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Coaching Staff

CYA Staff

The CYA Soccer Staff coaches bring a wealth of experience and passion for the game from all over the world to Chantilly. The CYA Soccer Staff focuses on the development of each player throughout the club. Coming from professional and collegiate backgrounds from nearly every continent, the CYA Staff brings unique experiences while working towards a common goal using the CYA Soccer Curriculum and the “Integral Education” methodology. 

Our Staff:

Dylan Sutherland: CYA Program Director 


Education: MS Sports Management (WVU), BA Political Science (Humboldt State University)


Coaching Credentials: UEFA B License, NSC Premier Diploma, Irish FA C License, NSC Director of Coaching, USSF National Youth License


Playing Experience: CRF Cluj-Napoca, Rapid Bucharest U20, Humboldt State University, Chesapeake Dragons PDL, West Virginia ODP, Bethesda Soccer Club, CYA Soccer



Jane Dawber: CYA Director of Recreational Soccer


Education: A levels in Phys Ed, Art, General Studies and Information Technology from Holycross College, United Kingdom


Coaching Credentials: USSF B License, UEFA B License, English FA Youth Award (The FA level 3), USSF National Youth License, NSC Advanced Regional Diploma


Playing Experience: Bury Ladies FC (UK women’s NW premier League), Cheshire school of excellence for soccer, Lancashire County/ State team, Invited to train with England Ladies National Team, Arlington Women’s League, FWSA women’s league 



Mike Dinuzzo: CYA U7-10 Age Group Director


Education: M.Ed. Educational Psychology: Applied Developmental Science (UVA), BA Kinesiology and Health Sciences (College of William and Mary)


Coaching Credentials: USSF C License, USSF National Youth License


Playing Experience: College of William and Mary, Fredericksburg Gunners PDL, BRYC Team Harkes Cardinals, Virginia ODP



Vincent Vergamini: CYA U11-U14 Girls Age Group Director

Coaching Credentials: USSF B License, NSC Director of Coaching, NSC GK level 1



Ivan Stevanovic: CYA U15 to U19 Age Group Director/Director of Goal Keeping

Education: BA College of Professional Studies for Traffic Management – Nis, Serbia.

Coaching Credentials: USSF C License, UEFA C License, NSCAA Advanced National Goalkeeping, NSCAA Director of Coaching, USSF National Youth License, Assistant Coach George Washington University Men’s team.

Playing Experience: FK Car Konstantin Nis, Serbia Division 2, FK Winner Broker Nis Division 2, Serbia, FK Zeleznicar Nis, Serbia Division 3 East.



Dan Ayoub: CYA Staff Coach


Education: Some college, local business owner since 1987


Coaching Credentials: USSF D License, Coerver Youth Diploma, United Soccer Coaches Attacking & Defending Principles Diplomas


Playing/Coaching Experience: Vienna and McLean Soccer (youth travel) & Oakton HS. CYA Recreational Soccer 2001-2007, CYA Travel Soccer 2007- Current Girls U15+



Sofiane Allaouat: Staff Coach


Education: BA in physical education, major Soccer

Ain Benian, Algiers, Algeria

Coaching Credentials: CAF (Confederation Africaine de Footbal) A License


Playing Experience: USMA (Algeria) 1st Division, JSMC (Cheraga) 3rd Division, Youth Algerian National team U17, Youth teams, first and second division



Elise Fasick: Staff Coach 


Education: MA Education Leadership (GMU), MA Second Language Acquisition and Application (UMD), BA Spanish and Education (UMW)


Coaching Credentials: USSF C License


Playing Experience: Mary Washington College, Virginia ODP, Springfield Youth Club



Jose Gomez: Staff Coach


Education: George Mason University B.S. Sports Management ‘10


Coaching Credentials: U.S Soccer D License, NSC Regional Goalkeeper Certificate



Trey Messiah: Staff Coach


Education: BS Sports Management (James Madison University)


Coaching Credentials: USSF C License 


Playing Experience: James Madison University, Westfield High School, Reston FC, DC United Super Y, Virginia ODP 



Cory Fick: Staff Coach


Education: BS Communication & Advertising (WVU)


Coaching Credentials: USSF 'D' (final evaluation Jan. 12-14)


Playing Experience: Team America Soccer club, Virginia ODP, Washington Post 1st team All-Met, DC United SYL, NOVA Royals PDL



Nazir Amin: Staff Coach


Coaching Credentials: USSF C License, Coerver Youth Diploma


Playing Experience: National Team, Afghanistan



Neal Rei: Staff Coach


Coaching Credentials: USSF B License, NSCAA National Diploma, NSCAA Goalkeeping Diploma



Chad Gilbert: CYA Travel Academy Coach

Education: Master of Public Administration (Eastern Kentucky University), BA - Speech Communication (Eastern Kentucky University)

Coaching Credentials: USSF National D License Candidate (Expected completion January 14th, 2018)



Jazmin Cardosa: Staff Coach

Education: MS Spanish/Bilingual and Multicultural Education (GMU), BA Global Affairs with a concentration in Latin American Studies (GMU).

Coaching Credentials: USSF D National Youth License

Playing Experience: George Mason University, New Mexico State University, SOCA (Charlottesville soccer club), F.C. Delco (PA) Broadway High School



Carlos Alarcon: Staff coach


Education: Process Technician (College UFSM)


Coaching Credentials: USSF D License


Playing Experience: Everton Chile, Español Viña Del Mar,Selección de Viña Del Mar, College UFSM



Nicu Titei: Staff Coach/GK Coach

Education: Geodesy and topography Major(Technical university of Moldova)

Coaching Credentials: USSF E license and NSCAA Goalkeeping Level 2

Playing Experience: Moldovian youth national teams (U-16, U-17, U-19, U-21), Fc Zimbru Chisinau , Fc Zimbru II Chisinau, Fc Mipan, Fc Gagauziya



Sharon Wojcik: Staff Coach

Education: BS in Exercise Science (VCU)

Coaching Credentials: USSF E

Playing Experience: FC Lugano (Switzerland), Virginia Commonwealth University, North Carolina State University, McLean Youth Soccer



Nikola Pearson: Staff Coach

Education:  BS Exercise Science (GMU)

Coaching Credentials:  USSF National Youth License, USSF "C" License, ACE Certified Personal Trainer, ACE Certified Sports Conditioning Specialist

Playing Experience:  Northern VA Majestics Women's Semi-professional team, GMU Women's Soccer, Centreville HS Girls Varsity Soccer, VISTA United, BETH Blizzard, HERN Inter-Milan, VISTA Sidekicks


Jesse Vela: Staff coach


Education: BA In Law (Universidad Rafael Landivar, Guatemala City), ESL LEVEL I, II, III, IV, V, ESL College Level, (Northern Virginia Community College)


Coaching Credentials: USSF D License


Playing Experience: Universidad Rafael Landivar 1996-1997 Guatemala City)

High School IACC 1992-1994 (Guatemala City)


Seán Cogolludo Fitzpatrick: Staff Coach 
Education: BA English and Spanish - Florida International University 
Coaching Credentials: USSF E license 
Playing Experience: Osasuna (U14, U15) - Spain, Real Sociedad (U16) - Spain, Athletic Club de Bilbao (U17) - Spain, SAA Real Madrid Miami (U18) - FL, USA

Kasey Davenport: Staff Coach
Coaching Credentials: NSCAA National Diploma
Playing Experience: George Mason University