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Coaching Staff

WELCOME TO THE CAPITAL AREA SOCCER ASSOCIATION!

Capital Area Soccer Association's purpose is to provide the best possible soccer and personal development opportunity to every player, at every level, in the Club.  

Richard Chinapoo

Coaching Experience/Licenses

  • USSF - A License
  • NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma
  • Harrisburg Heat Head Coach (1998 - 2002, 2012 - 2014)
  • NPSL Coach of the Year (2000 - 2001)

 Playing Experience

  • Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus.  4-year All American
  • New York Cosmos, Baltimore Blast, Dallas Sidekicks and Harrisburg Heat
  • Hall of Fame - Long Island University, Baltimore Blast and Harrisburg Heat
  • Trinidad/Tobago Mens National Team


Coaching Philosophy

To provide an environment of learning, while also developing a passion for the game.  Use the game to teach life lessons and values, to create a true team atmosphere where there is one unified goal.

 

email:  rchinapoo@casasoccer.org

Current CASA Team(s)

2006M Elite (U14)

 

Abby Dehoff-Worthington

Coaching Experience/Licenses

  • USSF - E License (In Progress)
  • CASA Travel coach (2018 - present)

 Playing Experience

  • Bridgewater College (2009 - 2013)
  • Central Dauphin High School (two-time state champion)

 Coaching Philosophy

Youth soccer is not just sport. It builds character, confidence, a sense of responsibility, and friendships that last a lifetime.   As a former CASA player, it feels like home to be back at Ranger Field in a different light.   It brings me joy to watch these young players turn their fears into accomplishments.   “I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that’s why I succeed”. - Michael Jordan

email:  coachabby@casasoccer.org

Current CASA Team(s)

2010F Bayern (U10)

Dom Francis

Coaching Experience/Licenses
  • CASA (Harrisburg, PA)
  • Hilton High School (Rochester, NY)
  • Hilton Heat (Rochester, NY)
  • Greece Cobras (Rochester, NY)
  • Central Dauphin Middle School (Harrisburg, PA)
  • Susquehanna Township Middle School (Harrisburg, PA)
  • Susquehanna Township High School (Harrisburg, PA)

 

Playing Experience

  • Harrisburg Heat (2015 - Present)
  • Slippery Rock University (2013 - 2015)
  • Genesee Community College (2011 - 2013)


Coaching Philosophy

Big believer in getting the ball down and playing out of the back under pressure. Quality of possession > Quantity of possession. Enjoy creating a fun, energetic environment for players to learn and develop their game to the next level. 

 

email:  dfrancis@casasoccer.org

Current CASA Team(s)

2010M Bayern (U10)

2006F Arsenal (U14)

Kenny Fultz

Coaching Experience/Licenses
  • NSCAA Level 6 Diploma

 

Playing Experience

  • Harrisburg Heat (2012-2106)
  • Slippery Rock University

 

 

Coaching Philosophy

I enjoy creating an environment for the girls to show up, be creative and confident all while having fun!

 

email:  kfultz@casasoccer.org

Current CASA Team(s)

2009F Arsenal (U11)

Todd Gingrich

Coaching Experience/Licenses
  • USSF - D, E, F License
  • NSCAA Level 6 Diploma
  • Lebanon High School and Junior High School
  • CASA
  • Penn FC (2017 - 2019)
  • TOPS Lebanon and TOPS Hummelstown

 Playing Experience

  • Elizabethtown College
  • Lebanon Valley College
  • Cedar Crest High School

Coaching Philosophy

Is it fun? Are we learning and growing as people and players? If the answer is, “Yes” to both then we are doing our job.

 

 

email:  todd@casasoccer.org

 

Current CASA Team(s)

2011F Bayern (U10)

2007F Arsenal (U11)

 

Gavin Grey

Coaching Experience/Licenses
  • 26 years as a travel coach for U6 to U19 with CASA, DMPSA, and Hawkrock FC
  • Technical Director and Club President at DMPSA
  • USSF - D License 
  • USSF - E License
  • USSF - F License
  • US Soccer Grassroots, 9v9 and 11v11

 Playing Experience

  • University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
  • Central Dauphin High School


Coaching Philosophy

My coaching philosophy has always been to provide a fun environment that challenges each player to grow into the best player that they can be in an effort to achieve their future soccer goals and dreams. In addition to improving our youth players' technical and tactical ability, I have also tried to instill upon them responsibility, leadership, and teamwork.  These are all traits that I have gotten through soccer and our players will be able to carry these lessons with them wherever their life takes them.

 

email:  gavin@casasoccer.org

Current CASA Team(s)

2009M Arsenal (U11)

2008M Arsenal (U12)

Chris Hartman

Coaching Experience/Licenses
  • United Soccer Coaches- National Diploma
  • United Soccer Coaches- Goalkeeping Level I Diploma
  • United Soccer Coaches- Mental/Physical Player Development
  • USSF - D License (in progress)
  • USSF - E License
  • UEFA Level 1 Diploma
  • EPYSA ODP Coaching Staff (U12 Girls)
  • Assistant Women's Coach, Lebanon Valley College (2 years)
  • Assistant Men's Coach, Dickinson College (12 years)

     

 

Playing Experience

  • Lebanon Valley College 

 

Coaching Philosophy

Develop players in a fun and dynamic setting. 

 

email:  christopherhartman@casasoccer.org

Current CASA Team(s)

2011F Arsenal (U9)

 

Dan Hartung

Coaching Experience/Licenses
  • CASA travel coach (2018 - present)
  • HMMS travel coach (2015 - 2018)
  • HMMS Skill trainer (2011 - 2014)
  • PA Classics Head Coach (2007 - 2010)
  • Duquesne University Head Assistant (2004 - 2005)

 Playing Experience

  • Pittsburgh Riverhounds (2004 - 2007)
  • Duquesne University (2000 - 2003)
  • High School two-time All-American


Coaching Philosophy

To develop skillful players that can keep the ball in possession and use wide space to get forward quickly and effectively.  Do develop players that will learn from mistakes and build on successful moments.  Winning and competing to win everyday is the core of my mentality and is the backbone to my team's culture.

 

email:  danhartung@casasoccer.org

 

Current CASA Team(s)

2010M Arsenal (U10)
 

Erica Jensen

Coaching Experience/Licenses

  • USSF - E License
  • Hershey FC
  • Milton Hershey High School

 Playing Experience

  • Milton Hershey High School

 Coaching Philosophy

Achieve team goals each week and keep improving each week to get stronger and better individually and as a team. 

 

email:  erica@casasoccer.org

Current CASA Team(s)

2011F Bayern (U9)

Genci Keja

Coaching Experience/Licenses
  • NSCAA Level 6 Diploma
  • J.P. McCaskey High School Boys Varsity (2001-2005)
  • J.P. McCaskey Junior High School Girls (2002-2004)
  • Rhea County High School Boys Varsity (1999-2001)
  • Bryan College NAIA Div. 1 Men's & Women's Assistant Coach (1998-1999)

 Playing Experience

  • Bryan College (1994-1997)
  • Albanian Professional League


Coaching Philosophy

My coaching philosophy is create a culture of constant improvement, a culture of players wanting to learn and grow their skills (never wanting to play it safe), and a culture where players are committed to never giving up (believing that failure and rejection will always be part of a player’s career; view them only as events that will lead to the BIG DREAM.

 

email:  genci@casasoccer.org

Current CASA Team(s)

2011M Arsenal (U9)

2001M/2002M Elite (U19)

2001F Arsenal (U19)

Casey Lenker

Coaching Experience/Licenses
  • USSF - D License 
  • USSF - E License
  • CASA Coaching Staff (2014 - present)
  • Tuscarora Youth Soccer Club Technical Trainer (2015-2017)
  • Susquehanna Township Middle School Girls Soccer Head Coach (2014-2015)

 Playing Experience

  • Harrisburg Heat (2013 - 2015)
  • Shippensburg University (2005 - 2007)


Coaching Philosophy

My coaching philosophy is to create a  fun environment facilitated by constant competition, individual growth and growth as a team. I like to build a culture where kids desire to learn and develop not just as soccer players but as  individuals.

 

email:  coachcasey@casasoccer.org

Current CASA Team(s)

2006M Bayern (U14)

2007M Bayern (U13)

Juan Lopez

Coaching Experience/Licenses
  • CASA Head Goalkeeper coaching staff
  • CASA travel coach

 Playing Experience

  • High school


Coaching Philosophy

Creating a positive environment for the advancement of soccer, soccer skills and the knowledge of the game. If they follow these things winning will be the end result. 

 

email:  juanlopez@casasoccer.org

Current CASA Team(s)

2008M Bayern (U12)

2005M Bayern (U15)

Alex McGee

alexmcgee@casasoccer.orgCoaching Experience/Licenses

  • USSF - E License
  • Lebanon High School Boys Varsity Assistant (2014-present)
  • Lebanon Junior High Boys Head coach (2017-present)
  • Lebanon Revolution President/Director (2015- Present)

 Playing Experience

  • California University of PA (2011 - 2012)
  • Milton Hershey High School


Coaching Philosophy

To provide a fun, safe, game like environment in every session while using the game to develop respectful and responsible young adults. 

 

email:  alexmcgee@casasoccer.org

Current CASA Team(s)

2009M Bayern (U11)

David Mellor

Coaching Experience/Licenses
  • UEFA Level 2
  • CD Middle School, 2018 - present

 

Playing Career

  • Harrisburg Heat (2016 - present)
  • Barrow AFC (2015 - 2016)
  • Manchester United Academy (2001-2009)
  • English Football League, Oldham Athletic (2009-2015)
 

 

email:  dmellor@casasoccer.org

Current CASA Team(s)

2008F Arsenal (U12)

2005F Elite (U15)

2003M Arsenal (U17)

Tom Mellor

Coaching Experience/Licenses
  • UEFA Level 3 (B Licence)
  • Cedar Crest High School - 2012-2014
  • Cedar Cliff High School - 2015-2016

 

Playing Career

  • Harrisburg Heat (2012 - present)
  • Harrisburg City Islanders (2010 - 2011)
  • Notre Dame College (2009 - 2011)
  • Barnsley FC (2007-2009)
  • Manchester United Academy (1998-2007)
  • England Youth Squad (2005)


Coaching Philosophy

TBD

 

email:  tom@casasoccer.org

Current CASA Team(s)

2005M Elite (U15)

2004M Elite (U16)

 

Patrick Thompson

Coaching Experience/Licenses
  • USSF - E License

 Playing Experience

  • Major Indoor Soccer/Major Area Soccer League (2013 - present)


Coaching Philosophy

As a coach I strive to introduce the love for soccer to the players. I help my players improve both technically and tactically through fun and engaging training. I believe that fast paced competitive play can progress players both with fundamental skills and their desire to want to learn the game inside and out.  

 

email:  patrickthompson@casasoccer.org

Current CASA Team(s)

2007M Arsenal (U13)

2004M Bayern (U16)

Carissa Vandyck

Coaching Experience/Licenses
  • USSF - F License
  • CASA Travel Coach (2018 - present)
  • Assistant Coach, Susquehanna High School Girls Varsity

 Playing Experience

  • Cedarville University
  • Hershey FC - Women's League

 

 

 

email:  carissavandyck@casasoccer.org

 

Current CASA Team(s)

2010F Arsenal (U10)
 

CASA COACHING STAFF 2019-2020

BOYS GIRLS
TEAM AGE GROUP (BIRTH YEAR) COACH TEAM AGE GROUP (BIRTH YEAR) COACH
2011M ARSENAL U9 (2011) GENCI KEJA 2011F ARSENAL U9 (2011) CHRISTOPHER HARTMAN
2011F BAYERN U9 (2011) TODD GINGRICH
2010M ARSENAL U10 (2010) DAN HARTUNG 2010F ARSENAL U10 (2010) CARISSA VANDYCK
2010M BAYERN U10 (2010) DOMINIC FRANCIS 2010F BAYERN U10 (2010) ABBY WORTHINGTON
2009M ARSENAL U11 (2009) GAVIN GRAY 2009F ARSENAL U11 (2009) KENNY FULTZ
2009M BAYERN U11 (2009) ALEX MCGEE 2009F BAYERN U11 (2009) ERICA JENSEN
2008M ARSENAL U12 (2008) GAVIN GRAY 2008F ARSENAL U12 (2008) DAVID MELLOR
2008M BAYERN U12 (2008) JUAN LOPEZ
2007M ARSENAL U13 (2007) PATRICK THOMPSON 2007F ARSENAL U13 (2007) TODD GINGRICH
2007M BAYERN U13 (2007) CASEY LENKER
2006M ELITE U14 (2006) RICHARD CHINAPOO 2006F ARSENAL U14 (2006) DOMINIC FRANCIS
2006M BAYERN U14 (2006) CASEY LENKER
2005M ELITE U15 (2005) TOM MELLOR 2005F ELITE U15 (2005) DAVID MELLOR
2005M BAYERN U15 (2005) JUAN LOPEZ
2004M ELITE U16 (2004) TOM MELLOR
2004M BAYERN U16 (2004) PATRICK THOMPSON
2003M ARSENAL U17 (2003) DAVID MELLOR
2001/2002M ELITE U19 (2001/2002) GENCI KEJA 2001F ARSENAL U19 (2001/2002/2003/2004) GENCI KEJA/RICHARD CHINAPOO

CASA COACHING STAFF 2020-2021

BOYS GIRLS
TEAM AGE GROUP (BIRTH YEAR) COACH TEAM AGE GROUP (BIRTH YEAR) COACH
2012M ARSENAL U9 (2012) DAVID MELLOR 2012F ARSENAL U9 (2012) GINO DIFLORIO
2012 BAYERN U9 (2012) To Be Determind 2012F BAYERN U9 (2012) ERICA JENSEN
2011M ARSENAL U10 (2011) GENCI KEJA 2011F ARSENAL U10 (2011) CHRISTOPHER HARTMAN
2011M BAYERN U10 (2011) To Be Determined 2011F BAYERN U10 (2011) TODD GINGRICH
2010M ARSENAL U11 (2010) DAN HARTUNG 2010F ARSENAL U11 (2010) CARISSA VANDYCK
2010M BAYERN U11 (2010) TOM MELLOR & GENCI KEJA 2010F BAYERN U11 (2010) ABBY WORTHINGTON
2009M ARSENAL U12 (2009) GAVIN GRAY 2009F ARSENAL U12 (2009) KENNY FULTZ
2009M BAYERN U12 (2009) ALEX MCGEE 2009F BAYERN U12 (2009) JOSE PASCOA
2008M ARSENAL U13 (2008) GINO DIFLORIO 2008F ELITE U13 (2008) DAVID MELLOR
2008M BAYERN U13 (2008) JUAN LOPEZ
2007M ELITE U14 (2007) PATRICK THOMPSON 2007F ARSENAL U14 (2007) CHRISTOPHER HARTMAN
2007M BAYERN U14 (2007) CASEY LENKER
2006M ELITE U15 (2006) RICHARD CHINAPOO 2006F ARSENAL U15 (2006) RICHARD CHINAPOO & CHRIS HARTMAN
2006M BAYERN U15 (2006) CASEY LENKER
2005M ELITE U16 (2005) TOM MELLOR 2005F ELITE U16 (2005) RICHARD CHINAPOO
2005M BAYERN U16 (2005) JUAN LOPEZ
2004M ELITE U17 (2004) TOM MELLOR
2004M BAYERN U17 (2004) PATRICK THOMPSON
2003M ELITE U18 (2003) GINO DIFLORIO
2003/2002M ELITE U19 (2003/2002) GENCI KEJA & DAVID MELLOR 2004/03/02F ARSENAL U19 (2004/2003/2002) GENCI KEJA

Technical Staff Contact Information

NAME TITLE EMAIL
Richard Chinapoo Technical Staff rchinapoo@casasoccer.org
Tom Mellor Technical Staff tom@casasoccer.org
Genci Keja Coaching Staff genci@casasoccer.org
David Mellor Coaching Staff dmellor@casasoccer.org
Juan Lopez Goalkeeping, Technical Staff juanlopez@casasoccer.org
Casey Lenker Coaching Staff coachcasey@casasoccer.org
Gavin Gray Coaching Staff gavin@casasoccer.org
Dan Hartung Coaching Staff danhartung@casasoccer.org
Patrick Thompson Coaching Staff patrickthompson@casasoccer.org
Alex McGee Coaching Staff alexmcgee@casasoccer.org
Christopher Hartman Technical Staff christopherhartman@casasoccer.org
Kenny Fultz Coaching Staff kfultz@casasoccer.org
Dominic Francis Coaching Staff dfrancis@casasoccer.org
Carissa Van Dyck Coaching Staff carissavandyck@casasoccer.org
Abby Dehoff-Worthington Coaching Staff coachabby@casasoccer.org
Todd Gingrich Coaching Staff todd@casasoccer.org
Erica Jensen Coaching Staff erica@casasoccer.org