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.
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 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 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 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.
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 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.