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.

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.

Accomplishments:

  • 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.

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.

Bob Jenkins

Jenkins is currently Head of Coach Development for Bethesda Soccer Club. Prior to Bethesda, Jenkins served in a variety of roles with the US Soccer Federation.

A former member of U.S. Soccer’s National coaching staff, Jenkins began as an assistant coach for the U.S. Under-18 Men’s National Team. In 2002, he became a National Staff Coach (Region I), and in 2004 he was named head coach of the Under-18 MNT.

In early 2005, Bob Jenkins was named U.S. Soccer’s Director of Coaching Education and Youth Development. As the Director of Coaching Education and Youth Development, Jenkins was charged with creating a consistent philosophy in National Education Programs and communicating player development concepts and positions. Jenkins was responsible for the oversight of U.S. Soccer’s coaching curriculum and guides all aspects of coaching education, as well as oversaw National Staff Coaches on technical matters. He also served a key role in the creation of U.S. Soccer’s Development Academy.

In 2008, Jenkins was named the Director of Coaching and Player Development for Richmond Strikers. In addition, Jenkins was a Puma/Arsenal TCC Elite coordinator in 2016, which saw him scouting for the best youth across the United States and coordinate and perform coaching education sessions at all Puma-sponsored clubs.

Before coming to U.S. Soccer, Jenkins served as the head coach at American University from 1992-1999, helping the Eagles become a force in the Patriot League. In 1997, Jenkins led the Eagles to a No. 5 national ranking and the quarterfinals of the NCAA Championship.

Jenkins was also an assistant at Virginia from 1989-1991 with former U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Bruce Arena.  Bob was a four-year starter from 1980-1984 at Duke University.

Jenkins holds a USSF ‘A ‘License and National Youth License.

Bruce Murray

Bethesda SC – Chief Scout

About Bruce Bruce Murray is the chief scout for both the boy’s and girl’s programs.

Murray was the all-time leader in both caps and goals for the United States National Team before being overtaken in the mid-1990s by Marcelo Balboa in caps and Eric Wynalda in goals. Between his first national team appearance in 1985 and his last in 1993, he played 85 full international games, in which he scored 21 goals.

Murray played in all of the United States’ games in the 1990 World Cup, including the 10 qualifiers in 1988 and 1989 and the three games in the finals in Italy in 1990. He scored the United States’ goal against Austria in the World Cup finals. He also played in all of the United States’ games in its victorious effort in the 1991 CONCACAF Gold Cup, as well as playing for the United States in the 1988 Olympic Games, the 1992 Intercontinental Cup, and the 1993 Copa America. Murray was also a member of the US Futsal National Team, which placed third, in the 1989 Futsal World Cup.

Murray also had brief spells with first-division Luzerne in Switzerland and with Millwall in England before returning stateside to play professionally with the Atlanta Ruckus.

In addition, Murray won two National Championships in 1984/1987 with Clemson University, won the Herman Trophy for Best College Soccer Player, and was inducted into the Clemson University Hall of Fame in 1993.

Murray was inducted into the US Soccer Hall of Fame in 2011.

Chelsea Cryer

Bethesda SC Head Coach

About Chelsea

Chelsea joins the BSC program after an extensive playing and coaching career. Before joining Bethesda, Chelsea was a head coach at PSA SDFC, NJ Stallions, Maroon Soccer Club, and Match Fit Academy. She was also the Junior Varsity Head Coach at Immaculate Heart Academy. She also played Division 1 soccer at the University of Southern California, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology.

Email: ccryer@bethesdasoccer.org

Shaun Cryer

Bethesda SC Head Coach

About Shaun

Shaun joins Bethesda after an exceptional youth soccer coaching career both nationally in the state of New Jersey. As the Girls Academy Director Shaun oversaw a program that won multiple prestigious tournaments including the Jefferson Cup, the Bethesda Premier Cup, and the Disney Showcase. In addition, his teams won multiple Region I Championship as well as a US Club Championship. In terms of recruiting, his sides saw 66 players go on to play college soccer at Division 1 and Division 3 levels.

Email: scryer@bethesdasoccer.org