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OBGC Coaches

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Director of Coaching

Pete Wood

Coaching Licenses: UEFA B, USSF C License

2006 MSYSA Coach of the Year

Coaching Experience: Pete has coached in the Olney area/at OBGC for over 25 years, during which time he has coached every age group from U8 to U19.

Coaching highlights: 6 State Cup Championships; 2 Regional titles; and 1 National League title. Pete led the 2001 Rangers to the USYS National Championships twice. He has won numerous high level tournaments over the years. During his tenure, Pete has developed numerous Division 1 college players, some of whom went on to play professionally.

Favorite Team:  Sheffield Wednesday FC

Email: peteshefw@icloud.com

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Boys Age Group Coordinator

Darren Beesley

Coaching Licenses: UEFA A, USSF A License, UEFA B; US Youth License.

​Coaching Experience: Darren has coached in Olney for over 17 years working with various age groups along with the Academy. He has helped to develop numerous players that have gone on to play collegiate and at a professional level.

Playing Experience: Darren played professional soccer in England, Scotland and Ireland for Rotherham United, Kilmarnock, and Drogheda FC

Favorite Team: Rotherham United FC

Email: dazbees32@hotmail.co.uk

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Girls Age Group Coordinator

Kristen Henseler

Coaching License: USSF E license and NSCAA level 6. 2017 MSYSA coach of the year.​

Coaching Experience: Kristen served as an assistant coach at the University of Maine at Farmington. 

Playing Experience: Kristen is a former all-conference player for Brandeis University in Waltham, MA, and in 2017 was named to the University Athletic Association’s 30th Anniversary Women’s Team.

Favorite Team: DC United 

Email: kristenhenseler4@gmail.com

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Boys and Girls Soccer Coach

Brendan Henry

Coaching License: Grassroots 11v11, Grassroots 7v7

Coaching Experience: Brendan has coached with OBGC since Fall 2020. He also currently coaches varsity at John F Kennedy HS 

Playing Experience: Brendan also played for OBGC Rangers his entire youth soccer career from the age of 6-18. winning 3 State cups, 1 Region1 Championship, USYSA National league and went to Nationals. . 

Favorite Team: Arsenal FC

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Boys Soccer Coach

Sergio Quisquinay

Coaching License: USSF D; Certified Strength and Conditioning specialist

Coaching Experience: Previously coached soccer with Cerritos, MSI and Maryland Rush Montgomery.

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U7/U8 Developmental Academy Director

Alan Pringle

Coaching Licenses:  USSF C License, USSF Youth License

Coaching Experience: Alan oversees the U8 Developmental Academy at OBGC for our youngest players (3 - 8 years old). Alan has worked with many top level travel teams within OBGC over the past 15 years.

Playing Experience: Alan is a former professional soccer player for Sheffield Wednesday from 1994 - 1998.

Favorite Team: Sunderland FC

Email: excelsoccer@hotmail.com

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Boys Age Group Coordinator

Gavin Dodd

Coaching Licenses: USSF C National Youth License, NCAA Advanced Regional Diploma, English FA licensed coach and has BA in Physical Education.

​Coaching Experience:  Gavin joined the OBGC coaching staff in 2009. He currently head the 2007, 2014 and 2015 boys teams as well as the Maryland State ODP U14 boys.  

Playing Experience: Gavin is a former college soccer player. ​

Favorite Team: Sunderland FC

Email: gavddodd@gmail.com

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Boys and Girls Soccer Coach

Luke Cassidy

Coaching License: UEFA B, UEFA C license.

Coaching Experience: Luke began his coaching career back in 2016 after interning as a soccer player at University of Santa Barbara, CA. He also formerly coached in Chicago, IL at club level and has now been with OBGC since the Fall 2023

Playing Experience: University of California  Santa Barbara. Luke played semi-professional soccer in England whilst he completed his 3-year University Bachelor’s Degree in Football Coaching, Development & Administration.

Favorite Team: Sunderland FC

Email: ​lgcassidy30@gmail.com

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Boys Soccer Coach

Liam Giffin

Coaching License: Grassroots 11v11, Grassroots 7v7

Coaching Experience: Liam has coached with OBGC since Fall 2022.

Playing Experience: Liam played for OBGC his entire youth soccer career from the age of 6-18. Liam won 3 State cups, 1 Region1 Championship, USYSA National league and went to Nationals. Liam played at McDaniel University and Duquesne University. 

Favorite Team: DC United & Manchester Utd

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Girls Soccer Coach

Tim Henseler

Coach Tim played competitive soccer in High School until stopping to focus on basketball, where he played at the collegiate level.  He has been coaching youth soccer in Montgomery County for over 10 years.  

Favorite Team: Everton

Administrative Staff

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Travel Coordinator & Administrator

Dan Giffin

Drawing upon extensive experience from playing, coaching and in various administrative roles in the youth, college 

and professional ranks for over 50 plus years!

 

Currently serving as representative for the following:

State Association (Maryland State Youth Soccer Association - MSYSA).

Club Registrar for MSYSA.

Leagues - EDP and NCSL (National Capital Soccer League).

Referee Representative for CASRA.

Team - Most recently coordinated the OBGC Rangers 2021 Boys. 

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Social Media / Photography

Christina Beesley

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Field Coordinator

Katie McMahon

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