STAFF

Alex Gamez – Commissioner


Coach: Travel U16-U17 (2005-2006), County U15 (2007) Girls
From: Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Education: UMUC – B.S. in Information Systems Management
Licenses: USSF E license
Player Experience: High School Soccer
Soccer Love: Playing the possession game and confidence on the ball
Soccer Hate: Flopping
Favorite Player of Old: Marco Etcheverry (Bolivian National/DC United
Favorite Player New: Lionel Messi (Argentina National/FC Barcelona)

Brian Graham – Director of Coaching

From: Bowie, Maryland
Education: B.S. in Kinesiology – University of North Carolina-Greensboro; Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach (NSCA); Bowie High School
Player Experience: College – 4-year starter at UNC-Greensboro, 2 Southern Conference Regular Season championships,
1 Southern Conference Tournament championship, 1 NCAA tournament appearance, 1x All-Southern Conference Selection. High School – 4x Prince Georges (PG) County, All-County 1st Team Selection, 2x All-State 1st Team Selection, 2x All-Met Selection, 2008 PG County Player of the Year, PG County All-Decade Team – 2000-10
Coaching Experience: Assistant Coach for the nationally ranked Archbishop Spalding Girls Varsity team, (2017-present),
A3 Boys U13 Coach (2016), Overall Coaching Record – 50-10-5
Soccer Love: Tiki Taka
Soccer Hate: Diving/Cheating
Favorite All-Time Player: Lionel Messi

Nikki Clowers – Registrar

Coach: Travel U14 (2008)
From: Roanoke, Virginia
Education: University of Georgia – Masters of Public Administration; Virginia Tech – B.A. in Political Science
Licenses: F License; 9v9 license
Player Experience: Youth soccer; basketball through high school; softball through college; collegiate rugby
Soccer Love: Defensive tackling
Soccer Hate: Flops
Favorite player of old: Wambach
Favorite player new: Rooney

COUNTY & TRAVEL COACHES

Chris Lee

Coach: County U8 (2014) Boys
From: Bowie, Maryland (grew up in Crofton, Maryland)
Education: Bachelors in Accounting and Masters in Accounting and Information Technology
Licenses: Working on Grassroots licenses
Player Experience: outdoor/indoor as kid, High School, and Intramural in College
Soccer Love: Assisting on a cross or corner
Soccer Hate: Heading
Favorite Player of Old: Too many to choose from Eddie Pope, Dennis Bergkamp, or Thierry Henry – hard to choose one but I played defense most of my time so we will say Eddie Pope
Favorite Player New: Christian Pulisic

Chris Fleming

Coach: County U9 (2013) Boys
From: San Antonio, Texas
Education: Associates in Health
Licenses: Texas AYSO
Player Experience: Right Midfielder, Center Midfielder
Soccer Love: Long ball
Soccer Hate: Players that flop a lot
Favorite Player of Old: David Beckham
Favorite Player New: Bruno Fernandez

Lance Smith

Coach: Travel U10 (2012) Boys
From: Bowie, Maryland
Education: University of Maryland – Computer Science
License: USSF E
Player Experience: Travel and High School
Soccer love: Diving header goals
Soccer hate: Faking injury – the only thing to hate
Favorite player of old: Diego Maradona
Favorite player of new: Christian Pulisic

Brian D’andrade

Coach: County U14 (2008) Boys
From: Trinidad
Education: BSEE in Electrical Engineering
Licenses: USSF E license
Soccer Love: Quirks of the rules that enable unique strategies
Soccer Hate: Poor refereeing
Favorite Player of Old: David Beckham
Favorites Player New:  Robert Lewandowski

Wale Ojumu

Coach: County U12 (2010) Boys
From: Lagos, Nigeria
Education: BSc Economics Education, MBA Marketing
Licenses: U.S Soccer Grassroots License D (in-view), 11v11 License (in-person), 9v9 License (in-person) and 4v4 License (online)
Player Experience: Elementary and High School through the University
Soccer Love: Playing the game with a lot of intelligence and skills
Soccer Hate: Not chipping your quota as a player during games
Favorite Player of Old: Paul Scoles (Manchester United)
Favorites Player New: Bruno Fernandez (Manchester United)

Christopher Spano

Coach: County U13 (2009) Boys
From: Bowie, Maryland
Education: Wheaton College (IL) – B.A. in Biblical and Theological Studies; Wheaton College Graduate School (IL) – M.A. in Theology and M.A. in Biblical Exegesis
Licenses: U.S. Soccer Grassroots 7 v 7 In-person Coaching License
Player Experience: Competitive soccer through age 14
Soccer Love: Team goals (i.e. multiple passes in the possession leading to a nice goal)
Soccer Hate: Faked injuries to draw fouls
Favorite Player of Old: I’d be lying if I said I had one
Favorite Player New: Again, I’d be lying if I said I had one

Cindy Chimm

Coach: County U13 (2009) Boys

Nikki Clowers

Coach: Travel U14 (2008)
From: Roanoke, Virginia
Education: University of Georgia – Masters of Public Administration; Virginia Tech – B.A. in Political Science
Licenses: F License; 9v9 license
Player Experience: Youth soccer; basketball through high school; softball through college; collegiate rugby
Soccer Love: Defensive tackling
Soccer Hate: Flops
Favorite player of old: Wambach
Favorite player new: Rooney

Alex Gamez

Coach: Travel U16-U17 (2005-2006), County U15 (2007) Girls
From: Upper Marlboro, Maryland
Education: UMUC – B.S. in Information Systems Management
Licenses: USSF E license
Player Experience: High School Soccer
Soccer Love: Playing the possession game and confidence on the ball
Soccer Hate: Flopping
Favorite Player of Old: Marco Etcheverry (Bolivian National/DC United
Favorite Player New: Lionel Messi (Argentina National/FC Barcelona)