During 2012-13, the Capital Soccer Club Staff has become even bigger and stronger than ever before. Placing a priority on player and team development, the Capital SC coaches are teachers of the game who understand the importance of education, economical training, healthy competition, vision planning, communication, organization, and a willingness to strive and succeed. Throughout Vermont, Capital SC is known for possessing a unique value in which the players are challenged; yet supported in a dynamic and creative atmosphere.
2012-2013 Capital SC Staff Bio’s
Peter Kim – One of the founders of Capital Soccer, Peter is the head coach of the nationally-ranked Middlebury College Women’s Soccer Program, where he is the winningest coach in the program’s 40 year history. During his tenure, the Panthers have advanced to the post season every year, including three trips to the NCAA Round of 16. He has been named NESCAC Coach of the Year three times, and his players have consistently earned regional and national recognition both on and off the field. He also serves as Director of Coaching and Player Development for Capital Soccer Club, which he co-founded in 2001 after the successful launch of Capital Soccer’s summer camps and indoor programs in 1999. He has coached every age group within CSC, and his teams have won numerous league, tournament, and state cup titles, and earned a 4-4-4 record in the Region I Championships. He currently holds his USSF “A” License, NSCAA Premier Badge, and is both an Associate National Staff member of the NSCAA and a Region I Staff Coach for USYSA Olympic Development Program. He earned his Masters Degree in Public Administration at UVM, where he received the Marshall E. Dimock Award for Academic Excellence and Professional Leadership. He has served on the board of directors for the Vermont Youth Soccer Association, Vermont State (Adult) Soccer Association, and the Vermont Amateur Soccer League. Peter played his collegiate soccer at UVM before an injury ended his career after his sophomore year. He returned to the field after college to spearhead what became the three-time Founder’s Cup champion Capital SC men’s team, and created and co-founded the state’s top amateur league, VASL. In addition, Peter has traveled extensively, examining youth systems in Brazil, Chile, the Netherlands, Germany, and Scandinavia. His coaching career got its start right here in Central Vermont, with the Barre Amateur Soccer Association, Spaulding HS, and Montpelier HS, before earning his way into the college ranks a decade ago. Peter lives with his wife, Brianna, and their 11-month old daughter, Eloise, in Shelburne.
George Cook – Co-Founder of Capital Soccer, George has a long and successful list of coaching accomplishments in his soccer career. After graduating from Castleton State College, where he captained the team in 1993, he began his collegiate coaching career at his alma mater. Then, in 2003, he became an assistant coach with the University of Vermont women’s team, eventually becoming the program’s interim Head Coach in 2006. Prior to coaching in college, George was one of Vermont’s most successful high school coaches at Montpelier High School. There, his teams earned two trips to the state title match, and he was named Vermont State Soccer Large School Coach of the Year in 2000. He has coached both boys and girls teams with Capital Soccer Club since co-founding it in 2001, developing numerous players who went on to compete at the college level. Growing up in Manchester, CT, he played club soccer for the renowned Oakwood Soccer Club, one of the top club programs in the US, and later joined the staff at his former club. He holds a USSF “A” License and NSCAA Premier Badge. He also earned his Master’s Degree Educational Leadership from the University of Vermont, and is currently the Community Based Learning Program Coordinator at U-32 High School. George lives in Montpelier with his wife, Carrie, and their two children, Cameron and Alex.
Eric Bagley – Eric is one of Capital’s longest-serving staff members, having joined the program in 2002. Since then he has coached numerous successful teams for the club, and established himself as one of the premier coaches in the area. As one of Central Vermont’s most successful high school coaches, he has taken the Montpelier HS Girls team to new heights in his ten year tenure as head coach. Along the way, he has garnered recognition as the 2007 Vermont High School Large School Coach of the Year, 2011 Division II Coach of the year, and was named Capital Division Coach of the Year three times. Eric holds an Advanced National Diploma from the NSCAA, and a USSF National “D” License.
Craig Stone – Craig arrived in Vermont in 2008, and quickly earned recognition as on of the finest coaches in the region. He currently works as a staff coach with the Region 1 Olympic Development Program and also at the state level with the Vermont Olympic Development Program. He has been a head coach with Capital since 2009 and directs Capital’s Fall Development Program. In 2011/12 he returned to his native England, where he served as head coach of Cambridge Women’s F.C. before rejoining CSC for the 2012-13 season. Craig played four years of Div 1 soccer in Indiana as a central midfielder with national powerhouse University of Evansville, and is now one of the top players in Vermont where he plays for the Capital SC Men’s Amateur team. He is a licensed English FA Coach and holds certifications from the United States Soccer Federation including the National Youth License. Craig is now earning his Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from UVM, and has been placed in U32 High School for his internship. Prior to coaching in Vermont, he coached for 8 years in the Washington D.C. area. He lives in Vermont with his wife Allison and their dog, King.
Steph Mead. Coach Mead joined the Capital staff in 2005 while she was still a player on the University of Vermont women’s team, and has gone on to become one of the state’s top coaches. She played youth soccer for the renowned Rochester Ravens before earning a scholarship to UVM, where she led the team from the center of the back and served as captain in her senior year. That year, Steph was honored with UVM’s prestigious “Female Athlete of the Year” Award. She spent two years honing her coaching skills as an assistant coach with Capital SC, then promptly led her U17 Girls team to the Vermont State Cup championship in her first year as head coach in 2009. Since then, Coach Mead has developed players as head coach of both boys and girls teams at Capital, and recently joined the state staff as a head coach in the Vermont Olympic Development Program. She holds her National Diploma from the NSCAA, Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from UVM, and is in the process of completing her certification as a massage therapist.
Don Haddox. Originally from northern Ohio, Coach Haddox moved to Vermont in 2003, where he has coached the Harwood Union HS boys team for the past eight seasons. In that time, his teams have earned one Vermont Division II State Championship, one State Runner-up, and four additional final four appearances, and he has been recognized as the Capital League Coach of the Year twice. He joined Capital SC’s staff in 2009, and also serves as a coach for the Vermont Olympic Development Program. Before arriving in Vermont, Don played collegiately at the University of Akron before transferring to Hiram College where he was twice named captain and recognized on the All-Conference team. After college he played three years in the Lake Erie Semi-Pro League with GFS and the Cleveland Caps. He holds his Masters Degree in Chemical Engineering from Akron, and has earned his National “D” License from the USSF and an NSCAA National Diploma. Don works full-time as an engineer for the VT Agency of Natural Resources
Josh Mallery. Coach Mallery is an alumnus of Capital Soccer Club, where he began playing in 2002 and continued through the U19 program onto the Men’s Amateur team. After completing his high school career with three years at Spaulding HS and his final season at Montpelier, he went on to play collegiately at Johnson State College. Josh showed a passion for working with young players from an early age, becoming one of the first high school students to complete Capital Soccer’s internship program, in which he performed 100 hours of coaching and management. He continued his soccer education by earning his USSF “D” License in 2011, and took on the role of Head Coach of the CSC U12 Girls later that year.
Matt Monteil-Williams. Originally from Washington, DC, Matt moved to Vermont to attend Johnson State College in 2007, where he played both soccer and rugby. Matt’s enthusiasm, intensity, and giving spirit made him an instant favorite among players when he joined the club in 2010, and he has since earned his USSF “D” License while developing his coaching skills as assistant coach to Peter Kim and Steph Mead over the past two seasons.
Chad Koenig. Another local soccer standout, Chad played for Harwood Union High School before moving on to compete at Johnson State College. A true sport professional, he studied exercise science and physical education, and now works for the Sports Academy in Waitsfield. He joined the Capital staff in 2011, coaching with our U15 Boys and U11 Girls teams.
Cort Johnson. A pillar of the Central Vermont youth soccer community, Cort is entering his fifth season with the Capital Soccer Club. He has worked primarily with our U10s and U11s, creating an outstanding learning environment for our youngest players with his expertise and bright disposition. Before turning to coaching, he was a standout player at national powerhouse Hobart College. He holds his USSF “D” License, complementing over 20 years of coaching experience.
Benny Webb. Capital SC is excited to welcome our newest staff member, all the way from Germany! Benny brings a wealth of coaching and match analysis experience to the club this year, after spending the past year embedded with the German men’s U16 and U19 National Teams, where he provided video match analysis and scouting services in preparation for top European competitions. Benny is a true football professional, having learned his trade at the world-renowned German Sport University in Cologne (DSHS Köln). His project work at DSHS included creating in-depth scouting reports for Germany in advance of Euro 2008, as well as match analysis for top Bundesliga clubs FC Schalke 04 and VfL Wolfsburg. Benny served as assistant coach to Peter Kim at Middlebury College in 2009, where he was a player favorite, and has rejoined the Midd staff for th