COACHING STAFF

Brent Palmer

Hometown, State – Dayton, OH

Team(s) Coaching – U11 Boys

Coaching Experience - Coach Palmer has coached in many different levels of Soccer in the Dayton Area.  His experience includes camps, club/select soccer and Boys High School Soccer at Brookville High School.

Coaching Education – Coach Palmer has the US Soccer National “F” Coaching license.

Playing or Other Experience  A graduate and member of the Ohio Christian University Men's Soccer team, Coach Palmer was recognized as a 1st Team All River States Conference player all four years along as well as being named a NAIA All-American his senior year. Coach Palmer he has been recognized as the Miami Valley Youth Soccer Association Assistant Coach of the Year in 2017 and 2018. 

Why Ohio Fusion? “I believe in this club and their passion and dedication to making Ohio Fusion a top club in the Dayton area. They have shown a vested interest in developing high level players and high level coaches, with a strong sense of community in the Bellbrook area. It’s a club that I think I can not only help, but will be able to grow and learn from as a coach. It’s exciting to partner with a club that is making many positive and fundamental changes to move in the right direction, and I’m excited to be a part of that in as many ways as I can.”

What you love about being a coach? “There are many aspects of coaching that I enjoy but if I had to narrow it down to a single thing it would simply being able to give me a platform and opportunity to stay involved with the game of soccer. When you are able to share those platforms and opportunities with people invested in a common goal, it makes it incredibly rewarding.”

Josh Chandler

Hometown, State – Bellbrook, OH

Team(s) Coaching – U10 Boys and Director of Coaching

Coaching Experience -  4 years coaching experience with Cincy SC. 2 years coaching a boys team from U12 to U13 and 2 years coaching a girls team from U12 to U13.

Coaching Education – USSF E & F Licenses

Playing or Other Experience  Bellbrook High School, University of Cincinnati Club & Rec Teams, Cincy SC Mens Team, Ohio Fusion Mens Teams

Why Ohio Fusion? “I grew up playing for Bellbrook FC and after moving back from Cincinnati had a strong interest in returning to coach here. I love the clubs development philosophy and having the chance to teach the next generation."

What you love about being a coach? "Being involved in the game as a coach gives me the opportunity to teach the next generation of players and help them develop and grow their love of the game. Seeing players develop new skills and gain confidence in their ability is an incredibly rewarding experience."

Alexander Amankwaah

Hometown, State – Sunyani, Ghana

Team(s) Coaching – U11 Boys & U14 Boys

Coaching Experience - Miami East High School, Gunners soccer clubs, Tipp City, University winter and summer camps

Playing or Other Experience Coach Alex spent the 2017 season playing professionally for the Dayton Dutch Lions. A graduate and member of University of Dayton men’s soccer that won the Atlantic 10 conferences and advanced to the 2nd round of the NCAA Tournament Coach Alex scored 5 goals and 10 assists in that 2015 season.  Prior to UD Coach Alex was at the University of Ghana where he was voted Best Player 2013/2014, Most Dedicated Sportsman of the Year 2013/2014, Mensah Sarbah (University of Ghana) and won a Gold medal with University of Ghana team 2013/2014.

Why Ohio Fusion? "Ohio Fusion because I heard a lot of good things, especially how nice the people in the community are and the great soccer organization they have. Also I like the clubs philosophy and identity of developing players."

What you love about being a coach? "I just love the game of soccer and I want to impact or teach younger ones my experience both on and off the field. I will also like to develop talents and motivate people to realize their dreams."

Jonathan Soto

Hometown, State – Miamisburg, Ohio

Team(s) Coaching – U10 Girls

Coaching Experience - Several years at Ohio Fusion and one year as Fairmont Varsity Women's Soccer Assistant Coach

Coaching Education- US Soccer E License

Playing or Other Experience –  Fairmont Varsity Women's Assistant Coach, Miamisburg High School Boys Soccer, ISC Storm, and Metro FC Youth Clubs

Why Ohio Fusion? – “What I love about Ohio Fusion is the great vision and plans the club has going forward within the organization. I truly believe this a great club to help take players and coaches to the next level.”

What you love about being a coach? – “What I love about coaching is creating great memories and impacting player’s lives just as previous coaches have impacted mine as a player and person.”

Ben Leba

Hometown, State – Koforidua, Ghana

Team(s) Coaching – U13 Girls

Coaching Experience - UD Soccer camps, DFA Camps, Ohio Fusion

Coaching Education- US Soccer D License

Playing or Other Experience University of Dayton men's soccer program; Dayton Dutch Lions

Why Ohio Fusion?  "I love it here at Ohio Fusion! Lovely culture and great people which makes working easy because everybody is a part of it. Ohio Fusion also has good and talented kids who are here to learn and grow great as individual player, equally important as a team and humans as a whole."

What you love about being a coach? "Coaching has thought me more about the game that I would never have known if not for having been a coach. It has helped me in finding solutions on the pitch rather than just questions. Gives me more perspective as to how the game is to be played."

Jordan Staley

Hometown, State – Dayton, OH

Team(s) Coaching – U9 Boys

Coaching Experience - Ohio Fusion & youth soccer camps

Coaching Education - Grassroots 7v7

Playing or Other Experience Dayton Metro and Carroll High School, earning 2 state championships

Why Ohio Fusion?  "Ohio Fusion brings a competitive and supportive community for the development of young players in Bellbrook.  With a commitment to the development of foundational skills and leadership development, it is one of the top clubs in the Dayton Area."

What you love about being a coach?  "I enjoy working with Ohio Fusion teams on building fundamentals and dedication to hard work. I am a true believer that soccer builds an important foundation that serves young players for a life time."

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