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SSA College Coaches and Coaching Staff

Over the past 20 years, the Steamboat Soccer Academy has amassed a very talented and stylistically diverse coaching staff. Hand picked specifically for their ability to teach the game the game of soccer, our staff represents one of the strongest facets of our program. Much of our staff has international, professional, and college playing and coaching experience, and are on the field every session working directly with each camp participant.

In addition to our coaches, we have an excellent support staff consisting of assistant coaches, dorm counselors, and chaperones. Furthermore, we have athletic trainers and medical staff on location or on call 24 hours a day throughout each camp session.

Meet the Steamboat Soccer Academy Staff

Rob Bohlmann – Camp Director

Coach Bohlmann is the Founder and Director of the Steamboat Academy Soccer Camp. Since 1994 Coach Bohlmann has run the Steamboat Soccer Academy. He holds aUSSF “A” License, and serves as the Steamboat H.S. Men’s & Women’s Head Coach. Coach Bohlman was honored as the Colorado High School 2006 NSCAA Coach of the Year and serves as Steamboat FC Director of Coaching & Player Development. Coach Bohlmann also received the 2014 Best of the Boat Coach of the Year.

Coach Rob Bohlmann

Z Lozano – Goalkeeper Director

Z Lozano is the director of Zpro Futbol, Colorado’s Premier Goalkeeper Training Center. Coach Z is a Former Pro keeper and now keeper coach for more than 10 years. Z also works as a goalkeeping specialist for professional clubs from around the world to train their Professional goalkeepers during their pre-seasons and off sessions.

He has a master’s degree in sport and exercise science and he continues to work closely with experts in the field of advanced exercise physiology, sport psychology and Biomechanics human movement to develop more effective and advanced training programs for the modern goalkeeper. “Our goal is to introduce goalkeepers to a modern training style and new training programs to help keepers meet the demands of 21st-century game”.

For more about Coach Z visit his Zpro profile.

Z Lozano - Goalkeeper Coach

J.B. Belzer

J.B. is currently in his 15th year as the Head Women’s Coach at Regis University in Denver, CO.  He is also the Co-Director of the Regis Soccer Academy.  In addition to having coached a number of girl’s club squads, Belzer has also spent time with several boy’s and girl’s Olympic Development Program (ODP) teams. From 1998 to 2001, Belzer served as the Chair on the NCAA II Midwest Regional Rankings Committee and was the National Chair in 2001. Belzer holds both an NSCAA Premier Diploma and a US Soccer National “A” License. Belzer enters his 19th season at the helm if Regis University in 2014 with the 10th most wins in NCAA Division II history.  Belzer has more than 250 wins and guided the Rangers to five consecutive NCAA Division II Tournament appearances from 2008-2012, a first in Regis history.

For more about JB, check out his Coach’s Bio at Regis (Click Here)

Freddy Delgado

Freddy is the Head Coach at New Mexico St. University.  Former Head Women’s Soccer Coach at the University of Arkansas at Little RockFreddy Delgado made history in his second season at UALR in 2009, guiding the Trojans to the program’s first appearance in the Sun Belt Conference Tournament championship game. The 2009 Trojans also made Sun Belt Tournament history by becoming the first No. 8-seed to knock off a No. 1-seed, scoring a 1-0 overtime victory against Florida International on Nov. 4, 2009.

Coach Delgado is a USSF ‘A’ Licensed coach, and NSCAA Advanced National Licensed Coach. Freddy is also a former assistant coach at the University of Louisiana at Monroe.

As a player Freddy was standout at Regis University from 1993-97, Delgado began his coaching career at his alma mater, where in four years as an assistant coach (1997-2001) he helped guide the women’s program to the 1999 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference regular-season championship and a conference tournament title in 2000. During his time at Regis, Delgado also served on staff of the Colorado Olympic Development Program from 1997-2001.

Gavin Oldham

Gavin Oldham is the head coach for the University of Northwestern Ohio men’s soccer.  Oldham, a former National Champion of Lindsey Wilson College as a player and assistant coach, brings a vast knowledge of coaching experience to the Steamboat Soccer Academy.   Coach Gavin Oldham spent seven seasons as the head assistant men’s soccer coach and head junior varsity coach at Lindsey Wilson College. Oldham joined the Blue Raider men’s soccer staff in 2004 as a graduate assistant after his stellar four-year career as a Blue Raider defender. In 2005, Oldham began his duties as lead assistant. That season, Oldham helped lead the Blue Raiders to the NAIA National Championship. In his seven seasons as assistant, the Blue Raiders have won or shared six straight Mid-South Conference regular season and tournament titles and appeared in seven NAIA National Tournaments. Oldham’s assistant coaching record was 128-24-5 while at Lindsey Wilson.

Coach Gavin Oldham

Drew Burwash

Drew is the Head Coach of NAIA 2004, 2006 and 2012 Women’s National Champions Lindsay Wilson College, and was recognized as the NAIA National Coach of the Year in 2004 and 2006. Drew is the former Men’s Assistant & Goalkeeper Coach for the Lindsey Wilson College men’s team, NAIA National Champions in ’98,’99,’00,’01. Drew was a U.S. U-17 National Team Member 1986, Two time All-American G.K., and played professionally in the N.P.S.L.

 

Coach Drew Burwash

Gary Williamson

Director for Player Development & Coaching Education for the North Texas State Soccer Association, Gary Williamson, has been part of the SSA staff.  Coach Williamson has a wealth of experience coaching at the highest levels.  His expertise will be a tremendous addition to the SSA Camps.

Coach Gary Williamson has coached soccer at an elite level for over 20 years. In addition to establishing the North Texas Olympic Development Program (ODP) as one of the best and most respected programs in the U.S., Coach Williamson, an educator, sports psychologist, and leader both on, and off the field has produced 12 Major League Soccer(MLS) Professional Players, 35 National Team Players, and 85 Regional Players.

Coach Williamson led the Region III U16 Boys Team, to win undefeated games against Regions I, II, IV, and the U.S. National Team. Several players from this championship team are now playing professional soccer. Coach Williamson also produced the Region III U19 Boys Regional Champions and led every age group U12-U19 to win the Texas State Tournament Championship in addition to directing the LSU Summer Soccer Academy.

In addition to coaching youth players, Coach Williamson has coordinated, marketed and implemented the state coaching certification program in North Texas. Coach Williamson is a National Staff Instructor for U.S. Youth Soccer. He regularly teaches the U.S.S.F. National & U.S.Youth Soccer License courses to coaches across the country.

Gary Williamson

Dave Cope

Dave is a USSF “A” Licensed Coach, an English F.A. Badge Coach, and a NSCAA Premier Badge Coach. Dave is a former Colorado O.D.P. Coach, as well as the Head Coach of the Battle Mountain High School Boys’ & Girl’s Soccer Teams. Dave was named the 2012 NSCAA Colorado High School Coach of the Year. Dave’s Battle Mountain Huskey’s

Dave Cope

Kelly Labor

Assistant Women’s Coach at the University of Colorado at Boulder and the team’s coordinator of performance analysis and camp operations. Formerly Coach Kelly was the Assistant Women’s  Coach at Colorado State University and Regis University.

A native of Steamboat Springs, Colo. where she was a two-time All-State First Team selection for Steamboat Springs High School.  She was also a three-time conference Player of the Year, and earned first team all-conference honors all four years.

Labor is also currently involved with the Colorado Olympic Development Program as well as with local clubs.

Labor holds her NSCAA Advanced National Coaching license as well as a masters in industrial and organizational psychology with a specialization in leadership development.

A native Steamboat Springs, Colo., Labor attended Regis University for one year. While there she was awarded Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year, first-team all-conference, all-tournament and NSCAA second-team all-region.

Labor then transferred to University of Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV) to complete her undergrad in psychology. The program honored her with the Robin Morlock Award for work ethic, leadership and dedication. A three-time academic all-Mountain West honoree, Labor helped her team to the regular-season championship in 2007.

Kelly Labor - Colorado State University Coach

Anthony Presnell

Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach at Regis University; USSF “B” License Coach.

Originally from Cortez, Colorado, Presnell graduated from Northern Arizona University with his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in Marketing in 2010.

While at NAU, he founded the NAU Men’s Club Soccer Program and remained President throughout his time at the school.  The program is now a self-sustaining non-profit club sports organization with over 40 current members and 100 alumni.

 

During his time in Arizona, Presnell worked with the Flagstaff, Gilbert and Mesa communities to promote soccer for ages three to 18 through summer camps, youth programs and more.

He also worked as the head soccer coach for the Gilbert Soccer Club and Red Mountain High School, as well as the assistant coach of Mesa Community College since 2010.  At the same time, Presnell was the Assistant Director and Curriculum Developer for Arsenal Academy; and since 2012, he was the head coach for ’98 Girls Soccer in the Olympic Development Program.

While coaching in Arizona, he was named Mesa All-City High School Boys Soccer Coach of the Year in back-to-back seasons.

Anthony has also worked as a head coach for the Flagstaff Soccer Club, Director of Operations for NAU men’s soccer and a camp coach for various schools and locations since the beginning of 2006.

He is a currently a member of the United States Soccer Federation with a National “B” License and the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), as well as an NAU Golden Axe Member.

Anthony Presnell

Stacy Lamb

Former Head Women’s Soccer Coach at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, Stacy is currently the Head Coach at Green Hope High School in Cary, NC, one of the nation’s top women’s high school programs. The face of the ULM women’s soccer team since the 2001 campaign, Stacy Lamb has spent the eight years establishing herself as one of the top coaches in the region after taking the reins of one of the country’s most promising growing programs. Recognized by her peers as one of the top young coaches in the profession, Lamb was named Coach of the Year in 2001 – her first season as a Division I head coach – by both the Southland Conference and the Louisiana Sports Writers Association. Stacy is a USSF ‘A’ Licensed coach.  Stacy is a former All-American player at Less-McCrae College.  Her career points and assists totals are still ranked at the top at Lees-McRae. In the fall of 2006, Lamb was named to the CVAC All-Time Women’s Soccer Team. Coach Lamb also holds a position with CASL soccer club as their college liaison.

Stacy Lamb

Fred Delgado Sr.

Former Assistant Coach Arizona Christian University, Fred Delgado Sr. holds a NSCAA National Diploma, and serves as Club Coach at CCV Soccer Club in Phoenix Arizona. Fred Sr. has 30+ years experience coaching at youth, High School, and College levels.

Freddy Delgado Sr

Hobey Early

Coach Hobey holds a NSCAA National Diploma.  He played NCAA Division II soccer at St. Joseph’s College. Hobey currently serves as the Technical Director for Steamboat Soccer Club, and is a former Steamboat High School Assistant Coach.

Coach Hobey Early

Brent “Zico” Ward

Zico has been known as one of the top youth soccer coaches in Colorado and nationwide for over 15 years. Zico is Canadian but grew up in Brazil, as his parents were missionaries. Zico currently frequents the jungles of Peru on missionary trips using soccer to reach out to many of the people he meets in the remote villages. Zico is fluent in English, Portuguese and also speaks Spanish.

Experience: (1985-90) -Instructor for Manitoba Soccer Assoc. Camps, (1991-92) -Coach of Varsity Boys & Girls at MBCI High School, (1994) -Coach of JV Girls at Colorado Springs Christian School, (1995-97) -Lead Instructor for Sutton Soccer Schools, (1997-2014) -Director of Developmental Coaching for Colorado Storm. NSCAA National Staff Coach (2006-Present).

 

Coach Zico Ward

Erin Early

Coach Early joined the coaching staff for the Steamboat Soccer Academy in 2014. She played soccer throughout her college career at Hope College before moving to Steamboat Springs to teach. Coach Early is a club coach for the Steamboat Soccer Club and Coach for Steamboat Springs High School.

Coach Hobey Early

Taylor Diem

Coach Taylor Diem, a former Regis University men’s soccer standout, joined Regis University‘s men’s program coaching in 2016 after two seasons as an assistant coach at Johnson and Wales. As an assistant coach at JWU, Diem spent two seasons with the Wildcats, guiding the team to its first Association of Independent Institutions (AII) Conference Tournament appearance in 2015.  During his time at JWU, Diem oversaw two NSCAA All-Region players, 11 AII All-Conference selections including Freshman of the Year, Dalton Pando in 2015.

Coach Taylor Diem

Aaron Cline

Currently the Technical Director at Lafayette Youth Soccer Association/Cajun Soccer Club. Aaron is a former Assistant Coach at the University of Louisiana, Monroe. Staff coach with United States Youth Soccer Association Louisiana Olympic Development Pool. Former Zionsville Youth Soccer Assistant Director of Coaching & Player Development, Indianapolis, IND. NCAA Division II St. Joseph’s College. USSF National Youth and USSF B Licenses; NSCAA State & Regional Goalkeeping Diploma.

Coach Aaron Cline

Trevor Wachsman

Associate Head Coach at Utah State University.  Prior to his current role in Utah, Trevor was the Women’s Head Coach at Missouri Southern University, and the former Assistant Women’s Coach at the University of Northern Colorado. Trevor holds a USSF “B” License and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.

Trevor Wachsman

Ryan Creager

Ryan Creager is a member of the Colorado Rapids Youth Club and is former member of the CSU-Pueblo coaching staff after a standout playing career for coaches Roy Stanley and Paul Regrutto.

Creager, who played for the ThunderWolves from 2003-06, was one of the most highly decorated soccer players in ThunderWolf history.  He was a two-time NSCAA all-Midwest Region first-team selection, a four-time all-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference selection, and was team captain for the squad for two seasons.  Creager is ranked in the top ten in points and goals scored in CSU-Pueblo history, and helped lead the ThunderWolves to three straight 10-win seasons from 2004-06, the longest streak in school history. Creager excelled in the classroom as well, being named 2 years to the all-RMAC academic 1st team and was a 4-year member of the CSU-Pueblo Athletic Director’s Honor Roll. Creager went on to play semi-pro soccer for a few years before signing with MORE…

Coach Ryan Creager

Katie Benz

Coach Kaite Benz is the Director of Soccer Operations for the women’s soccer program at the University of Denver.

Coach Benz was a senior captain at Cal in 2011, scoring 10 goals and tallying three assists before suffering a season-ending tibia injury. At the time of the injury, Benz was the leading scorer in the Pac 12, and was the second-leading scorer in the country.

Since the end of her collegiate career, Benz played four years for the North Bay FC Wave of the Women’s Premier Soccer League. Before arriving in the city of Denver, Benz spent a year as an assistant at Justin Siena High School and two years as a youth coach for the Ross Valley Breakers. Currently, Benz plays in the Colorado Amateur Soccer League and is a youth coach with the Colorado Rush.

Coach Katie Benz - University of Denver

Sierra Cardenas

In 2017, Coach Sierra Cardenas was named the head coach of the Colorado State University of Pueblo’s Thunderwolf Pack’s women’s soccer program.

With more than five years of coaching experience, Cardenas most recently was the head coach at Otero Junior College where she guided the Rattlers to NJCAA Region IX Tournament Finals. In just two years, she mentored 14 all-region student-athletes including nine first-team honorees.

A native of Wheat Ridge, Colorado, Cardenas spent two years as the assistant coach at OJC before being named head coach. She received the NJCAA Region IX Coach of the Year. Prior to her time at OJC, Cardenas worked as an assistant coach at Eastern New Mexico University (ENMU) and has coached at both the club and high school levels in the Denver area.

As an athlete, she played four seasons at ENMU and was a two-time team captain. She holds the school record for most goalkeeper wins in a season, most career shutouts, most career minutes played, most career games started and recorded the most shutouts in a single season (6) twice. She was a constant on the athletic honor roll as a student-athlete.

She received her bachelor of science degree in environmental science from ENMU in 2012.

Coach Sierra Cardenas - Colorado State University at Pueblo

Joe Eades

Joseph Eades is the head men’s coach of Colorado Northwestern Community College Soccer Program. Coach Eades is originally from Texas. Coach Eades played at Lon Morris Junior College while majoring in, and receiving an associates of science degree.  He then transferred to Louisiana State University in Shreveport and finished his playing career with 4 goals and 3 assists, as well as completing his bachelors of general studies with a concentration in natural sciences and a minor in political science.

Following his graduation from the LSUS, Coach Eades went on to coach club and high school soccer in Beaumont, TX for Liverpool F.C. of America and Monsignor Kelly Catholic High School, respectively.  Coach Eades also served as the Assistant Coach and Director of Team Operations for Oxford City F.C. of Texas of the Major Arena Soccer League during the 2014-2015.

Coach Joe Eades - Colorado Northwestern Community College

Dani Thurman

Coach Danielle “Dani” Thurman was named the assistant women’s soccer coach at Colorado Mesa University in 2016. Thurman joined the Mavericks after a successful stint at Otero Junior College in La Junta, CO.

Thurman helped lead Otero to a 13-3-2 season record and a first place finish in Region IX and a second place finish at the Regional Tournament.

Thurman played collegiately at Eastern New Mexico in Portales, N.M. She is second all-time in career assists and fourth in career goals for ENMU.

She continued her soccer career in Perth, Australia, where she played for University of Western Australia-Nedlands Football Club, a member the Australian Women’s Premiere League. In 2014, Coach Thurman moved to Queenstown, New Zealand and joined the Queenstown Rovers, a member of the New Zealand Women’s Premier League.

Thurman is from from Albuquerque, New Mexico and earned a Bachelor’s Degrees in University Studies emphasizing in Health and Physical Education and Graphic Design.

Coach Dani Thurman - Colorado Mesa University

Fields Brown

Coach Fields Brown is the Assistant Director of Coaching at Arsenal Colorado. Brown has a wealth of experience coaching and being involved in soccer at all levels. He most recently worked for Knoxville Football Club in Knoxville, TN where he served as the Director of Coaching. While in Knoxville, Brown’s responsibilities included developing and implementing a Technical Curriculum for players and coaches, overseeing the coaching staff and implementing extra training opportunities for the club’s competitive players.

Brown has previously served as an assistant coach at Wofford College and Georgia State University. Additionally, he has been involved in the Olympic Development Program in Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Coach Fields Brown - Arsenal Colorado