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Illinois FC Staff Coaches

Luis Ramirez, Interim Director of Coaching

(2019-Present)

NSCAA National License
USSF F License
FC BARCELONA Youth Academy Diploma
CDC Heads Up Concussion Certification
SafeSport Certified Coach

Coaching Experience:
FC Barcelona Youth Academy Florida
Teofilo Cubillas Academy Coach
Carrolton School High School Coach
FC Breakers Academy Coach

Playing Experience:
Atletico Junior Youth Academy
Atletico Junior B Team
Brooklyn Strikers ( Semi Profesional)

Favorite Teams:
Atletico Junior, River Plate, FC Barcelona

IFC TEAM Coach: U18 Girls (2003-2004)/U14 Boys (2007-2008)

Contact: doc@illinoisfc.com

Marion Banko

(2019-Present)

USSF Grassroots Coaching License
CDC Heads Up! Concussion Certification
SafeSport Certified Coach

Playing Experience:
Naperville Youth Soccer
Bolingbrook Soccer Club
Neuqua Valley HS
UIUC Campus Recreation

"The reason why I coach is I love soccer.  I've learned so much about myself and really grown into the person I am today through my years of playing and the coaches I've had along the way.  Coaching is my opportunity to give back and show the next generation how amazing this sport can be and what it can teach you.  Growing up watching the women's game become what it is today has been an inspiration to me.  I want to share that inspiration and passion, and show these girls that we can do it all."

Favorite Teams:
USWNT, Orlando Pride, Utah Royals, France WNT, Green Bay Packers, Arsenal FC

IFC TEAM Coach: U14 Girls (2007-2008)

Contact: marion.l.banko@gmail.com

Sid Majumdar

(2015-Present)

USSF "D" License
CDC Heads Up! Concussion Certification
SafeSport Certified Coach

Playing Experience:
Naperville Lightning
Lisle Stingers
Chicago Magic
Naperville Central High School

"The reason I coach is because I love both teaching and the game of soccer.  I've benefited from a wealth of excellent coaching as a player, and I want to share as much of that knowledge as I can as a coach."

Favorite Teams:
Chicago Bears, Blackhawks, Bulls, Fire, and White Sox

IFC TEAM Coach: U14 Boys (2007-2008)

Contact: sid.majumdar@gmail.com

Richard Osmund

(2018- Present)

USSF F License
CDC Heads Up! Certification
SafeSport Certified Coach

Playing Experience:
Chicago Magic
Kickers SC
Illinois Math & Science Academy HS

"For me, the best part about coaching is staying involved with the game that I love, and that has given so much to me. I have had some amazing coaches throughout my playing career, whom I have learned a tremendous amount from, both as a soccer player and a person. I want to be able to give back some of what I have learned and share my passion for soccer with as many people as I can. Seeing the players have the same incredible experiences I did when I was their age is an amazing thing for me."

Favorite Teams:
Chicago Fire, Arsenal FC, US Senior National Teams

IFC TEAM Coach: U12 Boys (2009-2010)/U16 Boys (2005-2006)

Contact: (815) 228-6087; richardosmund@gmail.com

Kelly Hohl

(2018-Present)

USSF Grassroots Coaching License
CDC Heads Up! Concussion Certification
SafeSport Certified Coach

Playing Experience:
San Antonio Soccer Association (San Antonio, TX)
Trinity University club and Intramurals (San Antonio, TX)
Middletown High School (Middletown, MD)

"The reason why I coach is to teach and learn from an amazing group of players and coaches. I had many outstanding coaches throughout my years of playing soccer and I want to be a great role model for these players. Teaching new moves, working through training exercises, and demonstrating enthusiasm and teamwork are elements of the game that I am eager to share with developing players."

Favorite Teams:
USWNT, Real Madrid

IFC TEAM Coach: U8/9 Boys/Girls (2012-2013)

Contact: kmhohl12@gmail.com

Teddy Dondaville

(2020)

Credentials & Experience:

Coaching youth club soccer since 2013
US Soccer National E Coaching License 
CDC Heads Up
Safe SportCrown City United
La Salle High School
 
"I've played (and even refereed) the game for many years. As a coach, I've had the opportunity to guide players not only in their development as better soccer players, but also as better members of their family, friend groups, and the wider community. Watching that growth from the sideline is very gratifying for me and the reason why I love coaching the most beautiful game." 
 
Favorite Teams:

U.S. Women's and Men's National Teams

IFC TEAM Coach: U12 Girls (2009-2010)

Contact: 626-232-6736 and twdondanville@gmail.com 

 

Libak Abou

(2019-Present)

Credentials:

Brazilian soccer Strategy Diploma
CDC Heads Up!
Concussion Certification
 

Playing Experience:

Benin Football National Team U-12, U-13, U-14, U-15 (2002 - 2006)
Cuban Footsal National Team (2010 - 2013) 
CEFIELD soccer- Brazil (Amateur, 2015-2017)
 
Favorite Teams:
Real Madrid F.C; Boca Juniors; Flamengo 
 
"Coaching is taking players where they can't take themselves." 
 

IFC Team Coach: U10 (2011) Boys/U14 Boys (2009-2010)

Contact: libak9@gmail.com.

Dyana Stams

Dyana Stams (2020)

Credentials and Experience:

Coaching Youth Club Soccer since 2003

Pumas Club Girls U-12

USSF Grassroots Coaching License

CDC Heads Up! Concussion Certificate

SafeSport Certified Coach

Jackson High School

Washington State

Juventus FC

 

“Soccer has always been one of my passions in life.  As a child my family would travel to Mexico often, my favorite memory was finding other friends to play soccer in the streets with, some had shoes and some did not but we would still play anyway.  The passion those children showed me still inspires me today to be a better player, coach, and human being.  If I can make just make a small an impact as a coach and or see growth in a player, I am winning.”

 

Favorite Teams:

USWNT

 

IFC Team Coach: U10 Girls (2011)

Contact: dyanastams@gmail.com

 

Jorge Lujano

IFC Team Coach: U10 Boys (2011)/U16 Boys (2005-2006)

Contact: lujano.jorge22@gmail.com

Michael Wingo

IFC Team Coach: U16 Girls (2005-2006)

Contact: mikewingo@msn.com

Gabriele La Nave

IFC Team Coach: U18 Boys (2003-2004)

Contact: gab.lanave@gmail.com 

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