- Training Staff -
WILL PEPPARD
DIRECTOR OF COACHING, ACADEMY DIRECTOR
Licensure / Diplomas:
• USSF D License
• USYSA National Youth License
• NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma

Coaching Experience:
• With FOSC since 2010
• Ohio Mid-western College, former assistant coach
• Rose Hill High school (Kansas), former assistant coach

Playing Experience:
• Professional – Cincinnati Kings (PASL)
• College – Newman University, 3 year captain, 3 time All-Conference and First Team All-Region Defender
• High school – Rose Hill High School, 4 year varsity starter, Finished all-time leading scorer in school history
• Other – Colorado Rapids, Indiana Invaders, Springfield Demize

Education:
• Master’s Degree of Business Administration: Organizational Leadership, Newman University
• Bachelor’s Degree: Marketing, Newman University
TAYLOR SPRADLING
DIRECTOR OF COACHING, GOALKEEPING DIRECTOR
Licensure / Diplomas:
• USSF C License
• NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma
• NSCAA Premier Diploma
• NSCAA Advanced National Goalkeeping Diploma

Coaching Experience:
• With FOSC since 2010
• Ohio South Olympic Development Program (ODP), current state team coach
• Belmont University (Division 1), former assistant women’s coach
• Cincinnati State (NJCAA), former assistant men’s coach
• Ursuline Academy, former women’s coach
• Cincinnati Sirens (Women's Professional Soccer League), current assistant coach

Playing Experience:
• College – Northern Kentucky University

Education:
• Master’s Degree: Sports and Recreation Science with emphasis on soccer coaching, Ohio University in conjunction with NSCAA; part of the first cohort in the US to graduate with this degree
• Bachelors Degree: Northern Kentucky University, Criminology
STACEY RHODIS
CLUB TRAINER
License: USSF D
With FOSC Since 1998

A graduate of Badin High School, Stacey led the team to its first State Final in history as a captain. She earned honors as the Cincinnati High School 1995 Player of the Year. She was also a four-year letterman and captain at Xavier University where she received academic awards, contributed to their conference championship and led Xavier to its first NCAA tournament appearance in 1998. Stacey also played with Team Acceleration, a Regional and National tournament team. She currently plays indoor and outdoor soccer in multiple leagues including the Women's Amateur League.

As assistant coach of the FOSC/CUP Thunder from 1999-2002, she helped 11 of the Thunder's 15 players earn spots on college teams. Stacey coached the FOSC Fever and CUP Fever girls from 2002-2004, leading them to a Regional final in 2003. She also trained the FOSC Heat U16 girls team in 2002, FOSC Lightning U16 girls in 1999, FOSC Force U10 boys in 2003, FOSC Dynamo U13 girls in 2004 and multiple other teams.

“Stacey is always very encouraging to her players and takes the time to communicate with them the positive things they are doing and what they need to work on together as a team and/or as an individual player. Her goal is to create a positive environment where the girls can learn and grow as a player and as an individual and she is 100% committed to that goal.” -FOSC club member
DAVID BERRY
CLUB TRAINER
With FOSC Since 2005

Dave has served as the the Head Men's Soccer coach at Colerain High School since 2007 where he is also employed as a physical education teacher. Dave played soccer at Madeira High School (Cincinnati, OH) then went on to play college soccer at Heidelberg College in Tiffin, Ohio.

Dave currently works with both girls’ and boys’ teams playing 11v11 and was previously in charge of FOSC's college recruiting department where he helped FOSC players connect with potential colleges.

“We consider it a huge blessing to have David as our son's coach. Not only does our son enjoy him as a coach, but we also feel that David has really taught him a lot about the game.” -FOSC club parent
DANNY LANDRUM
CLUB TRAINER
With FOSC Since 1983

Danny is currently the Head Men's Soccer Coach at Fairfield High School. Previously, he was the Head Men's Soccer Coach at Lakota East High School since the school was founded in 1997. During his tenure, he lead the Thunderhawks to 4 district championships. The 1999 team advanced to the state semi-finals. The 2000 team advanced to the Elite 8 of state tournament play. East also garnered their only GMC title in 1999 under Coach Landrum's guidance.

Danny has been involved with FOSC since it was founded. He played on its original team in 1978 and has been involved as a coach periodically since 1983.

“Danny worked on [my daughter’s] control and ball skills to complement her speed. [He] showed her how to play the game and play it well. His dedication to the team is incredible” -FOSC team parent
AJ ROBERTO
CLUB TRAINER
With FOSC Since 2010

AJ has been with FOSC for many years, both as a youth player and a trainer. He was a four year starter at Badin High School where he was named a team captain in his senior year. AJ earned 2nd team GCL honors as a junior, and went on as a senior to be named to the 1st team GCL, Ohio State High School All-State, and GCL all-star team. He helped lead Badin to the 2009 regional championship.

After graduating from Badin, AJ went on to play at Kentucky Wesleyan where he was a four year starter. During his time there, AJ led the team in assists as a junior and senior and finished his career 2nd all-time in games played and games started.

AJ has worked with FOSC girls’ teams aged U9 to U12 resulting in several CUSL division championships and tournament championships. In 2014, under AJ, GU12 Red Premier scored 21 goals in 6 games leading the Buckeye Premier League in goals scored for that age group.

“AJ challenges his players to do their best – ALWAYS. He does a really good job of teaching players to develop good passing and use the whole field to create opportunities. Each season, I am amazed at what the team accomplishes under AJ’s guidance.” -FOSC club member
ZAK MOSS
CLUB TRAINER
License: USSF D
With FOSC since 2013

Zak is a Fairfield native returning to train for FOSC where he was also a youth player. Zak is a graduate of Fairfield High School where he earned honors including Defensive MVP, first team All Conference and was second all time in the Greater Miami Conference (GMC) for assists in one season. His team accomplishments included GMC Champions for two years, District Champions for two years, Regional Champions and State Runner-up.

Zak attended Cincinnati State where his team earned titles including OCCAC Champions for two years, Regional Champions, District Champions and National Runner up in 2010. While at Cincinnati Sate, Zak earned honors including the Unsung Hero Award and All National Tournament Team. He went on to Anderson University (SC) where he was named 1st Team All Conference and his team earned Southern Atlantic Conference (SAC) Season and Tournament Championships.

Zak’s has coached with Crew Juniors and Fairfield Men’s Soccer Camp in addition to his time with FOSC.

“Anyone can point out when someone isn't doing something right and tell them how they should be doing it, but Zak recognizes player strengths. As the boys showed signs that they were understanding and improving, Zak was vocal about letting the boys know that he was pleased and encouraged them to keep working. They responded to this and they continued to play better.” -FOSC parent
BRUCE FOX
CLUB TRAINER
License: USSF E
With FOSC since 2012

Former Fairfield High School graduate, Bruce helped lead the Indians to a GMC championship and to the Division I Ohio State Finals in 2006. He was one of the leading goal scorers of the team and named "Most Improved Player" his senior year. Bruce went on to play at Geneva College in Beaver Falls, PA. In 2008, Bruce was the leading goal scorer for the Golden Tornado's with a total of 10 goals on the season. He also received Coach's Honor in the President Athletic Conference (PAC), Best offensive player, and All East Region 2nd team awards. He currently is a practice player for the Cincinnati Saints.

Bruce is currently the Head Coach of the Winton Woods Girls Varsity soccer team. In the past, he coached the boys Winton Woods JV team.

Bruce is available for individual and group training. He can train both field players and keepers.

“Bruce is very knowledgeable about the game of soccer and has consistently managed to get the boys to play at a high level. Perhaps the best attributes of Bruce as a coach is his ability to connect with the boys… I have no doubt that this was a key factor in their ability to perform at a high level.” -FOSC parent
BRANDON ROBSON
CLUB TRAINER
License: USSF D, Coerver Youth Diploma
With FOSC since 2012

A graduate of North College Hill High School, Brandon was a 4 year Varsity player where he earned honors including MVP for two years, First Team All-Conference (Miami Valley Conference), and First Team All-City (Cincinnati Division III). After playing club soccer at the University of Cincinnati, Brandon went on to play for Ohio Mid-Western / Temple Baptist for two years where he earned the honor of Academic All-American.

Brandon began his soccer coaching career at age 16 and his experience includes coaching with SAY, Kolping and North College Hill Varsity Women’s Soccer. He currently serves as trainer and coach for FOSC and North College Hill Varsity Men’s Soccer.

“Fantastic, dedicated trainer. Really works to understand each player and help them achieve their best. Wonderful at inspiring and building player confidence.” -FOSC parent
RICK PATE
CLUB TRAINER
License: USSF E
With FOSC Since 2014

Growing up a soccer player, Rick joined FOSC for the last four years of his youth soccer career and also played for Edgewood High School. He has five years of coaching experience including work with the Ross Community Soccer League and TFA Academy.
DREW SULLIVAN
CLUB TRAINER
License: USSF D
With FOSC Since 2011

Drew is from Cincinnati, Ohio and attended Colerain High School where he was a two year Varsity starter, Captain and leading scorer his Senior season, first team GMC all-conference and all-city honorable mention. He played college soccer at Thomas More College where he appeared in more matches in his career than any other men’s soccer player in the history of the program. Thomas More Men’s Soccer program advanced to the NCAA tournament for the first time in school history his freshman season and appeared in the post season tournament each year he played, winning three President’s Athletic Conference championships and four conference tournament championships.

Drew is a former FOSC player and currently holds his referee certification. He began his coaching career with FOSC by volunteering to assist with training in the Academy program and has subsequently trained and coached boys U8 – U12.

”Drew loves and respects the game of soccer. He motivates and compliments his players with sincerity. Drew does a great job acknowledging each player’s strengths and fostering them.” -FOSC member
CHAD REED
CLUB TRAINER
Chad played soccer at Ohio Northern University and earned 2nd team all Ohio honors. Chad was captain of his college and high school team (Anthony Wayne). Most recently Chad coached Fairfield High School boys varsity for 13 seasons. He instilled character and quality soccer during those years along with 5 GMC conference titles, 2 District titles and 1 state runner up in 2006.
JUSTIN LANGHAMMER
CLUB TRAINER
License: USSF E
With FOSC Since 2012
A graduate of Cincinnati Christian Schools, Justin was a three year Varsity starter earning honors including Honorable Mention his sophomore year, Second Team All-Miami Valley Conference (MVC) his junior year and First Team All- Miami Valley Conference (MVC) his senior year. He played for FOSC as a youth and has returned as a trainer working primarily with younger teams and the Academy.

”Justin provided a fresh outlook for our team. The kids enjoyed his positive attitude at practices and games. He shared constructive feedback with the girls during breaks in game play. He also comes up with fun and new ways to keep the kids interested in skills.”
-FOSC team parent
ELLIE KOUTNY
CLUB TRAINER
License: USSF E, Coerver Youth Diploma
With FOSC Since 2015

A graduate from Mason High School, Ellie grew up playing soccer in Cincinnati. She was a member of the Ohio South Olympic Development team from middle school through high school and played club soccer with CUP and Ohio Elite Soccer Academy. She went on to play at Capital College for one year. As a high school and college student, Ellie helped coach youth soccer clinics and camps. She is the current JV coach at Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy.
CHRISTIAN JOHNSON
CLUB TRAINER
License: USSF E
With FOSC Since 2012

A graduate of Fairfield High School, Christian received varsity letters during his sophomore, junior and senior years. In his senior year, he earned First Team All City and First Team All Greater Miami Conference (GMC). Christian went on to play soccer at Cincinnati State University, where he helped lead the team to earn the 2010 NJCAA National Runner-Ups Christian finished his college soccer career at Northern Kentucky University where he recorded the second most minutes on the team for the 2012 and 2014 seasons and helped the team to achieve a 22-24-11 record in NKU’s first three inaugural seasons of NCAA Division I play.
KATE DRUMMOND
CLUB TRAINER
Coaching Experience:
• With FOSC Since 2016
• Kolping Soccer Club, former trainer
• Cincinnati Country Day , former trainer

Playing Experience:
• Professional / Semi-Professional: Cincinnati Sirens, Cincinnati Lady Saints
• High school - Madeira High School,Varsity, Player of the year in Ohio, All American Senior; Mount Notre Dame,Varsity, 2nd team all GGCL.
TARON JORDON
CLUB TRAINER
Coaching Experience:
• With FOSC Since 2016
• Kolping Soccer Club, former trainer
• Clark Montessori High School, former trainer

Playing Experience:
• Professional / Semi-Professional: Cincinnati Swerve (PASL)
• College: Cincinnati State, Savannah College of Art and Design
• Highschool: Mt. Healthy Highschool
• Club: FOSC, 1790, CUP U23
- Training Opportunities -

FOSC Fall 2016 Goalkeeper Training Sessions
FOSC Fall goalkeeper training will begin next Tuesday, August 23rd and will run every Tuesday evening through September 27th.

Training will be run by Taylor Spradling and sessions will be held at Optimist Park in the back on the FOP fields.

U8-U11 5:30-6:30pm
U12-U14 6:30-7:30pm

If you have any questions, please contact Taylor at taylor.spradling@aol.com.

FOSC Academy Fall 2016 Program

Open to Academy aged players (aged 5-8), training will be held weekly this spring with Will Peppard and FOSC Academy Staff for seven weeks starting Sept 12th 2016 and going through October 29th. All sessions will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:30pm - 6:30pm at Fairfield Optimist fields (194 Joe Nuxhall Way, Fairfield, OH 45014) and will be conducted by FOSC staff.

The Academy program will also hold games in a 4v4 format at the Optimist soccer fields. Academy players will be divided into teams of 6-7 players (coed) and games will be played on Saturday mornings on the following dates: October 1st, October 8th, October 15 and October 29th.

The cost for the spring program is $85 per player.

**Please note FOSC will not be accepting paper registrations for the Academy. All participants must register for the Academy online. See the "Academy" tab of this site for more details.

Contact Will Peppard at peppardw@yahoo.com with questions.

- Practice Schedules -