Training Staff

AmyMillerAmy Miller

Born and raised in Springfield, Ohio, Amy Miller was a local standout. She was the county, area/regional player of the year for Catholic Central High School Women’s Soccer, setting all-time goal scoring records for single season, career goals and points. She remains on the top-25 single season goals for the state of Ohio, along with All-Ohio honors. Miller continued her career as a four-year starter for the Wright State Raiders Women’s Soccer team. She was a captain, national player of the week team, 2nd team All-Horizon League and still remains on the goal-scoring list along with minutes played and consecutive starts. As a coach, Miller first returned to help Catholic Central in 2009 before coaching and directing the Skyhawks Youth Sports Camps from 2010-2012. Since 2012, she has trained and coached for the Beavercreek Celtics. She is an Olympic Development Program (ODP) coach for the Dayton area through Ohio South. She has obtained her US Soccer E license, US Soccer D National License, NSCAA National Diploma, and NSCAA Advanced National Diploma. Aside from soccer, Miller graduated from Wright State with her Bachelor’s degree in 2009 and her Master’s Degree in Education in 2011. She is employed as an instructor for Clark State Community College and as a Math tutor for Springfield City Schools.

AnthonySmerkAnthony Smerk

A native of Cleveland Ohio, Anthony has crafted his knowledge of soccer from various clubs throughout the greater Cleveland area. As a youth player Anthony has competed on many different levels from Club, Super Y League, Midwest Regional League, Ohio North State team along with being named to the Region II regional pool on three occasions. Anthony attended Berea High School where he received Third Team All-Ohio in Division I and Second Team All-Region as a senior, First Team All-District in 2004 after being named to the Second Team as a sophomore and junior, he was also a three-time All-Pioneer Conference and all-city honoree. He was also named Academic All-Conference selection and also lettered in football and track. In 2005 Anthony moved to Dayton to continue his education and soccer career at Wright State University where he played 4 seasons and graduated with a degree in Communications and Marketing. While playing soccer for Wright State, Anthony was an Ohio South State team evaluator for 3 years and an assistant State team coach for 1 season. It was then when he realized his passion for coaching and starting working camps for multiple local and national companies. Anthony has been coaching for the BSA Celtics since 2007 working numerous soccer camps and trainings. Along with his duties for the BSA Celtics, he is also a staff coach for the Ohio Galaxies FC. Anthony currently holds the following coaching licenses: NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma, NSCAA Advanced National Diploma, NSCAA National Diploma and U.S.S.F. National “F” License.

CoreyWhisenhuntCorey Whisenhunt, Goalkeeper

  • 2013 Cincinnati Saints – PASL
  • 2013 Antigua Barracudas FC – USL
  • 2012 Dayton Dutch Lions – USL
  • 2008-11 Cincinnati Kings – PDL
  • 2009-11 Wright State University – Horizon League – NCAA Division 1
  • 2007-09 High Point University -Big South Conference – NCAA Division 1
  • 2005–06 USL Super Y League ODP National Team
  • 2003–04 USL Super Y League ODP Regional Team
  • 2000–05 Ohio South ODP Regional Pool

JakeSlemkerJake Slemker

Entering his fifth season on the men’s soccer coaching staff, Dayton-area native and former Raider soccer player Jake Slemker was named as the Lead Assistant and Recruiting Coordinator for the program in March 2014. Slemker joined the Wright State staff in March 2010 after a two-year stint as an assistant coach at Scottsdale (AZ) Community College. A native of Englewood, Ohio, Slemker played for the Raiders from 2003 to 2006 and was a four-year starter in the backfield. Following his WSU career, Slemker played professionally with the Dayton Dutch Lions, Arizona Sahuraos, Cincinnati Kings Albany Admirals and Cleveland Internationals. He currently holds NSCAA Premier License, NSCAA Advanced National and NSCAA National Diploma. Slemker graduated from Wright State in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree and earned a master’s degree in applied behavioral science in 2012.

JasonGuilianoJason Guiliano

Jason Guiliano is a 1991 graduate of Beavercreek High School. During his senior year, the Beavers made it to the State finals for the first time, earning the runner up spot. He received all league, all Dayton and all State recognition his senior year. He then went on to play at Tiffin University, where he was a 4 year starter for the Dragons Nationally ranked program. His coaching experience includes Mount Olive College in North Carolina, State ODP and is currently the Beavercreek High School boy’s assistant varsity coach for the past 15 years. Coach Guiliano maintains his USSF National ‘C” license. He resides in Beavercreek with his wife Kelly and two children.

JasonTackisJason Tackis

  • NSCAA Advanced National Diploma
  • Professional playing experience with Cincinnati Saints of the PASL and NPSL
  • Collegiate experience at Wright State University
  • U16 National Pool
  • Ohio Galaxies F.C. Head Coach
  • BSA Head Coach
  • BSA Celtic Trainer

Keenan Mikal

  • San Diego State Aztecs – 4 seasons
  • Dayton Dynamo of the American Indoor Soccer Association
  • Professional USSF D License
  • NSCAA National
  • National Advanced License
  • Ohio Galaxies F.C. U15 & U16 Boys Coach
  • Xenia High School Boys Varsity Coach and Teacher

LeroyCampbellLeroy Campbell

Leroy has a National C License and serves as the Director for the Celtic Junior program as well as coach and trainer of several Celtic boys teams.

MichelleRickMichelle Rick

Michelle, a 2011 Beavercreek High School graduate, played soccer for BSA Celtic, Ohio Galaxies F.C., Beavercreek High School and Wright State University. Michelle has a F License.

RyanPignatielloRyan Pignatiello, Goalkeeper

  • NSCAA Level 1 Goalkeeper License
  • 2015 Cincinnati Dutch Lions – PDL
  • 2012 NSCAA All-Midwest Team
  • 2012 All-State
  • 2012 Central Buckeye Conference Player of the Year
  • 2012 Dayton Area North Player of the Year
  • 2011-12 Two-Time All-Area
  • 2011-12 Two-Time All-Conference
  • High School MVP and Team Captain…Set career records at Tippecanoe for lowest goals against average (GAA) in a season (.270), lowest GAA career (.370), season shutouts (14.5) and career shutouts (32).


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