2019-2020 WV ODP Coaches
Born in St.Louis, MO, played college soccer for Maryville University, St. Louis.
USSF D License, DOC WV ODP Boys, 2003 Staff boys coach, WVFC, Club Coach,
My passion is to coach and mentor players to their potential on and off the field.
From Pekin Illinois, 2003-2005, Heritage high school coach, 2006-2010, Parkview high school coach, 2011-2013, Martinsburg Parks and Rec, 2013- current DOS and 2005 boys TCSC Impact Black coach, 3rd year as 2004 boys WV ODP coach.
Trainee professional with Bolton Wanderers F.C., semi-professional (England) with Bamber Bridge & Wivenhoe Town; University of Rio Grande, Ohio 1994-1997.
Wall was the Wigan Athletci F.C. (England) youth academy coach, Assistant coach at Wheeling Jesuit University, NCAA D2 2001-2004; FC Alliance North 2004 and 2008 boys and is the 2005 boys WV ODP coach, 2017-present.
Oliver (Olly) Hewitt-Fisher
A carmarthen, Wales native, former University of Rio Grande men's soccer standout, and a vital part of the Redstorm's many successes during his collegiate career. Hewitt-Fisher was an academy and reserve player at Swansea City AFC. He also represented Wales at the U-17 and U-19 levels, as well as five years with the New Orleans Jesters (PDL) and one season with the Myrtle Beach Mutiny (NPSL).
Upon the conclusion of his playing career, Hewitt-Fisher joined the coaching staff at his alma mater as a graduate assistant where he helped the team to a further two NAIA National Tournament berths. He then spent the fall of 2016 as a volunteer assistant at Marshall University, while also serving as a youth soccer coach at WVFC. He is now the interim head coach for West Virginia Tech, 2005 boys Legacy FC coach and entering his third year with the 2006 WV ODP boys team.
Originally from Long Island, New York, Brian played collegiately at University of Mobile. He currently holds a USSF D License and is a long time member of the WV ODP State coaching staff. He was named 2016 WVSA ODP coach of the year. He has coached both boys and girls on every level of youth soccer in this area for over 20 years. He is currently coaching at WVFC in their academy program. Brian will continue as the 2007 and 2008 boys WV ODP coach.
Aric Canonico –
Theo Egbele – spent six years as director of operations for the nationally top 10-ranked West Virginia University women’s soccer program. The Mountaineers earned a No. 1 national ranking for eight weeks in 2016 and advanced to the National Championship Match of the 2016 NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer Tournament, finishing the season as national runner-up. Theo also founded and served as head coach of the West Virginia University men’s soccer club program. He has also coached at the youth and high school levels, earning coach of the year honors in both girls’ and boys’ soccer. Theo graduated from West Virginia University with a bachelor's degree in biometrics systems engineering. He is currently the head women’s soccer coach at Salem University.
Tyler Absalom - entered his fifth season as the head coach for Wheeling University women's soccer. Tyler became only the third head coach in WJU program history after he took over for Carrie Hanna, who became the university's assistant athletic director for compliance. Tyler started his coaching career in 2008 at Alvernia University in Pennsylvania after a successful playing career for the University’s men’s soccer team. Over the following two years (2009-10), he served as a graduate assistant coach under Hanna and graduated with distinction with a master’s of science in organizational leadership in 2011. After leaving Wheeling Jesuit, Absalom became the first assistant for the FC Reading Revolution men’s soccer team, which plays in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) at the United States’ highest amateur level. While working with FC Revolution, he also served as a staff coach for many high level youth teams within the club, including with several youth regional and national team players and the then-ranked No. 1 girls' U16 age group team. Following his time with the FC Revolution, Absalom moved to New Jersey to work for Atlantic Soccer Factory. While at ASF, he worked as a consultant for several area youth teams developing the players and also teaching their coaches better ways to train, develop and prepare players. Absalom graduated from Alvernia with a bachelor’s degree in sport management.
Austin Longnecker –
Samantha Gutierrez - is in her 3rd year with the Lady Bobcats. She majored in biology and achieved presidential honors for the Big South conference each season. She was also named to College Sports Madness Preseason All-Big South Second Team. In addition, Samantha was named Lonestar SC 94 Girls Elite Club National League player making appearances in the State Cup Playoffs. She also has experience with training camps with the U17 Mexican National Team. Was a member of the South Texas ODP and Region 3 ODP. For high school, she was a 3 year varsity letterman at St. Stephen's Episcopal School and a 1 year varsity letterman at Edinburg North High School where she achieved All-Valley region Newcomer of the year award.
Ryan McDougall - Ryan is entering his eighth season as the assistant coach with the men’s soccer program where he also serves as the head goalkeeper coach. McDougall attended West Virginia Wesleyan College from 2008 to 2012. He was a part of the 2010 team that finished sixth in the nation and made it to the NCAA DII Elite Eight. During the Bobcats run to the 2010 NCAA tournament, McDougall played in all 24 games, twelve of them being shutouts, with giving up less than a goal a game. In 2010 and 2011, McDougall was a First-Team All-Conference selection.
During his time in the net for Wesleyan he played 50 career games which included 30 wins and 22 shutouts. He only gave up 42 goals in his career for a 0.85 goals against average with 177 saves.
As a coach, McDougall was instrumental with the 2017 team that won the MEC Championship, and advanced to the national tournament. McDougall coached the goalkeeper who earned an All-Tournament team selection. He has experience coaching goalkeepers at the ODP and club level in West Virginia. McDougall is originally from Granby, Connecticut where he attended Granby Memorial High School.
Carrie Hanna - enters her fifth year as the Assistant AD, Director of Compliance, Senior Women's Administrator (SWA) and Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) advisor. The WU alum moved into her new position after serving as the compliance director for two years. In addition to her role as head women's soccer coach for 13 seasons, Hanna has served many administrative roles at different times, including SWA, Senior Compliance Administrator, SAAC liaison, Champs Life Skills Coordinator, Challenge for Success Program Coordinator, Director of Institutional Research, Institutional Advancement Senior Database Analyst, and Interim Assistant Athletic Director. In her 13 years directing the women’s soccer program (2002-14), Hanna recorded a 136-105-15 career record. She led the team to a regular season Northern Division title, two consecutive regulars season Conference Runner-Up finishes, two-straight regular season Conference Championships, and three Conference Tournament Championships in a row. Her teams also made two NCAA National Tournament appearances, an NCAA No. 20 national ranking, and the 2007 NCAA Division II statistical scoring offense champion. A 1996 Wheeling University graduate, Hanna boasts the most prolific career of any women’s soccer player in the history of the program. In 1999, she graduated from West Virginia University with a master’s degree in sports psychology. In 2002, WU Head Coach Jim Regan, who served as the head coach for both the men’s and women’s programs, stepped down from the women’s side and Hanna was named the Cardinal women's second head coach. Along with her dedicated service to the University over more than two decades, Hanna continues to utilize her professional soccer coaching expertise. She is an active coach in the Wheeling area for the youth United travel squads at various age groups.