THE SIDE ADDS GREAT ADDITIONS TO STAFF FOR 2018!
NEW DIRECTOR OF GK, FORMER MLS PLAYERS, INTERNATIONAL PROS,
COLLEGIATE COACHES & A HALL of FAMER JOIN THE SIDE
GK STAFF: WSA is excited to announce it's 2018-19 Goalkeeper Training staff after Coach Jake Feener took a coaching position at his alma mater Seattle University and coach Giquel Thibaut has moved back to France. Mike Schwarz will take over the Director of Goalkeeping positon for 2018-19 after serving as interim Lead Coach since Jake's Departure.
DIRECTOR of GOALKEEPING: Mike Schwarz, ORU Women's Soccer Head GK Coach
SUMMER GOALKEEPER ACADEMY: Ryleigh Bohnenstiehl, ORU Women's Goalkeeper
SUMMER GOALKEEPER ACADEMY: Justin Bauer, Tulsa Athletic & South Carolina Goalkeeper
THE SIDE WELCOMES NEW COACHES
Francisco Ugarte is a German-Chilean defender for the Tulsa Roughnecks, and a member of the ORU men's coaching staff. See Coach Ugarte net a goal. Coach Ugarte will be taking a lead role in the 2002 Boys Program.
Nemanja Vukovic played professionally for FC Buducnost the Premiere League of Montenegro, and FC Panetolikos of the Greece league, and MLS for the Columbus Crew. A decorated pro, "Coach Vuko" will be taking a position in The Side's 2003 and 2004 Boys Programs.
Matt Rogers was captain and a 4-year starter for the Oral Roberts University men's team and an Academic All Distric selection and All-Conference player. Coach Rogers will take on a staff position in the 2007 Girls program.
Javier Reyes is another ORU alumni joining The Side. "Coach Javo" who grew up playing in Monterrey, Mexico, will take up a positon with the 2004 Boys program and 2007 Girls Program. Javo's Playing Highlights!
Brian Elliott joins WSA as one of Oklahoma's most highly acclaimed all-time High School soccer coaches, a member of the Oklahoma Soccer hall of fame, having accomplished a State Champion 3-peat with the Union HS Girls 2015, 2016, 2017. Coach Elliott is a former college coach (NSU & ORU) and will take a lead role in the WSA 2001 Boys program.
Griffith Poindexter joined The Side's coaching staff this past Spring, working with the 2011 Girls and 2008 Boys. Poindexter was a decorated Centerback for the ORU Golden Eagles from 2011-2014.
Megan Giles will join the WSA 2006 Girls programs serving as an assistant coach for the program. Giles was most recently an Assistant Women's Coach at Cornell University. Giles also spent time with Cleveland Ambassadors semi-professional team after her highly decorated career at ORU.
Ivan Mirkovic is a Serbian born defender currently with the Tulsa Roughnecks and formerly played for Fresno Pacific University where he was an All-Region player. Coach Ivan will join WSA as a trainer and staff coach.
During the month of May WSA Soccer will host "Open Sessions" to allow players and families to visit team training sessions, meet coaching staff, and evaluate firsthand the team environment and the club's culture in it's purest setting.
COMING SOON - YOUTH ACADEMY COACHING ASSIGNMENTS
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