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Professional Coaches

Paul  Driesen

Paul Driesen

Director of Coaching 2004-present


  • KNVB B License, the Netherlands
  • UEFA A License
  • KNVB Director of Coaching License, the Netherlands
  • USSF A License
  • USSF National Youth License
  • USSF Director of Coaching Certificate

Coaching Experience:

  • PSV Eindhoven, 1st Division, the Netherlands, 1982-1983, Youth coach.
  • NAC Breda, 1st Division, the Netherlands, 1983-1986, Youth coach.
  • NAC Breda, the Netherlands, 1986-1988, Head youth coach. NAC Breda, the Netherlands, 1986-1988, Assistant coach to first team, Head coach reserve team.
  • Nieuw-Lekkerland, 3rd division, the Netherlands,1988-1989, Head Coach first team and Director of Coaching.
  • Slikkerveer, 4th Division, the Netherlands,1989-1991, Head coach first team and Director of Coaching.
  • RKAVV, 4th Division, the Netherlands,1991-1992, Head Coach first team and Director of Coaching.
  • KNVB, (the Netherlands), Instructor for coaching course.
  • Various Clubs, Utah, 1992-1993, youth coach.
  • Club Denver Soccer, Denver Colorado,1993-2001, Director of Coaching.
  • Aurora Soccer Club, Colorado, 2001-2004, Director of Coaching.
  • SYSA-PFC, Ohio, 2004-present, Director of Coaching.
  • USSF, Instructor for coaching courses.

Playing Experience:

  • Wilhelmina '08 Weert, the Netherlands, 1974-1978, youth player.
  • Wilhelmina '08 Weert, 3rd Division, the Netherlands, 1978-1982, first team player.
  • Montreal le Manic, NASL, Canada, 1982.
  • Walram, Valkenburg, the Netherlands, 4th Division, 1982-1983, first team player.

Professional Coaching Staff

Yasser  Hussein

Yasser Hussein

  •  ‘B’ License (2018) – USSF, United States Soccer Federation
  • International License ‘A’ (2015) – CAF, African Football Confederation, an association of FIFA
  • International License ‘B’ (2012) – CAF, African Football Confederation, an association of FIFA
  • International License ‘C’ (2010) – CAF, African Football Confederation, an association of FIFA
  • Real Madrid Foundation Training (2012) – Fundaci὚n Real Madrid
  • The International Course of Arabian Soccer Coaches (2009) – Creators Union of Arabia
  • Advanced Course for Soccer Coaches (2006) – The Sportive Arab African Academy
  • Physical Training Course (2006) – Tudor Bumpa Institute

Coaching Experience:

  • Cleveland Select Soccer Club –Head Coach – U9, U15, and U16 (OH,USA)
  • Kenston Footbal Club - Head Coach – U9 (OH,USA)
  • Go Pro Soccer Academy – Head Coach – U14 (OH, USA)
  • Nugoom Mostaqbal Soccer Club –General Coach Men’s Team – Season 2017 – Giza, Egypt
  • GUPCO Petrol Indoor Soccer Team – Head Coach Men’s Team – Season 16 till present – Cairo, Egypt
  •   (We were promoted to the 1st division for season 2017)
  • Sukkar Hawamdeyya Soccer Club – Head Coach Men’s Team – Season 15 till present – Giza, Egypt
  • Maadi Sporting and Yachting Club – Head Coach Men’s Team – Season 12/15– Cairo, Egypt
  • Nugoom Mostaqbal Soccer Club – Head Coach Junior’s 16 Team – Season 11/12 – Giza, Egypt
  •    (We achieved 2nd place in the Middle East Cup)
  • Maadi Sporting and Yachting Club – Head Coach 20 Men’s Team – Season 10/11 – Cairo, Egypt
  • 6th October Sporting Club – Head Coach Junior’s 14 Team – Season 09/10 – Giza, Egypt
  • Maadi Sporting and Yachting Club  - Head Coach 18 Men’s Team – season 08/09- Cairo, Egypt
  • Entag El Harby Club - Soccer Coach under 20 Men’s Team – Season 07/08 – Qalyubia, Egypt
  • Maadi Sporting and Yachting Club –Soccer Coach Men’s Team - Season 06/07 – Cairo, Egypt

Player Experience:

   Position: Defender and Center Back

  • Maadi Sporting and Yachting Club – Season 05/06 – Cairo, Egypt  
  • Shams Sporting Club – Season 04/05 – Cairo, Egypt
  • Suez Cement Soccer Club -  Season 01/02 till Season 03/04 – Cairo, Egypt
  • El-Qanater El-Khaireyya Soccer Club – Season 2000/01 – Qanater, Egypt
  • El-Masry El-Qahiry Soccer Club – Season 99/2000 – Cairo, Egypt
  • Talaat Harb Soccer Club – Season 98/99 – Cairo, Egypt
  • Hammul Soccer Club  -  Season 95/96 till season 97/98  - Hammul, Egypt
  • Maadi Sporting and Yachting Club   - Season 85/86 till Season 93/94 -  Cairo, Egypt

Iulian  Bulucea

Iulian Bulucea

USSF D License

Coaching Experience:

  • SYSA-PFC, 2015-present, teams, footskills.
  • High School Summer league, 2013 - 2014. Local and regional tournaments, 2009-2013
  • Non-club affiliated teams
    • Small-sided teams, 2007-2010
    • Futsal, 2010-2015

Playing Experience:

  • Youth club teams, Romania.
  • Amateur adult teams, local indoor and outdoor leagues.

Oliver Mason

Oliver Mason

Played at Chagrin Falls high school and Ohio State, have been coaching since 9th grade throughout college and am the current assistant for Shaker heights varsity

April Hurle

April Hurle

  • April has coached with SYSA for several years and is currently coaching teams ranging from Girls Under 12 through Girls High School Teams

Javier  Kauffman

Javier Kauffman

USSF E License

Coaching Experience:

  • SYSA-PFC, 2014-present teams, foot skills.
  • One United, Cleveland, OH, 2010-2011:
  • Teams, foot skills and pre season training.
  • Las Gemelas, Uruguay
  • Basic skills to youth players.

Playing Experience:

  • Athletic Club Inter, NSW, Australia: Indoor midfield, forward.
  • Uruguayan Football Association, Uruguay
    • 1989-1992: First division forward
  • Organización del Fútbol del Interior, Uruguay
    • 1992-1997: Second Division forward.

Kendra  Sia

Kendra Sia

USSF E License

Coaching Experience:

  • SYSA-PFC, 2016-present, teams and clinics
  • Hawaii Futbol Club, 2015-2016
  • Honolulu Bulls Soccer Club, 2007-2011

Playing Experience:

  • Honolulu Bulls Soccer Club, 2000-2011
  • Punahou High School Girl's Varsity Soccer, 2008-2011
  • Azusa Pacific University Women's Soccer, 2011-2013
  • California State University East Bay Women's Soccer, 2013-2015

Lana DeWitt

Lana DeWitt

USSF D License

Coaching Experience:

  • 2019-Present: Head Coach U9 & U10 Girls Shaker Youth Soccer Association (SYSA)

  • 2018-2019: Head Coach of U8-U9, & U12 Girls Santa Cruz City (SCCYSC)

  • 2013: Head Coach U9 Girls All-Stars Southwestern Youth Association (SYA)

  • 2012-2013: Head Coach U9 Girls Southwestern Youth Association (SYA)

  • 2010: Head Coach U12 Girls Southwestern Youth Association (SYA)

Playing Experience:

  • Position: Center-Midfielder

  • 1898-2009: Competitive Soccer Player (Division 2 WAGS, Cal North, & Varsity)

  • Ohio Valley Athletic Conference (OVAC) Champions

  • Virginia State Champions

Coaching Philosophy

My coaching philosophy is comprised of four main parts.

Keep it fun. I try to instill a lifelong love for the game that may one day lead to my players coaching as well. I always strive to create an environment where the players can learn, express themselves, improve as players, develop their leadership and team skills, AND have fun.

Soccer is a thinking sport. So I request that parents on my teams to stick to positive encouragement during the games and stay away from sideline coaching. One of the most beautiful parts about soccer is the players all need to think on their own and make decisions. We need to give them that chance to take what they have learned in practice and apply it in their own ways during the games. 

Respect and a positive attitude. A soccer team is a second family. We support each other on and off the field. Rain or shine, we are always prepared to play. We come with our shoes tied, shin guards on, water bottle in hand, soccer ball pumped, and a ready-to-play attitude.

Winning isn’t everything. Helping the kids grow as individuals, as players, and as a team is far more important than winning games. In practices we focus on developing individual skills, team skills, and spatial awareness. Winning comes when we grow together and play together as a team.