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Anchorage Youth Soccer Club

AYSC Coaches

Jo Reid - [email protected]
Technical Director, 2012 Girls Coach

Jo Reid was born in Jefferson City, Missouri and moved to Anchorage in middle school. She played soccer at AYSC and East High School before going to college. Jo played 4 years at Creighton University (Division I) in Omaha, NE. After College she returned to Anchorage and started coaching at the Club, High School, and ODP levels. Jo holds a USSF C License, a NSCAA (USC) National Diploma, and a NSCAA (USC) Regional Goal Keeping License. Jo enjoys playing FootGolf and traveling in her free time.

Jeremy Johnson [email protected]
Director of Coaching, 04/05 Girls Coach, 2009/10 Boys Coach, 12/13 Boys Coach

Jeremy Johnson is from Palmer, AK and grew up playing soccer in AK for Mat Valley Soccer Club, CISC, TAFF, AFC, Montana State University, and Spokane Community College. Jeremy holds a USSF C License, DOC Diploma, and a USC Advanced National Diploma. Jeremy enjoys playing FootGolf and attending concerts in his free time.

Will Lucero - [email protected]
Asst. Director of Coaching, 05 Boys Coach, 04/05 Girls Coach, & 07/08 Girls Coach

Will Lucero was born in Mexico City, Mexico and was raised in Anchorage, Alaska. Will played soccer competitively in Alaska and has coached for over 11 years. Will holds his USSF C License and he received the Futsal Coach of the Year & Competitive Boys Coach of the Year from AYS. Will enjoys Fishing, barbequing with friends and family, hiking, and reading sports psychology books in his free time.

Joel Castro - [email protected]
Recreational Director, Far North Director, Office Staff & Coach

Joel Castro was born in Bethesda, Maryland but spent his childhood in Southern California before moving to Idaho where he completed high school. Joel has coached youth football and basketball as well as soccer for over 15 years. He relocated to Alaska in 2020 with his family and has been a part of the Anchorage soccer community in many roles. Joel is coaching at the Club, High School, and ODP levels and holds a USSF "D" License. Joel enjoys watching hockey and soccer in his free time when not exploring the amazing outdoors here in Alaska.

Ryan Wagner - [email protected]
08 Boys Coach & 2011 Boys Coach

Ryan Wagner was born in Portland, OR and grew up playing soccer competitively in OR and went on to play in college at Western Baptist College in Salem, OR. Ryan holds a USSF D License and a NSCAA(USC) Level 6 Diploma. Ryan enjoys getting outdoors, especially hunting and fishing in Alaska in his free time.

Felipe Abreu - [email protected]
08 Boys Coach, 2011 Boys Coach, & 09 Boys Coach

Felipe Abreu was born in São Paulo, Brazil. Felipe played 11 years of youth soccer for EC Pinheiros-SP, High School soccer and futsal, and one year of college for FMU. Felipe has coached a variety of ages and levels including High School, Club, and ODP in Alaska. Felipe holds a USSF D license, NSCAA GK I, and Junior VI. Felipe is an outdoor explorer/enthusiast when he’s not on the soccer pitch.


Matthew Johnson - [email protected]
14/15 Boys Coach

Matthew was born and raised in Anchorage, AK. He began his soccer career at East Anchorage High School. He played varsity for 3 years and also played at Cook Inlet Soccer Club and ODP for 1 year. He currently works at Providence Alaska Medical Center as a Patient Care Technician and currently holds a grassroots coaching license, He will be working towards his USSF D license.

Dan Riedman - [email protected]
2009 Girls Coach & 2011 Girls Coach
Dan has coached in AYSC's Competitive Program for over 6 years and holds a USSF C License.

Jose Luis Bodan - [email protected]
2005 Boys Coach & 2014/15 Girls Coach

Jose Luis Bodan was born in Granada Nicaragua and moved to Alaska in 1999. Jose Luis came from a soccer family and grew up playing soccer in a variety of environments. He played 2nd division soccer in Nicaragua until he moved to Alaska. Jose Luis has a USSF E license and he likes to travel and explore new adventures when he’s not coaching or playing soccer.

Oscar Menendez - [email protected]
05 Boys Coach 

Oscar has coached in AYSC's Competitive Program for over 8 years and holds a USSF D License.

Prentiss Pemberton - [email protected]
2010 Girls Coach

Prentiss Pemberton was born in Atlanta, GA, and grew up playing soccer competitively in GA and played through college. Prentiss has coached a variety of levels after College. Prentiss is working on his USSF Grassroots Coaching License and when he’s not coaching Prentiss likes to fish in the backcountry.

Kayla Walton - [email protected]
Goal Keeper Coach 

Kayla Walton was born in Denver, CO, and grew up playing soccer in Juneau, AK for Juneau Soccer Club and Juneau Douglas High School before going to college. She played goalie at Texas Wesleyan University where she received her B.S. of Science in Exercise Science and a minor in Coaching. Kayla has coached at the Club and High School levels and she currently holds a USSF “F” License. Kayla enjoys any and all outdoor activities in her free time.

Sandi Scott - [email protected]
2014/2015 Girls Coach

grew up all over as her parents were in the military and she settled in East Tennessee in middle school. She started playing soccer when she was 5 years old and played all 4 years in high school, Once she became a teacher she started coaching a middle school team and did so for 6 years before moving to Alaska. She moved to Alaska in 2017 and started coaching at East High School in 2022. Sandi holds a grassroots coaching license and will pursue a USSF D license as she continues teaching and coaching at East High School.

Sean Schubert [email protected]
2007 Girls Coach

Sean was born and raised in Indiana but escaped to Alaska after completing college.  He started playing soccer when he was 5 and has been playing the beautiful game ever since.  He started playing competitively at the club level when he was 10, which allowed him to travel both nationally and internationally for tournaments.  Sean played varsity soccer in both high school and college before moving to Alaska.  He started coaching club soccer when he was 16 and has since coached youth club, college JV, high school JV, and adults.  Sean holds a USSF F License. When he's not playing, coaching, or watching soccer, Sean enjoys writing, having published 6 books so far.  

Blake Kron[email protected]
2014 Boys Coach

Blake is a lifelong Alaskan and was born in Anchorage, Alaska. He played competitive soccer with Cook Inlet Soccer Club and Service High School.  After high school, he moved to Arizona for college and returned back to Alaska in 2007 after earning his degree. He currently works for World Wide Technology and in his spare time enjoys time with family and kids. He is currently working towards his USSF Grassroots coaching license. 

Justin Gray - [email protected]
2015/16 Boys Coach & 2009 Girls Coach

Justin was born in Maryland but spent the better part of his childhood in Las Vegas, NV where he played both club and high school soccer. After graduating he followed after family and joined the Air Force, where he has served for over 19 years. He has coached adult soccer teams at 4 of the 5 bases he has been stationed at and most recently coached his daughter’s youth team in Colorado Springs, CO. Justin moved to Alaska in 2021 and has a USSF Grassroots License, USC Goalkeeping Level I Diploma, USC Pre-National Diploma.

Alex Menendez[email protected] 
2014 Boys Coach
Alex has coached in AYSC's Competitive Program for over 8 years and holds a USSF D License.

Adolf Zeman [email protected]
2012/13 Girls Coach

Adolf was born and raised in Anchorage and graduated from East High School.  Growing up in Anchorage Adolf played competitive soccer for AYSC and continues to play recreationally as an adult.  Adolf started coaching for Boys & Girls Club Alaska in 2015 and moved over to coaching at AYSC in February 2022.  Adolf is working on his USSF Grassroots Coaching License. When not coaching soccer, Adolf enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time with friends and family at their small cabin on Horseshoe Lake.

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1225 E. Int'l Airport Rd. Ste 105 
Anchorage, Alaska 99518

Phone: 907-561-4625
Email: [email protected]

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