During 2018-19, 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.
2018-2019 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.
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 nine seasons. In that time, his high school 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 three times. He joined Capital SC’s staff in 2009, receiving the Club’s “Impact Award” in 2013, and also serves as a head coach in Vermont’s Olympic Development Program. Before arriving in Vermont, Don played youth soccer in Ohio for AC Puma and Internationals Soccer Club before moving into the collegiate ranks to star at the DIII Top-20 program Hiram College (after a short stint at national powerhouse University of Akron) 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 Master’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from Akron, and has earned his National “D” License from the USSF, an NSCAA National Diploma and an NSCAA Level 1 Goalkeeping Diploma. Don works full-time as an engineer for the VT Agency of Natural Resources and lives in Waterbury with his wife (and fellow Capital SC Senior Staff) Stephanie.
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. John is coaching the U10 Youth Academy and the 2006 Boys team for the 2018/2019 season.
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. He has worked as a camp counselor at Lotus Lake Camp in Williamstown, VT for the past 11 years. Joe teaches Physical Education at Harwood Union High School and also serves as an assistant coach to the boys' varsity soccer team and is the head coach for the boys' JV soccer team. 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. He continues to be part of the Barre Organization as a board member and Secretary. During his time with Barre, Coach Moran started coaching boys soccer at Spaulding High School. He is currently the Boys Varsity coach and has been with the program for 18 years. During his time at Spaulding Rob has been named coach of the year for the Capital league twice and has secured the Capital league Championship. Coach Moran is back with Capital after taking a few years off after the birth of his Daughter Mollie. He continues on to his 4th year with the club. 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.
Dan Miller-Arsenault. Originally from Vermont, Dan played college soccer at Div. II Florida Southern College for a year before transferring to the University of Colorado. After majoring in English, he taught ESL for two years in the Rio Grande Valley of south Texas before moving back to Vermont. He has taught English at Montpelier High School for twenty years, and for his first nine years, worked as an assistant with the girls soccer program under George Cook.
Christy McShea Christy McShea grew up near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and moved to Vermont in 2011 to attend Vermont Law School. She currently holds her Juris Doctor degree. 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
Cort Johnson - Cort is a long time pillar of the central vermont soccer community with over 20 years of coaching experience. He has coached all ages from kindergarten to high school. Cort holds USSA D and F licenses and has been through the Positive Coaching Seminar. He specializes in coaching the younger players, stressing the fundamentals of the game and fostering a lasting passion for the beautiful game. Cort grew up in NJ playing for Essex United and West Essex High School. Cort played his collegiate ball at Hobart College. He holds a BA from Hobart College and a JD from VLS. Cort is also a professional ski patroller and Nationally Certified EMT.
Sam Kessler - Bio coming soon
Camilo Estrada - Bio coming soon
Bill Laidlaw - Bill is a native of Brockville, Ontario, Laidlaw has worked with professional and amateur athletes of all ages and sports for the past 22 years. Prior to Capital Soccer, Bill served as strength and conditioning coach at Norwich University, St. Michael’s College and the University of Vermont. Currently, Bill coordinates the strength and conditioning programing for the Middlebury College women’s soccer team and he runs the “Solon Strength” program at Montpelier High School. A 1990 graduate of Mercyhurst University, Laidlaw was on the men’s soccer team roster for 1 season. As a highly decorated Canadian oarsman, he also competed on the Mercyhurst University varsity lightweight rowing team for 4 years. A husband and father of 3 children, Bill is a special educator at Montpelier High School. He also is an NSCA-certified strength and conditioning specialist and a certified USA Weightlifting club coach.