Bethesda Soccer Club

BETHESDA-OLNEY ACADEMY COACHING STAFF

 Academy Technical Directors


Jonathon Colton, Bethesda Soccer Club (DOC) 
Pete Wood, OBGC Soccer Club (DOC)

 

U17/18 Academy 

 


Coach Matt Pilkington
Phone: 202.425.3724
Email: matt.d.pilkington@gmail.com


U15/16 Academy 

 


Coach Brett Colton 
Phone: 703.304.7857
Email: brettacolton@gmail.com


U15 Pre-Academy

 


Coach Emile Mbouh
Phone:  301.674.9524
Email: mimile80@hotmail.com


U13/14 Academy

 


Coach Matt Ney
Phone:  703.200.2629
Email: mattrney7@gmail.com


 

U13 Pre-Academy 


Coach Trevor Martin

Phone: 301.908.1883

Email:  tremartin7@gmail.com


Goal Keeper/Staff Coach

Coach Brian Gill

Phone: 202.687.8820
Email:  

bg283@georgetown.edu

Academy Coaching Staff

Meet Our US Development Academy Staff

Read the bios below to learn more about Bethesda-Olney's US Development Academy Staff .

Jonathon Colton

Technical Director,
Bethesda Soccer Club DOC 
Phone: 703-304-7867

Email: JColton@BethesdaSoccer.org

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About Jonathon Colton: Director Colton has transformed the Bethesda Boy's program into one of the leading Player Development Programs in the country. Under his guidance, the club has produced several Youth National Team Players, many Regional and State Team players as well as State and Regional Championship caliber teams. Colton traveled to Holland and Brazil's Top Youth Professional 
Systems (PSV, Ajax and Fluminense) to help create and model after the world's best practices the elite Bethesda Player Development Program.

He has assembled one of the top coaching staffs in the country; boasting nine USSF 'A' Licensed coaches, one Senior Men's National Team coach, English Premier League Team Youth Coach, former and current Coaches at Division I, II, & III level. 

One of Colton's main coaching influences to date has been Bordeaux FC's former Technical Director, Pierrot Labat and his 'Total Football' Method and techniques which are evident throughout Bethesda SC's Youth Development Curriculum and coaching philosophy. See Press Release on Labat and Bethesda Soccer Club. 

Colton has a USSF  'A' License and a Fluminese Futball Club Coaching Diploma from Rio DeJaneiro (Brazil). 

Colton played college soccer at Virginia Tech and American University.While playing Midfield his Senior Year, he led AU Eagles to an NCAA Sweet 16 appearance.

Pete Wood

Technical Director,
OBGC Soccer Club DOC

Phone:301-537-7200
Email: peteshefw@verizon.net 

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About Pete Wood: Wood holds a UEFA 'B' Coaching License (English) and is from the Former Sheffield Wednesday F.C. Academy- one of the highest youth academies in England.

Wood is the Director of Coaching for OBGC and  was honored with the 2006 MSYSA Coach of the Year Award.

Matt Pilkington

U17/U18 Academy Coach

Phone: 202-425-3724
Email:  matt.d.pilkington@gmail.com

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About Matt Pilkington: Pilkington holds an 'A' license from the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) and English 'FA' coaching license.

He is well known as coach of the nationally ranked OBGC U17 Olney Rangers, where many players have committed to top NCAA Division 1 programs, as well as Gedion Zelalem signing with Arsenal FC.  With over 14 years of youth experience, his teams have won 3 Maryland State Cups, and The Dallas Cup (only team from MD to ever win this tournament). 

Pilkington played NCAA Division 1 soccer at George Washington University (All-Conference/All-Region), and was midfielder at Rochdale FC Academy in England. He played professionally with the Richmond Kickers ( A-League and Pro Team).

The U17/18 Bethesda-Olney Academy Team will be lead by Coach Matt Pilkington.

Brett Colton

U15/U16 Academy Coach

Phone: 703-304-7857
Email:  brettacolton@gmail.com

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About Brett Colton:  Colton holds a USSF ‘A’ License, a Fluminense Futball Club Coaching Diploma (Rio De Janeiro, Brazil) and has worked closely with former Technical Director, Bordeaux FC's Pierrot Labat in the Total Football Method. While traveling, coaching and playing elite teams aboard, Colton has gathered World Best Practices from Holland AJAX,  PSV , Scotland's UEFA National Training Facility and KNVB's Dutch Player Systems.

As a coach, Colton has won 3 Maryland State Championships; two with AC Bethesda and one with Bethesda Blue '96 / '97. He is also a two time Regional Semi-Finalist with AC Bethesda.

In 2013, Colton's AC Bethesda U18 Boys team, is noted as one of the top recruiting classes in the country.

Colton has seen much success with his Bethesda players. This includes a player in Belgium's Anders Lecht at the U-15 National Camp and several other opportunities in France and Germany. As a top adviser to his players, there is an abundance of Collegiate, semi-professional and professional opportunities which are consistently being followed, from Gridiron Bordeaux F.C. to Germany national football team.

As a player, Colton played soccer at American University (NCAA Division l) and anchored the defense to a Sweet 16 NCAA appearance his Senior year; played UNC in double OT and lost. He played in the Washington Premier League where he Captained the team at a scouted appearance in Agadir, Morocco.

Emile Mbouh

U15 Pre Academy Coach 

Phone: 301-674-9524
Email:  mimile80@hotmail.com

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About Emile Mbouh: Emile Mbouh Coach Mbouh holds the French Professional Coaching License. He was Captain of Cameroon’s National Team in ’90 & ’94 World Cup and played in 4 African Nations Cups. He earned 113 Caps for Cameroon.

Mbouh played professionally in La Liga in Spain for Valencia, French Ligue 1 for Le Havre.

Matt Ney

U13/U14 Academy Coach 

Phone: 703-200-2629
Email: mattrney7@gmail.com

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About Matt Ney: Ney holds a National "A"License from the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) and a Fluminense Futball Club Coaching Diploma (Rio De Janeiro, Brazil) where he studied the Brazilian philosophy to understand the route to professional soccer.

Ney has worked closely with Pierrot Labat, Girondin Bordeaux FC (world class trainer and coach for Zinedine ZidaneChristophe Dugarry,and Bixente Lizarazu, learning his philosophy and ideas on the technical, tactical, and psychological development of the youth player.

As a coach, Ney has won a Region 1 Championship and Two Maryland State Cup Championships.

Ney played collegiate soccer as a forward at College of the Holy Cross where he was the All-Time leading scorer in school history, 2-Time Patriot League Player of the Year (2002, 2003), 2-time All- New England Region Selection (2002, 2003), 4-time Patriot League All-Conference -- 2nd team (1999); 1st team (2000-2002) and Golden Boot Award for top scorer in US National Championships (2000).

As an entrepreneur, Ney is founder and President of Fitbound; youth introduction to sports and fun activities in the DC metro area and NVision Group;training and fitness of athletes. 

Trevor Martin

U13 Academy Coach 

Phone: 301.908.1883

Email: tremartin7@yahoo.com

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About Trevor Martin: Martin holds a USSF “C” License and is a former midfielder/defender for George Washington University Men's Soccer Team and  2 time Atlantic 10 Champion Team. Martin was a 4 year team starter and senior Captain, playing in 20 matches with 17 starts including the NCAA Tournament against North Carolina.

As a captain/starter for  the Maryland State Champion Bethesda-Chevy Chase Barons, Martin received First-team all-county selection, was Named to the All-Met Honorable Mention Team and was an All-Chevy Chase Gazette honoree.

Coach Martin has worked closely with Soccer Technical Trainer and Coach, Bordeaux FC's Pierrot Labat in the Total Football Method (Players include: Zidane, Dugarry, Lizarazu) to learn his philosophy and ideas on the technical, tactical and psychological development of the youth player. 

Martin is a coach with Bethesda Soccer Club's Youth Development Program.

Brian Gill

Goalkeeper/Staff Coach 
Phone: 202.687.8820

Email: bg283@georgetown.edu

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About Brian Gill: Coach Gill holds a National "B"License from the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), a NSCAA Advanced National Diploma and a National Goalkeepers Diploma.

Gill is in his fourth season at Georgetown University as the recruiting coordinator  and assistant coach of Men's Soccer. The 2012 season will be remembered as the most successful in program history. The Hoyas went 19-4-3 with a mark of 6-2-0 in the BIG EAST Conference.

The program saw an appearance in the NCAA championship game, a BIG EAST regular season title and 4 seniors drafted into MLS (Major League Soccer). In his tenure at Georgetown, Gill has coached three All-Americans, nine regional All-Americans, two BIG EAST Players of the Year and 11 All-BIG EAST honorees as well as the College Cup Most Outstanding Offensive Player. 

As a player, Gill was a two-time team MVP at Rider University, helping the team reach the MAAC championship game in 2000 and 2003. He also played goalkeeper for the Brooklyn Knights of the USL's Premier Development League from 2001-03.

Gill served an Assistant Coach at Seattle University for one season helping build the program in its first season of Division I in 2009 and also Assistant Coach at Lafayette College in Easton, Pa., for two seasons prior as the Leopards reached the Patriot League Conference Tournament in 2007 and 2008.

Coach Gill has a vast amount of U.S. Development Academy Soccer experience. He was the Head Coach of the Potomac Academy U16 for the past two years and the U18's Assistant Coach with Matthew Pilkington in 2010.  His team went 11-11-3 and finished 6 out of 12 teams in the division, nearly making the playoffs with some making Market Training and U-14/15 Youth National Teams.

Coach Gill was also an assistant with the Washington Premier in 2009 prior to them becoming the Seattle Sounders Academy.

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