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Joan Molist

Professional Experience

  • Feb. 2023. Professor of the Ekkono Identity Course Finland
  • July. 2023. Barça Academy USA Camps Head Coach
  • 2022 – 2023. Pohjanmaan Jalkapalloakatemia Ekkono Camps Head Coach
  • 2020 – 2022. Director of the Methodology Department at the Ekkono Osaka

    Academy (Japan)

  • 2019 & 2023. Ekkono coach at Eerikkilä SHA-Ekkono Winter Camp
  • 2017 – 2022. Manager and Coach at Soccer Experience Camp
  • 2013 – 2019. Coach in a Catalan FA Clubs (U.E. Centelles, Fundació U.E. Tona)

    Education

    • University Degree in Sports Science at Universitat de Vic
    • ERASMUS at Edge Hill University, Liverpool, UK
    • EC English Course, San Francisco, USA
    • Nacional C (Catalan F.A.)

      Languages

  • Catalan – Native
  • Spanish – Native
  • English – B2
  • Japanese – A1

Dan Murphy

Abou Ceesay

Coach Ceesay has a diverse background and experience as a player and coach. As a native of The Gambia, he was among the youngest to play in The Gambian league and on the Under 17 National Team. During that time, he traveled to compete in other African countries such as Senegal, Mail, Guinea Conakry, etc. At 18, Ceesay migrated to the United States to join his parents. He has been a member and player (as an offensive midfielder) of the D.C. Gambians Soccer team for over 20 years. He received various awards during his tenure, including being the leading goal scorer and best player in the tournament. For the past few years, Ceesay has coached the Young D.C. Gambians team in multiple tournaments nationwide, leading to championship wins in Georgia, North Carolina, and Florida. With his experience, Ceesay will help further develop the Bethesda Soccer Club teams and lead them to championship success in their regional competitions.

Alex Allen

Alex played for Bethesda for 6 years in the DA system – the predecessor of MLS Next. He went on to play 4 years of Division 1 Soccer at UC San Diego, captaining the team and gaining All-Conference honors his senior year. His coaching philosophy is centered around developing technical, confident, intelligent players, and most importantly, fostering joy for the game. He is a teacher in MCPS at Blair High School.

Zach Weidman

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.

Parnell Hegngi

Coaching Experience

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

Playing Experience

Bethesda Mavericks

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

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.

Yaya Fane

AS A COACH

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

AS A PLAYER

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.