Academy Coaching Staff

Kyle Lance

EBU Academy Coaching Director

Kyle Lance

Coach Kyle has been on staff with Elmbrook United (EBU) Soccer since 2009.  Currently, Kyle is the Academy coaching director for the club  for both boys and girls.  He holds a National B License.  Prior to joining EBU, Kyle was a staff coach for the Bavarian Soccer Club from 2005-2008.  Kyle also was a varsity assistant coach for Divine Savior Holy Angels High School from 2009-2012 and Marquette University High School from 2008-2011.   Kyle played collegiate soccer at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee from 2000-2003, where he received a bachelor degree in elementary education.  Kyle also played for the Milwaukee Wave from 2009-2011, winning a MISL Championship in 2011.

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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