Scott Cutright, Courtney White, Jenifer Clay, Brian Weingart, and Russel Cope sign on to join FC33 as local coaches for the 2017-18 season.
This group of talented coaches bring success, history, experience, and passion to the FC33 coaching staff.
Scott Cutright is the current Head Soccer Coach for the Elkins High School Women’s team. Scott has served in this role since 2011 and has accumulated a 72-28-22 record with the Tigers. He was named the 2013 Big10 Coach of the Year, and led the Lady Tigers to the 2016 State Regional Finals where the Tigers fell in overtime. He holds a US Soccer National E License and is a nationally certified Athletic Trainer. Cutright played collegiately at Wheeling Jesuit University and has served as the Director of Player Development for Seneca Soccer.
Courtney White is a Graduate Assistant at Alderson-Broaddus University. White recently finished his playing eligibility for the Battlers Men’s Soccer program in the Spring of 2017. Courtney has coaching certifications from The FA (The Football Association) which is the governing body of association football in England. He also holds Btec Level 3 certificates in Sports Coaching and Fitness Training. White’s recent conclusion of his collegiate playing and his passion to start his coaching career, are traits that FC33 is excited to be offering it’s players.
Jenifer Clay brings a resume of soccer experience at different levels. She has coached at the Travel Club level with Seneca Soccer, served as an Assistant Coach at Preston High School, and also a Recreational coach with Preston Soccer Club. Jenifer holds a current National E License from US Soccer, and is currently working on her National D certification. Mrs. Clay also holds a PhD in Education Training & Performance Improvement, and certifications as a Master Fitness Trainer and in Sports Yoga. Jenifer also works as a recruiter for the National Scouting Report, where she helps athletes acquire college scholarships.
Brian Weingart has been an accomplished coach for Barbour County Youth Soccer for Recreational teams as well as Travel teams for the past 9 years. Brian holds a National F Coaching License from US Soccer. Weingart was recruited from Eastlake High School in Ohio to play soccer at Alderson-Broaddus University and he also ran Cross Country for the Battlers. Most recently Brian coached the U12G Travel Team from Barbour/MUSC to a WV Open Cup Championship, and the WV State Cup Runner-Up in 2016. He also works as the Senior Director of Financial Aid for the State of West Virginia.
Russel Cope has coached differing age groups for Barbour County Youth Soccer. Cope is originally from South Carolina and attended Coastal Carolina University. He also worked with Major League Soccer’s DC United from 2005 to 2007 as a Team Marketing Representative. It was there that Cope was able to observe daily trainings by MLS players and training staff. He has taken those lessons and understanding, and applied them as a youth soccer coach. Cope holds a current National E Coaching License from US Soccer and is working on his D certification.
These coaches will be working with the U9, U10, U11, U12, U13, and U14 age groups during the Fall 2017 season.
While these local coaches fill vital roles in FC33, they will also be joined by college coaches from Alderson-Broaddus University, Davis & Elkins College, and West Virginia Wesleyan College. FC33’s college trainers will sporadically be joining this group during the Fall season, and will take on more prominent roles in the Winter and Spring seasons alongside this group.
“We are very fortunate to have the quality of local trainers as part of FC33,” said Will Gregory, FC33 Vice-President. “It’s rare for smaller communities like ours to have the experience and ability of soccer coaches like we have. It’s just another facet that will help separate FC33 from other soccer clubs in West Virginia.”
Travis Fletcher, men’s soccer coach at Elkins High School; Sam Nolte, assistant girls soccer coach at Buckhannon-Upshur High School; Bob Greenough, long-time MidState Travel Club coach; and Will Gregory, assistant soccer coach for Philip Barbour High School Boys and Girls will also fill differing coaching/training roles within FC33 throughout the 2017-18 season.