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Coaching Staff

 

MUHAMED FAZLAGIC Founder, General Manager, and Director of Coaching Muhamed Fazlagic founded United 1996 FC in summer of 1996. Over the years he developed one of the best coaching staffs in Region II. He is the coach with vast coaching experience. In 2010 he was appointed Technical Director and Head Coach for USL-Premier Development League franchise, River City Rovers. Muhamed coached high school soccer for 6 years (Fern Creek, Walden and Eastern High School). He also was associate head coach at Bellarmine University for two years and Hanover College for three years. For four years Muhamed was Region II ODP staff member. He holds USSF A License, National Youth License, NSCAA Advanced National Diploma and has completed first part of UEFA A License in Wales, UK. As a club coach Muhamed lead 80’ boys to Region II semifinal and 87, 89 and 96 boys to the multiple State Championships. Muhamed holds Master Degree in Public Administration from Kentucky State University. Currently Muhamed is pursuing his Doctoral Degree in Sociology at University of Louisville.
THABANE SUTU Technical Director – Thabane Sutu is former goalkeeper on captain of Lesotho National Team. He also played for multiple African Champion Al_-Ahly, Cairo, Egypt. Thabane joined United in the summer of 2001. At the beginning Thabane served as the Goalkeeping Director and worked with younger age groups. Currently Thabane works as a head coach for 98 International and 04 Gold boys. In 2009, his 95 team won the state championship. In 2006 Thabane was recipient of award; Coach of the Year in State of Kentucky. Thabane is currently pursuing degree in Exercise Physiology and University of Louisville. He holds his USSF B coaching license and his USSF National Youth License.
JASON MEURER Girls Director of Coaching & Head Coach Jason Meurer joined United 1996 in the fall of 1999. Jason grew up in the Louisville area playing youth soccer for Louisville Soccer Club. He continued his career at the University of Louisville, where he garnered the Most Valuable Offensive Player his senior year. After college, Jason continued playing for 3 seasons in the USISL for the Louisville Thoroughbreds and Chattanooga Express. While at United, Jason has won 2 KY State Cups; one with the 86 boys in 2000, and the other with the 90 boys in 2005. Currently Jason coaches the 00 and 01 girls International teams. Jason holds a USSF “C” License and a Bachelor of Science in both Psychology and Mechanical Engineering.
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 TOM DAVIS Junior Academy, Assistant Director of Coaching – Boys TeamsTom Davis has been on the coaching staff at United 1996FC since the fall of 2005. He brings many years of experience. His experience includes playing at Morehead State University(2 time all-conference player), playing for one of the Midwest regions original innovators of the game, Dr. Mohamed Sabie from 1978 to 1980, and years of coaching experience. He has coached select soccer since 1996 (youth soccer since 1984). He holds a USSF “C” License, a USSF National Youth License, and a NCSAA Advanced Regional License.
   ADAM SINGLETON Junior Academy, Assistant Director of Coaching -Girls Teams Coach Adam Singleton continues to help develop the future of United 1996 FC girls and has a wonderful demeanor with the girls. When you seek extra development for your child, you want someone who understands fundamentals and understands how to take those skills to the next level. United 1996 FC Academy and Coach Singleton understand that as well.
Joseph JOSEPH BASSE HEAD COACH – Joseph Basse joined the United coaching staff in 2005. Very quickly Joseph established himself as a one of the most respectable coaches in the club. Prior to joining United 1996 FC Joseph coached in his native Senegal at the professional level. He coached Niayes FC and E.S.O. FC. Both of these teams were competing in Senegal’s 1st Division which is the country’s highest level of competition. The biggest success Joseph had was with Camberene S.A., the club that he led to promotion from Division II to the Division I. Later, Joseph went t France to earn his French soccer coach certificate. He also completed training period FIFA Education Program Futuro II. In the USA Joseph has earned his USSF C License in 2009. Currently he is in charge of the ’99 boys age group and is head coach for United 1996 FC ’94 boys. Joseph holds a degree in Physical Education from University of Dakar, Senegal
CARSON WEBB HEAD COACH – With 13 Years of coaching club and 9 years of coaching high school, Carson has a wealth of experience to help take the players to another level. Named 2011 Indiana Coach of the Year, Carson calls on his experience to create a soccer environment of success wrapped with development.
Cameron   Cameron Bayse Head Coach – Cameron has been a part of the United 1996 F.C. family since 2000 playing as a player from U-10 to U-18 winning a state championship in 2005 under current coach Jason Meurer. In addition he was selected to the United Soccer Leagues Super Y National Developmental U-18 camp. In 2010, he became part of the United 1996 coaching staff managing the U-11 and serves as an assistant coach to the Junior Academy. Cameron has experience playing NCAA Division III soccer at Centre College in Danville, KY and currently holds a USSF E license. He has graduated from the University of Louisville with a Bachelor’s in Sport Administration.
 Katelyn Smith Katelyn Smith Head Coach – came to United 1996 FC in the fall of ‘13 to coach the 01 Premier girls and is now Head Coach of the 02 girls. Katelyn comes to United from the University of Miami Women’s Soccer program where she was the Director of Soccer Operations. While in Miami, Katelyn was Head Coach of the Junior Academy at Key Biscayne Soccer Club and then moved to Miami Premier Soccer Club to coach the U15 girls. Katelyn played Division I soccer at the University of Evansville where her team earned a Missouri Valley Conference Championship in 2008. While in Evansville, Katelyn was head coach of the 00 girls and assistant to the 02 girls at Evansville Soccer Club. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Evansville and a Master’s degree in Sports Management from Indiana State University. Katelyn currently holds a USSF “E” coaching license.
Shilo Rayburn

 

Shilo Rayburn Head Coach – Coach Shilo Rayburn enters his 3rd season as Head Coach of Spalding University Women’s Soccer after serving as an assistant coach for both men’s & women’s soccer teams from 2009-2011. In 2009, Rayburn’s first season as an assistant, he helped guide Spalding Men’s Soccer team to a 12-6 record, and USCAA National semifinal showing. During his tenure as an assistant, Rayburn was an integral part in the advancement of Spalding’s soccer programs, as well as the athletic department’s transition to NCAA Divison-III. Since his promotion to head coach in 2012, the Lady Eagles have had consecutive winning seasons and were within 1 point of a conference tournament berth in 2013, going 6-3 (.666% win pct.) in conference. Coach Rayburn has 15+ years of advanced coaching, at the high school & college levels, holds his NSCAA National Diploma,and is working on obtaining his USSF “C” licenseand NSCAA Advanced National Diploma.

During his playing career Coach Rayburn was a starter on Spalding University’s Men’s soccer team, and a four year varsity letterman at DeSales High School, where he helped the Colts win four straight District 10 championships. Coach Rayburn also played club soccer for renowned Coach Bob Ramsey at Bon Air Soccer Club.

 

97 International  Rizah Sejdic
98 International Thabane Sutu
98 Premier Joseph Basse
99 International Muhamed Fazlagic
99 Premier Kenan Ahmetagic
00 International Justin Burse
00 Premier Joseph Basse
01 International  Walter Mata
01 Premier Joseph Basse
02 International Muhamed Fazlagic
02 Premier Walter Mata
03 Gold Rizah Sejdic
03 Navy Sinisa Juric
04 Gold Thabane Sutu
04 Navy Emmanuel N’For
Junior Academy Tom Davis
00 International Jason Meurer
01 International Jason Meurer/John Brockman
02 International Katelyn Smith
03 Gold Cameron Bayse
Girls Academy Adam Singleton