Barcelona United
Columbus, Ohio’s Premier Youth Soccer Club


Meet Our Staff

We are here to provide you and your family with the best youth soccer experience possible! We are proud to bring you a group of highly accomplished coaches and administrators. Read the bios below to learn more about your coach and other leaders in our community.


Georgi Petrov

Director of Coaching - Girls
Phone: 614-397-6116
Email Georgi

Playing Experience:
Played three years for the Ohio Vortex in the Professional Arena Soccer League
Played for Bulgarian U16 National Team
Played professionally in Bulgaria with FC Levski (StZ) and FC Beroe 
In Bulgaria he was coached by Krasimir Mechev, Bojidar Dyakov, Stoyan Stoyanov and Dinko Dinev
2012 National Beach Soccer Champion with Rush BSC

Coaching Experience:
Barcelona United Girls' director of coaching for the past 8 years.
More than 15 years of coaching and professional playing experience
Former coaching positions: CUSA, CFA, PASA
ODP Ohio South State Head Coach
Watkins Memorial HS Women's Head Coach

USSF C license

NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma

Detzi Kruszynski

Director of Coaching - Boys
Phone: 614-370-0935
Email Detzi

Playing Experience:
More than 30 years of professional playing and coaching experience
Played with the Polish National team, and several German Bundesliga and English Premier League teams including Wimbledon FC and Coventry FC

In England his managers and coaches included: Bobby Gould, F.A. Cup Winner in 1988, and Wales National Coach, and Ray Harford, Assistant Coach to Kenny Daglish, 1996 Premier League Champion with Blackburn. He was also coached by Don Howe, Assistant Coach for the English National Team and Joe Kinner, Manager of the Year in the Premier League in 1993.

While playing with Hamburger SV in Germany, Detzi was coached by Ernst Happer, a European Cup championship winner and two time German Bundesliga champion. While with Hamburger, Detzi played with Franz Beckenbauer, generally regarded as one of the greatest German soccer players of all time.

Honors include finishing third place in the European Championship with the Polish National team, and winning two league championship titles in England and Germany

Polish National Team                                                                                                        
Played in 500+ Professional Soccer Games

USSF B License
NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma
USSF Youth National License

Toni Pitoshka

Playing Experience:

FC Partizan - Serbia
FC Cakovec - Croatia
FC Croatia Sesvete - Croatia
FC Marek -Bulgaria
FC Bregalnica - Macedonia
FC Pelister - Macedonia
Member of the Macedonian U14, U16, U18 and U21 National Teams.
Played UEFA cup in Marek - Bulgaria against Wolfsburg - Germany

Coaching Experience:
Coached at FC Pelister in 2010 and 2011
Barcelona United Presently
ODP Coach


Steven Ramsdale

Current Head Coach: of 2010 Elite Boys for Barcelona United

Ryan Cieply

Current Head Coach: of the 2009 Pre Academy Boys for Barcelona United

Playing Experience:
Pickerington North High School - 4 years
Capital University - 4 years
Columbus Premier League

Coaching Experience:

PASA Select - 2 years
Hilliard Bradley High School - 1 year
Pickerington North High School - 2 years
Barcelona United - 2015 to current
                               2009 Boys Pre Academy Head Coach
                               Barcelona United Youth Development Director

Mamadou Coulibaly

Current Head Coach: of 2011 Elite Boys and 2005 Elite Boys for Barcelona United  

Playing Experience:
Former U16  and U20 Senegal lnternational soccer player. International playing experience includes playing with Senegal National team in Spain France Argentina.
Former professional  player  with OF Dakar.

Coaching Experience:

Over 8 years coaching experience on different levels from Youth Academies to Professional Clubs in Mauritania, West Africa
Barcelona United - 2017 to Current


Language English  French Arabic
Graduate from  El Had Omar Tall University in Moukchoot Mauritania 

Katie Cobb

Coaching Experience:
Women's Assistant Coach at Kenyon College, Gambier, OH  : 2017 - present
Club Ohio Coaching Staff : 2018
Women's Assistant Coach at Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY : 2015 - 2017
Women's Assistant Coach at Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT : 2014 
Seacoast United Soccer Club, Portland, ME Coaching Staff : 2013 - 2014

American Heart Association CPR AED & First Aid (2019)
Alteristic Green Dot Implementer (2018)
International Sport Sciences Association (ISSA) Specialist in Strength and Conditioning (2019)
NCAC Coaching Staff of the Year (2017)
NCAA Women Coaches Academy Graduate (2018)
USSF D License

Ped Dragich

Playing Experience:
1984  WalnutRidge HS Varsity Starting Goalie
1985  Wentworth Military Academy Varsity Starting Midfielder
1986  Wentworth Military Academy Varsity Starting Left Defender
1987-1990 Red Star Macedonian SC / Columbus Premier Soccer League 1st Division / Central Defender
1991  Trained / Played with Local Bucharest Romanian Soccer Club / 2nd Division / Central Defender
1991-1995  Played with St. Mary's Macedonian Soccer Team / Central Defender
1996  Played with Columbus Invaders Professional Soccer Team / Defender
1997- 2003 Played with St. Mary's Macedonian Soccer Team / Central Defender

Coaching Experience:
2004-2013  PASA & PASA Select
2014 - 2016 Crew Youth Development Gold & Elite Programs
2017 to Current Barcelona United

USSF "D" License

Lassana "Dai" Camara

Makan Keita

Willie Zarate

Playing Experience:
Started playing Futbol at age 6.
played youth club with Academia Cantolao
H.S Soccer National Champions '85-'86
FC Alianza Lima (Academy)
FC Alianza Lima (FPF) (Peruvian first division)
FC San Agustin (FPF) (Peruvian first division)

Coaching Experience:

Over 25 years of experience coaching soccer at all levels.
Fisher Catholic HS Head Coach
Pickerington North HS Assistant coach
Ohio Vortex (PASL) professional arena soccer league. Assistant coach
Club Soccer experience:
PASA (head coach)
CFA (head coach)
Schelotto & Padula Soccer Academy (Director of Coaching)
Barcelona Ohio (head coach)

US Youth - C, "B" License Peruvian Futbol Federation

Binaya "Bin" Subedi

Playing Experience:
Various adult leagues in Midwest
3 years of Varsity college soccer
4 years of high school

Coaching Experience:
Crew Juniors (2013-2015)
PASA Select (2008-2013)

US Youth E License

Arben "Bennie" Ymeraj

Current Head Coach: of the 2005 Academy Boys, 2008 Elite Boys, and 2006 Elite Boys for Barcelona United

Playing Experience:

-Albpetrol FC Paris Albania
-Apollonian FC Fier Albanian 
-Shkendija National Soccer Academy 

Coaching Experience    
2016-2017 Assistant Head Coach U19 Albania National Team
2014-2017 Head Coach and Academy Director ‘Apollonian FC ,
Albanian Super League 
2010-2013 Head Coach Albpetrol FC 
2009-2010 Technical Director Apollonian FC Albanian Super -League
2007-2009 Head Coach Albpetrol FC
Coaching Accomplishment 
- Champion National League FC Albpetrol
- Champion South Conference Albpetrol U19 Boys team
-Champion South Conference Albpetrol U17 Boys team
Teaching Experience
-2009-2017 Athletics Director Children’s Cultural Center 
Paris Albania
-Physical Education teacher Zhani Ciko High School Paros Albanian 
-University Vojo Kushi Higher lnstitute of Physical Culture Tirana Albania
Coaching Licenses
-UEFA Pro Soccer license
-UEFA A Soccer license
-UEFA B Soccer license 

George Kennedy

Current Head Coach: of the 2012 Youth Academy & 2010 Boys Elite for Barcelona United

Playing Experience:
Former professional player from Ghana
Kumasi Asante Kotoko U17 in Ghana.
Jomo Cosmos Academy  (South Africa )
Parma FC ( West Africa )

Coaching Experience:
Chicago lnferno FC  (lllinois )
Eclipse FC Chicago ( lllinois )
2018 to Current - Barcelona United

Ashley  White

Coaching Experience:
High School Ministry Leader at Grace Fellowship Outdoor Education Counselor (Spring 2014)
Coach for Pride SC (Spring 2017) -  U15 Girls
Coach for Bloom-Carroll High School Girls Soccer (Fall 2018) - JV Girls
USA Elite Staff Trainer (Fall 2018)  U4-U10
Coach for Pride SC (Spring 2019) U11 Girls

Geovanny Salinas
Goalkeeper Coach

Goalkeeper Coaching Experience:

2013 - Current     Northwest FC
2013 - Current     FC42
2010 - Current     ODP Goalkeeper Coach
2009 - Current     Goalkeeper Coach Boys and Girls Upper Arlington High School
2008 - 2010         Flash SC Goalkeeper Coach Boys and Girls
2008 - Current     Blast FC Goalkeeper coach Boys and Girls
2007                    Red Bull Youth Division Goalkeeper Coach
2006                    St. John Vianny Soccer Club Goalkeeper Trainer
2005                    Montclair State University Goalkeeper Trainer
2003                    Evaluator of players for ODP tryouts 
2003                    Merlin Academy Goalkeeper Trainer 
2003                    Parsippany Soccer Club Youth Division Goalkeeper Coach 
2003                    Stallions' Soccer Club Youth Division Goalkeeper Coach  
2002                    Seton Hall High School Goalkeeper Coach 
2002                    Metro Stars Soccer Academy (Goalkeeper Trainer) 
2001                    Cougars United Soccer Club (Youth Division - (Goalkeeper Trainer) 
2001                    Montclair Soccer Club (Youth Division - Goalkeeper Trainer) 
2000                    NJ/NY Metro Stars Reserve Team Goalkeeper Coach. 
2001                    NJ Imperials (American League): Goalkeeper Coach. 
2000                    Kean University Soccer Team, Union, NJ: Goalkeeper Coach
1998                    The Dussan Drascovich Soccer Academy: Guayaquil, Ecuador

National B Licence Holder
National Goalkeeping Coaching License

Mike Simmons

Coaching Experience:
PASA & PASA Select - 2005 to 2012
Crew Juniors South - 2012 to 2014
Barcelona United - 2014 to Current

US Youth Soccer D License 

Robyn Snider

Bio Coming Soon

Dominic Caminiti

Coaching and Playing Experience:
Started Playing Soccer at the age of 9 (1987). By 1989 started playing select soccer for C.O.S.A. and moved on to a local travel Club team at the age of 12.
Was a 2 time Captain of the Groveport Madison High school Soccer team (1992 - 96)
Was part of the First ever recruiting class and soccer team of Urbana University (1997)
Still plays in local adult leagues

Has been coaching since 2006 (both individual training and various clubs around central ohio).

F License
NSCAA Diploma

Tyson McCuen

Coaching Experience:
Upper Arlington High School - JV Coach
Classics Eagles - Head Coach
Barcelona United - Assistant Coach

Lenni Williams

Playing Experience:
NAIA/NCAA Division II College - 3 years                                                                                                                                  
Coaching Experience:
Classics Eagles
Elite FC

US Youth - D, USSF National Y Coaching License

Ivan Landaverde

Current Head Coach: of the 2003 Academy Boys for Barcelona United

Coaching Experience:
Assistant/Goalkeeper coach for Groveport Madison Boys soccer program, both JV and varsity
Goalkeeping Coach for Groveport Madison High School Boys and Girls
Assistant Coach Groveport Madison Girls junior varsity (summer position)
Experienced player at all levels of competition including rec, club, high school and Collegiate.
Goalkeeper Coach for Crew Juniors. Training Elite and Pre-Academy athletes
Co-head coach JV-A Westerville South and Goalkeeper Coach

Current head coach at Groveport Madison High School 

Stephen Harvey P.h.D.

Current Head Coach: of 2009 Elite Boys for Barcelona United

2003-2006 Organ State University  Corvallis
PhD in Major of Exercise and Sport Science
1998-2002 Loughborough University of technology England MS in Physical Education Pedagogy
1991-1994 University of North umbria at Newcastle England Sport Studies.

Curent Position

Associate Professor -Coaching Education Department  Sport Pedagogy  Ohio University 

Coaching Experience
Head Coach British University Sports Association  (BUSA) Champions and Runner-up.
Mountaineer United Soccer Club  Boys Juniors Academy Director
FC Williamette Corvallis O.R. Head Coach U14 and U17.

United States Soccer Association National B License.
English Football Association UEFA B European Coaching License
English Football Association Fitness Trainers License