John Hill

Bethesda Soccer Club
September 2022- Present
U-10 Girls Blue

Frederick Community College Women’s Team – Assistant Coach

July 2022 to present
Assist the head coach with training (occasionally running sessions), match day preparations, recruiting, and
helping players find a four-year school after graduation.
Potomac Soccer Association – Head Coach
August 2013 to present
Head Age Group Coach for Girls U9 and U10 teams through 2020. From 2020 to 2022 Head Age Group
Coach for 2007 girls.
Washington Spirit Youth Academy (Super Y)
June 2013 to December 2018
Coached the 2006 & 2007 Girls Teams. Responsible for preparing all training sessions and game
management. In December 2018 my 2006 team traveled to Florida to compete in the Super Y National
Championship tournament.

Brendan Mayer

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

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 Moav

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

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

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.

Yaya Fane


2019-2021: Lower Merion Soccer Club U11 & U15
2018: Assistant Coach at Girard College in PA


2021: Current playing for Maryland Bobcats in NISA
2021: Maryland Bobcats Team player of the year
Philadelphia Lone Stars player of the year 2015-2016 &2017-2018
2017-2018: Selected in Best XI in Eastern conference, Regional and National in (NPSL) 2018-2019: National Runner up with Reading United PA
2014-2019: Philadelphia Lone Stars
2004-2007: Played for Ivory Coast National team U15-17

Daniel Zapata

Daniel was a semi-professional player in Medellin, Colombia, where he played as a left midfielder winning the state league 2 times and local tournaments 4 times. He also played at Montgomery College for a year.

At the academic level, Daniel has a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics with an emphasis in Sports Nutrition and multiple degrees in business administration and finance. In addition, he has an ISAK level I anthropometrist.

He worked as a sports nutritionist for Indeportes Antioquia, a government entity in charge of managing high-performance athletes and Olympic prospects in the state of Antioquia in Colombia, working especially with soccer players, weightlifters, and swimmers.

As a technical assistant in Medellin, Colombia, Daniel spent a year at Margos F.C. This academy is dedicated to turning young athletes into professional players. In this academy, Daniel worked assisting the U-15 and U-23 age groups, reaching the quarterfinals of the national tournament with the U-15s and with the semifinals with the U-23 team.

Currently, Daniel has the USSF grassroots license.

Ben Morey

Coach Morey has been coaching and training players since 2002. His coaching philosophy is centered on individual player development to build technical and tactical foundations that yield winning results for his teams. Coach Ben is an avid proponent of futsal and includes futsal training into his soccer curriculum during the winter to further strengthen players’ abilities on and off the ball. Coach Ben has developed ECNL and high-level players looking to take their talent to the collegiate level.  His teams have competed in top flights of premier-level tournaments. Of note: his teams were Maryland State Cup Champions and four-time finalists, Futsal National Finalist, Futsal Regional Champions, and  Bethesda Tournament Champions.

Coach Morey graduated from SUNY@Cortland and was All-Region and All-Conference as a midfielder.  Ben has a U.S.S.F D license.

Ellis Pierre

Ellis brings over 20 years of successful experience from a club, team, and player perspective. He was with Bethesda Soccer Club for 13 years now he returns for his 14th year, coaching two ECNL 1 teams and directing the College Advisory Program. Ellis has great experience coaching in the ECNL, he has successfully led several teams to Champions League playoff positions.

Coach Ellis Pierre has a long-distinguished career developing boys and girls in the National Capital area.  He served as the technical director for Maryland Rush Montgomery, boys and girls, and McLean youth soccer for younger boys. With over 25 years of experience in the game at the premier level, Ellis is known for attracting, developing, and retaining top-tier coaches and motivated players in the Washington, D.C., area. Ellis is also the associate head coach at Howard University. As a coach/trainer, he has successfully won more than a dozen state cups, multiple regional championships, and a Super Y national championship; effectively placed many players on the state, regional and national teams, and groomed numerous college-bound players who attended top academic and athletic programs.