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.
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 Vermont’s most successful high school coaches, he took the Montpelier High School Girls program to new heights in his eleven years running the program compiling a 129-39-14 record along with winning two State Championships. 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.
John Dellipriscoli is the current Director of Player Development and Community Outreach at Capital Soccer Club. He is a former four-year NCAA Division I soccer player and captain at Manhattan College in New York City and is also a graduate of Montpelier High School, where he was a stand-out multi-sport athlete. He has been a Senior Staff coach at Capital Soccer Club since 2013 and has been the Head Coach of the Montpelier High School girls’ varsity soccer team since 2015. John holds a USSF C-License, has a MS in International and Development Economics from the University of San Francisco, and has experience coaching soccer at all levels, all over the country.
Joe Yalicki - Joe played soccer for Harwood Union High School before attending The University of New Hampshire where he focused on Marketing and Sports Studies. Joe continues to teach Physical Education at Stowe Middle and High School, since starting in 2017. Joe has Head Coached boys and girls teams for Capital Soccer ranging from U12 to U19 since joining the club in 2014. He was an assistant coach under Don Haddox for 4 years before leading the Harwood Boys Varsity Soccer program in 2018. He has worked as a camp counselor at Lotus Lake Camp in Williamstown, VT since 2005. Joe holds a USSF D license.
Rob Moran - Coach Moran got his start coaching in the Barre Amateur Soccer Club. After 6 years coaching he took over as the main administrator and coordinator. During his time with Barre, Coach Moran started coaching boy’s soccer at Spaulding High School. After 20 seasons with the boy’s program coach Moran made the move to the girl’s side at Spaulding. During his time at Spaulding Rob has been named coach of the year for the Capital league twice, Lake league once, and in his second year with the Spaulding girls he was named large school Coach of the Year. He has also secured the Capital league Championship with the boy’s program twice. Coach Moran has been with Capital soccer since 2005 taking a short time off after the birth of his daughter Mollie. He brings a love and passion for the game and is excited to be back with Capital Soccer. Rob currently holds his USSF National D License.
Christy McShea Christy McShea grew up near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and moved to Vermont in 2011 to attend Vermont Law School. She currently practices law at the Vermont Land Trust. During high school, Christy played as a Varsity player for Franklin Regional and her team won the Section Championship in 2003 and 2004. Christy also played for the PA West Olympic Development Program and Beadling Soccer Club, a club team which won the PA West State Championship all four years that she played for them. After high school, she went on to play Division III soccer at Allegheny College and earned a spot on the NCAC All-Conference Second Team. She served as a captain during here senior year at Allegheny. She has never lost her love for the game and has enjoyed her transition from player to coach. While in Vermont, Christy served as head coach at South Royalton High School in 2015, as Assistant Coach at Montpelier High School since 2016, and is the Vice President of Women's Soccer for the Vermont State Soccer Association.
Steve Towne - Bio coming soon
Mike Noyes - Mike Noyes grew up in eastern Pennsylvania and graduated from Drexel University with degrees in Business Management and Elementary Education. He has been coaching high school soccer in Vermont since 2001, and is currently the boys varsity coach at Union 32. He has been with Capital Soccer since 2019.
Jim Hessler - Started coaching with Capital Soccer Club in 2013 and is currently coaching the U-14 boys team. This past fall he coached the 8th Grade Montpelier boys. He is a former NCAA Division I soccer player and captain at Drake University in Des Moines, IA where he was named most valuable forward two years in a row. While growing up in Wisconsin, he had the honor of playing for World Cup Coach Robert Gansler at Homestead High School and with eight time national champions Milwaukee Bavarian Club.
Stephen Levesque - Stephen is the Boys' Varsity Soccer Coach at Saint Johnsbury Academy. During his tenure at the Academy, Stephen has built the soccer program into one of the premier programs in the state. In the last three years his teams have reached the DI Championship twice and semifinal once. Stephen was named Metro Coach of the year in 2013 & 2017 and Vermont Boys’ Soccer Coach of the Year in 2017. He was also the head coach of the Vermont Senior All-Star team that defeated New Hampshire in the Twin State Game in 2019. Stephen has also coached all New England and All American players while at the Academy. In the summer Stephen directs the Hilltopper Soccer Camp.
A graduate of Springfield College, Stephen earned his B.S. in History and his M.Ed in Secondary Education. At Springfield, he was a four-year starter on the Men's Varsity Soccer team and was the captain his senior year, which won the NEWMAC Conference and received an NCAA Tournament berth. After Graduating from Springfield, Stephen also had a stint playing professional indoor soccer with the Mass Twisters of the AISL.
After working and coaching soccer in private schools from 2000-2004, Stephen headed back to his alma mater, Springfield College, to be the Men's Assistant Soccer coach from 2005-2007. Prior to arriving to St. Johnsbury Academy, Stephen was the Head Men's coach at Hyde School in Bath, ME.
Stephen holds his NSCAA National, Advanced National Soccer, and High School Coaching Diplomas. He has club coaching experience and has coached at several college soccer camps.