futsal 1 Diplomas.
Eric is a WCSA Staff Coach with over 18 years experience in coaching select and elite USYSA youth programs. Eric holds at US Soccer National C License and Special Topic Goalkeeping Diploma, as well as completing both VIRTUS and "Stewards of Children" programs.
Ed Kenney is a WCSA Staff Coach with 15+ years of USYSA coaching exerience. Ed holds a USSF D License, NSCAA Level 6 Diploma, NSCAA GK1 and GK2 Diplomas. He was an ODP Staff Coach for 7 years and ODP Goalie Trainer for 2 years.
Erik has playing and coaching experience from the Netherlands and brings years of European and American coaching experience to WCSA. Erik holds a UEFA B License and coaches youth boys and girls team at WCSA.
Andy is a WCSA Staff Coach and has coached OHSAA Varsity Boys, USYSA and ODP teams, and at OSYSA camps. Andy has NCAA Division 1 college experience (Xavier) and holds a US Soccer National D License.
Bobby is the WCSA Resource Manager and Staff Coach with 18 years of combined experience coaching in USYSA, ODP and OHSAA soccer programs. He has been with WCSA since 2004 and holds a US Soccer National D License.
Chris is a WCSA Staff Coach and holds a US Soccer National D License. He has been with WCSA for 7 years, is a former NCAA Division 1 athlete, and current Senior Director of Product Development for a local company.
Mark is a WCSA Staff Coach and has coached USYSA and OHSAA team programs for over 10 years. He holds the US Soccer National D License.
Tyler is a WCSA Staff Coach and area native, playing for Mariemont HS where he currently teaches 7th grade Math and coaches in the Boys JV and Varsity soccer programs. He began coaching after graduating from the College of Charleston in 2007 and has coached both WCSA Boys & Girls teams since 2013. Tyler holds a US National E License.
Nico is a WCSA Staff Coach and has over 18 years of experience coaching USYSA and OHSAA team programs. He grew up with the game in his native Italy and has played competitively and recreationally for over 50 years. Nico holds a US National E License.
Nak is a WCSA Staff Coach and has coached in USYS Youth and scholastic soccer programs for 20+ years. He was a scholastic program coach for Madeira High School Boys and Madeira Youth Soccer program coach from 1992-2010. He has since been the JV Green Head Coach and Varsity Assistant Coach for Mason High School. Nak holds a NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching Diploma, the Steward of Children Certificate and is completing the US Soccer National D Course.
Michael is a WCSA Staff Coach and has coached USYS team programs for the last 3 years. He holds a US Soccer National E License.
Selby is a WCSA Staff Coach and alum, winning multiple State Cup titles as a player as well as an OHSAA State Championship at Bishop Fenwick High School. She played college soccer for Indiana State University before joining the WCSA staff. Selby holds a US National F License.