2019-2020 Staff

COACHING DIRECTOR

Dean Wurzberger 

US Soccer National Coach Educator.  Prior positions include assistant of US Youth National Teams U16 and U18, Head Coach of University of Washington and Director of Nevada ODP.  US Soccer Federation A License. Master’s Degree in Physical Education.

 

 


TECHNICAL LEAD COACHES

Chris Malenab

Assistant Coach at Reno 1868.  Prior positions with Sacramento Republic FC, Cosumnes River College, California State University Stanslaus and San Joaquin Delta College.  US Soccer Federation A License in progress, United Soccer Coaches Director of Coaching Diploma.  Master’s Course Work Completed Cross Cultural Education and Performance Psychology.

 

Kirk Nelson

Associate Head Coach at Missouri State, Midwest Region ODP Head Coach, US Soccer National Scout.  Prior positions as associate head coach at University of Nevada Reno and assistant coach at Washington State University.  US Soccer Federation A License.  United Soccer Coaches Premier Diploma and Goalkeeper Diploma.  Post-baccalaureate Degrees in Secondary Education and Mathematics.

 


HEAD COACHES

Nick Arbelaez – 2006 Boys and 2006 Girls

Staff Coach at Players North Soccer Club.  Prior positions as Head Coach at Truckee Meadows Community College, Head Mens Coach at Lake Tahoe Community College, Director of Coaching at South Lake Tahoe Futbol Club, Heat FC (Las Vegas), Neusport FC (Las Vegas, Bishop Gorman HS, Ontario HS and Mount San Antonio College.  US Soccer Federation C License.

 

Brandon Garinger – 2009 Girls and 2005 Girls

Director of Coaching at South Tahoe Futbol Club.  Prior positions as assistant coach at NCAA Div II and Div III programs.  US Soccer Federation C License,

 

 

Ally Freitas – 2008 Boys

Academy Director at Nevada United Soccer Club, Assistant Coach at Truckee Meadows Community College.  US Soccer Federation C License.

 

 

Gonzalo Lopez – Goalkeepers

Goalkeeper Coach at Truckee Meadows Community College.  Prior positions at Goalkeeper and Assistant Coach at Reed High School, Lahainaluna High School (Maui, Hawaii), Goalkeeper Coach with RSU and University Nevada Reno.  US Soccer Federation D License.

 

 

Eric Masters – Goalkeepers

Coach at Nevada United.  Prior positions as Director of Coaching at Carson Futbol Club, Carson High School Boys Coach, Fordham University Men’s Assistant Coach and Mens and Womens GK Coach, Eastern New York ODP GK Staff.  US Soccer Federation D License, NSCAA GK Level I and II, Region IV ODP camp staff coach.  B.S and M.S in Exercise Physiology.

 

Marco Merlo – 2007 Boys

Director of Coaching at Nevada United SC, Boys Head Coach at Galena High School.  Prior positions as Director of Coaching at Sagebrush SC and UNR Mens’ Club Head Coach.  US Soccer Federation A License, National Licensing Instructor, High School Coach of the Year,

 

 

Timothy Plummer – 2008 Girls

Director of Coaching at Carson Futbol Club.  Prior positions at Douglas High School, Sierra Lutheran High School and Whittell High School programs.  US Soccer Federation C License, NFHS Certified Interscholastic Coach National Certification,

 

 

David Cisneros – 2007 Girls and 2003 Girls

Director of Coaching at Sierra Surf Soccer Club.  Prior positions as Head Coach of UNR Men’s Club Team and Senior Risk Management Executive at Oracle, IGT.  US Soccer Federation C License.

 

 

 

Brian Slusser – 2005 Boys and 2004 Girls

Interim Head Coach at Truckee Meadows Community College, Staff Coach at Players North Soccer Club.  Prior positions as Director of Coaching at Capital Soccer Club (Carson City), Director of Youth Development at Admiral Elite and Albuquerque United (Albuquerque, NM), New Mexico ODP Staff Coach.  US Soccer Federation A License, Region IV ODP camp staff coach.  Masters in Sports Administration and Bachelors in Exercise Science.

 

 

Mary Stammers – 2008 Boys

Assistant Coach at Truckee Meadows Community College and staff coach at Nevada United.  Played for Diablo FC (California) and UNR Women’s Club team.  US Soccer Federation C License.

 

 

Casey Tate – 2004 Boys

Assistant Coach at Reno 1868 FC and Staff Coach Players North Soccer Club.  Prior positions as UNR Womens Head Coach, Director of Coaching at Barcelona NorCal SC and staff coach at Placer United SC.  US Soccer Federation A License and US Soccer Licensing Instructor, La Liga Level 3, NSCAA Futsal and Goalkeeping Diploma.

 

 

STAFF COACHES

Paul Gonzalez 

Technical Director of Coaching at Sierra Nevada FC, Head Coach at Damonte Ranch High School.  US Soccer Federation D License

 

 

 

Doug Raftery 

General Manager Reno 1868.  Previous positions as assistant coach at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and Hood College.

 

 

 

Andrew Robles  

Coach at Douglas High School.  Previous positions as Coach and Trainer at San Juan Soccer Club (Sacramento, CA) and individual trainer for pro/college soccer athletes.  Played for MV Pateadores Development Academy and professionally for Chivas USA (MLS).  US Soccer Federation D License, Certifications in both La Liga and AC Fiorentina methods.

 

 

 

Roberto Villalobos 

Coach at Nevada United Soccer Club.  US Soccer Federation D License

 

 

 

 


DIRECTORS

Rob Range

Vice President for Northern Nevada at Nevada Youth Soccer, Executive Director at Players North Soccer Club.  US Soccer Federation D License, Certifications in both La Liga and AC Fiorentina methods.

 

 

Randy Ritter

GBYSL President and Players North Soccer Club President.  Previously Commissioner and Nevada Youth Soccer board member, Tournament Director for Mayors Cup, Reno Tahoe Soccer Festival, Nevada State Cup Commitee.