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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 NSCAA, 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

 
Thornton is a native of Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, having relocated to the US in 2000. As a young player, he played with Sunderland AFC and Ipswich Town. In 2000, he received a scholarship to play soccer at Appalachian State University (ASU). Thornton was a four-year starter, a two-year captain and All-Southern Conference and All-South selection during his career at ASU.

After graduation from ASU, Thornton was hired in 2004 as Technical Director of Coaching for Concorde Fire Soccer Club in Atlanta, GA. During his 4 years with the club, he also became Director of Coaching for Academy (U9–U12 boys and girls) and also Director of Girls U13–U18. 
In 2008, Thornton was hired by South Charlotte Soccer Association as a Director of Coaching. He is also an assistant coach for the North Carolina ODP program. Thornton currently holds his USSF "A" License.

Richard Butler
CSA Youth Academy Program Director

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

Bill Finneyfrock
USYS Program Goalkeeping Director

• USSF A License & USSF National Goalkeeping License
• NC Soccer Hall of Fame
• Former Executive Director, Charlotte United FC
• Five-year professional player, American Soccer League (ASL)
• Former player, Clemson University & Erskine College, two NCAA Final Four

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

• United Soccer Coaches 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 and Girls Program Director

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

Michael Winstone
ECNL National Program Goalkeeping Director

• English FA Level 2 License
• Former CSA Matthews/Mint Hill Director of Goalkeeping
• Captain & All Conference Honors, The University of Alabama in Huntsville
• Former youth player, Ipswich Town FC

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



Andrew Steedman
CSA-Huntersville
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

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

Greg Henschel
CSA-Charlotte
Director: Youth Academy Girls

• USSF D License
• Former University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Head Men & Women's coach
• Former University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Head Women's coach
• 12 appearances in NCAA post season tournament as a collegiate coach

Erik Imler
CSA-Charlotte
Director: Youth Academy Boys


• USSF A License, National Youth License, TOVO Methodology Certificate, TOVO F7
• Former Asst. Coach USMNT U17 Residency Program
• Former Asst. Coach University of Kentucky & University of Virginia
• MLS Champion DC United '96: US Olympic Team '92 Barcelona
• NCAA Champion, University of Virginia '89, '91, '92

Stephano Williams
CSA-Charlotte
Director: 11U-12U-13U Classic Girls
• USSF D License
• USC Advanced Regional Diploma
• Former Director of Coaching, Charlotte United Futbol Club
• All Regional at Wilbraham & Monson Academy

Matt Ford
CSA-Charlotte
Director: 11U - 12U - 13U Classic Boys

• USSF C License & UEFA C License
• Former Head Coach at Somerset FA Centre of Excellence
• Former Assistant coach at Bridgewater College, UK
• 2013 English FA Young Coach of the year finalist

Scott Ginn
CSA-Charlotte
Director: 14U - 15U Classic Girls and Boys

• USSF A Senior License
• USC Advance 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)

Tyler Andrus
CSA-Charlotte
Director: 16U-19U Boys and Girls


• USSF C License & USSF D License
• United Soccer Coaches (USC) Youth Level II
• U.S. Youth Soccer National Youth Coaching Course

Rich Schwartz
CSA-Charlotte
Recreational Program Director

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

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
• All-Conference, All-Region & All-State HS Player, Indiana

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


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: Youth Academy Girls
Director: 11U-16U 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



CSA-Palisades/Palmetto Directors of Coaching

Ralph Latchana
Sectional Director - CSA Palisades/Palmetto
Director: 11U-15U Palisades (NC) Boys & Girls

• 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
Ralph Lundy
CSA-Palisades
Director: Youth Academy Boys & Girls

• USSF D License
• Former USA/Mount Pleasant Coach, National Championship 2017
• Former GPS Coach, National Finalist 2019
• Four year player at College of Charleston
Sheldon Russell
Director - CSA Palmetto (SC) 15U-19U Boys & 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

CSA-York County Directors of Coaching

Ralph Latchana
Sectional Director - CSA York County
Director: National Premier Leagues Boys
Director: 13U-16U Boys and Girls

• 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

Ralph Lundy
CSA-Palisades
Director: Youth Academy Boys & Girls
Director: 11U-12U Boys & Girls

• USSF D License
• Former USA/Mount Pleasant Coach, National Championship 2017
• Former GPS Coach, National Finalist 2019
• Four year player at College of Charleston

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 E 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

Peter Broadley
CSA-North/Huntersville Joint Teams
Director: 15U-19U Boys & Girls


• USSF B License & USC Advanced National Diploma, English FA Licensed
• United Soccer Coaches/USC Senior Academy Staff & Chair
• Region III ODP Staff
• Former Executive Director, FC Carolina Alliance & Cape Fear Soccer Association
• Former Men's Head Coach, Catawba College & High Point University
• Former Assistant Men's Coach, Old Dominion Univ. & UNC Greensboro

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

Peter Broadley
CSA-North-Huntersville Joint Teams
Director: 15U-19U Boys & Girls


• USSF B License & USC Advanced National Diploma, English FA Licensed
• United Soccer Coaches/USC Senior Academy Staff & Chair
• Region III ODP Staff
• Former Executive Director, FC Carolina Alliance & Cape Fear Soccer Association
• Former Men's Head Coach, Catawba College & High Point University
• Former Assistant Men's Coach, Old Dominion Univ. & UNC Greensboro

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