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Coaching


Meet Our Coaches

We are here to provide you and your family with the best youth soccer experience possible! We are proud to bring you a group of highly accomplished coaches. Read the bios below to learn more about your coach and other leaders in our Pacesetter South family.

Jason Espinoza

Director of Coaching - Boys
Head Coach - U11/12 Boys


Email: [email protected]


Hometown:  Pueblo, CO
Playing history: 
PSSA, Pueblo Rangers, Pueblo Central HS
Coaching history:
I've been coaching since 1994 in the Ohio area started out in Mount Blanchard Ohio then coached out at Riverdale high school And with their rec program. Then I started coaching at Findlay Soccer Club in Findlay Ohio which is now currently pacesetter South soccer club I am also currently the DOC of Pacesetter South soccer club on the boys side And coach of u11/12 soccer team. I am currently also the assistant coach at Finldlay High School on the women's side.
Licensure: 11v11 Pre- National Diploma, National Diploma, Advanced National Diploma
Favorite soccer player: Frank Lampard
Favorite professional team: Chelsea FC and Columbus Crew SC
Fun Facts:   Family and friends are the way to go.  And my favorite hobby besides soccer is hunting.

Tiffany George

Director of Coaching - Girls
Head Coach - U11 Girls Red and U15 Girls Red

Email: [email protected]
@coachtiff9
@coachtiff9


Hometown:  
Findlay, Ohio born and raised! 
Playing history: 
Hancock soccer, Findlay Soccer Club, Pacesetter, GTFC, ODP Regional Pool, Findlay Premier, Findlay High School (3 year letter winner)
Coaching history: 
Findlay Soccer Club/Pacesetter South - Head coach U8-U13, Findlay High School Junior Varsity Head Coach
Licensure:  USSF 10/12 Module, USSF State D, United Soccer Coaches 7v7/9v9 Diploma (IP), USC Goalkeeping Level 1, USC National Diploma, USC Advanced National (IP)
Favorite soccer player: Tobin Heath, Carli Lloyd, Mia Hamm
Favorite professional team: FC Cincinnati, USWNT
Fun Facts:  My golden retriever is named after Mia Hamm, my favorite player growing up. I still have my Pacesetter jersey from when I played club growing up!

Ryan Elliot

Head Coach - U12 Boys Red

Email: [email protected]

 
Hometown:  Enon, Ohio
Playing history: 
Team Dayton club soccer Greenon High School University of Findlay

Coaching history:  Boys U6-U12 - 6 years
Licensure:
US National D
Favorite soccer player:  Will Trapp
Favorite professional team:  Columbus Crew
Fun Facts: I played 3 sports in college I play the guitar I tried out for the NFL as a kicker

Steve Smucker

Head Coach – U19 Girls

Email: [email protected]


Hometown:  Ottawa, Ohio
Playing history: 

4 years HS (Central Christian, Kidron) - All state Senior year, 2 years JUCO Hesston College (Hesston, KS)– All Midwest Region, 2 years Goshen College (Goshen, IN) – All Conference
Coaching history: 
Christopher Dock High School Boys and Girls (Lansdale, PA)  1993-2002, Bluffton University Men’s and Women’s 2002-2008, Bluffton High School 2012-Present
Licensure:
United Soccer Coaches – Premier License, USSF  “B” License
Favorite soccer player:  Christian Pulisic
Favorite professional team:  Liverpool and USMNT
Fun Facts:  I'm married to an author who sometimes writes creepy murder mystery novels...

Corbin Knedler

Head Coach - 14/15 Boys Red and  U18/19 Boys Red

Email: [email protected]


Hometown:  Forest, Ohio
Playing history: 

Ohio Extreme SC (6 Years, Premier and Elite Teams), Riverdale High School (4 Year Varsity Player, 2 Year Captain), Bluffton University (Varsity Starter as Freshman)
Coaching history:
3 Years Pacesetter South
Licensure:
USC 7v7 and 9v9
Favorite soccer player: Growing up: Ryan Giggs, Ronaldinho. Today: Christiano Ronaldo, Will Trapp
Favorite professional team: 
Columbus Crew, Manchester United
Fun Facts: I've seen Manchester United, Liverpool, Real Madrid, PSG and the United States Mens National Team play in person.  I am a recent college graduate!

Jeff Bracy

Head Coach - U9 Boys Red
Assistant Coach - U8 Boys

Email: [email protected]


Hometown:  Benton Ridge, OH
Playing history: 
Hancock Soccer, VBSC in high school
Coaching history:
17yrs coaching with FSC and Pacesetter South
Licensure:
State D license, USC National licensure, and 7v7 / 9v9
Favorite soccer player: Cristiano Ronaldo
Favorite professional team: 
Columbus Crew
Fun Facts:  Mostly WFPB diet and enjoy weightlifting

Brandon Hollopeter

Head Coach - U10 Girls Red

Email: [email protected]


Hometown:  Medina, OH
Playing history: 
34 years - Rec/Travel/Club/HS/College/Adult - Cleveland Elite, AC Puma, Greater Akron Premier, German Family Society, Highland High School, Hiram College Terriers & University of Findlay Oilers
Coaching history:
Ohio Extreme Soccer Club, Pacesetter South Soccer Club, Private Training Sessions - High School Players
Licensure:
USSF Grassroots: 4v4, USC 7v7 and 9v9
Favorite soccer player: Cristiano Ronaldo
Favorite professional team: Chelsea
Fun Facts:  I currently reside in Liberty Benton School District with my wife (Tara) and two daughters - Ellie (4) and Lyla (7).
 

Andy Lynch

Assistant Coach- U10 Boys Black

Email: [email protected]


Hometown:  Huber Heights, OH (Dayton)
Playing history:
Eagles, Warrior Soccer Club, and Miami County Rockers (club ball from U9-U16), Wayne High School - Div. 1 (3 year Varsity)
Coaching history:
Boys -  Little Kickers through U13 - Hancock Soccer Association, Bowling Green Soccer Club, Pacesetter South - Total of 7 years coaching
Licensure: USSF Grassroots: 7v7, USC 7v7 and 9v9
Favorite soccer player: Lionel Messi, Christian Pulisic
Favorite professional team: FC Barcelona, US Mens National team
Fun Facts:  I currently reside in Findlay, OH with my wife (Becky) and two sons- Carson (12) and Chase (9).  I was also a 3 year Varsity Swimmer in HS.
 

Anna Money

Keeper Coach

Email: TBD


Hometown:  Dayton, OH
Playing history:
Club for Metro FC, Celtics, Blast South, Chaminade Julienne (High School), and University of Findlay
Coaching history:
Keeper Coach (18-19)
Licensure:
Favorite soccer player: Gianluigi Buffon
Favorite professional team: Manchester United
Fun Facts:  I don’t know how to ride a bike
 

Jason Stechschulte

Head Coach - U10 Boys Red

Email: [email protected]


Hometown:  Grew up in Columbus Grove; lived in Findlay for 15 years
Playing history:
Played soccer from kindergarten through 8th grade
Coaching history:
Have coached with the club from 2014 through current
Licensure: Youth Module II; Grassroots Coaching, USC 7v7 and 9v9
Favorite soccer player: Pele
Favorite professional team: US Men’s National Team
Fun Facts:  2-time All-American collegiate football player; I have umpired 4 Ohio high school state baseball championship games

Josh Burton

Head Coach- U13 Boys Red

Email: [email protected]


Hometown:  Carharrack, England
Playing history:
Toledo Villa, Dayton Dutch Lions, University of Findlay, Falmouth Town, Penryn Athletic & Cornwall U18’s
Coaching history:
Pacesetter South, TFA, Carharrack U11’s, Various Camps and 1-to-1 Coaching
Licensure: FA Level 1, USSF Grassroots, USC 7v7 and 9v9
Favorite soccer player: Steven Gerrard
Favorite professional team: Liverpool FC
Fun Facts:   I’ve visited over 10 countries and moved to the USA from England almost 4 years ago - I earned 1st Team All-Region and 1st team All-Conference honors whilst playing soccer for the University of Findlay

Miranda Bott

Head Coach - U12 Girls Red

Email: [email protected]




Hometown:  Findlay, OH
Playing history:
Findlay high school JV 2 years Varsity 2 years Ohio Extreme soccer club 4 years Findlay soccer club 4 years Hancock soccer 5 years
Coaching history:
Coached U11 girls for 1 year
Licensure: USC 7v7 and 9v9
Favorite soccer player: Megan rapinoe
Favorite professional team: USA
Fun Facts:   My favorite animal is a giraffe. I love going to festivals. My favorite food is pasta.

Eric Ferguson

Head Coach - 06/07 Girls Red

Email: [email protected]


Hometown:  Findlay, OH
Playing history:
Club soccer in Findlay, 4 Years starter at Johnson University in Knoxville, TN
Coaching history:
Head Assistant Boys Varsity Coach at The Kings Academy in Seymour, TN
Youth Coach for FC Milwaukee
Licensure: USC 7v7 and 9v9
Favorite soccer player: Weston McKennie
Favorite professional team: Tottenham Hotspur
Fun Facts:  I have coached players from 8 countries outside of the US (Senegal, Ivory Coast, Rwanda, Nigeria, South Korea, Japan, England)

Taylor Montaine

Head Coach - U8 Girls and Boys

Email: [email protected]


Hometown:  Findlay, OH 
Playing history:
Hancock Soccer through my youth
Coaching history:  Pacesetter South (18/19)
Licensure: USC 7v7 and 9v9
Favorite soccer player: Alex Morgan
Favorite professional team: US Women's National team
Fun Facts:  I was a lifeguard for 5 years, I'm a real estate agent at Danberry, I nanny 3 sweet little boys, and I adopted my doggy, Maverick, from the humane society and he's the sweetest!
   

Nick Ferris

Head Coach - 07/08 Girls 

Email: [email protected]


Hometown:  Findlay, OH
Playing history: 
Played at the University of Findlay.  Played ODP throughout middle and high school
Coaching history:
Youth
Licensure: USC 7v7 and 9v9
Favorite soccer player: Eden Hazard
Favorite professional team:  Chelsea and Liverpool
Fun Facts: Golfer
 

Chase Ebanks

Assistant Coach- U15 Girls Red

Email: TBD


Hometown:  Findlay, OH
Playing history: 
4 year varsity starter at findlay high school Freshman varsity at the University of Findlay Metro FC Toledo 6 years GTCF impact
Coaching history:
Pacesetter South - Asst. to Tiffany George for a year
Licensure: USC 7v7 and 9v9
Favorite soccer player: Tobin Heath
Favorite professional team: USA Women’s national team
Fun Facts: I broke 4 high school soccer records. I will be attending the University of Findlay this year as a freshman and I will be coached by James Walker
 

Josh Hales

Assistant Coach -  2002 Boys Red

Email: [email protected]



Hometown:  Peterborough, England
Playing history:
Peterborough United Football Club - Aged 13-14, Histon Football Club - Aged 14-19, Cambridgeshire County - Aged 17-18,
University of Findlay Oilers - Aged 19-Present
Coaching history:
Premier Sport - In School Sports Coach, Youth Dreams Project - In School Sports Coach, Pacesetter South - 2002 Boys Red Assistant Coach
Licensure: FA Level 1, UK
Favorite soccer player: Thierry Henry
Favorite professional team: Arsenal
Fun Facts:  I won ‘Under 15 Cricketer of the Year’ for my school and played in the rugby team. I also represented my district at the 400m.

David LaRocco

Head Coach - U10 Boys Black

Email: [email protected]


Hometown:  Findlay, OH
Playing history:
Club, High School and College
Coaching history:
Club and High School
Licensure: Premier Diploma and National D
Favorite soccer player: Pele
Favorite professional team: Columbus Crew
Fun Facts: Middle name is Newport

Jamie Hoffman

Assistant Coach - U12 Girls Red

Email: TBD


Hometown: 
Playing history:

Coaching history:

Licensure:
Favorite soccer player:
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Kayla Sonnenberg

Assistant Coach- Asst. coach of U10 Girls

Email: [email protected]


Hometown:  North Baltimore, OH
Playing history:
Findlay Soccer Club, VBHS Girls Soccer, Tiffin University Women’s Soccer
Coaching history: Fall 2018 Pacesetter South Asst U-14 girls coach, On The Ball Soccer Camp Coach Summer of 2018 & 2019 (through UF Men’s Soccer Coach Andy Smyth)
Licensure: USC 7v7 and 9v9
Favorite soccer player: Mia Hamm and Lionel Messi
Favorite professional team: USWNT
Fun Facts:  1st team All Ohio pick

Contact

Pacesetter Soccer Club South
Mailing Address: PO Box 147 
Findlay, Ohio 45839

Phone: 567-429-8424
Email: [email protected]

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