Getting to know who is new in the Coaching Neighborhood

UPPER 90 FC continues to grow and that means you are seeing new faces on the fields working with, developing, and encouraging the players.

Due to this growth we have brought in collegiate players from Notre Dame College and Tiffin University, High School coaches from Brookside, Avon Lake, and Beaumont, to help with player development. As always, we believe in bringing and delivery the highest quality of training and we are very excited to announce our new additions to our Coaching Staff.

Welcome to UPPER 90 FC Coaches:

Our coaching staff is very eager to get underway with the winter session and to push each player in a positive way.

Now more about the new additions to the coaching staff.

Coach Joe Jovanovski

  • Playing Experience:
    • Played soccer at Elyria Catholic High School where he was an All-Lorain County performer.
      • Earned All-Greater Cleveland honors as a senior.
    • Played two years at Lorain County Community College where he was a center midfielder and team captain.
    • Attended Tiffin University and played two years for the Dragons before graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in English.
  • Coaching Experience:
    • Head Coach at Beaumont High School.

Coach Taylor Millar 

  • Playing Experience:
    • Tiffin University (Division II) – Player 2012-2013
      • Played Forward, Outside Midfielder, and Left Back
    • Elyria Catholic High School – Player 2008-2011
      • 3 Year Varsity Letter
      • JV Captain 2009
      • 2 Time District Champion 2010 D2 & 2011 D3
      • 2ndTeam All Lorain County 2011
      • 2ndTeam All Greater Cleveland 2011
    • Cleveland United Soccer Club – Player 2008-2011
    • Avon Soccer League Association – Player 1999-2008
  • Coaching Experience:
    • Assistant Coach at Brookside High School 2017-Present
  • Coaching Certifications:
    • Currently Pursuing USSF National D License

Coach Matt Zelinsky 

  • Playing Experience:
    • Notre Dame College 2013-2017
    • Columbia High School 2009-2012
      • 2ndteam All-Ohio – 2012
      • 1st team Greater Cleveland 2011 & 2012
      • 1st& 2nd Team Lorain county 2010 – 2012
      • 1st& 2nd Team All-PAC 12 Conference 2010-2012
      • Team MVP and Coaches award 2012
      • Starter all 4 years
    • Cleveland United-Player 2003-2013
  • Coaching Certifications:
    • National F Coaching License

Coach Mark Koehler 

  • Coaching Experience:
    • Joseph Academy High School Girls JV Coach (2016-present)
    • Bay Soccer Club Girls 07’/08′ State League Coach/Trainer (2017-present
    • Lake Erie FC “Storm” Girls Tournament Team Coach/Trainer (2014-2017)
    • Rocky River High School Girls JV Coach (2014-2015)
    • Excalibur Soccer Club Girls Coach and Goalie Coach (2015-2017)
    • Magnificat High School Girls JV Coach (2011-2013)
    • Fairview Park Soccer Association, Girls & Boys Head & Assistant Coach (2010-2016
  • Coaching Certifications:
    • USSF “D” License
    • USSF Youth License
    • USSF Grade 7 Referee
    • NFHS Soccer Coach Certification
    • Goalkeeping Level 1 Diploma
    • ACE Peer Fitness Trainer Certification

Coach Matt DeCapua 

  • Coaching Experience:
    • 2013-2017 Avon Lake High School. Avon Lake, Ohio
      • Head Coach Men’s Varsity Soccer
      • Team won first district championship in 15 seasons.
      • Named as Southwestern Conference and Lorain County Coach of the year in 2013.
      • Coached 1 all- state player and 4 first team all conference selections.
      • Team ran off an 11 game winning streak in 2013 after finishing below .500 the previous season.
    • 2007-2013 Normandy High School. Parma, Ohio
      • Head Coach Men’s Varsity Soccer – In 6 seasons as the head coach at Normandy built a reputable program in the greater Cleveland area. Twice were crowned league champions. The program competed in one of the toughest conferences in the state (Northeast Ohio Conference). Program has featured 4 division players of the year, 3 all-state players and many academic awards. Coaching highlights include 2 division coach of the year awards, and an upset victory over St. Edwards High School in the 2010 OHSAA state playoffs. Program was pay to play that relied on extensive fundraising.
    • 2014-current Avon Lake Soccer Organization
      • Academy Coaching Director – Based on community only players. Teams compete in premier level state league. He is currently coaching 3 teams and providing training for other ages within the community.
    • 2011-2015 Goalkeeper Coach.
      • Team Challenger Crew Juniors. Avon, Ohio – Develop and train youth goalkeepers to compete at the highest level. Nationally recognized youth program.
        • National champions in youth futsal
        • 5 time State Cup Champions.
      • 2000-2002 Head Coach Men’s Soccer. Lorain County Community College. Elyria, Ohio
        • Head coach at LCCC for 3 seasons – Played as a non-sanctioned junior college program. Competed against other junior colleges and division 3 NCAA and NAIA programs. Administrative and fundraising responsibilities. Worked with student athletes to ensure academic achievement and eligibility. Helped to promote our student athletes to other institutions and, work towards athletic scholarship opportunities.
      • 2010-current Co-founder/Partner.
        • Great Lakes Soccer Academy: area youth program with 170 kids. We offer high-level training, tournaments to area kids. Mainly summers program other than tournaments that we promote including the Force Turkey Cup with 140 teams.
      • Travel coach. Bay Village girls soccer 2006-2015
    • Coaching Certifications:
      • National Soccer Coaches Association (NSCAA) National Diploma
      • USSF “C license” equivalent 2010 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
      • NSCAA Goalkeeper Academy
      • State, Regional, National Diplomas.
      • Enrolled for 2017 Advanced National Goalkeeper Academy July 2017 Denver, Colorado.

Coach Jason Kempton 

  • Playing Experience:
    • TEAMS USA MIDFIELDER for the Gothia Cup, Swedan/ Dana Cup, Denmark/ U18 Scotland friendly matches
    • Selected to TEAMS USA U18 Men’s East Coast team
    • McGuffey High School Varsity Men’s Soccer Team
  • Coaching Experience:
    • Elyria Catholic Varsity Head Coach 2017- Present
    • Steel City Soccer Club President/Founder 2016 – Present
    • Brookside Boys Varsity Assistant Coach 2015-2017
    • Elyria Catholic Varsity/JV Assistant Coach 2014
    • President Sheffield Soccer Club 2014-2016
    • OHTSL ALL-Star Coach (West) 2015
    • OHTSL B00 Head Coach 2015
    • Federal Way FC B00 Head Coach 2010 – 2014
    • Federal Way Academy Coach – 2013-2014
    • Federal Way FC Boys B05 Head Coach 2010-2014
    • AC Futbol Coach
    • Brookside Girls Varsity Head Coach 2007-2010
    • SSLYSA AASL B00 Head Coach 2005 – 2010
    • Brookside Boys Varsity Asst. Coach 2005 – 2007
    • Eureka Breakers G91 DIII 2001 – 2003
    • Eureka Youth Soccer Head Coach 2000-2001
    • Benzie Youth Soccer Coach 1991
    • McGuffey Youth Soccer Assistant Coach 1989-1990
  • Coaching Certifications:
    • USSF “D” License
    • Referee state of Florida