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Youth Boys Aug 15, 2019

Bethesda SC announces new senior coaching staff additions

BETHESDA, MD – Bethesda Soccer Club is has announced the hiring of multiple new members to its Senior Coaching Staff.

The club has appointed Matt Ney as the Director of our Older Boys Program (USSDA and State Cup U15-U19), Kevin Layton as the Director of the Older Girls Program (ECNL and State Cup U15-U19), and Dave Greene as the Director of our Girls U12-U14 Program.

“The appointment of the new expansive director positions will allow us to better serve our players and parents at each age group,” said Bethesda Soccer Club’s Executive Director Lisa Frates. “I am excited about announcing the addition of Matt, Dave and Kevin to our coaching leadership and look forward to seeing their contributions to the Club.”

They will be joining Brett Colton (Boys U12-U14), Emily Janss (Girls U7-U11), and Trevor Martin (Boys U7-U11) as members of the club’s senior coaching staff. Their responsibilities will include overseeing the day-to-day operations of players and teams within their age group, working with coaches and managers to ensure club and league responsibilities are being met, and to help facilitate tryouts for new players looking to join the club. They will report directly to the club’s Technical Director Jonathon Colton.

“Having a senior coaching staff that is both experienced in the game and knowledgeable about the different challenges that players face at different levels is vital to the success of any club,” said Colton. “I have worked directly with both Dave and Matt through the years and with Kevin over the last few months so I know that they will be excellent additions to our senior staff.”

Matt Ney currently holds a USSF National ‘A’ Coaches License and has extensive experience coaching at club level. As a coach, Matt has been named the USSDA’s East Conference Coach of the Year, has advanced to the final eight of the academy playoffs, won a Region 1 Championship, two Maryland State Cup Championships, and two Regional Championships. He is also the head coach of Bethesda’s U19 Boys Academy team. He will be working directly with teams playing in both the Academy and at the State Cup level.

Kevin Layton will be joining the Bethesda program ahead of the 2019-2020 season after an extensive career coaching youth soccer in the region. He currently holds a UEFA ‘B’ License and an USSF ‘B’ License and previously coached with the MRM Coyotes, which won over 20 top-flight youth Championships (including the Bethesda Premier Cup), went to Nationals five times, and won a National Championship. Kevin will also be serving as the head coach of Bethesda’s Girls U12 and U15 ECNL 1 teams this season. His responsibilities as Director of the Older Girls Program will include working with clubs participating at both the ECNL and State Cup levels.

Dave Greene is a long-time BSC girls coach who was recently named the MACS Richard Bartos Memorial Boys Coach of the Year an honor given to the best high school coach in Maryland each year. Greene has coached eleven Girls State Cup Champions, multiple nationally-ranked girls teams, spent time as an Olympic Development Program Girls Coach, and is a repeat winner of The Washington Post’s Girls All-Met Coach of the Year and Boys All-Met Coach of the Year Awards. Dave is also the current head coach of the club’s Girls U13 and U14 ECNL 1 teams and the interim head coach of the U16 ECNL 1 team.