1 Dr. Dave Carr (COED 6100, 6101,6210) Dr. Carr has over 40 years of involvement in soccer as a player, coach, administrator and educator. He is a National Staff Coach for US Youth Soccer and was honored with the 2009 Thomas B. Fleck Award for Excellence in Coaching Education. He has been a member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) for 40 years and currently serves as a member of the editorial board for Soccer Journal. He is being honored with the 2014 Charlotte Moran Long Term Service Award for his work in youth soccer. He received his B.S. degree in physical education from the University of Maine, a M.S. in physical education from Marshall University and an Ed.D. in curriculum development and instructional design from Virginia Tech. Dr. Carr began his coaching career as a youth and high school coach in Vermont and continued in West Virginia. He coached the University of Charleston (WV) to four straight post- season tournament appearances and was named NSCAA Regional Coach of the Year in 1985 and In 1989, Carr was named Head Coach and General Manager of the New Mexico Chiles Professional Soccer Club in Albuquerque that competed in the American Professional Soccer League s Western Conference. He also served as an Assistant Coach at Virginia Tech, coached in the West Virginia Olympic Development Program (ODP) and serves as a consultant to numerous youth soccer programs. He is currently coaching the Ohio Men's club Soccer Team. Dr. Carr is currently an Associate Professor, Graduate Chair and Coordinator of a master s degree program in Coaching Education at Ohio University. This program has both campus- based and online components and actively has over 200 students enrolled. He has also designed the new online track in soccer coaching that will begin in August He is the author of Soccer: Mastering the Basics: A Personalized Sport Instruction Program, is a co- author of the US Youth Soccer Official Coaching Manual, a co- developer of the US Youth Soccer National Youth License and the Youth Coaching Modules, and has written a number of articles dealing with effective coaching and developmentally appropriate youth sports programs. In 2009, Dr. Carr and two Ohio University colleagues received an Education and Cultural Affairs Grant from the US Dept. of State to develop a soccer coaching program for youth coaches in Senegal, Ghana and South Africa. After touring South Africa in December 2009 and working with 75 coaches and over 1000 players, Dr. Carr developed a Coaching the Whole Child curriculum and hosted 40 African Soccer Coaches on the campus of Ohio University in June The program utilizes a guided discovery approach within a Teaching Games for Understanding Philosophy (small- sided games). Additionally, elements of the US Youth Soccer National Youth License and Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) are included. Health related concepts, nutrition, diversity, women s empowerment and first aid/cpr were also components of the program. Dr. Carr has also conducted clinic sessions in Mexico and in the Caribbean.
2 Dr. Sheri Huckleberry (COED 6200) Dr. Huckleberry is an integral faculty member for both the residential and online Coaching Education master s programs in the Department of Recreation and Sport Pedagogy in the Patton College of Education. Residentially, she is responsible for advising and teaching the Coaching Workshop and Analysis in Sport classes to graduate students, plus instructing Introduction to Coaching, Youth and Sport, and Human Dynamics of Coaching classes to undergraduate students. Online she will develop the Analysis of Sport class and working closely with other faculty members with their online delivery. Athens, Ohio became home (for a second time, she earned an MSPE- Athletic Administration in 1999) in the fall of 2007 as she began to pursue a terminal degree from the Patton College of Education at Ohio University. Her area of study is in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Educational Studies and emphasis in Coaching Education. As a doctoral candidate, Her research focuses on the commitment and self- efficacy of youth sport coaches. She also has interest in the impact of deliberate play on the retention of youth sport participants, and the evaluation and assessment of coaching education programs. She is also involved with the Soccer for Education and Cultural Exchange program, a partnership program between Ohio University and PLAY SOCCER. The two- way educational exchange program provides coaching education and training to youth sport coaches in South Africa, Ghana, and Senegal. In exchange, the coaches travel to Ohio University to take part in Kids on Campus activities and PLAY SOCCER program initiatives. Athletically, Sheri was blessed with many talents which lead to many accolades such as: Scholar Athlete for Frederick County, three indoor state high school (Middletown, MD) shot- put titles and three outdoor state high school discus titles, a high school (Middletown, MD) state soccer title, many club soccer championships and a combined athletic scholarship to play soccer at the University of Connecticut. The Husky s were nationally ranked in the top 5, competed in one final four appearance, three final eight appearances, and won a Big East Championship title. After college, she played in the FA (English) premiership league for a team called Wembly FC that competed in the FA Cup Final in the spring of Semi- professional soccer in the United States was also part of her life as she played for the Connecticut Wolves, Columbus Ziggx and Indiana Blaze. Her coaching career began here at Ohio University back in 1997 as she helped develop the women s soccer program. During their second season the Bobcats were crowned MAC champions (1998). Over the next ten years, Sheri continued coaching as an assistant at Ball State University and the University of Iowa before coming the Head Women s Soccer Coach at Marist College. She has earned a USSF A license, Youth National license and NSCAA Premier Diploma which are the highest levels of coaching certification in the United States. Her desire to educate coaches arose from witnessing poor coaching and being given opportunity to be the NSCAA State Technical Coordinator for Iowa in the early 90s. Currently, she is the NSCAA State Technical Coordinator for Ohio, which means she is responsible for instructing and staffing all the coaching education opportunities in the
3 state. As a social constructivist and humanistic coach, she supports student (athlete)- centered learning. Dr. Don Kirkendall (COED 6300) Personal Don is a Washington, DC native now living in Cary, NC just outside Raleigh. He is married, has 2 married children and 1 grandchild. Education Brevard College. AA 1969 Ohio University. BS Ed 1972 (that s right. I m an OU alum) Ball State University. MA 1975 Ohio State University. PhD 1979 Work history University of Wisconsin- Lacrosse Cleveland Clinic Section of Sports Medicine Illinois State University Duke University Sport Medicine Center/UNC Orthopaedics FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Centre Duke Clinical Research Institute current Around 80 published research papers, edited 8 books and written 2. Since 1998, I ve written a monthly column on sport science topics for the regional Southern Soccer Scene. Soccer history- player No real organized scholastic soccer when I was in junior high or high school so I played a bit in the DC ethnic league. Played what used to be called a winger at Brevard, and then shifted to a wing defender at Ohio (NCAA quarterfinalists, 1971). Went to Ball State for graduate work in exercise physiology and as the graduate assistant soccer coach. Earned the USSF B license in Played in the Ohio- Indiana Soccer League for 4 or 5 years, then the greater LA League for a year after Ball State. Enrolled in the exercise physiology PhD program at Ohio State and played another few years in the Ohio- Indiana league. Played off and on in some adult rec leagues, both indoor and outdoor, wherever we lived. Still average about 1/week in local pick- up games. Have coached from U- 10 to college. Soccer history- research/lecturer Studied various topics related to soccer training, performance, injuries, and nutrition. I continue to work with one of the USSF national team doctors (at Duke) where a continuing research agenda on injury mechanisms was ongoing. This led to being appointed to the USSF Sports Medicine Advisory Committee and joining FIFA s research arm, F- MARC, which conducts and sponsors research projects as well as a speaker s bureau (yes, being a FIFA Instructor means that my passport is very well stamped from courses and invited lectures in all 6 FIFA confederations).
4 Dr. Jay Martin (COED 6280) Head Coach - Ohio Wesleyan University Contact Information: // How broad is Ohio Wesleyan head coach Jay Martin's record of service to soccer? Come up with any combination of level (high school, college, professional) and function (player, coach, administrator), and he's probably done it. season ranks ninth all- time. Martin is the winningest coach in college men's soccer history with a total of 640 wins. He has guided his 37 Battling Bishop soccer teams to a record. His career winning percentage of.817 entering the 2013 The 2013 Bishops won the North Coast Athletic Conference championship with a record, taking the NCAC title for the sixth straight season, the 13th time in the last 15 seasons, and the 22nd time in the 30 seasons of NCAC competition. In 37 seasons, Martin's teams have compiled a record in conference play, a winning percentage of.889, and have won 25 conference crowns. In 2011, Martin guided Ohio Wesleyan to its second NCAA Division III national championship. Along the way, the Bishops extended their unbeaten string in NCAC competition to a league- record 40 games. Another peak in Martin's already- illustrious coaching career came when he guided the Battling Bishops to the 1998 NCAA Division III championship. His teams have reached the NCAA Division III semifinals 8 times, finishing as national runner- up twice in addition to the 1998 and 2011 titles. They have brought home 12 regional titles, including 9 in the last 15 seasons that the NCAA tournament included a regional format. Ohio Wesleyan holds the NCAA Division III record with 36 playoff appearances and has recorded 59 playoff victories. Martin's teams set another NCAA record with 18 consecutive Division III tournament berths from and have won an unprecedented 21 Stu Parry Awards, the latter recognizing Ohio's top Division III team each year. He has been the NCAA Regional Coach of the Year 15 times in his 37 years at Ohio Wesleyan and was named NSCAA national Coach of the Year in 1991, 1998, and In 2000, Martin received the Ohio Collegiate Soccer Association's Honor Award, only the fourth time that award was bestowed since the association's founding in He received the National Soccer Coaches Association of America's Honor Award in 2007.
5 Under Martin's guidance, Ohio Wesleyan was the winningest men's soccer team in the NCAA - - regardless of division - - during the 1980s, compiling a winning percentage of.815 to top such programs as Indiana, UNC- Greensboro and UCLA. The Battling Bishops bettered that during the 1990s, compiling a winning percentage of.825, and improved upon that during the 2000s, with a winning percentage of.827. His lacrosse teams posted an 8- year record of , winning 4 Midwest Lacrosse Association titles, earning 6 NCAA playoff bids and twice making Martin the MLA Coach of the Year. And talk about developing individual talent - - in both sports, in 44 seasons, Martin has turned out 56 All- America and 195 All- Mideast or All- Midwest players. Martin calls having fun the key. "Of course, to have fun you have to do your best," he adds, "and it helps to do so against the best competition." Hence, the Bishops' perennially ambitious schedules, liberally sprinkled with nationally- ranked opponents. He favors a skillful, ball- control game and rates his players as "first- class athletes and men." Beyond coaching, Martin also has served soccer with a term as president of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America as well as a 6- year stint on the NCAA Division III selection committee, including 4 years as committee chair. He has been a color analyst of the Major League Soccer's Columbus Crew for 9 seasons. In addition, he took over as editor of the NSCAA's The Soccer Journal in January, 2003, becoming the publication's third editor since its establishment in Martin is a professor in Ohio Wesleyan's physical education department and served as the Battling Bishops' athletics director from During his 19 years as athletics director, Ohio Wesleyan intercollegiate athletics enjoyed unprecedented success. Ohio Wesleyan won a conference- record 6 consecutive NCAC all- sports championships from More recently, the Battling Bishops finished in the top 25 of the NACDA Directors Cup NCAA Division III standings in 6 of the last 8 academic years under Martin's leadership. Prior to joining the Ohio Wesleyan faculty, Martin served as a 2- sport assistant at The Ohio State University, from which he received both M.A. and Ph.D. degrees. Earlier, he was director of sport at the Munich, Germany, YMCA, coaching soccer, volleyball, basketball and lacrosse; and athletics director at the American International School at Dusseldorf. A native of Hingham, Mass., Martin received his B.A. degree from Springfield College in He lettered in soccer and lacrosse, earning All- America laurels in the latter. In Germany, he also played soccer for the Kaiserwerth Club, played professional basketball and served on the staff of the Volleyball Pavilion at the 1972 Olympics. Ron McEachen (COED 6400) ~ Bio and photo coming soon!
6 George Purgavie (COED 6400) George Purgavie served as head men s soccer coach at Bates since 1983 through 2011, the majority of the program s 50- year existence. Purgavie led the Bobcats to four appearances in the ECAC Championship (prior to the advent of the postseason NESCAC Championship in 2001). Between 2001 and 2011, he led the Bobcats to six postseason appearances in the NESCAC Championship, including a three- year span from 2004 to 2006 that included an appearance in the tournament semifinals and a record. A multitude of Purgavie s players have achieved NESCAC All- Conference and All- New England awards of the years, including First Team All- America selection Andy Apstein 99 in Following the 2011 season, Purgavie was appointed Senior Coach of Soccer Programs by Director of Athletics Kevin McHugh. In this newly expanded role, George will be responsible for coordinating the operational aspects of both the men s and women s soccer programs, as well as for providing coaching and mentoring assistance to both teams, said McHugh. The tutelage he will provide to the coaches and the players will be invaluable. I m excited about supporting and working with the two young head coaches, who have shown a lot of energy with their teams not only on and off the field, but also in the recruiting network, said Purgavie, who also remains an associate professor at Bates, teaching Human Rights and Ethics in Sport and a service- learning course in coaching methodology. Purgavie holds an A coaching license from the U.S. Soccer Federation and serves on the National Academy Staff of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). He spent the spring of 1999 on sabbatical studying youth soccer development for the NSCAA, working closely with the Royal Dutch Soccer Federation. He has also developed an academic course in Human Rights and Ethics in Sport. An All- Mid- Atlantic goalkeeper at West Chester University in Pennsylvania, Purgavie was selected for the 1973 East- West Senior Bowl. Earlier this decade, he was presented with West Chester s Gene Davis Alumni Soccer Award, given annually in recognition of years of service, dedication and love of the game and the young people who play it. After graduating from WCU, Purgavie went on to play for the Connecticut Wildcats of the American Soccer League
7 Robin Russell (COED 6180) Robin Russell was born in Denmark of Scottish parents, qualified as a teacher and played semi- professional before joining the English FA in 1978 as a Regional Coach, then Assistant Director of Coaching in In the 1980 s, he was involved in the FA National School, established the FA s Grassroots Program and introduced the UEFA Coach Education Courses in England in From 1997, he was Technical Coordinator responsible for the creation of the FA Coaches Association, the introduction of Mini- Soccer, FA Learning Ltd. and with the FA s Technical Director, Howard Wilkinson the creation of the Academy System. Robin left full- time employment with the FA in 2005 to become UEFA Football Development Consultant and start his own business in e- learning in football (www.sportspath.com). For UEFA, he has advised on Grassroots Football, developed e- learning courses and contributed to the website. He has also acted as a consultant on e- learning, coach education and football development projects with FIFA, CONCACAF, AFC, for a numbers National Associations and clubs including Southampton FC and Shakhtar Donetsk. With Howard Wilkinson, he founded the LMA School of Football Management online courses to which over 2,000 coaches have enrolled from over 50 countries. Sam Snow (COED 6220) The US Youth Soccer Technical Department expanded when Sam Snow joined the team in 2003 as the Assistant Director of Coaching Education. His experience and knowledge are grossed from years spent in national, collegiate and youth education. In October 2004, Snow acquired a greater level of responsibility when he was promoted to his current position as Coaching Director for US Youth Soccer, the largest youth sports organization in America. His reputation for teaching both players and coaches in a manner that is professional, non- threatening and enjoyable is widely acknowledged and respected throughout the nation. Snow's accolades are impressively stacked, including the United States Soccer Federation "A" License and National Youth License, a Premier Diploma and National Goalkeeping Coaching License. Coaching is a second nature for him, as he has coached at the high school (Norfolk Catholic High School), collegiate (Florida Southern College, University of South
8 Florida, Virginia Wesleyan College), state (Florida Youth Soccer Association) and regional (US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program Region III) levels. Prior to joining the US Youth Soccer Technical Department, Snow held positions as a U.S. Soccer National Staff Instructor and as a Director of Coaching for Louisiana Soccer Association. In 1977, Snow received his bachelor's degree from Virginia Wesleyan College and his Master of Arts Physical Education from the University of South Florida in Dr. Bill Steffen (COED 6140) Dr. Bill Steffen serves as the Chair of Sport Coaching at the US Sports Academy. Dr. Steffen has an extensive background in coaching, having served as the Head Women s Soccer Coach at the University of Oregon and the Assistant Soccer Coach at the University of North Carolina, Duke University, Furman University, Greensboro College, and most recently the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Dr. Steffen received his doctorate from UNCG in Kinesiology with a concentration in Sport and Exercise Psychology. Dr. Steffen s publications have addressed coaching education, team cohesion, and mental toughness. His research has been published in journals aimed at coaching and professional populations. Dr. Steffen has presented research to many groups and learned societies including the Association for the Advancement of Sport Psychology. As a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) National Staff Coach, Dr. Steffen has presented at the NSCAA National Convention on several occasions. While at UNC, Dr. Steffen helped the Tar Heels win two NCAA National Championships while coaching such notables as Mia Hamm, Kristine Lilly, and Tracy Noonan among others. Dr. Steffen played professionally for the Albany Capitals of the ASL and APSL. An avid outdoor runner, Dr. Steffen has run the Grand Canyon several times. Dr. Tom Turner (COED 6270) Biography: Tom Turner lives in Cleveland and has been the Director of Coaching for the Ohio Youth Soccer Association North since He has coached at the youth, high school, college, amateur, and youth national team levels. He has been a member of the US Soccer National Instructional Staff since 1993 and a member of the US Youth Soccer National Instructional Staff since He earned a Ph.D., from Kent State University in He is currently involved with the development of the US Soccer coaching school curriculum. Contact Information: Phone Number: Address:
9 Jay Williams (COED 6340) ~ Biography coming Soon. Courtney Kostival (COED Assistant) ~ Biography coming soon. Mark Petrie Jr., M.Ed. (COED Instructional Designer) Mark Petrie is an educational technology specialist with a diverse background in technology integration and educational methods. He has the ability to effective merge instructional design theory with best educational practices. He also has strong experience in instructional design practices, educational assessment methods, advanced implementation strategies, computer diagnostics, system security, and general system repair. He is professionally trained in adult education methods as well. He has a proven track record of being a leader both in the business and government sides of the workforce. He is a graduate of Ohio University Patton College as he completed a Masters of Education in Computer Education and Technology in He returned to the Patton College of Education as an employee in September Previous to this position, he was the Curriculum Support Analyst at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine.