Corbett, Tony - Coach | Thunder Soccer Club of Howard County

Corbett, Tony - Coach




Originally hailing from London, Tony Corbett brings Thunder SC a wealth of coaching experience from the youth level on up to the college level. Tony came to Thunder in 2001.

Tony was formerly the club's Technical Director and now focuses his efforts on youth coaching.  Since 1995, Tony has also served as a State Instructor for coaching licenses.



  • USSF ’B’ License
  • National Youth License
  • NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma
Coaching Experience:

Club Level

  • 2001-Present      Thunder Soccer Club
  • 1990-2002          Soccer Association of Columbia

DDP Level

  • 1999-2002             Head Coach, Central West

ODP Level

  • 1996-1997            Maryland ODP
  • 2000-2003            Maryland ODP

College Level

  • 1996-1997         Mount St. Mary’s College (Men)
  • 1993-1996         Washington & Lee (Men)


Draganov, Stefan - Coach

Director of Coaching


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Stefan Draganov brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to Thunder Soccer Club. He is a former professional soccer player and coach of high level soccer in Bulgaria, Hong Kong, and Portugal. This, combined with his serious knowledge of the game and leadership, has given him a unique ability to discover, develop, and coach soccer talents for the elite levels of the game.

Since 2001 Stefan has been coaching in the Columbia area. Currently, in addition to coaching for Thunder SC, Stefan is the Head Men’s Coach at Howard Community College and the Head Men’s Coach at Maryland Red Devils. 
Over the years Stefan has coached at all levels (pro, youth, college and amateur) in the United States and Europe. At the youth level with Thunder Soccer Club teams, he has over 25 promotions in NCSL. In 2010, under Stefan's direction, the Howard CC Men’s soccer team won the Maryland JUCO Conference (11-0-1) and Region XX titles, and advanced to the National Junior College Athletics Association (NJCAA) National Championship Tournament for the first time in the HCC men’s soccer history. In the same year, Stefan received both the Maryland JUCO Conference and NJCAA District “F” Coach of the Year awards. He was also named the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-East Region Coach of the Year.
Stefan also runs the successful Draganov School of Soccer (camps and clinics). For more information about Stefan Draganov please


  • UEFA “A” License - Bulgarian National Academy
  • UEFA “C” License - Bulgarian National Academy
  • Physical Education – Plovdiv University 
Coaching Experience: 
  • Youth level: Thunder SC Director of Coaching and coach (10 years)
  • Maryland ODP (2 years) & Maryland DDP (2 years)
  • Pro level: FC Lokomotiv Plovdiv (2 years)
  • College Level: Howard CC (Head Coach, 8 years)
  • Amateur Level: MD Red Devils (NPSL) 2001-2002

Playing Experience (17 Years):

  • FC Lokomotiv-Plovdiv, Bulgaria
  • CSKA-Sofia, Bulgaria Champion 1992 & BG Cup Winner 1993
  • Botev-Plovdiv, Bulgaria
  • InstantDict-Hong Kong Champion 1998; FA Cup Winner 1997
  • Leixoes-Porto, Portugal


Abu, Didi - Coach


'99 - 00' Boys Roma 
I grew up in Freetown, Sierra Leone along the West coast of Africa.  Soccer is the biggest and most watched sport in the country.  I started playing soccer when I was 6 years old and have played the game ever since.
  • 2009 NSCAA Coaching License
  • 2010 New Jersey International Coaching Clinic
  • 2009 Soccer Recruiter License
  • 2011 MSYSA Class E License 
Coaching Experience:
  • 2006 - 2008 ITAL Soccer Club Maryland
  • 2009 - 2010 Apprentice under a CAF Class B License
  • 2011 - Present Thunder Soccer Club
Playing Exxperience:
  • 1985-1987: East End Lions Soccer Club in Sierra Leone
  • 1987-1989: Sierra Fisheries Soccer Club in Sierra Leone
  • Four International appearances for the Sierra Leone National Team
  • 1989-1991 Celtic Rangers in Vancouver, Candada
  • 1992-2005 Sierra Leone Inter State soccer league in teh USA for MD, NJ, NY, and GA


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Chen, Xiaoyang - Coach


“Chen” grew up in China and has been playing soccer since the age of 6. While in China, he played for the Huxing Soccer ClubYouth academy, and then was selected to play for the Men’s team (Div 2). Coach Chen played for Huxing SC for 4 years, and then played for 2 years for the Division 1 Lanwa Soccer Club in Hong Kong, before moving to the US. When Chen came to the US he played for the Howard Community College men’s team. His talent and leadership helped the Howard CC men’s team to win the Maryland Junior College Conference, NJCAA Region XX, and advanced to the National Championship in 2010.  


  • Business Associate Howard Community College MD
  • Student Maryland Smith School of Business in College Park
  • USSF National “D” License

 Playing Experience:

  • Selected by U-17 Chinese National Team in 2000-2001
  • Played for Huxing Soccer Club in Chinese Second Division Professional Soccer Competition 2001-2004
  • Played for Lanwa Soccer Club in Hong Kong First Division Professional Soccer Competition 2005-2006 
Playing Honors: 
  • U-14 National NIKE Cup Second Place 1998
  • U-15 Regional Championship in Liaoning, China 1999
  • U-17 National Championship 2001
  • Ireland International Milk Cup Runner up 2001
  • Division 2 National Competition 4th Place in China 2003
  • Division 2 National Competition Second Place in China 2004
  • Admission Scheme for Talented Professionals in Hong Kong 2005
  • Division 1 Hong Kong Competition 2005-2007
  • MD JUCO Regional 3rd place in 2009 and NJCAA Region XX Runner up
  •  MD JUCO Champion and NJCAA Region XX Winner in 2010 and Advanced to the National Championship tournament in Herkimer, NY 


Collins, Randy - Coach






91’ - 93’ Boys Ajax

95' - 96' Boys Legacy

  Randy is beginning his coaching endeavor with Thunder Soccer Club. Growing up he played for CSC and for SAC where he was a two time State Finalist.  He played for Centennial High School 1998-2002.  A captain and three year varsity starter was an all state, all met and two-time first team all-county member.  Played two seasons for Howard Community College and was a second team All-American selection.  Randy still plays in various men’s leagues and seeks to establish his coaching career.



  • Towson University B.S Business Management
  • Attending University of Baltimore MBA Finance

Coaching Experience:


  • 2007-Present Assistant Boys Varsity Coach Centennial High School
  • Randy is seeking his E and D license in the near future and hopes to continue to get others at a later time.


About The Coach

Angel Draganov

Angel began his coaching endeavor with Thunder Soccer Club in 2010. Growing up he played for PFC pro-academy Lokomotiv in Bulgaria, Thunder SC and Dulaney HS. A varsity starter in his freshman year Angel was an all-state, and two-time first team all-county member. Played two seasons for CCBC-Essex and won MD JUCO conference and advanced to the NJCAA National championship tournament DI. Member of NPSL the TSC Red Devils team.



  • CCBC Essex 2008 - 2010 General Studies A.A.
  • MSYSA ’D’ License 

 Coaching Experience:

  • 2010-2011 Assistant Coach for Tony Corbett with U12 Galaxy Boys 
  • 2011-Present Thunder Soccer Club
 Playing Experience: 

Youth Level

  • PFC-Lokomotiv-Youth Academy
  • Thunder Soccer Club
  • Dulaney High School
  • CCBC Essex 


  • NPSL – TSC Maryland Red Devils

DePinto, Nick - Coach




91’-93’ Boys/Mens Ajax

  Nick comes to TSC with a significant amount of experience in Italy, Australia and the US. A native of Italy, Nick had played over 200 matches at the amateur and semi-professional levels through Italy and Australia before relocating to the US. Since 2001, he has coached numerous boys and mens teams at the Recreation, Travel High School and College levels. A “soccer purist”, he continues to seek ways to leverage his practical skill set and 30+ years knowledge of the game for the advancement of US based soccer players.


New South Wales College, BA Marketing

Defensive & Offensive Tactics, DC United

Goalkeeping 101, University of MD

Positive Coaching Alliance I

Attacking in Compact Space, DC United 

USSF National D License

Positive Coaching Alliance II

Pre-Match Tactical Strategies, Loyola College

Coaching Experience

Howard Community College, Assistant Coach Mens
2008–2009 Glenelg Country School, Head Coach Jnr. Varsity
Thunder Soccer Club, Head Coach U12–U19
2001-2006 Soccer Association of Columbia, Head Coach U8–U11

Playing Experience

1970 -1974 Bari, Italy – Amateur Leagues
1974 -1975 Leichhardt United (Division 1:League Finalists)
1976 -1980 Seven Hills United (Division 1:Triple Lgue. Champions)
1978 -1980 Blacktown Federation (Australian Representative Team)
1976 -1982 Seven Hills HS (Triple League Champions)
1981 -1985 Parklea SFC (Division 1: League Champions)
1986 -1990 Blacktown Spurs (Division 2:LeagueChampions)


Dillon, Jeremy - Coach

Jeremy Dillon

• Calvert Hall College High School – Class of 2006
• University of Maryland at College Park – B.S. Economics
• National USSF “D” License

Coaching Experience:
• 2009-Present  Thunder Soccer Club
• 2010   ISA Soccer Academy
• 2008-2010  Draganov School of Soccer
• 2007-2010  JB Soccer Academy

Contact info:

01/02 U11 Girls Furia Roja
98/99 U14 Girls Siafu
Jeremy is in his fourth year with Thunder and he has worked on both the boys’ and girls’ sides across various age groups.   A local product, Jeremy grew up in the Howard County area and attended school at The University of Maryland at College Park.   Having played for and captained teams at the NCSL Division One level for several years, Jeremy brings a wealth of competitive playing experience, leadership, and familiarity with the club soccer landscape to his teams.  Jeremy believes that all successful teams must be built on a foundation of technical mastery of the ball.  Jeremy also instills and nurtures a love for the sport that drives his players to improve while providing a positive and comfortable learning environment.  Holding a deep appreciation for “the beautiful game,” Jeremy works to encourage an aesthetically pleasing style of play that is both fun and rewarding for all of his players.

Draganov, Angel - Coach



Angel began his coaching endeavor with Thunder Soccer Club in 2010. Growing up he played for PFC pro-academy Lokomotiv in Bulgaria, Thunder SC and Dulaney HS. A varsity starter in his freshman year Angel was an all-state, and two-time first team all-county member. Played two seasons for CCBC-Essex and won MD JUCO conference and advanced to the NJCAA National championship tournament DI. Member of NPSL the TSC Red Devils team.



  • CCBC Essex 2008 - 2010 General Studies A.A.
  • MSYSA ’E’ License 
  • Pursuing ’D’ License

 Coaching Experience:

  • 2010-2011 Assistant Coach for Tony Corbett with U12 Galaxy Boys 
  • 2011-Present Thunder Soccer Club
 Playing Experience: 

Youth Level

  • PFC-Lokomotiv-Youth Academy
  • Thunder Soccer Club
  • Dulaney High School
  • CCBA Essex 


  • NPSL – TSC Maryland Red Devils


French, Gandalf - Coach



Growing up along with the local soccer community in Howard County, Gandalf has successfully followed his mentors footsteps through local club and travel play on to college level play and finally coaching. Bringing a visceral passion to the game that instills in players their own love for all things soccer, Gandalf believes in a positive learning atmosphere that encourages players to develop their own style of play in conjunction with a deeper appreciation for the game.



  • USSF National 'B' License
  • USSF National ’C’ License
  • USSF National ’D’ License
  • USSF National ’E’ License
  • FIFA Level 7
  • BA Graphic Design
  • First Aid Certified 

 Coaching Experience:

  • 2012-Present     Howard Community College, Assistant Coach Men’s
  • 2009-Present Thunder Soccer Club
  • 2002-Present Soccer Dome Academy
  • 1997-Present Various Camps and Clinics
  • 1997-1999 VBH Soccer Tots Program 
 Playing Experience: 

Travel Level

  • 2001-2003 Thunder Soccer Club
  • 1998-2002 Bowie Soccer United (Currently Freestate)

DDP Level

  • 1997-1999 Central West

College Level

  • 2003-2004  Howard Community College
  • 2004-2006  Richard Stockton College


  • 2012-Present  Real Maryland FC
  • 2010-2012  Arsenal FC USA 


Glaudemans, Peter - Coach





96’ - 97’ Boys Reds
93’ - 94’ Boys Strike







Peter began his coaching career in 1992 as the head coach at Eastern Technical High School in Baltimore County.  In the last ten years, he has accumulated 7 conference titles, 4 county titles, 3 regional titles and 1 state runner-up title.  He has also been named coach of the year twice, in 2001 and in 2007.  Peter has also been coaching youth soccer since 1999, of which 5 of these years have been at the travel level.



Coaching Experience: 

  • 1992 – present             Eastern Technical High School
  • 1999 – 2004                 Soccer Association of Columbia
  • 2005                             South Carroll Soccer Club     
  • 2006 – present             Thunder Soccer Club  



Playing Experience:

  • Robert E. Peary High School              Class of 1977
  • Men’s D1 / D2 indoor and HCRP         1980 - present


Gumina, Sarah - Coach



Sarah moved to Maryland in 2001 to serve as an assistant coach on the GU women’s soccer staff under Head Coach Elijah Gold. In 2002, she took over as the head coach and led GU to its first conference win and broke the school record for goals in a season with 42 and reached seven wins, second most in school history. 
Gumina has a firm philosophy on the priorities of a student-athlete. Academics need to be at the forefront of a student’s college career followed closely by their athletic responsibilities. While it can be a difficult balancing act, it is imperative that the student-athlete maintains 100 percent commitment to both.
Gumina holds a bachelor’s degree in Deaf Studies from Towson University and is also a certified sign language interpreter. She also holds a National Diploma from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). Gumina is a member of the TSC Maryland Pride, a women’s soccer semi-professional team, which plays in the Women’s Premier Soccer League.
Gumina started her collegiate career at University of Central Florida (UCF) in Orlando on scholarship under Coach Karen Richter. She played two seasons for the Knights before she transferred to University of South Florida (USF) in Tampa to play for Coach Logan Fleck. She played one year in the United Soccer League (USL) with the Tampa Bay Extreme after college.
In high school she lettered in soccer, softball and cross country at Apopka High School in Orlando. Gumina holds the school record for goals scored in a career at Apopka. She earned All-State and All-County honors in soccer. Gumina was selected to the Florida State Olympic Development Program (ODP).

Haddad, Sam - Coach





























Sam Haddad began his soccer career playing youth soccer at the D1 Jordanian “Kawakazi” youth program. Sam played soccer at club and college level overseas and in southern California. At age 20 he joined the highly competitive San Fernando International League and played at the state and national level against teams from Mexico, Peru, Canada, and Bolivia.

In 1999 he started coaching his two daughters has been involved in coaching youth soccer since that time. He has an extensive background in coaching youth soccer at the recreation, classic, and travel levels. Coach Sam holds a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) “C” Coaching License and an (NSCAA “National” license.

Coach Sam is the former GM of the Women Premier Soccer team “Maryland Pride.” He is the current head coach of the 2011 and 2012 Maryland President’s Cup Champions Thunder Magic girls. Coach Sam is also the assitant coach at South Carroll High School Varsity girls soccer team.


  • UMUC – Business
  • USSF "C"
  • NSCAA “National”
  • PCA Double Goal Coaching certificate

 Coaching Experience:   

  • 1999:                   Gaithersburg Soccer Program
  • 2007-Present       Thunder Soccer Club 
  • 2011-Present       South Carroll HS Varsity Girls Soccer

Playing Experience:

  • Valley College - SF Valley, CA
  • Kawakazi Jordanian D1 team


Hutzell, Chuck - Coach








96’ - 97’ Girls Tormenta

Chuck Hutzell joined the Thunder Soccer Club as TSC 96 girls Assistant Coach in 2006.  Chuck assumed Head Coaching duties for U11 Girls Storm Red and Storm White teams in 2007.   For Spring 2009 Storm Red and Storm White have been merged to create Tormenta for 11v11 play.  Chuck is a life long resident of Maryland, with over three decades of competitive playing experience and 10 years youth soccer coaching experience.


  • Loyola College, Baltimore, MD, BBA Marketing
  • Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, MS ITS

Coaching Education

2008 USSF D License Candidate
2007 USSF E LicenseCoaching Experience

Club Level


  • 2006-Present           Thunder Soccer Club
  • 2001-2005               Western Howard County Soccer
  • 1998-2000               Soccer Association of Columbia

Camp Level

  • 2006-Present           TSC 96 Girls Summer Camp
Playing Experience

North Hagerstown High School
Hagerstown Community College
Loyola College

Soccer Dome Over 35 Div I, Div II
Longfellow FC 3v3 Tournament Team – (Ranked 6th Nationally)
HCRP Men’s Open Div II
Mason-Dixon League




Kenny, Hal - Coach










03’ (U9) - Girls

96’ (U16) - Boys







Hal’s playing experience started when growing up in Spain and then Mexico, playing for some of the top youth select programs. After moving to Maryland in 1996, he immediately went under the direction of Stefan Draganov as both the Assistant Coach at Howard Community College, and Thunder SC., Since then, Hal has developed into one of the top coaches and most sought after trainers in the area.  Hal teaches a technical, possesion style of play by using a dynamic, motivational instructional approach.



  • Catholic University of America, BS Business Management
  • USSF “D” License


Coaching Experience:


Club  Level

  • 2006-Present      Head Coach - Thunder SC
  • 2005-2007          Head Coach – Denison Cabral Futsal Academy
  • 2003-2006          Assistant Coach - Thunder SC
  • 1998-2003          Head Coach - Soccer Association of Columbia


Camp Level

  • 1999-Present      Head Coach - JB Soccer Academy
  • 1999-Present      Head Coach - Draganov School of Soccer


College  Level

  • 2005-2006          Assistant Coach - Howard County Community College


Playing Experience:



  • Archbishop John Carroll High School – All Metropolitan Team 1979
  • Club Futbol Corinthians – Mexico City, Mexico
  • Club Juvenil F.E.M.– Madrid, Spain


  • Thunder - Soccer Dome Over 35 Div I, Men’s Open Div I
  • Thunder Ajax CC United - HCRP Men’s Div I
  • Club A.N.A. - Washington International Soccer League – League Champions 1988-1990
  • Three Brothers Restaurant -Mid Maryland Soccer, Div 1 – League Champions 1982-1984

Llerena, Freddy - Coach




Coaching Education:

  • United States Soccer Federation National C License
  • United States Soccer Federation National D License
  • Double Goal, Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) Certified, 2010
  • American Soccer Academy, 2001-2006
  • Golden Goal Soccer Academy, 2002-2004
Coaching Experience:
  • Potomac Soccer Club, Potomac Maryland
  • Head Coach, Potomac Rovers U-14, June 2009 – Present
  • Assistant Coach, Pre- Academy, U-14 – Fall 2010 - Present
  • Head Coach, Potomac FC U-10, June 2007-2008
  • Assistant Coach, Potomac Hotspurs U-8, Fall 2006- Spring 2007
  • Rovers U-13 NCSL Div. 1 Champions Spring 2010, CASL National Soccer Series Champions 2009
 Playing Experience:
  • Maryland Red Devils, Captain, Summer 2010
  • American University, Div. 1        
  • DC College Cup Champions 2002-‘03, 2004-‘05
  • Patriot League Champions 2004-2005
  • NCAA Div. 1Second Round Appearance 2004-2005
  • NCAA Div. 1 Second Round Appearance 2002-2003
  • Northwest High School, Germantown, Maryland 1999-2002
  • All- Region Honorable Mention 2001-2002
  • All-State First Team 2000-2002
  • All-Met Honorable Mention 2001-2002
  • All-County First Team 2000-2002


Prince, Joe - Coach




99 - 00 Juventus

99 - 99 Milan


Growing up Joe played in the NCSL Division 1 teams Severna Park and Freestate. He was starter for Mount Saint Joseph HS (JV and Varsity 2002-2006). In the College level Joe played for Indiana Tech University.  Also his playing experience includes two years in the PDL with the NOVA Royal, and one year in the NPSL with the TSC Red Devils.  He is been assisting at Howard Community College with the Men’s soccer team for three years.
  • Graduated from Mount Saint Joseph HS
Working on getting a Software Engineering Degree
Coaching Experience:
  • Joe has assisted Stefan Draganov in coaching the HCC dragons (2009- Present)
  • Regional finalist in 2009
  • Regional and Conference champions in 2010
  • Regional champions in 2011
  • Advanced to Nationals in both 2010 and 2011
Playing Experience:
  • Youth career Joe played in the NCSL Division 1 with Severna Park and Freestate
  • Played at Indiana Tech University (2006-2008)
  • Won the hustle award after his freshman season
  • Scored 5 goals and had 7 assist in two years
  • Played in the PDL with the NOVA Royals (2008-2009)
  • Played in the NPSL with the TSC Red Devils (2010)

Nairn, Patrick - Coach





U16 Boys Legacy


Patrick Nairn is a local product of Howard County Soccer. Patrick played club soccer for 9 years and competed in the NCSL Division 1 level and was runner up for the State Cup in 2003. Patrick also played for River Hill High School under Coach Bill Stara. While at River Hill, Patrick played varsity all 4 years for the Hawks. During those 4 years, the Hawks were nationally ranked, captured 2 state championships, and Patrick earned All-County honors.
Following his time at River Hill, Patrick continued his soccer career at Howard Community College. With the Dragons, Patrick Nairn won the Maryland JUCO Conference and Region XX Championships. At Howard CC, Patrick earned all Conference Honors, and he was Captain of the Men’s team his second year for the Dragons, and was an All-American nominee.
During his time at HCC Patrick earned his Associates Degree in Business and then earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics at UMBC.
  • Howard CC - Associate Degree in Business
  • UMBC – Bachelor Degree in Economics
Coaching Education:
  • USSF “E” license
Coaching Experience:
  • 2010-Present                 Thunder SC
  • 2008-2010                     Soccer Association of Columbia
Playing Experience:
  • High School (River Hill HS), Youth Travel (SAC), College Level (Howard Community College), Adult Rec (Howard Co Men’s League)

Sandoval, Jorge - Coach








95’ - 96’ Girls Storm
95’ - 96’ Girls Pride

  I grew up in Guatemala playing soccer. Started playing travel at the age of six years old, I was a forward and a midfielder.  Currently I play indoor soccer Men’s open and over 30 league




  • July 2006: United States Soccer Federation "D" License.
  • June 2006: United States Soccer Federation "E" License.
  • December 2006: Red Cross sports safety certification.
  • June 2006: Brazilian soccer apprenticeship with a License "A" coach.
  • September 2005: attended to international coaches’ soccer clinic


Coaching Experience:


  • 2008-present    Frederick Community College Men’s Head Coach.
  • 2007-present    Thunder Soccer Club Head coach U13 girls WAGS division 5.
  • 2008                Assistant coach Maryland Pride WPSL.
  • 2008                Oldfields School. Girls indoor soccer Head Coach.
  • 2007                Howard CC. Women’s assistant coach.
  • 2006                Solo Soccer Academy indoor soccer Head coach.
  • 2006                Towson Catholic High assistant coach.
  • 2006-present     Tetrabrazil Soccer Academy assistant coach.
  • 2006                Owings Mills Sportsplex Soccer Summer camp Head coach.
  • 2006                Solo Soccer Academy Soccer Summer camp Head coach.
  • 2003                Solo Soccer Academy Soccer clinics for high school level. 


Playing Experience

  • 1980-1986       Colegio Suizo Americano
  • 1987-1989       Futsal Loyola High School of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic
  • 1989-1991       Semi-pro FC Santo Domingo
  • 1991-1993       Varsity Futsal, and Futbolito as well for Colegio America Latina of Guatemala
  • 1993               Scouted to second division Club Municipal Guatemala.
  • 1993               Second division for 6 months with 3M FC.
  • 1998-1999       Starting forward and right Mid for Howard Community College in MD


Van Order, Norm - Coach







00’ - 01’ Girls Blitz




Norm recently joined the Thunder Soccer Club after spending over 15 years coaching girls’ youth soccer in Severna Park where his teams played at the top level of WAGS and CMMSL.  Many of his players reach the ODP and regional level, and with hard work and commitment can meet their first goal of making a High School team. 

Norm has developed a program that creates a lifelong connection and passion for soccer.  He believes development of the young player in the technical and tactical skills of the game drives their willingness to continually learn as they find confidence through success.  Such success results from appropriate training games combined with the challenge of matches. Over time, the player and team establish a set of skills with a love of the game necessary to play competitively at the state and national levels—known as the "premier" level of soccer.

Norm calls on his playing experience in HS and competitive adult leagues, coaching courses, and strong desire to continually learn better ways to train and coach for specifically developing girl soccer players.


  • University of Vermont, Ph.D. Chemistry
  • Plattsburgh State College, B.S. Chemistry

Coaching Education:

  • National USSF ‘D’ License
  • USSF ‘E’ License
  • NSCAA State Goalkeeping Diploma
  • Yearly attendance to NSCAA Convention
  • Positive Coaching Alliance Certificate

Coaching Experience:

  • 2008-Present       Thunder Soccer Club
  • 1994-Present       GSPAA Travel Soccer

Taylor, Jeff - Coach








98’ - 99’ Boys United


Jeff is the Chief Financial Officer of an employee-owned medical communications company in Columbia. Jeff is also the father of 5 children ranging in age from 9 to 22. He began his coaching career when he got an 11th hour call from a recreation level soccer coordinator saying that his daughter’s soccer team would have to be dispersed among other teams due to the lack of a coach. Since that day, Jeff has answered the call by head and assistant coaching 15 basketball teams, 7 lacrosse teams and 9 soccer teams at both the recreation and travel levels. He has developed his soccer coaching philosophy by being on the coaching sidelines and in the stands as his children have collectively played over 65 seasons of travel and high school soccer.

Jeff’s coaching philosophy is based on the goal that he wants every player who plays for him, in any sport, to develop a love for the game and to enjoy playing the sport at a high level so that they will be playing through high school, college and beyond. In order to do that, the practices and games must be fun, above all else. Kids love to compete at almost anything, so practices should be series of fast paced small sided competitions, with an emphasis on maximizing touches, effort and decision making. In summary Jeff coaches because he believes that sports’ lessons of teamwork, dependability, leadership, hard but fair play, handling adversity and sportsmanship will carry his players to success in life, work and play throughout their lives.



  • B.S. in Commerce from the University of Virginia
  •  MSYSA/Maryland “D” license

  •  PCA (Positive Coaching Alliance) Member


Soccer Coaching Experience:

  • 2006-Present    Thunder Soccer Club
  • 2004-2006        Soccer Association of Columbia
  • 1997-2001        Soccer Association of Columbia
  • 1996-1997        Braddock Road Youth Club