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Club Program Directors

Brad Wylde
Executive Director

 
As Executive Director, Wylde oversees the player development, guidance and coaching responsibilities for all children under the CSA soccer program. 
Wylde joined the former South Charlotte Soccer Association as Executive Director in 2005 and has grown the organization from a thirty team club to over 190 teams competing in all levels of play. In 2008 and 2009, Wylde coached the club’s first US Youth Soccer Regional Championship team and took the team to back-to-back Regional Championships and two appearances in the USYS National Championships.

Wylde is an associate National Staff instructor under the National Coaches Association of America, teaching state, regional and advanced regional courses in the Southeast Region. He is also a former NC Olympic Development state team coach.

Wylde has been influential in the growth of youth soccer in and around the Charlotte area, having created a club that now has a presence in several counties around Charlotte. Charlotte Soccer Academy is one of only two organizations in NC and SC to offer all levels of play available under the US Youth Soccer structure.  In addition to the successes on the field, Wylde oversees the day to day operations and business sector of the Club.  He has connected some of the cities’ most reputable corporations to CSA through CSA's Sponsorship program.

Wylde was a standout player at Catawba College and an NSCAA All American; he was a 5 year professional player with the Charlotte Eagles, SC Shamrocks, and Carolina Dynamo. Following his playing career, Wylde served as Assistant college coach at Catawba while obtaining his MBA. 

Wylde is fully qualified under the USC, UEFA B license and in 2012 completed his UEFA A license through the Union of European Football Associations which is one of the highest coaching awards in the world.
Mark Thornton
Director of Operations

• USSF A License
• Former Director of Coaching at Concorde Fire, Atlanta, GA
• Four year starter, two year captain, All-Southern Conference & All South selection atAppalachian State University
• Former youth player for Sunderland in the English Premier League
Richard Butler
CSA Youth Academy Program Director

• USSF A License
• USC Premier Diploma & USC National Staff Coach
• Former USSDA Director
• Played professional & collegiate soccer

Ian Carry
Goalkeeping Program Director

• UEFA Goalkeeping License and UEFA B License
• Former Head Coach, University of Kentucky Women's Soccer Program
• Former Republic of Ireland & Scotland National Team GK Coach
• Former Professional GK in Ireland & Scotland
• Former Republic of Ireland National Team Futsal GK
Dan Dudley
Director Tournaments

• USSF A License & USC qualified
• Program Head Boys & Girls Soccer Providence Day School
• Former Boys Assistant High Point University and Girls Assistant Catawba College
• Four year professional player, Carolina Dynamo
• MSS Master of Sports Science

CSA National Program Directors

Steve Gummer
ECNL National Academy Boys Director

• USSF A License & UEFA B License
• U.S. Soccer Development Academy Directors License
• Coerver Coaching Licensee
• United Soccer Coaches Guest Clinician 2014, 2016 - 2018 (National Convention)
• Former Semi-Professional player in the UK & Switzerland
 
Brian Moore
ECNL National Girls Director

• USSF A License, USC Advanced National Diploma, US Soccer Academy Director License
• Former Asst. Coach, University of Georgia Women's Program
• Former ECNL Director, Concorde First Soccer Club, Atlanta, GA
• Former US Soccer Scout & Training Center Coach for Atlanta area
• Former Professional Player in the "A" League (years prior to MLS)
• USYS National Champion 2003, U19 Girls Peachtree City Lazers Soccer Club

Phil Hindson
ECNL National Boys Director

• UEFA B License
• USC Premier Diploma
• Scottish Football Association C License
• Master’s Degree in Physical Education
• 20 years of Men's College coaching experience at Winthrop, Clemson, UNC Pembroke

Ben Cook
Pre-ECNL Boys Program Director

• USSF B License
• USC Advanced National Diploma & USC Premier Diploma
• USC Futsal Diploma
• BSC Sports & Exercise Health Science
• Former Semi-Professional player, Newport F.C.

Stephano Williams
Pre-ECNL Girls Program Director
• USSF D License
• USC Advanced Regional Diploma
• Former Director of Coaching, Charlotte United Futbol Club
• All Regional at Wilbraham & Monson Academy

Ian Carry
ECNL National Program Goalkeeping Director

• UEFA Goalkeeping License and UEFA B License
• Former Head Coach, University of Kentucky Women's Soccer Program
• Former Republic of Ireland & Scotland National Team GK Coach
• Former Professional GK in Ireland & Scotland
• Former Republic of Ireland National Team Futsal GK

CSA ECNL Regional Program Directors

Steve Magee
ECNL Regional Program Director Boys & Girls

• U.S. Soccer National A Youth Coaching License
• USC Premier Diploma
• Former Head Men's Coach, Eckerd College
• Former Assistant Men's Coach, UNC Wilmington
• Former Director at Charlotte United FC; Former Director of Coaching at Charlotte Soccer Club, New Orleans Soccer Academy & High Country Soccer Association
 
Matt Denton
ECNL Regional Director - North/Huntersville Girls

• USC National Youth Diploma & USC Advanced National Diploma
• Instrumental in organizing and implementing the CSA North Program.
• Bachelor's Degree in Sports Management Business Administration & Marketing with a concentration in Finance & Economics, Pfeiffer University
• Four-year starter & captain, Pfeiffer University

Stephen Chaconas
ECNL Regional Director - North/Huntersville Boys

• USSF Senior A License & USC Premier Diploma
• Former Technical Director, Boys DOC, & NPL Director, Lake Norman SC
• Former USL W Leage Asst. Coach, Cary Clarets
• Former Asst. Coach Guilford College
• B.S. Sports Medicine
Andrew Steedman
ECNL Regional Director - North/Huntersville Boys & Girls

• USSF D License
• National Youth License
• Created Strikers Soccer Center, Huntersville, NC
• Former youth coach & club secretary, Clydebank FC in Scotland

NPL and DPL York County Programs

Ralph Latchana
Director - National Premier Leagues 13U-19U Boys

• USSF C License
• FA Level 2 License
• Former Discoveries NPL/ECNL Director
• Former GPS Regional Manager 2016-2019, 3 Regional Championships, Nat’l Finalist 2019
Sheldon Russell
Director - Development Player League 13U-19U Girls

• USSF D License
• Head Coach, Gold Hill Middle School Boys Soccer Program
• Former Head Coach, Gold Hill Middle School Girls Soccer Program
• Former player in the Jamaica Premier League, Violet Kickers F.C.
• Former U17 Jamaica National Team player

Elite 64 Program Director

Catey Stewart
Director: U13-U19 Elite 64 Girls and Boys

• USSF National Youth License & USC National Diploma
• Former Assistant Women's Coach, High Point University
• Master of Science Degree in Sport Studies, High Point University
• NSCAA All American, four time All Region & four time All Conference Player, Catawba College
• Inducted into South Atlantic Conference Hall of Fame & Catawba College Hall of Fame

CSA-Charlotte Directors of Coaching

Raymond Fraser
CSA-Charlotte
Sectional Director

• USSF B License
• Licensed with the Scottish FA & USC
• Former Coach, Scottish FA youth professional teams
• Sports Coaching & Youth Development Degree, School of Sport, Exercise & Outdoor Studies
• Double major in Business & Sports Management, Pfeiffer University
• Former youth player, Rangers Football Club in the Scottish Premier league

Richard Butler
CSA-Charlotte
Director: Youth Academy


• USSF A License
• USC Premier Diploma & USC National Staff Coach
• Former USSDA Director
• Played professional & collegiate soccer

Rich Schwartz
CSA-Charlotte
Director: Youth Academy Boys

• Youth License I and II
• NCYSA E License
• Grassroots 4v4, 7v7, 11v11
• Junior Academy Coach 2013-present
• Junior Academy Director 2018-present 
Danielle Russell
CSA-Charlotte
Director: Youth Academy Girls

• USSF D License
• Played collegiate soccer at Clemson University, 2006-2009, Elite 8 Freshman Year
• Inducted into the York County Soccer Hall of Fame, August 2022
• Former Assistant Women's Soccer Coach at Fort Mill High School

Josh Gregory
CSA-Charlotte
Director: 11U-14 Classic Boys
• USSF C License<
• Former National Premier League Director, Barça Academy Carolinas
• Certificate of Sports Psychology in Athlete Development, Barça Universitas
• Former Boys DOC, North Georgia United
  • Bachelors in Sports Management, Wingate University

  • Joe Distaffen
    CSA-Charlotte
    Director: 11U -14U Classic Girls

    • USSF C License
    • USC National Diploma
    • Former Director of Coaching Azzurri Storm Soccer Club

    Scott Ginn
    CSA-Charlotte
    Director: 15U - 19U Classic Girls and Boys

    • USSF A Senior License
    • USC Advanced National Diploma & TOVO Methodology Certificate
    • NCAA College Soccer Coach - 23 yrs. (DI, DII) University of Louisiana, Middle Tennessee State University, Belmont Abbey College, Mars Hill University, Barton College, Berry College
    • Region III ODP Staff Coach & USSF Market Training Center Staff Coach
    • Master’s Degree, East Carolina University; BA Mathematics, Barton College (4 year player)

    Keith Wienke
    CSA-Charlotte
    Recreational Program Director

    • USSF National C License
    • USSF Grassroots 4v4, 7v7, 9v9, and 11 v 11
    • FBS Media Studies, University or Illinois

    CSA-Matthews Directors of Coaching

    Andy Guevara
    CSA-Matthews
    Sectional Director
    Director: 11U - 19U Boys & Girls


    • USSF D License & USSF National Youth License
    • USC Advanced National Diploma
    • Former Director of Coaching, Mecklenburg Union FC
    • Former player, Butler University

    Steve Burckhalter
    CSA-Matthews
    Director: Youth Academy Boys & Girls

    • USSF B License & USSF National Youth License
    • Former Associate DOC, Dakota Alliance Soccer Club
    • Former Women's Head Coch, Augustana College
    • Former Director of Coaching, Dakota Gold Soccer Club

    CSA-Uptown Directors of Coaching

    Dan Dudley
    CSA-Uptown
    Sectional Director

    • USSF A License & USC qualified
    • Program Head Boys & Girls Soccer Providence Day School
    • Former Boys Assistant High Point University and Girls Assistant Catawba College
    • Four year professional player, Carolina Dynamo
    • MSS Master of Sports Science

    Catey Stewart
    CSA-Uptown
    Director: U13-U19 Elite 64 Girls and Boys
    11U-16U USYS Girls


    • USSF National Youth License & USC National Diploma
    • Former Assistant Women's Coach, High Point University
    • Master of Science Degree in Sport Studies, High Point University
    • NSCAA All American, four time All Region & four time All Conference Player, Catawba College
    • Inducted into South Atlantic Conference Hall of Fame & Catawba College Hall of Fame

    Prince Ojok
    CSA-Uptown
    Director: Youth Academy Boys
    Director: 11U-15U Boys


    • USSF C License & UEFA B License
    • USC Advanced National Diploma
    • Former Assistant Coach, Western Connecticut State University
    • B.S. Sports Science

    CSA-Palisades Directors of Coaching

    Ralph Latchana
    Sectional Director - CSA Palisades

    • USSF C License
    • FA Level 2 License
    • Former Discoveries NPL/ECNL Director
    • Former GPS Regional Manager 2016-2019, 3 Regional Championships, Nat’l Finalist 2019
    Efrain Tirado
    Director: 11U-15U Palisades (NC) Boys & Girls

    • USC Premier Diploma
    • USSF D License
    • Played collegiately at Gardner-Webb

    Jay Marlovits
    Director: Youth Academy Boys & Girls

    • USSF C License
    • SCYSA State Cup Champion 2019 & SCSCL Finalists 2021
    • University of Hartford Soccer Excellence – Hall of Fame Induction Class 2014
    • NSCAA All American Selection & Umbro Select College All-Star 1996
    • All-New England 1996 and a two-time All-Conference First Team 95/96

    CSA-York/Palmetto County Directors of Coaching

    Ralph Latchana
    Sectional Director - CSA York/Palmetto
    Director: National Premier Leagues Boys

    • USSF C License
    • FA Level 2 License
    • Former Discoveries NPL/ECNL Director
    • Former GPS Regional Manager 2016-2019, 3 Regional Championships, Nat’l Finalist 2019

    Efrain Tirado
    Director: 11U-15U Palisades (NC) Boys & Girls

    • USC Premier Diploma
    • USSF D License
    • Played collegiately at Gardner-Webb

    Jay Marlovits
    Director: Youth Academy Boys & Girls

    • USSF C License
    • SCYSA State Cup Champion 2019 & SCSCL Finalists 2021
    • University of Hartford Soccer Excellence – Hall of Fame Induction Class 2014
    • NSCAA All American Selection & Umbro Select College All-Star 1996
    • All-New England 1996 and a two-time All-Conference First Team 95/96

    CSA-North Directors of Coaching

    Matt Denton
    CSA-North
    Sectional Director
    Director: 15U-19U North/Huntersville Joint Teams

    • USC National Youth Diploma & USC Advanced National Diploma
    • Instrumental in organizing and implementing the CSA North Program.
    • Bachelor's Degree in Sports Management Business Administration & Marketing with a concentration in Finance & Economics, Pfeiffer University
    • Four-year starter & captain, Pfeiffer University

    Chris Ryan
    CSA-North
    Director: Youth Academy Boys and Girls

    • USSF D License and Grassroots Certifications
    • Former Director of Coaching, LPSC U11-12 Boys and Girls
    • Four Year Collegiate Standout at Methodist University
    • Bachelors Degree in Business Administration with Minors in Accounting and Sports Management

    Scott Fischer
    CSA-North
    Director: 11U - 12U Boys & Girls
    CSA-North/Huntersville Joint Teams
    Director: 13U - 14U Boys & Girls

    • USC Advanced National Diploma & National Youth Diploma
    • Region 1 ODP
    • Former Assistant Coach, Marshall University
    • Former Head Men's & Women's Coach, Salem University (WV)
    • Founder & former Director, West Virginia Rowdies - West Virginia FC

    Meanu Kayea
    CSA-North
    Recreational Soccer Assistant DOC

    • USSF C License, National Youth Certificate License
    • Former Varsity Men's Coach at West Mecklenburg High School & Former JV Men's Coach at Country Day
    • Former Charlotte Eagles player
    • Four-year Collegiate player, Bachelor’s Degree in Communications

    CSA-Huntersville Directors of Coaching

    Andrew Steedman
    CSA-Huntersville
    Sectional Director
    Director: 11U -12U Boys and Girls
    Youth Academy Boys & Girls

    • USSF D License
    • National Youth License
    • Created Strikers Soccer Center, Huntersville, NC
    • Former youth coach & club secretary, Clydebank FC in Scotland

    Scott Fischer
    CSA-North-Huntersville Joint Teams
    Director: 13U-14U Boys & Girls

    • USC Advanced National Diploma & National Youth Diploma
    • Region 1 ODP
    • Former Assistant Coach, Marshall University
    • Former Head Men's & Women's Coach, Salem University (WV)
    • Founder & former Director, West Virginia Rowdies - West Virginia FC

    Matt Denton
    CSA-North-Huntersville Joint Teams
    Director: 15U-19U Boys & Girls

    • USC National Youth Diploma & USC Advanced National Diploma
    • Instrumental in organizing and implementing the CSA North Program.
    • Bachelor's Degree in Sports Management Business Administration & Marketing with a concentration in Finance & Economics, Pfeiffer University
    • Four-year starter & captain, Pfeiffer University

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