Weidman joins Bethesda after previously spending two seasons as a graduate assistant at the University of the Cumberlands. During the spring 2021 season, Weidman led the Patriots to their first Mid-South conference title and an appearance in the NAIA National Tournament Quarterfinals. UC finished the spring with a No. 6 ranking in the final national poll, the highest ranking in program history.
Primarily responsible for the goalkeepers, he directed the unit to one of their most successful seasons between the posts. In the spring 2021 campaign, the keepers recorded nine shutouts (seventh-most in NAIA) and 14 wins, the most since 2010 for the program. At UC, he coached an NAIA All-American and 15 All-Conference performers.
A native of Concord, Mich., Weidman played at Spring Arbor University. He played four seasons with the Cougars and boasted a .833 record as a goalkeeper. While at Spring Arbor, Weidman served as the men’s soccer representative on the Student-Athlete Advisory Council and was the team’s NAIA Champion of Character.
Weidman holds his USSF D License and a CoachTech Analytical Analysis Diploma.
Enrolled in UEFA ‘C’ License from Germany
TuS Wesfalia Wethmar Youth Teams
Luener SV Youth Teams
DeMatha Catholic High School Varsity Associate Head Coach: 4 Years
DeMatha Soccer Academy Technical Director: 4 Years
Washington Capital United U15-U19 Age Group Director: 2 Years
DeMatha Catholic High School Varsity: All-Met, All-Conference
The Ohio State University: Big Ten All-Conference
Played Professionally in Germany: SC Westfalia Herne, Luener SV, Rot Weiss Essen, Westfalia Wickede
Alex began playing soccer for local clubs such as Pachuca and Olney at a young age. In 2014 he debuted as a professional soccer player for Club Bolivar in Bolivia. He later transitioned to play for the SoCal Reds (UPSL) for a few years until ending up in Australia playing for Sydney FC in 2018.Alex has pursued his coaching career, coaching teams at all various levels and age groups. He currently holds a USSF National ‘C’ Coaches License.Since then,
Monica Tarzy, a former Bethesda player and current MCPS teacher, has been coaching for over 12 years.
- Coaching license: National “D” License and Juventus Italy Coaches Certification
- Years of coaching experience: (12 years)
- Juventus DCMetro (3 years)- U12s, U17s, U15s
- Churchill High School JV head coach (5 years)
- Richard Montgomery Varsity head coach (6 years)
- Pivotal Play soccer training (7 years)
- Potomac Soccer Club Head coach u10s and U11s (4 years)
Youth Playing Experience & Awards:
- Bethesda Soccer Club player (6 years)
- Potomac Soccer Club player (5 years)
- WAGS level (Washington Area Girls Soccer League)
Collegiate/Professional Playing Experience:
- Club Soccer, University of Maryland (4 years)
Licenses: USSF National “D” License, Olympic Development Diploma.
Frederick Community College Women’s Team – Assistant Coach
As a player, Brendan played college soccer at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he was a Division III First-Team All-American and MIAC Player of the Year in 2001, All-Region selection from 2000 – 2001, and First-Team All MIAC selection from 1999 – 2001. Brendan captained Macalester his Senior year and was a starter all four years while Macalester claimed three conference championships and played in the NCAA national tournament.
Brendan played youth soccer in Virginia for the Braddock Road Youth Club and Springfield Youth Club and he was a four-time state champion. He also captained the WT Woodson Cavaliers his Senior year and earned All-Met honorable mention. Brendan has experience coaching at the youth level for the Minnesota Youth Soccer Association, Middle States Soccer Camps, and as a Peace Corps volunteer in Honduras. He also has 16+ years of professional experience coaching and mentoring teams in a business setting and he is a strong advocate for applying lessons from team sports to personal, academic, and professional settings.
Albert Oni is a native of Silver Spring Maryland where he grew up playing soccer at the club, high school, college, and professional levels. After college, Albert joined the Washington Warthogs. Albert completed his playing career with the Baltimore Blast. Albert has coached girls on the ODP, club, WAGS, and Region 1 levels for over 12 years. He was the head coach of Mercy HS varsity girls for 8 years, where he was named Baltimore Sun’s Coach of the Year in 2009. Albert was the head coach of the ASA Chesapeake Charge Womens’ WPSL team from 2010 to 2012 earning WPSL East coach of the year in 2011. He was an asst coach for the Towson Women’s soccer team from 2010 to 2012. Albert is currently the head coach for the Severn School girls varsity soccer program in Severna Park.
Oni has been training local youth players and teams for over 20 years. He focuses on technique, a tactical understanding of the game, and team concepts in a fun and productive learning environment. It integrates teamwork with special attention to individual players.
Arel has been with Bethesda for almost two years. He joined in the fall of the 20/21 season playing as a fullback for Bethesda’s U18s. He has worked at our juniors soccer camp since the spring of 2021. He currently works as an assistant coach for Bethesda’s U8 white and green as well as U9 academy 2 and 3. Arel currently holds a USSF Grassroots License.
Festus George has been coaching for over 25 years. In that time he has developed some of the top players in the DC Metro area. A former professional player has taken his immense talent and brought it to the youth game where his teams are known for their technical prowess.
- 14 men and 4 women playing professionally in the US and abroad
- More than 50 boys and girls playing on the Collegiate level within the US
- Won 4 state cups in Maryland, 1 state cup in Virginia, 2 Regionals and 1
- Nationals cup. As a High School coach, I won 1 Regional and 1 State Final cup.
- Played professionally for nine years in various positions with 2 MVP medals in the league championship and 1 CISL League championship cup
- 2nd Division – SV Meppen (Germany)
- Indoor – Washington Warthogs, Harrisburg Heat
- MLS – Miami Fusion, Columbus Crew, Raleigh Flyers
Licenses: USSF National “C” License, Olympic Development Diploma.
Rick Stainton is in his second season as an assistant coach with Georgetown women’s soccer. He was hired by Head Coach Dave Nolan in February 2020 and joined the Hilltop after a one-year head coaching stint at the College of Saint Elizabeth’s in Morristown, New Jersey. Stainton is no stranger to the BIG EAST Conference as he was the head coach of the Seton Hall women’s soccer team for five seasons prior to Saint Elizabeth’s.
During his tenure for the Seton Hall Pirates, Stainton’s squads won the United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award in each of the five seasons and 110 Pirates were selected to the Big East All-Academic Team. On the pitch, SHU recorded a total of 18 shutouts and had a BIG EAST All-Freshman Team recognition.
Adding on to an already impressive resume, Stainton was a part of the New Jersey-based Sky Blue FC for four years. While with Sky Blue FC, Stainton trained some of the most prominent women’s players in the world, coaching a total of 12 players who competed in the 2011 FIFA World Cup including United States internationals Tobin Heath, Carli Lloyd, Heather O’Reilly, and Christie Rampone. Stainton began his tenure with the club as an assistant, a role in which he was responsible for goalkeeper development, prospect identification, implementation of off-season training programs, and camp instruction. He also served as the head coach for a year where he guided the Sky Blue to a 7-10-7 record.
Stainton is a graduate of Green Mountain College where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Leisure Resource Facilities Management. While at Green Mountain, Stainton was named the NAIA Northeast Region MVP and First Team Mayflower All-Conference. In 2002, Stainton was inducted into the Green Mountain College Athletic Hall of Fame.