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COACHING STAFF

Josh Chandler Coaching

Josh Chandler

Hometown, State – Bellbrook, OH

Team(s) Coaching – Director of Coaching

Coaching Experience -  4 years with Cincy SC and 4 years with Ohio Fusion. Boys and girls teams ranging from U10 - U14

Coaching Education – USSF E & F Licenses

Playing or Other Experience  Bellbrook High School, University of Cincinnati Club & Rec Teams, various mens teams in the Dayton and Cincinnati area

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 development philosophy we have established at the club and having the chance to work in my hometown."

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 grow their love of the game. Seeing players develop new skills and gain confidence in their ability is an incredibly rewarding experience."

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Alexander Amankwaah

Hometown, State – Sunyani, Ghana

Team(s) Coaching – B2015 & B2014 

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 talent and motivate people to realize their dreams."

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Jordan Staley

Hometown, State – Dayton, OH

Team(s) Coaching – B2012 Blue

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."

Jake Mahaffey coaching

Jake Mahaffey

Hometown, State – Xenia, Ohio

Team(s) Coaching – 2013 Boys & Future Stars

Coaching Experience - Club X U12 Girls, Club X Academy, Graduate Assistant Coach 2009-2010 Notre Dame College, 2010 NAIA National Championship Runner Up

Playing or Other Experience Xenia High School 1999-2001, Urbana University 2002-2005

Why Ohio Fusion?  "Ohio Fusion focuses on player development. Ohio Fusion gives children from the recreational leagues all the way to the club teams an opportunity to play and have fun through the game of soccer."

What you love about being a coach? "I enjoy watching kids grow and develop their abilities on the soccer field. I enjoy teaching kids and having fun through the game of soccer."

Dan Webster coaching

Dan Webster

Hometown, State – Xenia, Ohio

Team(s) Coaching – B2011

Amanda Staley coaching

Amanda Staley

Hometown, State – Centerville, Ohio

Team(s) Coaching – G2012

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Rachel Singleton

Hometown, State – San Antonio, TX

Team(s) Coaching – G2012 & Goalkeeping

Playing or Other Experience Played since the age of 3, through HS. Premier League Club in High School.

Why Ohio Fusion?  "Ohio Fusion is very player/child focused"

What you love about being a coach?  "Helping kids gain confidence and seeing them grow!"

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Greg Meredith

Hometown, State – Bellbrook, Ohio

Team(s) Coaching – G2011 Black

Coaching Experience - have coached youth sports for a decade

Why Ohio Fusion?  "Hometown club, great tie in with the recreational program, great focus on helping kids learn and grow."

What you love about being a coach?  "Helping youth grow as people and as players."

Cheryl Henderson coaching

Cheryl Henderson

Hometown, State – Iowa

Team(s) Coaching – G2013, G2015 Blue, Executive Director

Coaching Experience - 18 years competitive coaching from u18 to u8 boys and girls, coached rec ages 3-13

Playing or Other Experience played through college, St. Ambrose University; on the board of many soccer entities - leagues, club, state association

Why Ohio Fusion?  "good club, we have a strong, player-centered focus"

What you love about being a coach?  "Giving back to a game that has taught me so much!"

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Jide Bakare

Team(s) Coaching – B2012 Black

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Karen Horvath

Team(s) Coaching – G2014

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Josh Staley

Team(s) Coaching – B2012 Blue

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Mark Kipling

Team(s) Coaching – G2015 Black

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