Ames Soccer Club

Full Time Coaching Staff
  • Gary Eyles Director of Coaching

    Gary A. Eyles is the Director of Coaching for the Ames Soccer Club.  He was the first Director of Coaching for the Urbandale Soccer Club for over a decade until he came to Ames in December 2005.  Teams under his guidance have over 30 state championships.

    • USSF “A” Coaching License
    • USSF National Youth Coaching License
    • Coerver Youth Diploma
    • USC DOC Diploma
    • USSF Grassroots Licenses Instructor - Iowa Soccer Association
    • Staff Coach for Region II Girls Olympic Development Program (ODP) 1997-2000
    • Iowa Soccer Association, ODP Coach 1994-2000
    • Four-year starter at Florida Institute of Technology (B.S., Business Communications, 1991)
    • Apprentice-Professional Soccer Player, Bristol Rovers, England 1985-1987
    Gary's responsibilities include coaching education and selection, supervision of all soccer programs, 
    supervision of our soccer curriculum, coaching, and final decisions regarding placement of players on teams.
    (515) 360-5117 (cell)

  • Damien Corrieri Assistant Director of Coaching

    Damien Corrieri is the Assistant Director of Coaching for the Ames Soccer Club.  He has been coaching for the club in some capacity for over 10 years.

    • USSF "C" License 
    • USC Premier Diploma
    • USC Goalkeeping Diploma- Level 1 & 2 
    • USC National Diploma 
    • Coerver Youth Diploma
    • Staff Coach for Region II Girls/Boys Olympic Development Program (ODP) (2016 - Present)
    • Iowa High School Coaching Authorization
    • Coached at Ankeny High School - Girls Soccer - 2012 & 2013
    • Coached Iowa State University Women's Club Team - 2012
    Damien's responsibilities include coaching within all club programs, curriculum development and other duties related to program and player development. Damien is also responsible for Development of the ASC in the community and is tasked with marketing and fundraising duties.
    (515) 451-5157 (cell)

  • Scott Wilson 5u-10u Technical Director

    Wilson is originally from Scotland where he played for a number of professional youth academies, including the world famous Rangers F.C., Morton, and Partick Thistle.  He played four years of semi-professional soccer in Scotland before transitioning into coaching. Wilson coached for five years with Challengers Sports, working at camps throughout the United States.  He has worked for the Muscatine Soccer Club as an Academy Trainer.

    • USSF “D” Coaching License
    • Level 3 Scottish Football Association License
    • Iowa Soccer Association, ODP Coach 2018-Present
    Scott will oversee the 5U-10U age groups training sessions, working alongside parent and professional coaches.  Wilson will also establish community outreach clinics and camps to generate interest in the sport of soccer and increasing club membership.
    (515) 520-1736 (cell)


 
Staff Coaches
  • Matt Laczniak Staff Coach

    ·         USSF “D” License

    ·         Iowa High School Coaching Authorization

    ·         Current Head Coach at Ames High School – Boys JV Soccer (2016-Present)

    ·         Current Assistant Coach at Ames High School – Boys Varsity Soccer (2016-Present)

    ·         Staff Coach Ames Soccer Club – 2011-Present

    ·         Academy Ames Soccer Club Coach – 2008-2010

    ·         Played at Ames High School – 2003-2007

    ·         Played for Ames Soccer Club (1999-2006)

     


  • Kenny Graham Staff Coach
    Staff Coach - Girls
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    • 14 years coaching the Ames High Girls Varsity team.  
    • Conference Coach of the year four times
    • Four State tournament teams and his teams made it to State semifinals twice.  
    • High school and USSF referee.  

  • Alex Osanya Staff Coach

  • Colin Murphy Staff Coach

  • Gary Backous Staff Coach
    Staff Coach - Girls
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    • United States Soccer Federation D License
    • Former Collegiate Head Coach at Faith Baptist Bible College
    • Former Men’s & Women’s Track & Field Coach at Faith Baptist Bible College
    • Former Head Boys High School Coach at Colo-Nesco High School
    • Four Year starter at Buena Vista University
    • Sergeant at the Story County Sheriff’s Office
    • BA and MS Criminal Justice

  • Nick Kyras Staff Coach

    ASC Staff - 2 years

    • USSF 7v7 License
    • UUSF 9v9 License
    • Former Assistant Coach - Menace Youth
    • Simpson College Mens Soccer Team (Player) 2014-2017
    • Ames High Boys Soccer Team (Player) 2010-2014
    • Ames Soccer Club Allumni
    • B.A. Sports Administation and Business Managment - Simpson College (2017)

     


  • AJ Jaquis Staff Coach

    USSF Grassroots License (In Progress)

    Ames Soccer Club Alumni 

    Gilbert High Alumni (2014-2018)

    Elementary Education Major at Iowa State University 

  • Grace Nelson Staff Coach

    USSF Grassroots License (In Progress)

    Ames Soccer Club Alumni  (2004-2018)

    Ames High Alumni (2014-2018)

    ISU Women's Club Team (2018-2019)

    Graphic Design Major at Iowa State University 

  • Patrik Ellah Staff Coach

    USSF "D" License

    USC - DOC Dipolma

    Head Coach - North High School (2019-Present)

    Iowa Central Community College - Business

    Iowa High School Coaching Authorization