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The Patriot Soccer Camp has a highly qualified and talented staff.  Our coaches are all presently working with teams at the professional, college, and high school levels.  They have many years of experience coaching in Maryland, the United States, England, and in other countries throughout the world.  In addition, we have counselors who work with the campers.  These counselors are current or former varsity players at Northern High School, as well as other high schools in the area.  Many of these counselors are currently playing soccer at the college level.


Camp Director

Jaime Webster
Assistant Coach, Men's Soccer, St. Mary's College of Maryland
Former Varsity Boys Head Coach, Northern High School
Currently, Coach Webster works with the Men's Soccer program at St. Mary's College of Maryland.  He has worked as an Assistant Coach with the Seahawks since 2006.  Previously, he held the position of Varsity Boys Head Coach at Northern High School.  During his time at Northern, Coach Webster produced a coaching record of 62-29-6, which resulted in the highest winning percentage of any coach at that time in school history. His teams averaged more than 10 wins per season - a figure never reached in one single season at that time by a team at Northern.  In 2001, Northern won the 3A South Regional Championship and advanced to the state tournament for the first time in school history. It was also the first regional title for a Calvert County team since 1986.  In 2004, Northern won the Southern Maryland Athletic Conference (SMAC) title - a first in school and county history.  Coach Webster was named SMAC Coach-of-the-Year in 2004, as well as Washington Post Southern Maryland Coach-of-the-Year in 2001 and 2004.  In addition to the success on the field, Northern also excelled in the classroom with six straight NSCAA Team Academic Awards.

Coach Webster has also been involved in club soccer in Calvert County.  One of the original founders of the Northern Calvert Patriots SC, he has coached several age group teams in the most competitive leagues and competitions in the area.  He has also worked as an evaluator for the Maryland State Olympic Development Program (ODP) and as a staff coach with the Maryland State District Development Program.  Coach Webster holds a National Coaching License from the United States Soccer Federation (USSF).

A 1997 graduate of the University of Maryland, Coach Webster earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education with a focus in middle school math and science.  He then completed an M.S. in Exercise Science and Physical Education from McDaniel College in 2004.  Coach Webster has been employed as a teacher and administrator with Calvert County Public Schools since 1997.  Currently, he is the principal of Southern Middle School in Lusby.

 

Staff Coaches

John Rossi
Coach Rossi has been involved with the Northern Boys Soccer Program since 2003.  Coach Rossi spent three years as an assistant coach, and in 2005 he assumed the role of Junior Varsity head coach.  After a successful year with the Junior Varsity squad, and the departure of then-coach Jaime Webster, he took over as the head coach of the Varsity squad.  As the varsity head coach, Coach Rossi has won the 2006 and 2007 3A South Region titles, as well as the 2008 SMAC Championship.  During his time at Northern, Coach Rossi has worked with both the varsity and junior varsity players and has joined the staff of Patriot Soccer Camps.
 
Howie McGowan
Junior Varisty Coach, Northern High Boys Soccer.  Coach McGowan has been involved with coaching youth soccer in the area for many years.  Since joining the staff at Northern in 1998, he has fielded competitive Junior Varsity squads.  His teams consistently perform well on the field.  More importantly, Coach McGowan prepares his players to be competitive on the Varsity level.  During his college years, he was an instrumental part of the Mens Soccer team at West Virginia Wesleyan.
 
Ben Barley
Coach Barley joined the Northern Boys Soccer Program in 2006 after the departure of Coach Webseter to St. Mary's.  He became the Junior Varsity head coach and has fielded competitive teams, preparing his players to compete on the varsity level.  Coach Barley also spends time working with the goalkeepers.
 
Jack Edwards
Senior Scout and youth soccer coach with Oldham Athletic of the English Second Division.  His current role with the club has placed him in control of the development program for the youth academy training players to be future professionals.  Edwards has coached for 30 years in and around Manchester, with both amateur and professional players, primarily focusing on youth development programs. His professional career has taken him from the local amateur ranks to the top professionals, from the English 3rd Division to Manchester City F.C., who were recently promoted back to the Premiership at the top level of English soccer.
 
Alun Oliver
Current Head Coach of the Men's Soccer Program at St. Mary's College of Maryland.  Coach Oliver took over the Head Coach position in 2011.  Prior to becoming the Head Coach, he was an Assistant Coach for several years.  A native of Wales, Oliver came to St. Mary's to pursue his college degree and playing career.  During his 4 years as a collegiate player, he set several school records and was an All-Conference player and a Regional All-American.  Oliver was inducted into the St. Mary's College Athletic Hall of Fame in 2011.
 
Peter Krech
Current Head Coach of the Women's Soccer Program at St. Mary's College of Maryland.  Coach Krech took over the Head Coach position in 2014.  Former Assistant Coach of the Women's Soccer program at UMBC.  Former Assistant Coach of the Men's Soccer Program at St. Mary's College of Maryland. Former player with the Men's Soccer Program at St. Mary's College of Maryland. Currently, Krech is a staff coach with Freestate Soccer and is a Head Coach in the Maryland ODP program.
 
Richard Edgar
Former Assistant Coach of the Men's Soccer Program at St. Mary's College of Maryland. Former player with the Men's Soccer Program at George Mason University.  Former captain of the U-17 US National Team.  Completed residency program with US Youth National Team program.  Played in international tournaments and friendlies all over the world with the youth national team.
Herb Gainey
Former Head Coach of the Men's Soccer program at St. Mary's College of Maryland.  Coach Gainey took over as the head coach for the men's soccer program at St. Mary's in the fall of 2002, after serving four years as the top assistant.  In his first year, the Seahawks established a new team record for wins in a season by finishing 15-5 overall. For his efforts, Coach Gainey was selected by his peers as the 2002 CAC Coach-of-the-Year, marking the first time ever that a men's soccer coach from SMCM has won the award.  Gainey holds USSF, and NSCAA Advanced National soccer diplomas and previously served as the Head Girls ODP Coach for Maryland. 

Robert Gibb
Girls Varsity Head Coach at Montgomery Blair High School in Maryland.  Gibb has been involved with youth and high school soccer in Maryland for several years.  He played collegiate soccer at Connecticut College and currently plays for several highly competitive men's teams in the Washington, D.C. Area.  Coach Gibb has been a favorite among the players at our camp.
 
Paul Gray
Former Boys Varsity Head Coach at Patuxent High School and Leonardtown High School in Maryland.  Gray has been involved with youth and high school soccer in Maryland for many years.
 
Jason Cranford
Current Assistant Coach of the Men's Soccer Program at St. Mary's College of Maryland.  Former Head Coach of the Boys Soccer program at Huntingtown High School.  Former Assistant Coach of the Men's Soccer Program at Salisbury University.  Former goalkeeper and 4 year starter at Salisbury.  Starting goalkeeper in NCAA Final Four.  Former goalkeeper at Calvert High School.
 
John Carberry
Coach and Manager of the Senior Reserve Team for Burscough F.C. in the English Unibond League.  Carberry has been a professional coach for several ears in England.  Prior to coaching, his playing career took him to several English professional clubs.
 
Eric Wagner
Head Coach of the Men's Soccer progam at Swarthmore College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Previously held position as Head Coach of the Men's program at St. Mary's College of Maryland.  Wagner has held coaching positions at Duke University, the University of Notre Dame, Southwestern University, and Connecticut College.  Wagner holds an Advanced National Coaching License from the National Soccer Coaches of America Association (NSCAA).
 
Steve Shurman
Boys Varsity Head Coach at Pallotti High School in Maryland.  Shurman has coached Palotti for several years in one of the most competitive high school conferences in the area.  He played collegiate soccer at Salisbury State University.  Shurman holds an Advanced National Coaching License from NSCAA.

Edgar Rausch
Current Head Coach of the Women's Soccer program at Bishop McNamara High School.  Currently, Rausch is a staff coach with Freestate Soccer.  Previously, he led the CSA Hornets to a MSYSA State Cup championship, a first for a team from Calvert County.

 

These are examples of coaches who have worked with us in the past.  These coaches and/or others will be involved with Patriots Soccer Camp this year.

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