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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
Email: [email protected]

Jason Espinoza

Director of Coaching - Girls 
Head Coach - U13/14 Girls Red
Head Coach - U14 Girls Red

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 - U11 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

Jon Hayfield

Head Coach - U18 Girls Red

Hometown: Findlay
Playing history: Findlay Travel Soccer, Pacesetter, Findlay High School, Tri State University (now Trine University- 3 Time WHAC Conference Champions, 2 Time MidWest Regional Runners- Up, Captain Senior Year).
Coaching History: Riverdale High School Boys Head Coach (2001-2017), Findlay High School Girls Head Coach (2018-Present). 
Licensure: US Soccer Grassroots 4v4, 7v7, 9v9; United Soccer Coaches High School Diploma; United Soccer Coaches National Diploma
Favorite Soccer Player: Paul Gascoigne & Tim Cahill 
Favorite Professional Team: Everton & Columbus Crew
Fun Facts: I have 2 boys with my wife Kate (Otto is 7 & Concrete Frank is 4). I collect football scarves from all over the world & once ran into King Eric Cantona in the parking lot of the Silverdome before the USA’s opening game of the 1994 World Cup.



Jeff Bracy

Head Coach - U09 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 - 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
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).

Alyx Teschel

Asst. Head Coach - U10  Girls Red

Hometown:  Charlotte, NC
Playing history:  Charlotte United FC Premier & Region III, 2010 NCHSAA 3A State Champion
Coaching history: WCWAA U8 Girls Head Coach, WCWAA Summer Training Staff, YMCA Youth Soccer Volunteer, Pacesetter South U12 Girls Red Assistant Coach
Licensure:  N/A
Favorite soccer player: David Beckham
Favorite professional team: Manchester United FC
Fun Facts: I currently reside in Findlay, OH with my husband (David) and our two goldendoodles. I enjoy golfing, traveling, and supporting the community.

Andy Lynch

Media Director

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.

Patrick Massara

Head Goalie Coach

Grew up in Forest, now live in Findlay.
Playing history: Upper Sandusky HS, Ohio Excel SC, Ohio Northern University.
Coaching history: Ada HS Boys Soccer (2010-2013), Upper Sandusky HS Girls Soccer (2014-2019), Upper Sandusky Youth Soccer Technical Director (2016-2019). Findlay HS Girls Soccer (2020-current), Pacesetter South SC (2021-current).
Licensure: (United Soccer Coaches Diplomas) Goalkeeping Level 1; Defending Principles of Plays; Attacking Principles of Play; 11 v 11 Formations and Systems of Play; Sports Psychology and Individual Mental Skills; Creating Talent; Key Moments in the Game; and Developing A Team Philosophy and Purpose.
Favorite soccer player: Fabio Cannavaro.
Favorite professional teams: Columbus Crew SC, FC Barcelona, FC Bayern Munich.
Fun Facts: In 2008, I met USWNT gold medalists Shannon Box and Lindsay Tarpley while on the field at L.A. Dodgers Stadium. In 2011, I caught a ball at the USMNT-Canada match and ended up on TV. I've been part of 3 soccer programs that set its program record for wins in a season.

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

David LaRocco

Head Coach - U13 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

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

Rory Ferguson

Head Coach - U12 Girls Red

Hometown:  Findlay, Ohio
Playing history: 
Van Buren High School
Coaching history: Girls U10 Red
Licensure: USC 7v7 and 9v9

Abbey Hatch

Head Coach - U09 Boys red

Hometown:  Findlay, Ohio
Playing history:
Liberty Benton High School, Pacesetter South Girls U9-U17
Coaching history: Boys U10 Red



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

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

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