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Josh Chandler

Hometown, State – Bellbrook, OH

Team(s) Coaching – G2011 and Director of Coaching

Coaching Experience -  4 years with Cincy SC and 3 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."


Brent Palmer

Hometown, State – Dayton, OH

Team(s) Coaching – B2010 Blue

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 & Bellbrook High School, Girls High School Head Coach at Tippecanoe.

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.”


Alexander Amankwaah

Hometown, State – Sunyani, Ghana

Team(s) Coaching – U9 Boys, U13 Boys & Club Trainer

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."


Jordan Staley

Hometown, State – Dayton, OH

Team(s) Coaching – U11 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."


Ben Leba

Hometown, State – Koforidua, Ghana

Team(s) Coaching – U11 Boys

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."

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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."

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Dan Webster

Hometown, State – Xenia, Ohio

Team(s) Coaching – B2011 Black

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Aaron Fifarek

Hometown, State – West Chester, Ohio

Team(s) Coaching – B2009

Coaching Experience - Ohio Fusion B2009 Coach (3 years), Bellbrook Rec Coach (7 Years)

Playing or Other Experience Played through HS both in outdoor and indoor clubs till a serious knee injury

Why Ohio Fusion?  "Ohio Fusion's focus on player development and welcoming of multi-sport athletes provides a competitive setting for players to continue to grow their skills."

What you love about being a coach? "Instilling the sense of confidence and being part of a team. Teaching players to set high goals for themselves and to support their teammates."

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Amanda Mazzola

Hometown, State – Centerville, Ohio

Team(s) Coaching – G2012

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Rachel Singleton

Hometown, State – San Antonio, TX

Team(s) Coaching – 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."

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Cheryl Henderson

Hometown, State – Iowa

Team(s) Coaching – G2013, G2014, 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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Robbie Osborn

Hometown, State – Bellbrook, Ohio

Team(s) Coaching – B2010 Blue

Playing or Other Experience Played since aged 3 through high school and then played at the University of Findlay.

Why Ohio Fusion?  "It is my hometown club and the atmosphere of everyone is welcoming and has a big love for the sport."

What you love about being a coach?  "Teaching what I wish I would have known at a younger age to make younger kids better players."

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