Board of Directors


As of April 13, 2022, US Club Soccer’s Board of Directors consists of:

  • Chairperson
  • Regional Board Directors – East (2)
  • Regional Board Directors – Midwest (2)
  • Regional Board Directors – South (2)
  • Regional Board Directors – West (2)
  • At-Large Director (1)

Regional Board Directors are elected by a popular vote of competitive member clubs in good standing in each region. Each member club has one vote for each Board of Directors seat vacancy in its region. At-Large Directors are appointed by the US Club Soccer Board of Directors.

A recap of the 2022 Regional Board Director elections is available here. Stay tuned for an announcement of At-Large Director appointments. 

CHAIRPERSON: GARY BUETE

  • Chairperson & Executive Committee member of US Club Soccer’s Board of Directors
  • CEO of North Carolina FC Youth (formerly Capital Area Soccer League)
  • Former Executive Director of Baton Rouge Soccer Club
  • Former volunteer assistant goalkeeper coach for two seasons at LSU
  • Eighteen years experience coaching boys and girls club teams at the top level in Alabama and Louisiana
  • U.S. Soccer National ‘A’ License

REGIONAL BOARD DIRECTOR – EAST: JASON DEWHURST

  • Director of Coaching for FC Stars of Massachusetts over the past 15 years
  • English FA Coaching Certificate
  • Board member of the Elite Clubs National League
  • U.S. Soccer National ‘A’ License

REGIONAL BOARD DIRECTOR – EAST: KEVIN JAMES

  • Executive Director and Technical Director of Vienna Youth Soccer
  • Former Technical Director and Academy Director of Culpeper SC
  • More than 10 years of experience coaching at club, academy and high school levels
  • U.S. Soccer ‘A’ Youth License

REGIONAL BOARD DIRECTOR – MIDWEST: TIM LESIAK

  • Treasurer & Executive Committee member of US Club Soccer’s BOD
  • Executive Director of Coaching for the Ohio Elite Soccer Academy
  • Head coach of the U-16 Ohio Elite SA girls’ team that captured the 2002 National Cup I championship
  • Before starting Ohio Elite SA, he spent eight years as the Director of Coaching for the Cardinal Soccer Club
  • All-Mid East Region twice at University of Cincinnati
  • Played professionally with the Cincinnati Cheetahs in the USISL
  • US Club Soccer BOD member since 2005
  • U.S. Soccer National ‘A’ License

REGIONAL BOARD DIRECTOR – MIDWEST: MIKE SWEENEY

  • President and Director of Cleveland Whitecaps SC, founding the club in 1996
  • Professional playing career from 1979-1994
  • Has over 100 caps for the Canadian National Team, including appearances in the 1984 Olympics and 1986 World Cup Finals

REGIONAL BOARD DIRECTOR – SOUTH: HUE MENZIES

  • More than 30 years of coaching experience
  • Executive Director of Florida Kraze Krush
  • Technical Director of the Jamaica WNT and a member of the CONCACAF Study group
  • One of the founders of the Lonestar Soccer Association (Texas)
  • Former Director of Coaching for the Warrior Soccer Association (Texas)

REGIONAL BOARD DIRECTOR – SOUTH: MO GONDA

  • Director of Elite Programs and Girls ECNL Director at United Futbol Academy
  • Has 30 years of experience coaching at youth and collegiate levels
  • Mentor in the SheChampions Coaching Mentorship Program
  • U.S. Soccer National ‘A’ License

REGIONAL BOARD DIRECTOR – WEST: EDDIE HENDERSON

  • Vice Chairperson & Executive Committee member of US Club Soccer’s BOD
  • Technical Director of ISC Gunners FC
  • Scout for U.S. Soccer Federation and staff coach for id2 Program
  • Twenty years of coaching experience, including Puget Sound Premier League Technical Director, Heat FC Technical Director, ECNL scout, Neusport FC Director of Coaching, Nevada State Director of Coaching and Kansas State Director of Coaching
  • Professional playing experience in the NPSL, APSL and MSL from 1988-99
  • Appeared on the 17-U, 18-U and 20-U U.S. Soccer youth national teams, including the 1987 20-U World Cup
  • Played collegiately for the University of Washington
  • U.S. Soccer National ‘A’ License

REGIONAL BOARD DIRECTOR – WEST: BENJAMIN ZIEMER

  • President, NorCal Premier Soccer
  • Over 25 years of experience as a DOC, Technical Director, Assistant Director, Age Group Technical Director, and Director of Education with soccer clubs
  • Former scout / coach with U.S. Soccer’s Youth National Teams and US Club Soccer’s id2 program
  • Traveled abroad to over 70 amateur and professional soccer clubs
  • U.S. Soccer ‘A’ – Senior License

AT-LARGE DIRECTOR: COLETTE MONTGOMERY

  • Secretary & Executive Committee member of US Club Soccer’s BOD
  • Manager of Soccer and Head Men’s and Women’s Coach at North Central University
  • Has more than 20 years of experience coaching and managing soccer organizations
  • A native of England, Montgomery played and studied at the National Women’s Football Academy before coming to the United States in 2003.
  • Has obtained 10 certifications and diplomas with the United Soccer Coaches
  • Licensed U.S. Soccer Grassroots Coach Educator