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Ohio Elite Welcomes Collin Bruggeman!!

By The Ohio Elite Staff, 08/17/21, 9:15AM EDT


Welcome Collin to the Full-Time Ohio Elite Staff! His primary responsibility will be with the Girls Junior ECNL Program as a coach and he will manage and assist with the ECNL RL, Pre-ECNL and Academy Girls teams in the Ohio Elite Junior program (U11-U14). Collin is a Cincinnati native that brings a strong background in the sport and he will add to the positive energy of our Club.

"Collin brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our program. We are excited about the passion and leadership that he brings to the club. He represents exactly what we are looking for from our professional staff." - Tim Lesiak, Executive Director


- Cincinnati Elite FC Director (2020-2021)
- KHA Girls Staff Coach (2019-2020)
- KHA Asst. DOC Girls Academy (2015-2019)
- St. Xavier HS Technical Director (2018-2020)
- St. Xavier HS Asst. Varsity Coach (2015-18)
- CU Southeast DOC (2013-2015)
- CU Southeast Asst. DOC (2011-2012)
- Covington Catholic Varsity Asst. (2011-2012)
- SCSA DOC (2009-2010)
- Staff GK Trainer at Greg Deutsch's GK Camp (2010 - Present)
- USSF National "D" License


We are also excited to welcome the following staff coaches for the 2021-22 season!

Nate Baer
2007 & 2005 Boys ECNL
Head Coach

- Current Mason HS Varsity Head Coach
- Coached 8 Seasons at Ottawa Hills HS in Toledo; Record: 112-34-6
- Played College Soccer at Owens Community College and Lake Erie College
- USSF National "D" License

Michael Williams
2007-2003 Boys ECNL
Staff Coach

- Current Mason HS Varsity Assistant Coach
- Former Assistant Coach at Ottawa Hills HS in Toledo
- 15 years experience coaching high school soccer
- Played professionally for FC Wil in Switzerland, Cocoa Expos, Indiana Blast and Carolina Dynamo

Caroline Florea
2016-2014 Boys Academy
Head Coach

- Former Coach at Impact GFC in Cincinnati 
- Won a State Championship with Loveland High School in 2017
- Former Player - Cincinnati United Premier (CUP)

Kristen Burkey
2004-2003 Girls ECNL & ECNL RL
Asst. Coach

- 10 years experience coaching youth soccer including staff positions at Thunder United & Impact GFC
- Former 4 year Starter at the University of Mount Union
- Masters Degree in Exercise Physiology in 2000
- USSF National "D" License

Morgan Bullock
2010 Girls Academy
Head Coach

- Current Deer Park HS Varsity Coach. Previously coached HS Soccer at Princeton HS & Roger Bacon
- Played College Soccer at California University of PA and La Roche University
- Former Ohio Elite Soccer Academy Player

Corynne Swift
2007-2003 Girls ECNL & ECNL RL
Staff Coach


- Former Graduate Assistant Coach at Walsh University
- Played College Soccer at Walsh University and High School Soccer at Loveland High School
- Former Ohio Elite Soccer Academy Player