Chris Black Named Girls Director of Coaching

July 19, 2023

Ohio Elite Soccer Academy Appoints Chris Black as Girls Director of Coaching

Ohio Elite Soccer Academy (OESA), a leading youth soccer organization committed to
excellence in player development, is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Black as its
new Girls Director of Coaching. With his extensive experience and proven track record in player
development, Black is set to lead OESA in its mission to cultivate talented young athletes and
promote the growth of soccer in the region.

Chris Black brings over 15 years of coaching expertise and a deep passion for the game to his
new role at Ohio Elite Soccer Academy. He has successfully mentored and developed young
players at both the grassroots, college and professional levels, earning a reputation for his
ability to nurture talent and inspire success. Black's holistic approach to coaching aligns
perfectly with OESA's commitment to providing a well-rounded soccer experience that focuses
on technical skills, tactical understanding, and character development.

As the Girls Director of Coaching, Chris Black will oversee the ECNL Program and all aspects of
player development and coaching methodology at Ohio Elite Soccer Academy. Black has a
USSF B License, USC Premier Diploma and Coaches Director Diploma. He worked for Kings
Hammer Academy for the last nine years, most recently as its Academy Director/ECNL Director.
He has extensive experience at both the club and college level. As a player, Black was a 4-year
starter at University of Findlay.

“I am honored to join Ohio Elite Soccer Academy as the Director of Coaching,” said Chris Black.
“I want to thank Tim and Doug for this opportunity and look forward to helping continue the great
tradition and success that Ohio Elite Soccer Academy has had over the years.”

“We are delighted to welcome Chris to Ohio Elite Soccer Academy. His wealth of experience,
technical knowledge, and dedication to player development make him the perfect fit for our
organization. With Chris leading our players, we are confident that we will continue to provide
the highest quality of soccer education and positively shape the lives of our young athletes,” said OESA CEO, Tim Lesiak.

“Chris is a great addition to our leadership team. I have great respect for his coaching and him
as a competitor. It will be great to work closely with him to make our girls program even
stronger. OESA players and staff will benefit from his experience and approach to player
development,” said OESA Director of Coaching Development, Doug Bracken.

Black replaces longtime Girls Director of Coaching, Doug Bracken who will be moving into the
newly created role of Director of Coaching Development for the club.

About Ohio Elite Soccer Academy:

Ohio Elite Soccer Academy (OESA) is a premier youth soccer organization based in Ohio. With
a focus on player development and character building, OESA aims to provide young athletes
with a comprehensive soccer education that fosters both technical and personal growth. The
academy offers elite training programs, competitive league opportunities, and exposure to top-
level competition to help players reach their full potential.

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