Helping Young Soccer Players Unlock Their True Potential

Directors of Coaching
Roby Stahl Director of Coaching & Player Development

Roby Stahl Director of Coaching & Player Development

  • U.S. Soccer “A” License
  • NSCAA Premier Diploma
  • Swedish Elite License
  • Brazilian Elite License
  • U.S. Youth National Instructors License
  • Canadian Soccer Association “B” License
  • Dual Master’s in Education
  • Head Men’s and Women’s Coach for Tyreso FF in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Head Coach at the College of Charleston (SC)
  • Assistant Coach at Old Dominion University
  • Interim Coach for both Men and Women at the University of Central Florida
  • He assisted the Columbus Crew (MLS)
  • Executive Director in Melbourne, Florida for the Brevard Soccer Alliance
  • Executive Director in Atlanta for AFC Lightning
  • Director of Coaching for the Ohio South Youth Soccer Association
  • Boys Director of Coaching for the Ohio Elite Soccer Academy
  • FC America Omni/Kumba in Orlando, Florida
  • Hungryneck SC in Charleston, South Carolina
  • Head Coach for numerous boys and girls’ youth and high school teams in various state and countries
Greg Hirschauer Associate Director of Coaching & Player Development

Greg Hirschauer Associate Director of Coaching & Player Development

  • NSCAA GK Level 1, 2, 3 Diplomas
  • NSCAA Club Development Diploma
  • NPSL & USISL Professional Playing Experience
  • High School (30 years, 23 years Head Coach, 252-138-38) (Turpin HS, Cincinnati Country Day HS)
  • 2014 Finalist NSCAA National HS Coach of the Year
  • 2014 NSCAA Great Lakes Region Private HS Coach of the Year
  • 2014 NSCAA Ohio HS Coach of the Year 2000 Ohio HS Coach of the Year 7-time SW Ohio/Cincinnati District HS Coach of the Year
  • Bachelor of Arts, Pre-Law (History/English/Management)
  • Juris Doctorate, University of Cincinnati
  • US Marine Corps/OCS, Active/Reserve, American Legion
Marshal Lonneman Director of Goalkeeping

Marshal Lonneman Director of Goalkeeping

  • Oak Hills High School – MVP, 2 time All-City Honors
  • Ohio South ODP State Team Goalkeeper – 3 Consecutive Years
  • Wilmington College – Freshman Starter and Played in The NAIA National Tournament
  • Team Cincinnati – 1991 – 1994
  • Northstar Soccer Club – 1995 – 1999 – U17 Girls State Cup Runner Up
  • Oak Hills High School Assistant Varsity Soccer Coach – 1991 – 2002
  • TFA – Multiple Teams and Goalkeeper Trainer
  • Former BSC Elite Trainer and Select Director of Coaching
  • NSCAA Level 6 License
Youth Directors
Ted Wittwer Boys and Girls Jr. Director, Ages u12 - u14

Ted Wittwer Boys and Girls Jr. Director, Ages u12 - u14

  • USSF National “E” License
  • Turpin High School Graduate
  • 4 Year Collegiate Player University of Cincinnati
  • Head Coach Classics Soccer Club 4 Years
  • Head Coach Beechmont Soccer Club 10 Years
  • Staff Trainer Beechmont Soccer Club 5 Years
  • Glen Este High School Varsity Coach 1 Year
  • Graduate of University of Cincinnati Bachelor of Business
Tara Riffle-Murray Boys and Girls Youth Director, Ages u10-u11

Tara Riffle-Murray Boys and Girls Youth Director, Ages u10-u11

  • USSF National “D” License
  • Glen Este High School, 2 time All-American & Player of the Year
  • Xavier University & University of Cincinnati, Regional All-American
  • Cincinnati Leopards Semi-Pro
  • US Women’s U16 National Team
  • US Women’s U19 National Team
  • United States Women’s National Team
  • Elite staff trainer for Club Cincinnati, Cincinnati Classics, Ohio Elite & Beechmont Soccer Club
  • Ohio South ODP Staff Coach
  • Region 2 ODP Regional Staff Coach
  • Assistant Coach University of Cincinnati Women’s Soccer Team
  • Head Coach Lakota East Girls Varsity (12 years)
Meghan Cook Boys and Girls Academy Youth Director, Ages u9 and younger

Meghan Cook Boys and Girls Academy Youth Director, Ages u9 and younger

  • USSF National “D” License
  • Collegiate player at the University of Pikeville
  • Captain of Cincinnati State Women’s Soccer Team
  • 2009 Regional Finalist and 2012 Regional Champion
  • 3rd place finish in 2012 US Youth National Championship
  • 4-time US Youth State Champs
  • Trainer at Star SC
  • Trainer for Cincinnati Soccer Alliance with YDA for 4 years
  • Trainer at Heather Mitts Soccer Camp
  • Trainer at the Technical and Tactical soccer camps
Our Training Staff

Andy Boyd

  • USSF National “D” License
  • Anderson High School Women’s Head Coach (2016 – Present)
  • BSC Elite Girls 2001 Head Coach (2016)
  • BSC Elite Boys 2002 Head Coach (2010 – 2016)
    • State Cup Champions 2015
    • State Cup Finalist 2013
  • Ursuline Academy Assistant Varsity Coach (2000 – 2004)
  • Anderson High School Men’s Assistant Varsity / JV Coach (1993 – 1995)
    • Ranked #1 in the State
    • Ranked #11 in the Nation by USA Today Super 25
    • Conference Champions
    • District Champions
    • Regional Semifinalist
  • Staff Coach, Cincinnati Classics (KHA) (1990 – 1993)
  • Played at Heidelberg University
  • Thomas More College – Master of Business Administration

Jim Calder

  • Elite DOC for Alliance Cincinnati
  • Former Elite DOC for BSC Elite
  • One of the Creators of the BSC Elite Program
  • USSF National “E” License
  • 25 Years of Club Coaching experience – Sycamore Arsenal, CUP, BSC Elite
  • 22 years of High School Coaching experience – Ursuline, MND, Sycamore, Anderson, Amelia, and SUA
  • University of Cincinnati – Bachelor of Finance / Accounting
  • Northern Kentucky University – Bachelor of Elementary Education

Doug Conway

  • USSF National “D” License
  • NSCAA GK diploma, NSCAA Advanced Regional Diploma, NSCAA HS Diploma
  • Named “Ohio South Youth Soccer Association Coach of the Year” in 2000
  • 20+ years of coaching experience
  • Has coached teams to four State Championships and a USYSA Region II Championship, three US Club Soccer Regional Championships & US Club Soccer National Championship
  • Head varsity coach at Mount Notre Dame HS  2005-2013
  • 2005 GGCL Coach of the Year honors
  • Holds records at MND for, most wins in a season, best record in a season, most wins all time. Has coached players to both regional and national levels of ODP.

Jeff Lambert

  • USSF National D License
  • NSCAA GK diploma
  • NFHS/NSCAA Professional Development Certificate for High School Coaches
  • GSE Cardinals U-8-U12 (1999-2003)
  • Ohio Elite U-8’s (2006-2008)
  • Former Assistant Varsity Coach and JV coach for Glen Este High, (2003-2004)
  • Former Assistant Varsity Coach at Mount Notre Dame, (2005-2013)
    • JV Coach, 4 years
    • Freshman Coach, 1 Year
  • CSA (2010-2015)
  • Cincinnati Alliance (2015-2017)

Kiersten Johnson

  • University of Toledo Student Athlete (2013-2017)
    • University’s Athlete of the Week (10/27/17)
    • 2nd Team All-Conference (2016 Season)
    • Top-Soccer’s Top 20 players in the MAC (2016 Season)
    • Team Offensive MVP (2016 Season)
  • JV Assistant Coach at Mount Notre Dame (Present)
  • Assistant Coach for Youth Academy at TFA (2016)
  • Milford Senior High School Student Athlete (2009-2012)
    • Co-Captain, 2012 Season
    • 1st Team All-Conference (2012 Season)
  • Played at CSA coached by Alex Rawlings (2010-2013)
    • 3rd place finish in 2012 US Youth National Championship
  • Bachelors in Health Care Administration
  • Minor in Business Administration

Drew Poling

  • USSF National “D” License
  • NSCAA High School Diploma
  • NSCAA Goalkeeping Level 1 Diploma
  • SBAAC National Division Coach of the Year 2013-2014
  • Batavia High School Girls Varsity coach 2012 – present
  • 10+ years of coaching experience at youth club and high school levels.

Brad Riffle

  • Played club soccer for Queen City
  • Played at Glen Este High School
    • All-League Honors
    • All City Honors
    • Team Captain
  • Former Club Cincinnati training staff
  • Former Staff trainer and coach with Beechmont Soccer Club
  • 10+ years of coaching experience at the club level

Dave Sandmann

  • USSF National “D” License
  • Head Coach McNicholas High School Boys
  • 6 Years High School Soccer Coaching Experience
  • Played for McNicholas High School and Team Cincinnati
  • High School Teacher – McNicholas High School
  • Current graduate student – Xavier University, M.Ed. Coaching Education/ Athlete Development
  • B.A. Xavier University

Chris Shenton

  • Coaching License (England) youth Coaching Certificate
  • NCAA Advanced Regional Youth
  • NCAA High School Youth Certificate
  • Wolverhampton (England) – County League All Star team Player (1983-1989)
  • Wolverhampton  (England)- Semi Pro Works League (1987-1990)
  • London (England) – Semi Pro County League (1991-1992)
  • Cardinals Soccer Club (1997-2000)
  • Beechmont SC (2000-2015)
  • Alliance Soccer Club (2015-present)
  • Cincinnati Country Day (2000-2012)
  • Mariemont HS (2013-Present)

Wil Suyemoto

  • USSF National license
  • NSCAA National Diploma
  • Cincinnati Country Day Assistant Varsity Coach
  • Landmark Christian Eagles Soccer (Trainer boys & girls)
  • Elder High School Assistant Varsity Coach
  • Saint Ursula Academy Assistant Varsity Coach
  • Beechmont Soccer Club (Trainer/coach)
  • Cincinnati West Soccer Club (Trainer/coach)
  • NK United (Trainer/coach)
  • Thunder United Metro Futbol Club
  • Classics Hammer
  • University of Cincinnati, Marketing degree

Princess Tarrance-Lander

  • Alliance Cincinnati GK Trainer
  • Goalkeeper Cincinnati Sirens FC, Women’s Professional Soccer League 2016-Present
  • 2015-2017 Summit Recreational Team Trainer
  • 2015-2016 GK1 Trainer
  • 2015-2016 GK Trainer Sycamore High School Girls Soccer
  • Muskie Challenge Day Camp for High School Girls Teams Summer 2006 & 2007
  • Coached Youth House Teams Wall2Wall 2014-2016
  • USSF certified referee since 2009
  • Muskingum University Bachelor of Art in History & International Affairs 2009

Pat Winkler

  • NSCAA GK Level 1 and 2 Diplomas
  • NSCAA Level 5, 6 and Advanced Regional Diplomas
  • Former Assistant Director of Coaching and Player Development for BSC
  • Milford High School Women’s Head Coach (present)
    • League Champions 2008 – 2012
    • District Champions 2006 and 2011
    • GMC Coach of the Year 2006
    • FAVC Coach of the Year 2008 – 2012
    • All City Coach of the Year 2008 and 2011
  • Assistant Men’s Varsity Coach Cincinnati Country Day for 5 years
  • High School Science Teacher
  • Played club soccer at Xavier University
  • Xavier University – Undergraduate 1996
  • Xavier University – Graduate 2001

Rob Zoeller


• NSCAA Advanced National Diploma / USSF National D License 

• 2015-present:  Simon Kenton (KY), Head Girl's Soccer Coach / Teacher (Kenton County School District) 
• 2009-2014: Ballard HS (Louisville), Head Boy's Soccer Coach
• 2006: Spalding University, Head Men's and Women's Soccer Coach (NCAA Div 3)
• 2001-2005, 2007, 2008: Elizabethtown HS, Head Girls Soccer Coach
• 1999: St. Patrick (Maysville), Head Boys Soccer Coach
• 1997, 1998: Louisville Collegiate, Assistant Boy's Coach / Head Middle School Co-ed Coach
• Cincinnati Enquirer Northern KY High School Soccer Coach of the Year in 2017, 2016, and 2015 
• KHSAA 2010 Boys Soccer Coach of the Year – Large Public School and the 2009 KY Kicks Boys Coach of the Year. 
• News Enterprise Coach of the Year in 2002, 2005, 2007, 2008 and the NSCAA Kentucky Small School Girls Soccer Coach of the Year in 2007 and Finalist in 2002 and 2003.
• Former Director of Coaching for Atletico Flames
• Past Ohio South ODP staff coach 
• Over 25 years of club coaching with various organizations (KHA, KY Fire Juniors, Javanon, Lexington FC, Ohio Elite)
• Former Goalkeeper at Spalding University (NAIA)


President: Mike Cook
Vice President: Ted Wittwer

  • Rich Farr
  • Margaret Vogele
  • Chris Murray
  • Open Seat
  • Ben Hyden
  • Kristy Dangel
  • Drew Poling


For coaching & internships.

The club is regularly looking for coaching prospects at any level. We have positions available for those possessing experience with the game at a high level or just starting out. Candidates should have played the game at some level but (college/professional) and/or must extensive coaching experience is alway prefered.

For Fall/Spring 2019-2020 we are looking to add to our training staff. Please click below if interested.

Age Groups
Boys and Girls
U6 – U19

Our philosophy is simple:  We’re focused on developing players at all levels – from National/State Champion-level competitors to players looking to challenge themselves with higher competition than they might experience at a school or recreational program.

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USSF National Licensed Staff

All teams at Alliance Cincinnati are led and trained by our professional staff.  Our staff is lead by top U.S. Soccer & NSCAA Licensed coaches.  Our staff or coaches work together to promote long-term player development and the team.

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High-level Competition

Our teams compete in a number of leagues from the higher level competing in MRL to our younger teams in the Greater Cincinnati Soccer League.

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Next Level

No matter what you goals we will help you reach them.  Our players are exceeding at the High School Level and on to College and beyond.

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Alliance Cincinnati

Where Dedication Meets Success

Alliance Cincinnati

Alliance Cincinnati is home to over 60 boys and girls teams. Our philosophy is simple: We’re focused on developing players at all levels – from National/State Champion-level competitors to players looking to challenge themselves with higher competition than they might experience at a school or recreational program. We design our programs, including Winter Indoor training, Functional (position-specific) training, and turf training in early Spring to maximize player/trainer interaction and player development.

Alliance Cincinnati offers a program appropriate for your child no matter what their skill or competitive level. All teams at Alliance Cincinnati are led and trained by our professional staff. Each age group and gender typically has between 3-5 teams. The top two teams (Gold and Blue) are for the most technically advanced and competitive players. Players on these teams typically compete in higher level leagues like MRL, TPL, and the Ohio South State League (as age appropriate) as well as attending higher level tournaments and participating in State Cup or President’s Cup. The next level of teams (Black, White, Silver) also offer competition player development environment — such as Buckeye, Cardinal Premier, and Greater Cincinnati Soccer League, while attending tournaments that offer appropriate competition. No matter your child’s ability level, if they have an interest in soccer, we have a team for them.

*League play is awarded by league bodies and not guaranteed.  Team entry is case by case.