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DSC Coaching Staff

Name: Brad Johnson - Director of Coaching
Contact Information: bjohnson@dbq.edu

Licenses/Certifications held: USSF B, USSF Goalkeeper, USSF Special Topics

Coaching Experience:

University of Dubuque Men’s Head Coach

        Dubuque Hempstead High School Men’s Head Coach

Playing Experience: Loras College (1999-2004)

Favorite Soccer Player: Steven Gerrard

Favorite Soccer Team: Liverpool

Name: Viktor Bergstrand - Technical Director- Youth Academy

Licenses/Certifications: USSF National D, NSCAA Goalkeeping Level I, II, III

Coaching Experience:

Associate Head Men’s Soccer Coach/ Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach, University of Dubuque

Dubuque Soccer Club (7 years)

Playing Experience:

Embry-Riddle University, 4-year starting Goalkeeper, All-American, All-Region, All-Conference

Swedish National Team – U15, U16, U17

Malmo FF

Favorite Soccer Player: Zlatan Ibrahimović

Favorite Soccer Team: Malmo FF

Name: Jason Berna

Licenses/Certifications held: USSF A, USSF Goalkeeper, USSF Special Topics

Coaching Experience:

University of Dubuque Women’s Head Coach (2001-present)

University of Dubuque Men’s Head Coach (2001-2008)

Iowa ODP Coach

DSC Team Coach (18+ years)

Playing Experience:

        Loras College (1996-2000)

        Des Moines Menace (1999)

        Dubuque Soccer Club (8 years)

        Iowa ODP (2 years)

Favorite Soccer Player: Wayne Rooney

Favorite Soccer Team: Manchester United

Name: Tyler Cuchra

Licenses/Certifications held: N/A

Coaching Experience: Dubuque Soccer Club (4 Years)

Playing Experience: Played at the University of Dubuque

Favorite Soccer Player: Sergio Ramos

Favorite Soccer Team: Real Madrid

Name: Randy Fish

Licenses/Certifications held: USSF E

Coaching Experience:

        Dubuque Soccer Club (6 years)

Playing Experience:

Dubuque Soccer club(8 years)

Dubuque Hempstead (4 years)

Favorite Soccer Player: Michael Bradley

Favorite Soccer Team: U.S. Men’s National Team

Name: Ryan Gingrich

Licenses/Certifications held: Iowa Soccer Association

Coaching Experience:
Dubuque Soccer Club (3 years)

Playing Experience:

Linn Mar High School

        Cedar River Soccer Association

        Eastern Iowa United

        ODP

        University of Dubuque

Favorite Soccer Player: Steven Gerrard

Favorite Soccer Team: Liverpool

Name: William Hirsch

Licenses/Certifications held: USSF E & Iowa High School Coaching Certificate

Coaching Experience:

        Iowa Soccer Club & Alliance Soccer Club

University of Dubuque Assistant Men’s Coach

        Dubuque Soccer Club

        Iowa City West High School

Playing Experience:

        Iowa City West High School

        Iowa Soccer Club

        Des Moines Menace

        Eastern Iowa United

        Truman State University

        University of Dubuque

Favorite Soccer Player: Charlie Bales

Favorite Soccer Team: Cedar Rapids Rampage



Name: Matthew L. Kepple, M.S.

Licenses/Certifications held:

U.S. Soccer Association – E License

        Iowa High School Coaching Endorsement

        Pennsylvania & Iowa, Master Teaching License

        Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree in Education

        Masters of Science Degree in Curriculum & Instruction

Coaching Experience:

        Dubuque Soccer Club from 2015 – Present

        Northeast High School, Head Girls Varsity Coach 2011-2015

        St. Vincent College, Assistant Men’s Varsity Coach 2005-2008

        Bethany College Soccer Camps, Head Coaching Staff 2005-2015

Playing Experience:

PDL/USL, Pittsburgh Riverhounds U23, 1999-2001

Bethany College, W.V. 1995-1999, Division III (’95-’99 Conference, ’96 Regional, ’94 National Champions)

Penns Forest Rowdies 1992-1996, PA West Amateur Division (’93 Regional Cup, ’95 State Cup Finalist)

Keystone State Games, Allegheny U16/U18 Teams 1992-1994 (Silver/Gold Medals)

Favorite Soccer Player: Andres Iniesta, F.C. Barcelona

Favorite Soccer Team: Bayern Munich

Name: Maddy McDonald

Licenses/Certifications held: USSF D

Coaching Experience:

Dubuque Senior High School (2 Years)

        Western Dubuque High School (3 Years)

        Dubuque Soccer Club (2 Years)

Playing Experience: Played Throughout College

Favorite Soccer Player: Lionel Messi

Favorite Soccer Team: Chicago Fire



Name: Nick McDonald

Licenses/Certifications held: USSF D

Coaching Experience: Dubuque Soccer Club (5 Years)

Playing Experience: Played Throughout College

Favorite Soccer Player: Zlatan Ibrahimović

Favorite Soccer Team: Chicago Fire


Name: Sam McKee

Licenses/Certifications held: USSF D

Coaching Experience:

Graduate Assistant- University of Dubuque Men’s Soccer

        Dubuque Soccer Club (4 years)

Playing Experience: University of Dubuque (4 years)

Favorite Soccer Player: Thomas Müller

Favorite Soccer Team: West Ham United

Name: Josh Nagle

Licenses/Certifications held: USSF D

Coaching Experience:

University of Dubuque Women’s Lacrosse Assistant

        U14 Girls Dubuque Soccer Club

        U12 Girls Dubuque Soccer Club (3 years)

Playing Experience: Played in High School

Favorite Soccer Player: Ronaldinho

Favorite Soccer Team: U.S. Men’s National Team


Name: Emily Ryan

Licenses/Certifications held: USSF E

Coaching Experience:

Dubuque Soccer Club

        Platteville Soccer Club

        UW-Platteville Women’s Assistant Coach

Playing Experience:

        Dubuque Soccer Club

        Iowa ODP

        UW-Platteville

Favorite Soccer Player: N/A

Favorite Soccer Team: N/A



Name: Josh Saul

Licenses/Certifications held: USSF E

Coaching Experience:

            High School (2 years)

            Dubuque Soccer Club (4 years)

Playing Experience:

            Dubuque Soccer Club (1990-1997)

            Dubuque Senior High School

            Mount St. Claire College (1 year)

            Clarke College (3 years)

Favorite Soccer Player: N/A

Favorite Soccer Team: N/A


Name: Ed Tackney
Licenses/Certifications held: USSF E
Coaching Experience:
Dubuque Soccer Club (4 years)
DSC Developmental (5 years)
Playing Experience:
Embry-Riddle University 1991 - 1994
Favorite Soccer Player: Edson Arantes do Nascimento  "PELE"
Favorite Soccer Team: N/A