Directors of Coaching


JeffPoppJeff Popp – Director of Girls Coaching

Jeff, a graduate of Wright State University, is a ten year veteran of the NPSL. As an NPSL All Star, Jeff has dedicated years developing the talents of youth and young adult soccer players.


Licenses

  • NSCAA Advanced National Diploma
  • NSCAA National Diploma

National Professional Soccer League (NPSL)

  • Dayton Dynamo/Cincinnati Silverbacks (4 time MVP)
  • Milwaukee Wave
  • Ohio U23 State Team – Captain

Wright State University

  • Raider Award – Leadership – 1986, 1987, 1988
  • First Team All Ohio Division I – 1987, 1988
  • Captain – 1987, 1988
  • First Team All Mideast Region Division I – 1988
  • Carl Dale Memorial Award Division I Ohio Player of the Year – 1988
  • Second Team All Mideast Region Division I – 1987
  • First Team All Mideast Region Division II – 1986
  • Second Team All Ohio Divisions I & II – 1986

Carroll High School

  • Inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame – 2003
  • First Team Western Ohio League – 1981, 1982
  • All State Selection – 1981, 1982
  • All State Player – 1981, 1982
  • Dayton District Team – 1981, 1982
  • All Midwest Player – 1982
  • Most Valuable Player – 1982
  • Captain State Olympic Development Team – 1981
  • State Championship Team – 1980

MikeTracyMike Tracy – Director of Boys Coaching

Mike has been extensively involved in the soccer landscape of Southwestern Ohio and the Miami Valley for over 25 years. He brings extensive youth soccer coaching experience as well a several years of director-level experience within youth soccer organizations in the region. He has worked in the Region II Olympic Development Program (ODP) in coaching and leadership roles for many years as well. After playing soccer for the Wright State Raiders, Mike began his coaching career as assistant coach of the WSU Raiders men’s soccer team and then became their men’s team head coach six years later. During his nine-year tenure at WSU, Mike was named Ohio Division I Soccer Coach of the year in 2001 and lead the Raiders to many successful seasons.


Licenses:

  • USSF National “A” candidate
  • USSF National “B”
  • USSF National “C”

Experience:

  • Coaching Director – Metro FC, 8 years
  • Head Men’s Soccer Coach – Wright State University, 9 years
  • Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach – Wright State University, 6 years
  • Director of Coaching, Ohio South, 1 year
  • District 2 Coordinator, Olympic Development Program, 3 years
  • Region II Olympic Development Program Staff Coach, 14 years
  • OSYSA Olympic Development Head Coach, 9 years
  • Club Director – Team Dayton, 7 years

 

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