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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.


Kevin Shenise

Executive Director of Coaching

Jason Espinoza

Director of Coaching - Girls 
Head Coach - U12/13 Boys
Head Coach - U13 Girls 

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.

Ryan Elliott

Director of Coaching - Boys
Head Coach - U10 Boys Red
Head Coach - U15 Boys Red

Email: [email protected]

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

Coaching history:  Boys U6-U15 - 9 years
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

Corbin Knedler

Head Coach

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
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 - U11 Boys Red

Email: [email protected]

Hometown:  Benton Ridge, OH
Playing history: 
Hancock Soccer, VBSC in high school
Coaching history:
17yrs coaching with FSC and Pacesetter South
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 - U12  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
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- U12 Boys Red

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.

Jason Stechschulte

Assistant Coach- U11 / U12 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- U16 Girls 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, Currently the Head Coach at Van Buren High School on the women's side.
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

Nick Ferris

Head Coach - U14 Girls Red                             

Email: [email protected]

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

David LaRocco

Head Coach - U12 Boys Red

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

Kayla Sonnenberg

Head Coach - U10 Boys Black

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


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

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

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