Commonwealth SC Coaches


We are pleased to announce our roster of coaches for the 2020-2021 Club Year. There is a designated Director for each age group, designated by birth year. Once tryouts are completed and teams have been formed, our coaches will be assigned to specific teams. Coaches are subject to change based on tryout results.


Jim Tussey

Director of Coaching

Dr. James (Jim) Tussey has been involved in motivating and empowering youth to achieve excellence both on and off the field for the past 25 years. He has technical training and coaching experience at numerous levels, including college, Olympic Development, high school and competitive youth. Tussey served as Head Coach for the men and women’s soccer teams at Georgetown College for 15 years, accumulating over 300 wins and several top 20 rankings while at the helm. In addition to being named conference coach of the year four times, 48 of his student-athletes were named All-Scholar athletes, 33 All-Conference players and 6 College All-Americans.

Tussey has also served as Head Coach for the Kentucky State Olympic Development Program for 15 years. He was named a Region 2 regional coach in 2006. Furthermore, Tussey has served as a Head Coach and Technical Director for several clubs throughout the region. He has won several Kentucky Youth Soccer State Championships and in 2007 was recognized as the Kentucky Youth Competitive Soccer Coach of the Year.

In addition to coaching, Tussey has served as a college instructor and as an administrator in both Athletics and Career Development Departments. Tussey earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from Asbury College, and Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky in Educational Psychology. Additionally, he holds his NSCAA Advanced National and National coaching licenses and USSF Youth National Coaching License. Tussey, also traveled abroad and studied the Dutch youth training systems with both the KNVB and Ajax youth development teams. He has coached and competed with teams in England, Holland, Germany, Italy and Mexico. In his pastime, he enjoys traveling, reading and learning more about the greatest game.

Colts Pre-Academy (2016-2014)
Thoroughbreds (2014-2013)
Craig SchroederAcademy DirectorUSC Adv. National, USSF D, USC Goalkeeping Level I, II, IIII18 (10)
Lukas BullockThoroughbreds Boys Coach
Meredith RundellThoroughbreds Girl CoachUSSF E2 (2)
Emilie ThomasThoroughbreds Girl Coach1 (1)
Academy (2013-2012)
Craig SchroederAcademy DirectorUSC Adv. National, USSF D, USC Goalkeeping Level I, II, IIII18 (10)
Tommy PolandBoys Academy CoachUSSF E15 (11)
Neal SharmaBoys Academy Coach
Tim JenkinsGirls Academy CoachUSSF 7v72 (2)
Kristian JunkerGirls Academy Coach
2011 (10U)
Marty Tappel10U Boys DirectorUSSF D6 (6)
Drew Wilson10U Boys CoachUSSF 11v112 (2)
Scott Lowery10U Girls DirectorUSSF 9v93 (3)
Avi Brisman10U Girls CoachUSSF D5 (1)
2010 (11U)
Gary Maddox11U Boys DirectorUSSF Youth National30 (6)
Pete Akatsa11U Girls DirectorUSC Adv. National36 (16)
2009 (12U)
Gary Maddux12U Boys DirectorUSSF Youth National30 (6)
Miller Krause12U Boys Coach
Pete Akatsa12U Girls DirectorUSC Adv National36 (16)
2008 (13U)
Phil Lee13U Boys DirectorUSSF D28 (4)
Chi Chau13U Boys Coach
Megan Adkins13U Girls DirectorUSSF D15 (3)
2007 (14U)
Mark Farman14U Boys DirectorUSSF D10 (4)
Tommy Poland14U Boys CoachUSSF E12 (4)
Destinie Graves14U Girls DirectorUSSF D3 (3)
Evan O'Ferral14U Girls Assistant CoachUSSF 11v114 (4)
2006 (15U)
Joe Porter15U Boys Director
USSF D2 (2)
Adam Cook15U Boys Coach
USSF 11v113 (3)
Silvia Zhu15U Girls DirectorUSSF D3 (3)
Owen Zhu15U Girls DirectorUSSF F2 (2)
2005 (16U)
Todd Wetzel16U Boys DirectorUSSF D3 (3)
Destinie Graves16U Girls DirectorUSSF D3 (3)
2004 (17U)
Trip Rogers17U Boys DirectorUSSF D21 (3)
Steve Nash17U Boys CoachUSSF D21 (3)
Chandler Ware17U Girls DirectorUSSF D5 (2)
2003 (18U)
Megan Adkins17U Girls DirectorUSSF D16 (3)
2002 (19U)
Joe Porter19U Boys DirectorUSSF C15 (10)
Nick Vogler19U Boys Assistant CoachUSSF 11v112 (2)
Steve Nash19U Girls DirectorUSSF D20 (2)
Keeper's Edge Training

Trip Rogers

KESP Director

Coach Rogers and his KeeperEdge Soccer Program staff will bring weekly training to Commonwealth SC. This training will be free to current players as part of their club fees. The program will include evaluations of training and game play.

Each season (Fall, Winter, Spring) will begin with an intensive multi-day camp. This is an exciting new program for Commonwealth SC.

Greg Hilvers

KESP Goalkeeping Coach

Co-Director of KESP and former Head Coach at Lexington Catholic.

Elyse Overton

Staff Coach

Current Head Coach at Asbury University.

Lucinda Combs

Staff Coach

Four-time NSCAA All-Region for Rose-Hulman University.

Matt Oster

Staff Coach

Georgetown College 2013-2016.

Dylan Spencer

Staff Coach

Centre College 2013-2016.

Amanda Howard

Staff Coach

Campbellsville University 2014-2017.

Sarah Youkilis

Staff Coach

Centre College 2014-2017.

Billie Clark

Staff Coach

Eastern Kentucky University 2017-present.

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