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Coaching Staff

Greg Wheaton, Director of Coaching

Greg is the Director of International Soccer School of Excellence.

-Director of ISSE, Consulting to Youth Soccer Clubs                   -NSCAA Premier & National Diploma

-Northwestern College Head Men’s Coach                                 -Premier Coaching Experience with various Clubs

-B.S. in Exercise Science/Fitness Training                                 -Minor Psychology/Coaching


-Greg played professionally in Germany, Brazil, Bolivia, and in Minnesota with the Thunder. 

-College Soccer at Liberty University, Virginia, DI (’92-96). Greg continues to play in the MASL at the D1 Level.

Jon Poppen, Assistant Director of Coaching

-U.S.S.F. National ‘C’ License                  -U.S.S.F. National Youth License
-MN ODP Staff (’05-’08)                         -MYSA PACT Presenter
-NSCAA H.S. & GK Certificates                
-S.H.S. Boys Varsity Coach
-College Soccer at UW-Whitewater          -2nd Grade Teacher in Shakopee                         

DOYLE VOSS, Rec Coaching Director - Winter Trainer - Coach

CURRENT TRAINING AREA WITHIN SSA:  Rec Trainer. Winter Training.

SOCCER BACKGROUND & EXPERIENCE: High School Player, Mounds Park Acad. JV boys, Chapel Hill Academy Varsity boys, U11-19 boys & girls, Rec boys and girls

CERTIFICATION(S): USSF National Y, F, E, D, NSCAA National Diploma, Goal Keeping 1&2 Diploma


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Coaching: Top tier and credentialed former professional players and coaches

  • Sam Mann, C license pursuing B license, former professional and college player, High School, College coach and youth Director
  • Adrian Francisco, C licenses pursuing B license, former professional player, High School coach, former Club director
  • Tom Courchene, B license, Former High School Coach and Club Director
  • Julio Batista D license, Former College player and semi pro Futsal player
  • Brian Nacey, C license, High School Coach and former College player and Club Director.
  • Bobby Davies, C license, pursuing B license,  High School Coach
  • Mike Ceola, High School Coach and GK coach 

Many of our other coaches have played at the college and semi pro level and have a good amount of coaching experience and some are looking into pursuing their license. 

  • Jovan Carter. College player, Semi pro player and coaching for over 7yrs
  • Stephen Ricks, College player, Semi pro player and coaching for over 10yrs
  • Teddy Sendolo, Collège player, High School coach and coaching for over 10yrs
  • John Nelson, College Player and coaching for over 10yrs
  • Paul Ojambo, College Player, High School coach and has been coaching for over 10yrs
  • Joseph Freeman, College player and has been coaching for over 5yrs
  • Terry Harder, College player and has been coaching for over 20 yrs
  • Shane Coleman, College player and has been coaching for over 10yrs