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2014-15 Coaching and Training Staff

As one of the largest Youth Soccer programs in Central Pennsylvania, CASA is committed to providing the finest Recreational, Travel and Premier Level soccer training for your child. CASA offers the absolute best in programs and technical director, David Shaffer and his staff of trainers provide continuous training to thousands of CASA players throughout Central Pennsylvania. 

David Shaffer - Technical Director

Coaching: CAPA U12 Vipers and CAPA U14 Magic

  • USSF "A" License
  • UEFA License
  • NSCAA Advanced Regional Diploma - 2010
  • KNVB Coaching Certificate 1992 
  • Technical Director at Santa Rosa FC - 1995-2012 
  • Head Coach, Montgomery High School, Santa Rosa - 1995-2004 
  • Head Coach, Sonoma County Sol (NPSL) - 2005-2007 
  • Womens Assistant Coach Sonoma State - 2007-2011 
  • Total Football - Senior Coach/Consultant - 2012-2014 

Playing Career:

  • Played professionally in Holland, Germany and the United States

Bill Esterly - Assistant Technical Director

Coaching: CAPA U17 Titans

  • USSF "B" License
  • NSCAA Advanced National Diploma
  • Franklin and Marshall, Head Women's Soccer Coach - 2010-Present
  • Franklin and Marshall, Asst. Men's Soccer Coach - 2009
  • York College of PA, Asst. Men's Soccer Coach - 2006-2008
  • Gettysburg College, Asst. Women's Soccer Coach - 2005
  • Millersville University, Asst. Men's Soccer Coach - 1998-2005
  • Technical Director/Staff Coach, LANCO Club - 2009-2001
  • EPYSA Staff Coach - 2009-Present

Austin Siodlowski - Assistant Technical Director

Coaching: CASA U9 Fire and CAPA U13 Union

  • NSCAA Advanced Director of Coaching Certificate
  • NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma
  • NSCAA National, Advanced National and Premier Diplomas
  • Mid-Penn Coach of the Year 2009 & 2012
  • CASA-CAPA 2007 to Present
  • Bishop McDevitt HS - 2007-2012
  • City Islanders Academy - 2010-2012
  • Central Dauphin HS & East Pennsboro HS
  • Over 15 years of coaching experience

 

Jason Hotchkin

Coaching: CASA U9 Thunder, CASA U11 Avalanche and CASA U13 Blitz

  • Coached at Cleveland City Stars, Chardon High School and Northland International University

Playing Career:

  • Harrisburg Heat - 2012-2013
  • Professional teams include Charlotte Eagles, TuS Koblenz (Germany), IK Brage (Sweeden), Wilmington Hammerheads, New Jersey Ironman, Philadelphia KiXX, Cleveland City Stars.
  • Biola University
  • 2003 Collegiate All-Conference
  • Milligan College

Neil Cooper

Coaching: CAPA U14 2K United and CAPA 96

  • NSCAA Level VI Diploma
  • NSCAA Goalkeeping Levels I and II Diplomas
  • Coerver Coaching Youth Diploma
  • BSC in Sports Development and Coaching, Sheffield Hallam University, England
  • Tutor for Level I Sports Leadership Award
  • Internships at Crystal Palace FC, England & Leer FC, Germany
  • Coached 2 time District Champions, Bromley, England 2005-2006
  • Lebanon High School Boys Soccer - Head Coach - 2011-2014
  • CASA-CAPA 2008 to Present

 

Peter Kallin

Coaching: CASA U10 Heat, CASA U11 Revolution and CAPA U15 Lightning

  • USSF "B" License
  • NSCAA National and Advanced National Diploma
  • Cedar Crest High School Assistant Varsity Coach - 2011-2013
  • Skill Building Trainer

Tom Mellor

Coaching: CASA U10 Rush and CASA U11 Cosmos

  • UEFA Level 1, 2 and A Licenses
  • Cedar Crest High School - 2012-Present

Playing Career:

  • Harrisburg Heat - 2012-Present
  • Harrisburg City Islanders - 2010-2011
  • Notre Dame College - 2009-2011
  • Manchester United Academy - 1998-2007
  • England Youth Squad - 2005

Andy Dornes

Coaching: CAPA U12 Black and CAPA 98

  • USSF "C" License
  • Philadelphia Fury Assistant Coach - US Club Soccer's National Adult League
  • Lebanon High School Assistant Coach - 2012-Present
  • Daniel Boone High School Assistant Coach - 2008-2012

Playing Career:

  • Philadelphia Fury - 2012-2013
  • Alvernia University - 2002-2004
  • FC Hornets Premier - 2000-2002

Scott Orner

Coaching: CASA U15 Force

  • JV Coach at Central Dauphin High School - 2009-Present
  • Assistant Varsity and JV Coach at Spring Grove High School - 2003-2006
  • ADP Instructor

Jerry Shoop

Coaching: CASA U11 Hurricanes, Asst. for CASA U12 United and CAPA U14 Magic

  • USSF "E" License

Playing Career:

  • CASL League

Genci Keja

Coaching: CASA U9 Eclipse and CASA U12 United

  • NSCAA Level 6 Diploma
  • J.P. McCaskey High School Boys Varsity - 2001-2005
  • J.P. McCaskey Junior High School Girls - 2002-2004
  • Rhea County High School Boys Varsity - 1999-2001
  • Bryan College NAIA Div. 1 Men's & Women's Assistant Coach - 1998-1999

Playing Career:

  • Bryan College NAIA Div. 1 - 1994-1997

Justin Johnson

Coaching: CASA Goalkeeper Coach

  • West Chester University Goalkeeper Trainer - 2009-Present
  • Penn Fusion Goalkeeper Trainer - 2010-Present
  • EPL Goalkeeper Trainer - 2009-Present  

Playing Career:

  • West Chester University 
  • University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
  • Harrisburg Heat

 

Todd Gingrich

Coaching:​ CASA U17 Blue Thunder

  • NSCAA Level 6 Diploma
  • Head Varsity Coach at Lebanon H.S. - 2014
  • Asst. Varsity Coach at Lebanon H.S. - 2010-2013

Playing Career:

  • Elizabethtown College - 1993-1995
  • Lebanon Valley College - 1997

Bob O'Connor

Coaching:CASA U13 Clash

  • NSCAA Regional and Advanced Regional Diploma
  • NSCAA State Diploma
  • NSCAA National Youth Diploma
  • Assistant Coach for Lebanon Valley College
  • Former ODP Coach

Kenneth Fultz

Coaching:​ CASA U10 Crunch and CASA U14 Cyclones

  • NSCAA Level 6 Diploma
  • Trainer with the CASA Developmental Teams
  • Trainer with the ADP Schools

Playing Career:

  • Harrisburg Heat - 2012-Present
  • Slippery Rock University, 2008-2011

Lewis Brown

Coaching: CASA U9 Flames and CASA U11 Strikers

  • NSCAA Advanced Regional and National Diploma
  • Shenandoah University - 2013-2014
  • Premier A.C. - 2003-2008

David Flynn

Coaching: CASA U14 Jaguars

  • Millersville University Men's Goalkeeper Coach - 2014
  • Central Dauphin East JV Coach - 2014

Playing Career:

  • Harrisburg City Islanders - 2013-2014
  • Pittsburgh Riverhounds - 2012
  • St. Bonaventure University - 2007-2011

Brad Kerstetter

Coaching: CASA U10 Stars

  • NSCAA Level 6 Diploma
  • Halifax High School Varisty Coach

Playing Career:

  • Harrisburg Heat - 2012-Present
  • Hershey FC - 2013
  • 4-year varisty player at Seton Hall

Christina Enders

Coaching: CASA Trainer

  • USSF "D" License
  • Central Dauphin Middle School - 2013
  • CASA Blitz U-11 Girls - 2013
  • CASA U-9/U-10 Development Trainer

Playing:

  • Indiana University of PA - 2008-2012

Nic Newcomer

Coaching: CASA U10 Flash

  • NSCAA Level 6 Diploma

Playing Career:

  • Hershey FC NPSL - 2014
  • Millersville University - 2013
  • Mercer County Community College - 2010-2012

Stacia Melenchek

Coaching: CASA Trainer

  • CASA U9 Developmental Trainer
  • City Islanders Academy Coach - 2011-2012
  • Kiddie Kickers Coach

Playing Career:

  • California University of PA - 2006-2009

Casey Lenker

Coaching: CASA U9 Earthquakes and CASA U13 Galaxy

Playing Career:

  • Harrisburg Heat - 2013-Present
  • Shippensburg University