Academy Coaching Staff

Shawn Burns

Shawn Burns

Certification: USSF National D License, USSF National Goalkeeping License

Coaching Experience & Awards:

  • Brookfield Soccer Association (2005-2017)
  • Assistance Coach at Sussex Hamilton (2008-2011)
  • New Berlin Eisenhower Girls Assistant Coach (Current)
  • Lead the BSA U13 Girls’ Premier team to the semi-finals of State Cup

Playing Experience:  Waukesha West High School

Personal: Shawn is an elementary teacher in the Germantown School District.  He has undergraduate degrees in Physical Education, Health, and Adaptive Physical Education as well as a Masters Degree in Administrative Leadership.  He has three children.


Matt Eisold

Matt Eisold

Certification: USSF National D License

Coaching Experience & Awards:

  • Wisconsin Lutheran High School
  • Wisconsin Lutheran College
  • Milwaukee Sport Club
  • Elm Grove Soccer Club

Playing Experience:

  • Burlington High School
  • Wisconsin Lutheran College
  • Milwaukee Wave

Personal:  Matt lives in Wauwatosa


Joe Fricano

Joe Fricano

Certification: C License

Coaching Experience & Awards:

  • Catholic Memorial Boys’ Soccer Program – Assistant Varsity Coach/2010 State Champions; Head JV Coach (10 years)
  • Catholic Memorial Girls’ Soccer Program – Head Freshman & JV Coach (1 year); Assistant Varsity Coach (6 years); WIAA Division 2 State Championships – 2012, 2013; WIAA Division 3 State Championships 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Elm Grove Soccer Club

Playing Experience:

  • Elm Grove Soccer Club
  • Brookfield Soccer Association
  • Brookfield Academy High School
  • UW-Eau Claire Men’s Soccer (4 years)

Personal:  Joe teaches Spanish at Catholic Memorial High School and trains teachers at Mount Mary University.


Stuart Grable

Stu Grable

Certification: F License

Coaching Experience & Awards:

  • Brookfield Soccer Association U7 & U8 Boys Academy (1 year)

Playing Experience:

  • Milwaukee Wave (2015-present)
  • Milwaukee Torrent/NPSL (2016-present)
  • UW-Green Bay (2008-2011)

Cedric Guichard

Cedric Guichard

Coaching Experience & Awards:

  • Assistant goalkeeper coach, Plantarion, FL (2012-2014)
  • Head coach for U-12G strikers academy (March-May 2017)

Playing Experience:

  • Plantarion FC (2010-2014)
  • Wisconsin Lutheran College (2014-present)

Personal: Cedric was born in Haiti and moved to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in 2010.  He speaks 3 languages, and is majoring in Biological Anthropology.


Eric Hess

Eric Hess

Certification: USSF National D License

Coaching Experience & Awards:

  • Muskego High School – Boys and Girls 2003-2017 (2009 & 2013 Boys’ State Champions)
  • 2009 & 2013 WSCA Coach of the Year
  • 2009 & 2013 NFHS State Coach of the Year
  • 2009-10 & 2013-14 NFHS Midwest Coach of the Year
  • Dominican High School – Boys 2001-2006
  • Brookfield East High School – Boys 2017-present
  • Elm Grove Soccer Club

Playing Experience:

  • Brookfield East High School 1990-1993
  • UW-Milwaukee 1994-1998

Personal: Eric and his wife, Andrea, have four children – Grace, Rose, Will and Violet.

 


 Travis Heyer

Travis Heyer

Certification:  Completing F & E Licenses

Coaching Experience & Awards:

  • Elm Grove Soccer Club; U8 Boys & U10 Boys Academy
  • Milwaukee Sport Club

Playing Experience:

  • Wauwatosa West High School
  • Wisconsin Lutheran College (4years)

Personal:  Travis is a 2015 graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran College.


Melissa Kappeler

Certification: USSF National B License

Coaching Experience & Awards:

  • Elmbrook United U7 Academy Boys Coach (2017-present)
  • Menomonee Falls Club, U15 Girls Coach (2014)
  • Pewaukee Sussex United, Director of Coaching, Rec and Academy (2012-2013)
  • Hamilton High School, JV Assistant (2013)
  • Sussex Soccer Club, VP of Player and Coaching Development (2005-2012)
  • Hamilton High School, Freshmen Coach (2005)
  • Oshkosh North High School, Freshman Girls Head Coach (2002-2003)
  • Oshkosh North High School, Varsity Assistant Coach (2000-2001)
  • Coerver Youth Diplomas

Playing Experience:

  • Arrowhead High School, 3 year starter – honorable mention all conference (1995-1998)
  • University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 4 year starter and scholar athlete (1998-2000 and 2002)

Personal:  Melissa earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary and Special Education and an MS in Elementary Education Technology; she taught for seven years.  She has been playing soccer since she was five, and still plays several days a week.  Melissa lives with her family near Brookfield Indoor and all three of her children – Greta, Aiden and Ingrid – play for Elmbrook United Soccer Club.


Mike Koerner

Mike Koerner

Certification: USSF E License

Coaching Experience:

  • 1988-1992 Milwaukee Kickers U10 Boys, U14 Girls Select and U19 Girls
  • 2012-2017 Brookfield Soccer Association U8-U10 Girls Academy
  • Assisted U11 Girls Select in 2016 and U12 Girls Select in 2017

Playing Experience:

  • 1980-1989 Croation Eagles Club Select
  • 1983-1987 Pulaski High School 4 year Varsity Letter. MVP Senior Year
  • 1988-1989 Croation Eagles Majors (reserve)

Personal:  Mike is a Financial Planner with Investors Advisory Group with a Bachelor Degree in Architecture from UW-Milwaukee. He’s been working in the financial services industry for 22 years. He is married with one daughter who plays for Elmbrook United.


Andy Krohn

Andy Krohn

Certification: USSF National E  License

Coaching Experience & Awards:

  • Milwaukee Sport Club Academy Coach, U7-U10 boys (2011-2017)
  • Elmbrook United Academy Coach, U9 Boys (2017-present)

Playing Experience:

  • Milwaukee Lutheran High School, Varsity Soccer (1995-1999)
  • Milwaukee Sport Club (1989-2000)

Personal: Andy earned a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and has been the Warehouse Operations Manager for Stefan’s soccer since 1999.

 


Kyle Lance

Kyle Lance

Certification: B License

Coaching Experience & Awards:

  • Brookfield Soccer Association Recreational Coaching Director
  • Brookfield Soccer Association Boys’ & Girls’ U7/U8 Academy Coach
  • Bavarian Soccer Club coach (2005-2008)
  • Divine Savior Holy Angels Varsity Assistant Coach (2009-2012);
  • Marquette University High School Varsity Assistance Coach (2008-2011)

Playing Experience:

  • Milwaukee Wave (2009-2011)
  • UW-Milwaukee (2000-2003)

Personal: Kyle received a BA in education from UW-Milwaukee.


Sam Rameshk

Sam Rameshk

Certification: USSF D State License

Coaching Experience & Awards:

  • Elmbrook United Soccer Club, U11 Boys Select, U10 Girls Academy (2017-present)
  • Elm Grove Soccer Club, U12 Boys Select, U10 Boys Academy (2016 to 2017)
  • Croatian Eagles Soccer Club, U11 Boys Select, U11 Girls Select (2013 to 2016)
  • Polonia Youth Soccer Club Head Coach, U13, U14 Boys and Girls Select (2008 to 2011)
  • Polonia Youth Soccer Club Youth Director (2008 t0 2011)
  • Ronald Reagan High School Head Coach Girls Varsity (2009 to 2010)
  • Milwaukee Kickers – SW Coach U7, U8 and U9 Coed (2004 to 2008)

Playing Experience:

  • Milwaukee Area Technical College (1978-1980)

Personal: Sam earned a BSEE from Marquette University and an Associate Degree from Milwaukee Area Technical College.  He is also a Certified Internet Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a Project Management Professional (PMP).   His work experience includes Snap-On Tools, Oneac Corporation, Children’s Service Society of Wisconsin and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.


Mike Schmidt

Mike Schmidt

Certification: Working on E/F License

Coaching Experience & Awards:

  • Elm Grove Soccer Club/U8 Boys & U8 Girls
  • Racine Case High School/JV & Varsity
  • La Crosse Aquinas High School/JV

Personal: Michael has been a Physical Education and Health teacher in the Racine Unified School District for 15 years.  He and his wife have two children, Bennett and Lauren.


Steve Sperl

Steve Sperl

Certification: D License

Coaching Experience & Awards:

  • Germantown High School (Boys & Girls head coach)
  • Milwaukee Sport Club
  • Elm Grove Soccer Club/Academy; 2010 U18 Boys State Champions and Regional Berth
  • Head of Elm Grove’s Soccer in the Park

Playing Experience:

  • Wauwatosa West High School – earned All State, All Regional and All American Honors
  • UW-Milwaukee – won 3 Horizon League Championships and participated in 3 NCAA tournaments.

Personal: Steve is a kindergarten teacher in Wauwatosa.  He and his wife, Kelsey, have twin daughters, Isla and Skylar, who will be two in February.  They live in Waukesha.


Eli Springsteen

Eli Springsteen

Certification: USSF F License

Coaching Experience & Awards:

  • Elmbrook United Academy U8 Girls (2017-present)
  • Referee (2017)

Playing Experience:

  • Waukesha South High School; captain and Classic 8 Honorable Mention

Personal:  Eli plans to earn his USSF “E” license.  His experience as a player, leader and professional have developed his strong people and coaching skills.  He has a joy for the game of soccer.  He has run numerous park and recreation programs, including soccer programs, and has worked as a teaching assistant.  Through his experiences, Eli has learned to lead and communicate with both kids and adults in a variety of situations.  He is looking forward to many experiences and successes as an EBU coach.


Taylor Swittel

Taylor Swittel

Certification: E License

Coaching Experience & Awards:

  • Brookfield Soccer Association U7 girls

Playing Experience:

  • Brookfield Soccer Association
  • Elm Grove Soccer Club
  • Brookfield East High School – All-conference honors as a Junior & Senior; Second-Team Award as a junior; 7 goals as a senior
  • UW-Milwaukee (2012-2015); named to Horizon League Academic Honor Roll

Personal: Taylor is very competitive and organized.  She is open to discussion of ideas and problems.

 


Max Thoma

Max Thoma

 

Coaching Experience & Awards:

  • Elmbrook United Academy Coach, U9 (2017 – present)
  • Shotime Soccer Series, Camp Coach (summers of 2011 – 2017)
  • Waukesha Parks and Rec Soccer Stars Developmental Soccer Program, 3 to 5 year olds (summer 2017)

Playing Experience:

  • Carroll University, Men’s Soccer (2011 – 2015)
  • Oregon High School, Varsity Soccer (2009 – 2011)

Personal: Max earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Science from Carroll University.  He has worked as a Before and After School Instructor for Waukesha Parks and Recreation since 2015.


 

 

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