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Joe Luedke
Executive Director of Coaching

Joe Luedke has been a Director of Coaching for the last 14 years, at Milwaukee Sport Club from 2004 – 2012 and at the Elm Grove Soccer Club from 2012 – 2017.

Along with his Director of Coaching duties, Joe enters his 18th season as head coach of the Wisconsin Lutheran College men’s soccer team.

The Warriors qualified for the NACC Tournament last season, making a run to the conference tournament championship game.  In 2007, Joe was named NACC Co-Coach of the Year. He has coached 57 players who have earned all-conference honors in 17 seasons as head coach.

Joe was a standout soccer player while at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The forward completed his career with 20 goals, eight assists, and garnered team MVP honors his senior campaign. He earned all-league recognition both his freshman and sophomore seasons. He graduated from UWM in 2001 with a degree in history.

A graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran High School, Joe was a three-sport varsity athlete in soccer, basketball, and baseball. He received the Daniel Nitschke Male Athlete of the Year Award his senior year.

In the high school ranks, he served as varsity girls’ soccer coach at Pius High School from 2001-2004, and varsity girls’ soccer coach at Wisconsin Lutheran High School in 2005.

In 1995, Joe founded the Hat Trick Soccer Camp, a competitive preseason soccer camp for high school girls. He has also worked as head clinician for the Brown Deer Recreation Department, soccer director for the Shorewood Recreation Department, staff coach for the British-American Soccer Camp, the Super Camp (the premier high school boys’ preseason camp in Wisconsin), and staff coach for the Marquette University National I.D. Camp.

Joe was born in Wauwatosa. He and his wife, Jennifer, reside in Wauwatosa with their two sons, Cole and Noah, and daughter, Grace.

 

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Art Kramer
Director of Coaching

Art Kramer was born in St. Louis, Missouri and played his youth soccer with the prestigious Busch Soccer Club.  From an early age, Art was driven to be the best he could be.  He won Juggling competitions at the age of 10, 11 and 12 with totals up to 1000 consecutive juggles.

Art played HS soccer at Vianney High School and his team won the Missouri State Championship in 1979. That same year, Art competed as a member of the Midwest Olympic Development Team at the National Sports Festival. Soon after that was named to the US U-19 National Team and earned 2 National team caps playing against Germany and France.

Art was an amazing player and started his 16 year professional career in 1981 with the Kansas City Comets of the Major Indoor Soccer League. Art also played with Everton Reserves ofthe English Premier League in 1985.ln 1992, Art  was a member of the u.s. National Futsal Team that played in Brazil. Art scored the game winning goal against Holland, making him the only American to accomplish this feat against Holland in all of Men’s National Teams competitions.

In 2001, Art became the National Professional Soccer Leagues all-time leading scorer. He still holds the indoor soccer record of scoring 6 short-handed goals in one season.

In 1998, Art transitioned to coaching as an assistant coach with the Milwaukee Wave and helped lead the team to their first of six indoor championships. Art also led Milwaukee Wave United, an outdoor team, to an A-League championship in 2003 as head coach. Art also had success coaching high school soccer in Milwaukee. Art was the head coach of University School in Milwaukee, and led.this team to three High School State Championships.

Excerpt from Wisconsin Soccer Hall of Fame Bio, March 11, 2017

 


Coaching Staff

Derrick Banks

DERRICK BANKS

USSF “C”. Derrick grew up in Rapid City and played for the Dakota Gold Soccer Team. He played his high school soccer at St. Martin’s Academy in South Dakota and attended Black Hills State. He signed a professional soccer contract with the Wichita Wings of the MISL in 1993 and played with the Milwaukee Rampage a member of the outdoor professional A-League in 1994. He has coached in the Elmbrook School District for the past 20 years and is currently the head girls’ soccer coach at Brookfield East High School.  He also currently coaches the BSA U13 and U14 girls’ red teams.


John Burke

John Burke has been named NSCAA National Coach of the Year twice, Midwest Coach of the Year five times, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Coach of the Year five times, and WSCA Wisconsin Coach of the Year nine times.  Burke, who holds a USSF National B License and NSCAA State, Youth, and Goalkeeper Diplomas, is also the first recipient of the WYSA TOPSoccer Coach of the Year award, has received the Wisconsin Soccer Association Hall of Fame Meritorious Service Award, and has been awarded the title of President-Emeritus by the Wisconsin Soccer Coaches Association.

John Burke played collegiately for St. John’s University, advancing to the Elite-Eight in the NCAA Division III National Tournament.  He was a captain during his senior season, and received the Terry Leindecker Christian Athlete Award from St. John’s University.  After completing his college career, Burke went on to play for the New Jersey Rangers.

Coach Burke began coaching club soccer for the Tosa Kicks, and led his team to a State Cup Championship.  He moved on from Wauwatosa to join Victor Nogueria as co-Directors of Coaching for the Cedarburg Soccer Club.  During this time, Coach Burke worked with Robbie Ward to build the fledgling Wisconsin Girls’ Olympic Development Program into one of the most successful in the nation during the 90’s, winning an USYSA ODP Regional Championship in 1998.

Coach Burke then took time off from club and ODP coaching to build the Catholic Memorial High School soccer program, which went from a team that had an overall losing record during the years before Burke’s arrival, to a team that has won 13 State Championships, 5 top-ten finishes in the national NSCAA HS poll, and 1 NSCAA National Championship.  During Burke’s tenure at CMH, the team is 494-52-42.  He is the winningest girls’ HS coach in state history, and was the youngest and only third active coach ever inducted to the Catholic Memorial Athletic Hall of Fame in 2016.

Most recently, Coach Burke’s CMH team was one of only six teams in the country to receive the NSCAA Platinum Medal for Team Ethics and Sportsmanship.  In addition, his team won the Classic 8 Conference Sportsmanship Award and the NSCAA Academic All-American Team Award.

When Bob Spielmann chose Coach Burke to improve the small girls’ program at Elm Grove Soccer Club, Burke made it his primary goals to grow the girls’ program to field a team at every age level, and to develop girls’ teams to compete for league and State Cup Championships.  Working closely with Joe Luedke, Troy Dusosky, Tim Stritesky and the EGSC girls’ coaching staff, Burke achieved both goals.  By 2015, the girls’ program at EGSC had strong girls’ teams at every age and progressed from sending zero girls’ teams to State Cup semifinals to advancing many to the semifinals, advancing three to the final, and winning the U15 State Cup Championship in 2016.  For his efforts, Coach Burke was one of four coaches in the nation to receive the NSCAA Regional Youth Coach of the Year Award.

Coach Burke currently serves as the Elmbrook Youth Technical Director for boys’ and girls’ and coaches the U13 Elite Girls’ Team.

Coach Burke was born in Chicago, Illinois, and he and his wife, Mary, reside in New Berlin with their four daughters, Maureen, Maggie, Maria, and Molly.

 

 Troy Dusosky

Troy Dusosky played professional indoor soccer for 16 seasons.  After spending one year attending Viterbo College in La Crosse, Wisconsin, Troy signed a contract with the Cleveland Crunch of the National Professional Soccer League.  In September 2001, the Crunch traded him to the Milwaukee Wave where he became teammates with his identical twin brother, Todd.  Troy retired from the Milwaukee Wave in October, 2011 after 10 seasons with the team.  At the time of his retirement, he was tenth on the list of career Wave games played (257), ninth in assists (92), seventh in 3-point goals (16), sixth in blocks (320) and first in penalty minutes (185).  He was All Pro in 2001-02, 2002–03 and 2008-09.  He was also an All Star in 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2006.  He was the team captain for the last 4 seasons and was assistant captain for the 2 seasons prior to that.  During his ten years with the Wave, the team won three championships. He has won a total of 6 world championships.

Troy also played for the United States national futsal team for several years, including in the 2007 Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  He scored two goals as the U.S. finished fifth.

Troy has coached youth soccer players since 1996 through summer camps held through either the Cleveland Crunch or Milwaukee Wave.  He was a camp director from 2003-2011.  He began coaching youth soccer teams in the fall of 2007 at SC Waukesha.  He received his “B” USSF license in June of 2009.  He coached and ran futsal clinics for high school age players at the Brookfield Soccer Association from 2011-2013.

Troy lives in Menomonee Falls with his wife Sarah and kids Emily (20), Ashley (18), Sydney (13), Jake (6 ½), and Erin (4)


Matt Eisold

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Logan Fye

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Joe Fricano

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Bob Gansler
Distinguished Staff Coach

Widely regarded as a pioneer of modern American soccer, he was a fixture as a player with the United States National Team in the 1960’s. He captained the Americans at the 1964 and 1968 Olympics as well as at the 1967 Pan American games.  Coach Gansler established the Marquette High School soccer program in 1973 and coached UW-

Milwaukee from 1984-1988.  He was the head coach of the United States National Team from 1989-1991 and guided our country to the 1990 World Cup, the first appearance in 40 years.  As a result of Coach Gansler’s vision and foresight, the United States has been a fixture at every World Cup.  He coached professionally for the Milwaukee Rampage of the USL A-League (1996-98), the Kansas City Wizards of MLS (1999-2006), and Toronto FC of MLS (2006-07).  He won a league title with Milwaukee in 1997 and won the MLS Cup in 2000 and the US Open Cup in 2004, both with Kansas City.

He remains as a consultant for the WI ODP and the US Soccer Federation.  His main focus in Elm Grove is coaching and player development.


 Ben Hall

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Eric Hess

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Hayden

HAYDEN KNIGHT

USSF “B”.  Coach Hayden is a seasoned professional coach that has over 20 years of experience coaching both boys and girls at Cedarburg High School.  Hayden leverages his vast experience as a collegiate, international, and professional player to train his team members to their highest possible potential.  He was inducted into the Wisconsin Soccer Coaches’ Association Hall of Fame as a coach and into the Wisconsin Soccer Hall of Fame as a player.

Coach Hayden attended Marquette University where he played on the men’s soccer team. Hayden Knight closed out his career as Marquette Soccer Program’s all-time leading goal scorer (52) and point producer (146 pts.) He also holds the NCAA record for career assists per game with 42 in 44 games. Marquette inducted Knight into the university’s Athletic Hall of Fame.  In 1984, Knight earned three caps with the U.S. national team. The three games all came within a week, as Knight played first on October 11 in a win over Colombia, followed by a loss three days later to Guatemala, and another loss three days after to Mexico.

Coach Hayden played professional soccer for 10 years for various teams, including the Chicago Sting, Montreal Manic, Atlanta Chiefs, and the Milwaukee Wave.

 


Mark LambrechtMARK LAMBRECHT

USSF National “B”.  Mark has more than twenty years of coaching experience in the state of Wisconsin. From 1991 to 2013, Mark coached various age groups for the Milwaukee Kickers and FC Milwaukee. In 2014, Mark joined the BSA coaching staff and became head coach of several of our girls’ and boy’s high school teams.  He has coached numerous teams to league and ‘state titles. Mark also was the head coach at Mukwonago High School from 1994 – 2001, leading the team to several conference championships, six straight trips to the state championships, and one state runner-up finish. Mark is a teacher at Mukwonago High School where he has taught World History for the past 20 years.


Tenzin

TENZIN RAMPA

USSF “E”.  In his sixth year on the BSA staff, Tenzin is known for his technical training sessions and his ability to demonstrate soccer skills at a very high level.  He has coached almost every age group, from academy to high school. Several of the teams he has coached are ranked among the top in Wisconsin.  Tenzin attended Madison West High School, where he was captain of the team, earned four varsity letters, and was named to the Madison All-City Team for two consecutive seasons.  He also earned Second Team, All-Big-Eight honors following his senior season.  Tenzin played college soccer at UWM, where he was a four-year starter for the Panthers.  While in college, he had the opportunity to play internationally as a member of the Tibet National Team in the 2006 ELF Cup in North Cyprus and was selected as UWM’s representative to the 2007 NCAA leadership conference in Florida.  Tenzin was drafted by the Wave in 2008 and is a current player and co-captain of the team.


Sam Rameshk

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John Stemper

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Tim Stritesky

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Mike Stoy
MIKE “STOY” STOJSAVLJEVIC

Coaching and leadership Highlights

  • Coached teams that Won 17 State Cups & 3 Regional Cups (club won 4) and National Finalist.
  • Took a team to the National finals (1st team in Wisconsin to ever do that and one of only like 2-3 teams in the history to ever get that far),
  • Wisconsin Soccer Hall of Fame
  • Women’s Team at Carroll University won the school first Conference Championship
  • Super Y League – Coach Stoy had a U18 team reach the National Finals.
  • Coached ODP: accomplishments (3 Midwest Regional Championships)
  • Placed over 250 players in college programs.
  • Masters in Education with an emphasis in Sports Psychology.   Published book “Understanding Satisfaction Levels of the Competitive Youth Soccer Player”.
  • Recent success at BSA – U14 Team in fall 2015 won the MRL First Division and held Premier II spot in Spring of 2016, In Fall won the Premier Division Nike Fall Classic in Chicago.

Education and Licensing: 

  • USSF “A” License (1995-2011), currently holding a ”B” License
  • NSCAA Advanced National Diploma (1993)
  • NSCAA Director of Coaching Certification (2013)
  • Master’s in Business Administration (2010) University San Diego
  • Master’s in Education, Thesis in Sports Psychology (2001) Carroll College
  • BBA Marketing (1984) UW Milwaukee

Coaching and Club Director Experience:

  • Wisconsin Soccer Association Hall of Fame inductee 2014.
  • Senior Staff Coach Brookfield Soccer Association. Currently coaching U13 and U14 Boys Premier teams.
  • Technical Director Sockers FC Wisconsin Technical Director (December 2012 – May 2013); pre-merger Lake Country United Director of Coaching U15-U18 (2012 – November 2012).
  • Staff Coach Bavarian Soccer Club 2011-2012 season.
  • Director of Coaching Mequon United Soccer Club (1984-2010) Helped start the in 1984. Helped created Micro Soccer (U5-U7) & Academy Program (U8-U10)…the first of its kind in Wisconsin. Helped form the men’s program (U23 and Majors). The major’s team won 4 State Championships and a Midwest Championship in 1996. While Director of Coaching accomplishments included 42 State Cup Championships (youth and adult), 15 Regional Cup Semi-Finalists, 9 Regional Finalists, 4 Regional Championships, 3 National Finalists and Super Y League. Personal accomplishments included 17 State Championships and 5 Regional Finalists. Mike coached 3 All-Americans and over 10 players who have gone on to play professionally. Served as Super Y League Regional Head Coach for the Midwest. Over 250 of his players have gone on to play college soccer.
  • Started the first men’s team at Carroll College and ran that program for 7 years. Mike coached the women’s team which won the 1st Conference Championship for the college.
  • Wisconsin Olympic Development Program coach for 9 years and a Co-Director for 1 year. In that time Mike helped place over 20 players in ODP Regional Pools, two players made the National Team while 4 players made National Pools. 

Professional Information:

  • US Bank Home Mortgage Sales Manager since 2008; 26 year mortgage industry veteran. Presidents Club Winner 2013.

Playing Experience: 

  • Played at UW Whitewater (NAIA) where he was selected team captain and received most valuable defensive player his senior year. Mike grew up playing soccer for the United Serbians Soccer Club.
  • Mike is married to Ann and has 3 children Holli, Aleksandar and Emili. Aleks & Emili play soccer at BSA and Menomonee Falls HS.

Ryan Stone

Bio coming soon!


Josh Thorpe
JOSH THORPE

USSF “D”.  Josh grew up playing youth soccer for BSA, and later played for Brookfield Central High School. Josh began his coaching career as the Girls’ Junior Varsity coach at Brookfield Central, where he served for nine years and was an assistant coach for the varsity program that won four consecutive Wisconsin State Championships.

 

 

 

 

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