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Soccer Coaches

Dave Ruehl - Varsity Soccer Coach  -Coach Ruehl has many years of coaching experience. His coaching career began coaching his children in recreational soccer in the OLVictory SAY program. Dave went on to earn many coaching certificates and is currently USSF licensed at the National C level. Dave has coached club soccer at Westside SC, Cincinnati West SC, and TFA. Dave’s high school coaching experience includes 14 years as varsity coach at Elder HS, 5 years at SUA, in which he coached the 2007 and 2008 State Championship teams, and 1 year at Walnut Hills HS. Dave continues to be active as a club coach at TFA. Dave is the former director of the Heather Mitts soccer camp. Dave also is a director of Ruehl School Soccer, a development program for elite soccer players.

Dan Barraza - Assistant Varsity Soccer Coach - Dan lives in Cincinnati and attended LaSalle High School and The University of Cincinnati. He played all 4 years in High school and played in Europe for 2 summers in Iceland, Sweden, Denmark and Germany while in high school. He received his Associate's in Physical Therapy Assisting, Bachelor's of Health Sciences Sports and Biomechanics and a Master's of Physical Therapy while attending UC. Dan is currently the Rehab Director of a Skilled Nursing Facility. This is his second year with the SUA program as the Head Coach for the JV Blue team. He has been involved in the sport for about 20 years, starting when his father, who played professionally in Peru, introduced him to the game.

Josh Enginger - Assistant Varsity Soccer Coach

Jeff Wahl - Assistant Varsity Soccer Coach

Karissa Sulken - Reserve Gold Soccer Coach

Jason Kohorst - Assistant Reserve Gold Soccer Coach - Jason is from the Cincinnati area and attended Elder High School, where he played high school soccer. He currently attends the University of Cincinnati where he played club soccer for two years. Jason has been around soccer his whole life. Growing up he played club soccer for Westside, Cincinnati West and TFA. Jason is USSF licensed at the National E level and currently is a select trainer for Cincinnati West. He trains a U13 boys’ team as well as a U14 girls’ team. He previously coached at Walnut Hills High School, where he was the head JV coach. He will be working at Ernst & Young when he graduates from UC in April 2017.

Gerald Dogan - Reserve Blue Soccer Coach - Gerald has been with SUA soccer program since 2016. He has been playing and coaching High School, club and SAY soccer for over 25 years. Gerald has an USSF D license Gerald presently coaches club for Thunder United Metro Futbol Club. Gerald is a 1977 graduate of Princeton High School and a 1981 graduate of Norfolk State University. He currently works for Serta Simmons bedding LLC as an Electrical Engineer. Gerald and his wife of 33 years, Marjorie, are the proud parents of daughter, Jessica and son, Gerald Jr.

Steve Ridley - Assistant Reserve Blue Soccer Coach