ALL-STARS ACADEMY STAFF

Coach Gus

Position: Academy Director
Email: coachgus@brit-am.com

Coach Gus is our Brit-Am Soccer All-Star Academy Director, and he has been with Brit-Am Soccer for five years. He is fully committed to player development and teaching young players the necessary skills required to participate at the highest levels. As a player, Gus started his passion for soccer in Peru at the Academia Deportivo Cantoalo, then moved to Club Deportivo Municipal and finally into the Alianza Lima player Academy. Coach Gus currently holds a USSF National Youth License, National “C” License, FA Psychology for Soccer, FA Player and Match Analysis, FA Fitness in Football, and FA Planning, Preparing, and Evaluating Coaching Sessions.
Coachgus@brit-am.com

Coach Gus

Academy Director

Coach Gus is our Brit-Am Soccer All-Star Academy Director, and...

Coach Kirsten

Position: Director of Operations

Kirsten grew up in Germantown, MD. She played locally with Damascus Soccer Club and went to St. John’s College High School in Washington, DC. While at St. John’s the four-year varsity goalkeeper won two conference championships and attained All-Conference and First Team All-Met accolades.

After high school, she played Division I college soccer for three years at UNC-Greensboro before finishing out her career at George Mason University where she was a starter and a captain. Coach Kirsten is a goalkeeper coach with Potomac Soccer Association and the Brit-Am All-Stars teams. She enjoys sharing her love of soccer with others and is currently coaching in the Tots, After-School, K-1st, team trainings and goalkeeper programs. Coach Kirsten is working towards her coaching and goalkeeper licenses.

Coach Kirsten

Director of Operations

Kirsten grew up in Germantown, MD. She played locally with...

Coach Tom

Position: PDL Director

Coach Tom is the current Brit-Am All-Stars U9 Boys Head Coach (Tottenham), and coaches for Potomac Soccer Association. He is the current head coach of the Saint John’s Catholic Prep Varisty Boys Soccer team in Frederick and has assisted the Hood College Men’s Soccer program.

Some of his playing experience included the college level, where he was a four-year starter, and two-year captain for the Hood College Men’s Soccer program. He finished his career with 30 goals and 19 assists, for 79 career points. He earned All-Region South in 2006. He was inducted into the Hood College Athletics Hall of Fame in 2015. He also played four years and served as a captain for his varsity team at Saint Anthony’s HS (Long Island, NY) Tom is a graduate of Hood Collegewith a bachelors degree in marketing, and an MBA in finance. He currently holds a USSF E license.

Coach Tom

PDL Director

Coach Tom is the current Brit-Am All-Stars U9 Boys Head...

Coach Mackie

Position: All-Stars Coach

Coach Mackie came to Brit-Am in 2017 after an extensive playing career both in the United States and in the US Virgin Islands where he played on the USVI Senior and Youth National Teams. He has also played professionally in Malta with the PSC Soccer Academy. Mackie played collegiality at Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. In 2010-2011 he won the team’s Most Valuable Player award. Mackie has coached players age 10-15 in the USVI and with Brit-Am’s tots and all-star academy program.

Coach Mackie

All-Stars Coach

Coach Mackie came to Brit-Am in 2017 after an extensive...

Coach Pato

Position: Coach

Coach Patrick “Pato” grew up playing locally at Watkins Mill High School. Coach Patrick was named Montgomery County player of the year by the Gazette in 2011. He went on to play at UMBC and played professionally for the ASA Charge and the Philadelphia Fury in the ASL. Coach Patrick has coached travel soccer at both Montgomery Soccer Club and Takoma Soccer Club.

Coach Patrick coaches with Brit-Am’s Tots program, skills clinics, and MSI Classic All-Star Academy.

Coach Pato

Coach

Coach Patrick “Pato” grew up playing locally at Watkins Mill...

Coach Elly

Position: All-Stars Coach

Elly has been coaching with Brit-Am for several seasons in the Tots, After-School and K-1st Programs. She played locally for DC Stoddert and at Albert Einstein High School where she was captain of the varsity team. In her career, she has played both forward and defense. Elly is currently studying for a business degree. In addition to her coaching, Elly has worked with children as a camp counselor, Best Buddies partner, nanny and as camp coordinator. Elly is currently working toward her USSF E-license.

Coach Elly

All-Stars Coach

Elly has been coaching with Brit-Am for several seasons in...

Coach Nate

Position: All-Stars Coach

Coach Nate grew up in Vermont where he played for the State ODP Team. He played college soccer at Duquesne University from 2009 to 2013. He has been coaching since 2014. Before moving to the DC Area, Coach Nate coached U9, U10 and U15 Boys at Century United Soccer Club in Western Pennsylvania. He was also the varsity soccer coach at Penn Hills High School.

He currently holds his US Soccer Federation E License.

Coach Nate

All-Stars Coach

Coach Nate grew up in Vermont where he played for...

Coach Ibra

Position: All-Stars Coach
Coach Ibra was born in Cote d’Ivoire and moved to the United States at the age of 14. He has been involved in the game since the age of 5 as a player or coach.  He played 2 years for Frederick High School and a year for Frederick Community College. He has a Bachelor’s degree from Towson University and a Master’s Degree from the University of Connecticut, both in Sport Management with a minor in Business Administration. From 2013 to 2015, he served as a Youth Soccer Coach with the New York Red Bulls. In 2016, he coached at Tallahassee Tottenham Hotspur FC, an organization affiliated with English Premier Club Tottenham Hotspur FC .For the past 2 years, he served as a Youth Soccer Coach and Director of Goalkeeping for PA Rush in Doylestown, PA.
He currently holds a Director of Coaching Diploma, Advanced National Diploma, Goalkeeping Level 2 Diploma, and a USSF National F License

Coach Ibra

All-Stars Coach

Coach Ibra was born in Cote d’Ivoire and moved to the United...