STAFF & BOARD MEMBERS

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NAT BAAKO

Staff, Board Treasurer

Born and raised in Ghana, Nat is currently a youth soccer coach with Beadling Soccer Club and staff member for the Beadling 1898 Skill Development Program. He is also a former Coach for the PA West Olympic Development Program. Nat was a four year starter and All American selection for the College of William and Mary and is a current holder of the National C coaching license.

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AFRIM LATIFI

Staff, Board Member 

Afrim is currently a youth soccer coach with the Pittsburgh Riverhounds. Previously, he was a a former collegiate coach at Clarion University, Bethany College, and Gannon University and the assistant coach for the Erie Admirals NPSL team. Afrim also coached at Villa Maria High School and led the team to a PA State Championship. Afrim played soccer at Cathedral Prep High School and continued at the collegiate level at Gannon University in Erie, PA, where he was named All-American his senior year.  

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ROB VAN RHEENEN

Founder, Board President

Rob was born in Zeist, The Netherlands and is currently the Boys' Varsity Head Coach at Ambridge Area School District. He is also a coach for Arsenal Football Club of Pittsburgh and the former Men's Head Soccer Coach & Assistant Women's Soccer Coach at Gannon University in Erie, PA. Rob has 40 years of coaching experience and holds the KNVB Dutch Soccer Association National Coaching License.

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ERVIN GOSTO

Staff, Board Member

Ervin is the co-founder of La Comarca Arsenal Athletic Club and was the former Director of the Beadling SC Futsal program and league. He is also a Youth Soccer Coach at Beadling Soccer Club and a Staff Coach for the Beadling 1898 Skill Development Program. Ervin played soccer at Shaler High School and went on to play at the collegiate level at California University of Pennyslvania, where he was also a staff member for the women's soccer team. He holds a National D coaching license.

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MONIEK VAN RHEENEN

Media Developer, Board Secretary

Moniek is a current Ph.D. candidate in linguistic anthropology at the University of Michigan. Growing up, she played soccer at the club level with the Erie Admirals in Erie, PA, and for the McDowell High School girls varsity soccer team. She has helped coach youth soccer at the elementary school level and is passionate about giving all kids a chance to get active and be part of a team.

WOUTER ARTZ

Staff, Team Member

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Wouter is currently the U 21 Coach for Cercle Brugge in Belgium. He played professionally for Feyenoord, Rotterdam, and Cercle Brugge. Wouter also represented the Netherlands Youth National Teams from U14 - U18. He is the holder of the UEFA B coaching license and is planning to conduct a number of clinics/ID camps in the Pittsburgh region during the summer of 2021.