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Taylor Thames, Assistant Director
Taylor Thames, who has a combined seven years of Div. I soccer experience as a player and coach, has been named assistant coach for Stony Brook men's soccer. Thames arrives at Stony Brook after three seasons as an assistant coach at Mount St. Mary's in Emmitsburg, Md.
Thames also has head coaching experience at the youth level, serving as head coach of the Maryland State Youth Soccer Association Under-17 team, where he recruited high level players through club contacts, planned and executed training sessions and oversaw travel training and game management. Prior to last season, he was the MSYSA Assistant Director of goalkeeping.
For the last two years, Thames also has been the director of goalkeeping and the Under-15 team head coach for F.C. Frederick, where he composed team goals, was responsible for team management and training and worked with all male and female goalkeepers within the program.
Thames was a four-year letter winner at Delaware from 2005-08, Taylor also has his USSF National C License and his NSCAA Goalkeeping Diploma. He also is a FIFA Referee Grade 8.
Steve Shurman has been the Head Men’s Soccer Coach at St. Vincent Pallotti for nearly twenty years. He has developed many young players who have continued to play at the collegiate level. Steve coached with the MSYSA U16 Olympic Development Team in 2013 and won the Region 1 Championship Tournament. He has also coached and directed many well-known soccer camps on the East Coast. A former standout player at Salisbury University, Steve holds a National “Advanced” Coaching license from the NSCAA.
Glenn Cadenhead has been developing talent in Maryland for over 20 years. He is highly regarded as one of the top coaches in developing talent in players at the younger ages. Many of the players he has worked with have gone on to play in collegiate and professional soccer here in the United States. Glenn has played at the professional level with the Maryland Bays and has been an assistant coach at DeMatha Catholic High School and his alma mater at Catwaba University.
A Maryland native, Glenn has worked with the Maryland ODP program as a coach in both the project 100 program and with the team ODP program. Glenn’s experience in the game and expertise is in developing players in the early ages to not only learn the game, but to also enjoy the game as well. Glenn has a USSF coaching license and has been coaching competitive travel teams in many clubs in the Maryland, DC and Virginia areas.
Mike Radcliffe is in his seventh season as the Assistant Coach at Stevenson University and is also the Director of Goalkeeping for Pipeline Soccer Club in Baltimore. He also currently serves as the Assistant Director of Goalkeeping for the Boys' Soccer Maryland Olympic Development Program. He holds a NSCAA Level 2 Goalkeeping license. Mke was a standout player at both Perry Hall High School and McDaniel College.
Cliff Walcott has an extensive coaching background here in Maryland, working with MSYSA, high school boys and girls along with club soccer. A native Guyana, South America, Cliff learned the fundamentals of the game and developed a passion for the sport. Cliff came to the US for college and continued playing in the Amateur leagues around Maryland and DC.
Cliff has served as Youth Advisor, Board Member and was an assistant with the MD ODP ’85 boys, and has been a staff coach with the Maryland Player Development Program Cliff graduated from Howard University, has a USSF “C” Licesnse, USSF “Youth” License, NSCAA National Diploma and the KNVB/Dutch Way Certificate. His experience in the game has touched the lives of many players in the Baltimore/Washington DC region.
Kate Seagroves is the Head Women’s Soccer Coach at Howard Community College and has an extensive and stellar soccer career. Seagroves went to North Carolina Wesleyan where she earned her undergraduate B.S. degree in Education. On the field she was a four year starter and two year captain for the Battling Bishops. After coaching at her alma mater for a year she went on to Middle Tennessee State University where she earned her graduate degree in Physical Education Health & Recreation while coaching the Blue Raiders in their first two seasons.
Since her arrival on the Howard Community College campus in the fall of 1999 she has elevated women’s soccer in the region and national level. While at the helm of the Dragon Women’s Soccer Program, Coach Seagroves was named NJCAA and NSCAA coach of the year twice (2003, 2010). She has led the Dragon’s to four NJCAA National tournaments (2003, 2007, 2010, and 2013) finishing third in the nation each time.
Athena has a wealth of soccer experience as both a player and a coach. Her experience in coaching with the MSYSA ODP girls program has provided her the opportunity to develop and teach the top female players in Maryland. Athena has been recently named as the “National Assistant Coach of the Year” for Junior Colleges for her recent work as the Women’s Assistant Coach at Howard Community College in Columbia, Maryland. She is also very involved in training players and teams with different clubs in Maryland.