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Full-Time Developmental Staff

Pete Alexander - Club Director

Pete Alexander
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Pete holds a USSF "A" License, a NSCAA Advanced National Diploma and USSF National Youth License. During his college coaching career, Pete earned 4 conference titles, 3 conference "Coach of the Year" awards and 2 Regional "Coach of the Year" awards. While within the CSC, Pete has coached teams to over 10 State Cup Quarter Final appearances, 4 State Cup Semi-Finals, and 3 State Cup Finals, winning the State Cup with the U16 99’ Boys in 2015.  Pete was also named MSYSA Male Competitive Coach of the Year in 2015.
Dan McEvilly - Club Manager

Dan McEvilly
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Dan played at Madonna University where he was a 2-time Captain; earning Defensive MVP honors in both his junior and senior year.  Dan has his NSCAA National Diploma, NSCAA National Goalkeeping Diploma and USSF "D" License. Dan is also the Club Manager and handles the day-today operations of the club.  In 2015, Dan was awarded the MSYSA Administrator of the Year.  Dan continues to play for Canton Celtic mens team.
Ian Jones - Director of Coaching (Boys)
Ian Jones
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"Jonesy" was a Welsh International Youth Player and played professionally with Luton Town FC.  Ian holds an FA Badge, USSF "A" License and a NSCAA Advanced National Diploma.   Jonesy has been with Celtic since 2006.
Charlie Bell - Director of Coaching (Girls)
Charlie Bell
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Charlie played his club ball for Don Bosco’s in Derry Ireland where he spent four years on the Derry Regional Team.  Bell also spent one season with the Northern Ireland National Youth Team before playing two years professionally with Derry City FC.  Charlie was a three year All American at Madonna University and has been with the CSC since 1998.  Charlie currently holds a NSCAA Advanced National Diploma and USSF "B" License.
Sam Piraine - Technical Director
Sam Piraine
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Sam played 4 years of college soccer at Madonna University where he was a two-time conference player of the year.  Sam also hold both single season and career records for goals scored at Madonna University.  A 4 time college all-american, Sam played professional after college for the Cincinatti Riverhawks (A-league, now USLPro), and got called up to train with the Columbus Crew of the MLS.

Sam has been coaching both High School and Club Soccer since 2004 and holds his USSF "D" license.  He currently the Head coach of the Michigan Stars (NPSL) team.  Sam resides in Canton, Mi with his wife Kristen and two children Ava and Nicholas.
Kyle Winningham - Director of Goalkeeping

Kyle Winningham
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Kyle Winningham is a Canton High School grad and played for the Canton Soccer Club from 2002-2011. In 2011 he was a member of the under 20 USASA National Championship team. Kyle was a starter at Concordia University - Ann Arbor  from 2009-2013 playing multiple positions including GK and full back. Kyle holds his USSF “National D” License and his United Soccer Coaches Level 3 GK Diploma. Kyle will be taking his USSF C License in July 2018 as well as his United Soccer Coaches Premier GK license.

In 2013 Kyle graduated from Concordia University - Ann Arbor  with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Sociology. In 2016 Kyle Graduated from Capella University with a Master’s degree in Sport Psychology. Kyle is currently the goal keeper coach for the men’s soccer team at Concordia University - Ann Arbor. Kyle is also the goal keeper coach for AAFC Lumberjacks (UPSL) and  AAFC Lumberjills (WPSL).


Jamie Scott - Staff Coach / Community Director
Jamie Scott
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Coach Jamie Scott is a female soccer coach with one goal: athlete empowerment. Jamie has coached with Canton Celtic since 2000. She is also the Head Coach for Lawrence Technological University Women's Soccer Program. Scott has positively impacted female athletes from novice youth to high-level college. Scott finds honor in giving an athlete resources for success.

Scott played her collegiate soccer at Madonna University from 1998-2001. There she earned All-Conference honors twice , the first ever in Madonna Women’s Soccer history. Scott also earned Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference player of the week honors, All-Region honors, and the Mary-Franceline Leadership award. Scott still holds the record for a single season leader for penalty kicks attempted and converted. She also holds the record for career leader for penalty kicks attempted and converted.

In just its third year of existence, the 2000 Madonna University women’s soccer team became the first ever squad in school history to advance to the NAIA final four. The Crusaders went 19-3 overall with two of those losses coming to eventual national champion Simon Fraser. Madonna posted a 13-1 mark in the WHAC, capturing the regular season and tournament championships en route to making the program's first ever National Tournament appearance. The 2000 Crusaders set the program record with, 19 wins including 14 shutouts during that historic season. Scott, along with her 2000 women’s team were inducted into the Madonna Hall of Fame in 2012 for their outstanding performance.

Scott started the Women’s Soccer Program for LTU in 2012. During that season, she earned the Champions of Character Coach award and earned it again in 2013.

Staff Coaches

Amber Klavon - Staff Coach

Amber Klavon
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Amber started coaching for Canton in 2016 with summer camps and CAT sessions. She currently holds a USSF “E” License. Amber is from Jackson and played for the Rush travel team. She played 4 years of varsity at Lumen Christi High School, and earned scholarship to play at Jackson College and then Lawrence Tech University. In spring 2017, she will be graduating with a Bachelor’s of Interior Architecture from LTU.

Andrea VanWashenova - Staff Coach

Andrea VanWashenova

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Andrea grew up in Livonia playing for various clubs and won the U18 State Cup tournament with LYSC United.  She also started 4 years on the Churchill High School team while being named Captain Senior year.  Andrea was a member of the ODP State team for ages U13-U18 and attended regional camp and multiple tournament weekends with the team.  She went on to start for Central Michigan University for 4 years, being named Captain Senior year while completing her BSBA in Logistics Management and Marketing.  She currently holds her USSF D License and has been coaching youth soccer since 2001 for various local clubs.
Bryan Rodwell - Staff Coach

Bryan Rodwell

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Bryan's BIO is coming soon!
Charlie Miles - Staff Coach

Charlie Miles
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Charlie's BIO is coming soon!
Drew Crawford - Staff Coach

Drew Crawford
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Drew played over 10 years of professional indoor soccer after playing for Siena Heights University.  He holds his USSF "B" License and has coached since 1991 (with Canton since 2001) at every level of the game from youth to college. Drew is also the Men's Head Coach at Siena Heights University where he has been on staff since 2012.
George Tomasso - Staff Coach

George Tomasso

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George played Goalkeeper for Canton High School where he won a State Championship and was a 2 time All-State player. George went on to play at Eastern Michigan University where he was a 4 year starter. George also was a 3 year Regional ODP Goalkeeper for the Wolves and Vardar. He went on to coach at the Novi Soccer Club and was on the ODP Goalkeeping Staff. George has his USSF National “D” License and is the head coach at Canton High School for the boys and girls.  George currently trains all of the select/premier goalkeepers in the club.

George Tomasso - Staff Coach

George Tomasso
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George played Goalkeeper for Canton High School where he won a State Championship and was a 2 time All-State player. George went on to play at Eastern Michigan University where he was a 4 year starter. George also was a 3 year Regional ODP Goalkeeper for the Wolves and Vardar. He went on to coach at the Novi Soccer Club and was on the ODP Goalkeeping Staff. George has his USSF National “D” License and is the head coach at Canton High School for the boys and girls.  George currently trains all of the select/premier goalkeepers in the club.

Jimmy Mortada - Staff Coach

Jimmy Mortada
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Jimmy has over 20 years of playing and coaching experience. He is passionate about the game of soccer and has invested his career and talent to encourage young potentials to master the technique of soccer. Jimmy's leadership and coaching style encourages respect and dedication to the game of soccer and team collaboration.

At a young age, Jimmy joined Juventus Academy Youth Player in Italy. In 1996-1999 he played for SAFA FC Division 1 Beirut. Jimmy's coaching certificates include UEFA C license, USSF license, and US D license. Jimmy has coached in Italy, where he lead soccer camps. He has also coached in several clubs and schools.

Jimmy received his UEFA 'C' in Torino, Italy in the year 2000. He went on and received his USSF 'C' in Beirut in 2008. The following year, he received his US 'D' license. A lot of Jimmy's experience comes from Italy. In 2001, he completed his CPR certification at Juventus Academy. Jimmy attended Juventus University where he completed the Class Base Training Method in Vinovo, Italy.  In the following years, Jimmy went on and completed Class Super certification at Juventus University Advanced Training Academy. Jimmy continued his studies in Italy where he received his AC Milan Training Method Certification in Milan. After that, he went on to the Brazilian Federation's Youth Development in Santos, Brazil. 

Jimmy has a wide range of experience in the game of soccer that comes from different soccer clubs and age groups. From 2000-2002, Jimmy was the technical coach at Juventus Youth Academy. He remained in Italy where he later lead International Soccer Camps at Juventus Soccer School. Once back in the States, Jimmy was the varsity soccer head coach at John Glenn High School. Years later, he moved on to Wildcats FC where he took on a coaching role. After that, Jimmy coached several teams at Livonia City Soccer Club/AC Milan Detroit. Jimmy went on to Dearborn Heights Soccer Club where he was a coach and technical director. Jimmy continued his soccer career where he coached at Keystone Middle School, Universal Learning Academy, and Canton Prepatory High School. In 2015, he was the assistant coach for Detroit Waza Flo.  Jimmy's love for soccer had never faded!

Mario Galindo - Staff Coach
Mario Galindo
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Mario has been coaching since 1984 at all levels from U8 to U18 level as well as at the collegiate level and currently holds a USSF “D” License.

While at the youth level his teams have earned two State Cup Quarter final appearances, two Semi finals and One State Championship.  His teams also competed in top level tournaments while earning top honors.

In 2009 Mario was the recipient of MSYSA Female Competitive Coach of the Year Honors

Mario has been an Assistant Coach for The Lawrence Technological University Women’s Soccer Program since 2012.

Mario holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Wayne state University and is a Registered Professional Engineer. 

Mike DeSana - Staff Coach

Mike Desana

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Mike has coached soccer since 1981 when he started with AYSO.  He has over ten years coaching high school boys and girls at various schools (Trenton, Wyandotte and Grosse Ile).  At the youth level, Mike coached for the Downriver Youth S.C. before the merged with Rush and stayed with them for 3 more years.  At Rush he also served as the Vice President.  Mike also refereed for many years in-between for club and high school.  He currently holds his USSF ‘D’ license.


Nate Wallace - Staff Coach

Nate Wallace

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Nathan started coaching in 2000 as a volunteer at his former high school in Romeoville, IL. He continued working with RHS in an auxiliary fashion while completing work in Americorps*NCCC and the Peace Corps-Haiti. In 2007 Nathan joined the coaching staff at Smith College in Northampton, MA as a graduate assistant in the Exercise and Sport Studies program. Since 2010, Nathan has been coaching all levels of youth soccer in Seattle, WA. He is starting his first season with Canton Celtics in 2017.

Nathan played at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and holds a USSF "C" License and National Youth License.

Pat Griffin - Staff Coach
Pat Griffin
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Pat has been coaching since 2003 and came to us from the MI Rush organization where he served as Director of Coaching for the Downriver chapter.  “Griff” has also coached with Coerver Michigan and our ODP staff.  He holds his USSF “C” License and USSF Youth National License.  Griff played at Madonna University where he was awarded Offensive MVP (2), All Conference Team (2), All Region 1st Team (2) and NAIA Honorable Mention All-American (2).  After college, Pat played five years in the PASL with Detroit Waza.
Sarah Huge - Staff Coach
Sarah Huge
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Sarah Huge, formally known as Sarah Stern, grew up in Northville, MI and played for the Michigan Rush and Hawks.  During her high school years she made the All State First Team her junior and senior years.  She went on to play soccer for four years at Michigan State University where she earned a starting position as a freshman until her knee injury.  There, she received her elementary education teaching certificate and has been teaching since 2013.  She has her first aid and CPR certification.  She currently holds an USSF National D Coaching License and has been coaching club soccer since 2012.  Currently, she plays on the Ann Arbor Lumberjills women’s semi-professional team.  Sarah now resides in Canton with her husband.
Usama Al-Qadi - Academy Coach
Usama al-Qadi
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Usama played for Celtic from U14-U18 in the MRL league and was on the state cup semifinalist team. He played high school soccer for Ypsilanti Lincoln for all 4 years (3 years varsity) with various academic and athletic honors such as 2 years as varsity captain, all conference team for 2 years, scholar athlete award, team MVP, and much more. Usama started coaching with Celtic in 2012 with the Kick Start and Rec Tec program under the direction of Andy Pritchard and currently holds his USSF "E" Certificate. In 2014 he became the program supervisor for the Kick-Start and Rec Tec programs. Usama also coaches with BEST (British elite soccer training) in Ann Arbor and is currently the head coach of the boys Celtic academy teams. He currently studies aerospace engineering at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor.

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