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Aimee Radic-Waddell

Teams: 05 Girl Silver, 06 Girls Silver
Has been coaching since 2013.
ODP part time
NSCAA National Youth, E, GK 1, 2
I do not have a favorite club, I enjoy all soccer when it is on. I do love watching the USWNT as much as possible. 
The game is the teacher.  My job, as a coach, is to modify the learning so that the game can do its job and teach young players how to respect, love, and master the game.  I want to motivate and have fun with players as they competitively enjoy soccer.  

  Allison Bell

  Teams: 09 Girls Academy, 07 Girls Blue, 03 Girls White
  Has been coaching since 2016
  Favorite Professional Soccer Club: Chelsea
  Coaching Philosophy: Teaching players lessons on the field that can benefit them both on and off the field.

Brian Stevens

Teams: 03 Girls Silver, 02 Boys Blue
Has been coaching since 2005
Head Coach Clayton High School Girls Soccer and 05 ODP Coach
NSCAA Advanced National
Favorite Professional Soccer Club:  Don’t have a favorite Club, because I truly enjoy the beauty and complexity of the game no matter who is playing.
Coaching Philosophy:  I have taught and coached for many years and enjoy seeing youth grow into confident young adults.  I believe in placing players in complex situations where they can learn and develop.  I believe that if a player is placed in their optimal learning environment, they will grow to their potential.  My training philosophy is based on perfect effort, not perfect performance.  I have an open door policy to discuss player development.  I encourage parents to ask questions and engage in their player development in a positive and supportive manner.  Soccer is a sport that develops life skills, so my players are taught and expected to respect the sport and everyone involved in the sport including fellow players, coaches, referees, and opponents.  Although winning is great, I believe it is a byproduct of hard work, determination, and player development.

Donny Parker

Teams:  02 Girls Silver
Has been coaching since 1997
JUSA Classic Coach of the Year Award winner
Singer State Cup Champions
Kepner State Cup Final Four
NSCAA Advanced National and GK 1, USSF D License, National Youth Coaching License, 
USSF Grade 7 Certified Referee
Favorite Professional Soccer Club:  Arsenal
Coaching Philosophy:  I want to light a spark in my players by providing quality training sessions where “the game is the teacher”.  Actively participate in coach guided, not coach directed training sessions.  Energize my players through my own passion for the game.  Promote watching other levels of play and encouraging competition while maintaining good sportsmanship, honesty, and integrity.  "Let your game do you’re talking.  DO what you SAY, SAY what you DO"

Edgar Fabricio Lemus Sr.

Teams:  10 Boys Academy
Has been coaching since 2014
USSF F License
Favorite soccer club : FC Barcelona 
Coaching Philosophy:  Discipline, respect, hard work and have fun while doing it. I don't consider Success winning every game, I consider success when I can get an entire group of kids to play together as 1 team, And to see every kid playing better than when the season first starts.

Fernando Coelho

Teams: 08, 09 Academy
Has been coaching since 2016
Highest Coaching License:  NSCAA GK 1, 2, USSF E
Favorite Professional Soccer Club: Chelsea and Real Madrid
Coaching Philosophy: I love teaching the game that gave a lot to me as a kid. It's nice to give back and help grow the game of soccer at the developmental age. I enjoy not only helping teach the kids the game of soccer but comradery and respect for the game.

Jason King

Youth Technical Director for Ages U8-U12, Academy Director.  Head Coach for 08 Boys Academy
Has been coaching since 1989
Clubs coached at: Norwin Soccer Club, PA ODP CASL, GCAA, West Johnston High, FC Hambach, Hambach Germany, Canton Soccer Club Canton MI, Johnston United Soccer Club
USSF B, National Youth License, NSCAA Advanced National Diploma
Jason grew up playing soccer out of Norwin Soccer Club in Pennsylvania and has been coaching youth soccer since 1989. Jason has trained players at all levels (select, premier, high school, and ODP) from u5 –u18. He’s worked with clubs in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Michigan, as well as several years of coaching and playing experience in Hambach Germany. After coming back from Germany his primary focus has been to improve the technical ability in our youth players in the US starting with our academy players. His passion is developing players that that are able to compete at the highest level of classic play and give those select players that are able an opportunity to play the game at the next level. 

Joel Tucker

Teams:  01 Boys Blue, 04 Boys  Blue
Has been coaching since 1997
NSCAA Advanced National, GK Level 1 & 2, USSF National D License & National Youth License.
Favorite Professional Soccer Club: Newcastle United F.C. 
Coaching Philosophy: My focus, as a coach, is very much about “player development”. I want to encourage the players to be creative with the ball.  I want to help give the players a chance to learn soccer skills, strive to improve speed & strength, grow and have some fun along the way. We will stay focused on the ability to control and manipulate the ball, and learn tactical awareness during the play of the game. I want them to learn a little more about the game of soccer and hope to develop in them a love for the game, while trying to teach them about team spirit, good sportsmanship, improve and master soccer skills. I will do my best to refrain from “over-coaching.”

John Asmussen

Teams: 06 Boys Silver
Has been coaching since 2002.  15 years at the high school level and 8 at the club level
Other Coaching Position: Head Men's Varsity Coach Clayton High School
NSCAA Advanced National Diploma
Favorite Professional Soccer Club: Man City
Coaching Philosophy: My philosophy is rooted in my love for this beautiful game and as full time educator. It goes far beyond winning and losing but to instill young people with both soccer specific skills and real world skills to help them reach their maximum potential both individually as a collaborative group. 

Keith Jenkins

Director of Coaching for NRFA
Previously coached at William Peace University for 7 years and Clayton High School for 13 years.  
ODP Staff Coach for NCYSA.  
Instructor for NSCAA and NCYSA
10 time NCAA Division 1 Final Four Tournament Director
USSF C and National Youth License
NSCAA Premier, DOC, HS, GK 3, Licenses
Favorite Team:  USMNT
Philosophy:  To provide the best opportunities for coaches to grow not only as coaches but as individuals so that they can best serve our youth in today’s game.  Coaching education for our coaches is the key to the future success for our youth.  Properly prepared coaches equates to properly prepared players.

Luke Waddell

Teams:  02 Boys Blue, 07 Boys Silver, and 01 Girls Silver
Has been coaching since 2013.  
Was the head coach at West Johnston HS from 2015-2017.  Also an ODP Coach for 2006 Age Group.
NSCAA National, USSF D
Favorite Professional Club: Any and all
Coaching Philosophy:  I believe that it is my role as a coach to maximize the potential in every player.  More than anything else, coaching at the youth level is about individual player development and preparing young players to compete at the next level.

Michael Statum

Teams:  05 Boys Blue, 02 Boys Silver
Started coaching in 2012
Other Coaching positions: Head Women’s Soccer Coach at Wake Technical Community College
Highest coaching license: USSF F license
Favorite Professional Club: Manchester United/Barcelona 
Coaching Philosophy: Not just a soccer coach, but a life coach using soccer as a platform to build character, strength, stamina, endurance, confidence, leadership, and teamwork; physically, mentally, emotionally, and psychologically.

Rick Miller

Teams: 00 Boys Silver
Has been coaching since 2005
USSF E, NSCAA Advanced National, NSCAA GK 1 & 2
Favorite Professional Soccer Team Bayern Munich
Coaching Philosophy:  I believe that being a coach is a greater responsibility than teaching kids to play soccer, helping them navigate the challenges in life by focusing on Character, Integrity and teamwork.  How you carry yourself in life will dictate your success, both on and off the field.  I like to play and coach a possession style of soccer, working the ball out of the back through all thirds of the field, using width and depth to open up attacking space.  I feel a player should leave all they have on the field, it does not matter if you are the best player on the field, but if you were the best YOU on the field.  I encourage my players to strive harder to excel at the best of their ability and to continue to fail harder.  The harder you fail, the harder you work, the better. 

Andy Stokes

Girls Technical Director for ages 13-18, 00 Girls Silver, 04 Girls Silver

Over 22 years coaching experience at youth and collegiate level.

Head women's soccer coach Louisburg college NJCAA D1
Former Volunteer assistant Meredith College D3
Former Mens assistant Louisburg College
Assisted  former US Virgin islands National team coach in designing a national youth curriculum.
Assisted with coaching education Northern Soccer club Santa Fe NM
South Carolina ODP Staff 
North Carolina ODP staff 
First coach in Region to lead Louisburg College to a National Tournament. Produced 5 all Americans and over 30 All region players.
Developed numerous players to success at the next level inc D1 ,D2 D3 and proffesional.
Holds coaching licences from USSF and NSCAA
Has a daughter Caitlin and resides in Raleigh
Favorite Team: Crystal Palace 
Philosophy:  Building confidence and a love for the game whilst maintaining an engaged learning , competitive age appropriate training environment with an emphasis of continuous technical development.

Ted Awana

Boys Technical Director for Ages 13-18, Head Coach for 04 Boys Silver
Has been coaching since 2011. Current Head Men's Coach Wake Tech Community College. Former assistant coach Louisburg College 2011-2016.
Playing Experience: Louisburg College 2006-2008 (NJCAA) & Campbell University 2008-2010 (NCAA DI). 
Education: Louisburg College AA, Campbell University BS.
License: USSF National D 
Favorite Team: USMNT
Philosophy: Developing players by using soccer to enhance confidence, leadership, character and discipline. Establishing an environment encompassing player/coach trust strengthens the ability to maximize player/team performance.

Tom Eure

Teams: 01 Boys Silver
Has been coaching since 2008
USSF D National, NSCAA National Diploma, NSCAA GK 1 & GK 2.
NCFC, LA Galaxy, Portland Timbers, Barcelona. 
Coaching Philosophy:  I believe that player development is more important than a win/loss record.  I believe in and teach “possession” soccer.  I believe that a good coach can make a life-long positive impact on kids they come in contact with.  I originally started coaching to spend more quality time with my own kids.  Once I got a taste of coaching, it quickly turned into a lifelong passion.  My ultimate goal through coaching is to teach this beautiful game and be a positive role model for the kids I am fortunate enough to work with.  

Tyler Van Hall

Teams coaching:  09 Boys Academy, 06 Boys Blue
Has been coaching since 2012.  Assistant Coach at Franklin Academy High School
Favorite Pro Team: Man United
Coaching philosophy:  You are how you train.  Train like a champion, win like a champion. The same work ethic that will carry you as a soccer player will drive you to be successful in life.

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