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Staff

Directors, Trainers & Administration

 

Ashley Jones

Ashley Jones

Club Administrator

Ashley Jones, Club Administrator

Professional Experience

  • Studio Manager, Orangetheory Fitness 2019-2020
  • Assistant Director, Buckeye Sports Camps- The Ohio State University  2018-2019
  • Academy Coordinator, Columbus Crew SC Academy 2017-2018
  • Associate Director, Athletic Compliance- University of Minnesota  2016-2017
  • Assistant Director, Athletic Compliance- The Ohio State University 2012-2016
  • Graduate Assistant, Athletic Compliance- University of Oklahoma 2011-2012
  • Coordinator, Athletic Compliance- The Ohio State University 2010-2011

Playing Experience

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison Women's Soccer, 2006-2009
    • 4 Year Letterwinner
    • Big Ten Sportsmanship Award Winnter, 2009
    • Student Athlete Advisory Committee Representative
  • Carmel United Soccer Club Cyclones 88' 2000-2007
    • US National Champion 2007
    • 2x Regional 2 Runner-Up 2006, 2007
    • 8x Indiana State Champion, 2000-2007

Personal Information

  • Did you know that Ashley has a Masters of Education from the University of Oklahoma in 2012 and Bachelors of Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2010?  Her and her husband, Tyler reside in Fairview Park.

Yasser  Hussein

Yasser Hussein

Technical Director

Yasser Hussein, Technical Director

Coaching Experience

  • USSF National B License
  • CAF (Confederation of African Football) A License
  • Two Real Madrid Foundation Diplomas
  • Go Pro Soccer Academy Technical Director 2018-present
  • Shaker Heights High School Girls Head Coach, 2020-2021
  • SYSA-PFC Staff Head Coach, various teams, 2018-present
  • Al Ihsan School of Excellence 2018-present
  • Cleveland Select Head Coach Soccer Club 2017-2018
  • Kenston F.C. Head Coach 2017-2018
  • Technical Director of Real Madrid, Egypt 2012-2015
  • Egypt Division 1 & 2 Pro-Level Men’s First Team Head Coach for Maadi S.C., Sukar Hawmdeya S.C., and Negoom Elmostakabel F.C. 2012-2016

 Playing Experience

  • Egypt Division 1 Pro League
    • Maadi S.C. 2005-2006
    • Shams S.C. 2004-2005
    • Suez Cement S.C. 2001-2004
    • El-Qanater El-Khaireyya S.C. 2000-2001
    • El-Masry El-Qahiry S.C. 1999-2000
    • Talaat Harb S.C. 1998-1999
    • Hammul S.C. 1995-1998
    • Maadi S.C. 1985-1994

Personal Information

Did you know Yasser lived in Egypt, was the Lead Technical Director for Real Madrid in Egypt and now lives here in Cleveland where he spends time with his wife and three daughters?


Paul  Driesen

Paul Driesen

High School Program Director

Paul Driesen, SYSA Director of High School Programs

Coaching Experience

  • KNVB B License, the Netherlands
  • UEFA (Union of European Football Association) A License
  • KNVB Director of Coaching License, the Netherlands
  • USSF National A License, National Youth License and Director of Coaching Certificate, Instructor
  • Shaker Heights High School Girls Coach, 2020-2021
  • SYSA-PFC, Ohio, Director of Coaching, Staff Coach and Trainer various teams, 2004-2020
  • Aurora Soccer Club, Colorado, Director of Coaching, 2001-2004
  • Club Denver Soccer, Denver Colorado, Director of Coaching, 1993-2001
  • Various Clubs, Utah, youth coach, 1992-1993
  • KNVB, (the Netherlands), Coaching Course Instructor
  • RKAVV, 4th Division, the Netherlands, Head Coach first team and Director of Coaching, 1991-1992
  • Slikkerveer, 4th Division, the Netherlands, Head Coach first team and Director of Coaching, 1989-1991
  • Nieuw-Lekkerland, 3rd division, the Netherlands, Head Coach first team and Director of Coaching, 1988-1989
  • NAC Breda, the Netherlands, Head Youth Coach, Assistant Coach to first team, Head Coach Reserve Team, 1986-1988
  • NAC Breda, 1st Division, the Netherlands, Youth Coach, 1983-1986
  • PSV Eindhoven, 1st Division, the Netherlands, Youth Coach, 1982-1983

Playing Experience

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

Personal Information

Did you know that Paul grew up playing soccer in Holland where he was also an accomplished coach and now lives in Broadview Heights?  Paul and Ingrid have a son Kees (13).


Nikola Brnada

Nikola Brnada

Director of Recreational Programs

Nikola Brnada, Director of Recreational Programs

Coaching Experience 

  • USSF National D license
  • Cleveland Soccer Academy- Various Ages/Boys & Girls, 2016-2018
  • Force Academy Coach- Various Ages/Boys & Girls,  2016-2018
  • Kronis Academy Goalkeeping Staff Coach, 2016-2018
  • Chagrin Falls U9 Head Coach, 2016-2018
  • Hawken High School- Girls Varsity Assistant Coach,  2016-2017
  • Beachwood High School- Boys Varsity Assistant Coach, 2018

Playing Experience 

  • Croatia Cleveland Club,  2005 - present 
  • Various Men's Leagues in Cleveland, 2010 - present 
  • Willoughby South High School- Varsity,  2006-2009
  • Lakeland Community College, 2011-2012

Personal Information 

Did you know that Nikola is from  Bosnia and Herzegovina, has lived in Germany,  and moved to the United States in 2000?  Did you know currently working towards Occupational Therapy  degree?

 


Jason Kubbins

Jason Kubbins

GoalKeeper Technical Trainer

Jason Kubbins, SYSA Goalkeeper Coach

Coaching Experience

  • NSCAA National Diploma
  • NSCAA Advanced National Diploma
  • Premier Diploma
  • National (Level III) Goalkeeping Diploma
  • USSF National ‘C’ Coaching License
  • United Soccer Coaches Association Goalkeeping Staff Coach
  • Ursuline College Head Coach
    • 120-102-12career record (.582 winning percentage) in 13 seasons
    • Six Great Midwest Tournament Appearances
    • Five Great Midwest Championship game appearances
    • Won the 2014 Great Midwest Regular Season and Tournament Championships
    • 2014 Great Midwest Co-Coach of the Year
    • 2011 NCAA Division II Ohio Coach of the Year Runner-up
    • Earned 100th career win in 2016 at Trevecca Nazarene (2-1)
    • Canton Soccer Club Staff Coach, 1996
    • Men’s Assistant Coach at Notre Dame College, 2001
    • North Canton Hoover High School Varsity Girls Assistant Coach, 2003
    • Great Britain Buckeye soccer camps, the Green Soccer Association, Soccer Plus Goalkeeper Schools, Goalkeeping instruction for the Ohio North Youth Soccer Association, Akron Metro Futbol Club and Internationals Soccer Club

Playing Experience

  • Walsh University Men’s Soccer Team, 1996-1999
    • Soccer Team Captain, 1999
    • Honorable Mention American Mideast Conference, 1999
    • First alternate Ohio Collegiate All-Star Team, 1999
    • Second Team All American Mideast Conference, 1998
    • All Ohio Soccer First Team, 1998

Personal Information

Did you know that Jason lives in Norton with his wife and 4 Kids Braxton, Landen, Carson, and Ayla?


Andreas Sobisch

Andreas Sobisch

Referee Training

Andreas Sobisch, SYSA Referee Trainer

Referee Training

  • Andreas runs an in-house USSF accredited in-person program to train referees across all formations (4v4, 7v7, 9v9, and 11v11)
  • He actively recruits new referees from among our youth players and families
  • He serves as our referee assignor for our expansive recreational league and provides on-field training and feedback

Personal Information

Did you know that Andreas grew up in Germany and has played soccer since he could walk and has lived in Shaker for 30 years.  He was the president of the Shaker Youth Soccer Association Board of Directors for many years and has been an active referee since 1984.  He is a professor with John Carroll University.


Staff Coaches

Listed Alphabetically


Iulian  Bulucea

Iulian Bulucea

Staff Coach

Iulian Bulucea, SYSA Staff Coach

Coaching Experience

  • USSF National D License
  • SYSA-PFC staff Coach, Head Coach Various Boys Teams, 2015-present
  • SYSA-PFC Volunteer Coach 2011 - 2014
  • Futsal Coach 2007 - 2011

Playing Experience

  • Romania Youth League (1978 - 1984)
  • Various Men's Leagues in Cleveland area (2000 - present)

Personal Information

Did you know Iulian enjoys time with his son, Trenton, who is an SYSA developed player from 2003 - 2015 and matriculated to Oberlin College as a soccer player from 2015 – 2019?


Lana Dewitt

Lana Dewitt

Staff Coach

Lana Dewitt, SYSA Staff Coach

Coaching Experience

  • USSF National D License
  • Shaker Heights High School Girls JV Head Coach, 2020-2021
  • SYSA-PFC Staff Head Coach various Girls teams, 2019-present
  • Santa Cruz City, Head Coach U8-U9 & U12 2018-2019
  • All-Stars Southwestern Youth Association, Head Coach Girl U9, 2013
  • Southwestern Youth Association, Head Coach Girls U9, 2013, Head Coach Girls 9
  • Southwestern Youth
    • Head Coach U9 Girls All-Stars Southwestern Youth Association (SYA), 2013
    • Head Coach U9 Girls Southwestern Youth Association (SYA), 2012-2013
    • Head Coach U12 Girls Southwestern Youth Association (SYA), 2010

Playing Experience

  • Division 2 WAGS, Cal North, & Varsity, 1998-2009
  • Ohio Valley Athletic Conference (OVAC) Champions
  • Virginia State Champions

Personal

Did you know that Lana is a recent MBA from Carnegie Mellon University, Tepper School of Business?


Mark Henning

Mark Henning

Staff Coach

Mark Henning, SYSA Staff Coach

Coaching Experience

  • USSF National E License
  • SYSA-PFC Staff Head Coach, U8, 2019-2020
  • SYSA-PFC Volunteer Coach, various Recreation, Travel and Premier Teams, 2005-present
  • SYHA Mites through HS, 1996-2018
  • St. Dominic Basketball and Baseball Head and Assistant Coach, 1999-2006
  • Shaker Recreation and Travel Baseball Head and Assistant Coach, 2000-2014
  • Shaker Recreation and Travel Softball Head and Assistant Coach, 2010-2018
  • First Tee Golf Instructor, 2013-2014
  • SHHS Boys Head Coach JV Tennis, 2012-2015
  • SHHS Head Coach JV Hockey, 2013-2016
  • SHHS Head Coach JV Soccer, 2016, Offseason Boys and Girls Coach, 2018

Personal Information

Did you know that Mark is a Shaker resident, loves to coach many sports, is married to his wife of 34 years, Corrine, and enjoys spending time with his 5 children, Brenden (28), Taylor (26), Connor (20), Maddie (18) and Lauren (13)?


April Hurle

April Hurle

Staff Coach

April Hurle, SYSA Staff Coach

Coaching Experience

  • USSF National D License
  • Shaker Heights Varsity (3 years) and JV (2 years) Girls Head Coach 2011-2015
  • SYSA-PFC Coach Various Teams, 2007- currently

Playing Experience

  • ODP Regional Pool
  • SUNY  Oswego (many years ago)

Personal Information

Did you know April is a long-time Shaker resident, has 3 kids that go/went to SHHS, 2 girls that play/played Soccer and a son that does Crew?


Dmitriy Isakov

Dmitriy Isakov

Staff Coach

Dmytriy Isokov, SYSA Staff Coach

Coaching Experience

  • USSF E license
  • 2019-2020 Force Sports Club, Soccer coach, Various teams from 2-18 years old.
  • 2019 Force Soccer Club, Travel team coach. Boys and girls U10.
  • 2019 America Scores soccer head coach
  • 2019-2020 Soccer Shots Coach

Playing Experience

  • 2005-2007 Dynamo Khmelnytskiy (Second League of Ukraine), Youth team

Personal

Did you know that Dmytro grew up playing soccer in the Ukraine and loves to develop youth soccer players so they engender a lifetime love of the game like he experienced in his life?  He is also a professional musician and loves playing tennis.


Javier  Kauffman

Javier Kauffman

Javier Kaufmann, SYSA Staff Coach

Coaching Experience

  • USSF National E License
  • SYSA-PFC Staff Head Coach Various Teams and Recreational Clinics, 2014-present
  • Shaker Heights High School Assistant Coach, 2019-2020
  • One United Premier Futbal Club, Head Coach U9/U10 Boys, U13/U14 Boys/Girls 2010-2011
  • Las Gemerlas, Las Piedras, (Uruguay) Academy Coach Players 7-13 years old, 1998-1999

Playing Experience

  • Athletic Club Inter, NSW, Australia, 2000-2001
  • OFL, Las Piedras, Uruguay, 1992-1997
  • AUF Juventud de Las Piedras, First Division, Uruguay, 1989-1992

Personal Information

Did you know that Javier was a professional soccer play in Uruguay and now lives in Cleveland, he is a cook professionally and enjoys time with his family?


Oliver Mason

Oliver Mason

Oliver Mason, SYSA Staff Coach

Coaching Experience

  • Shaker Heights High School Assistant, 2017-2020
  • District Champions 2019
  • SYSA-PFC Staff Head Coach various teams and age groups, 2017-present
  • Chagrin Soccer Association Recreational Coach, 2007-2011
  • Playing Experience

Playing Experience

  • Division 2 Chagrin Falls & Varsity, 2007-2011
  • 4 Year Chagrin Valley Conference (CVC) Champions, 2007-2010
  • Ohio State University Club Team, 2011-2012
  • Various Recreational Leagues 2013-Present

Personal

Did you know that Oliver is currently working on his Master's Degree in Secondary Education?


Ryko Marich

Ryko Marich

Staff Coach

Ryko Marich, SYSA Staff Coach

Coaching Experience

  • USSF National B License
  • USSF National Youth License
  • Lakewood United FC Director of Coaching, Boys 2016-2020
  • Lakewood United FC Director of Coaching, Girls 2019 – Present
  • SYSA-PFC Staff Head Coach High School Teams 2019-2020
  • SYSA-PFC, Staff Head Coach Various Teams, 2019-present
  • Footskills / Goalie Training
  • Case Western Reserve University Assistant Coach 2010-2012
  • Coaching Staff of the Year 2011, NCAA Tournament Bid 2011, with 15-5 record and Finished in 1st place in UAA Conference                   

Playing Experience

  • Canton Invaders, Drafted NPSL Indoor Pro league 1994
  • University of Akron 1990-1994 (All-MAC 1994)
  • University of Akron Team MVP 1994
  • Karadjordje Serbs Club 1990-Present, Over 40 Team
  • Internationals SC 1987-1990

Personal Information

Did you know Ryko’s wife is Sandy and he has two kids, Amalija and Ariana?