Board of Directors


As of Sep 11, 2021, US Club Soccer’s 10-member 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 Directors (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.

2021 BOD Elections
Members of the US Club Soccer Board of Directors at a board meeting in Feb. 2019.

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 Federation National ‘A’ License
 

REGIONAL BOARD DIRECTOR – EAST: SHANNON CIROVSKI

  • Executive Committee member of US Club Soccer’s Board of Directors
  • Former USWNT midfielder, who earned 51 caps from 1987-91
  • 1991 FIFA Women’s World Cup champion; assisted on both goals in the 2-1 final
  • Inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 2002
  • Head coach of University of Maryland women’s soccer program for five years
  • Played collegiate soccer for the University of North Carolina from 1986-89; inducted into UNC’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2003
  • Head coach of the George Washington University women’s soccer team from 1992-97
  • Head coach of the USWNT U-18 team in 1998

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 Federation National ‘A’ License

REGIONAL BOARD DIRECTOR – MIDWEST: TIM LESIAK

  • Secretary & 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, Lesiak 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 Federation 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
  • FIFA-licensed coach

REGIONAL BOARD DIRECTOR – SOUTH: KC CRABB

  • Lonestar Local League Division, Director of Coaching
  • More than 30 years of club coaching experience at Sting SC, D’Feeters SC, Dallas Texans SC and Lonestar SC
  • Ten years of collegiate coaching experience at Richland College, University of Illinois and Purdue University
  • USSF National ‘A Youth’ License 2017, USSF National ‘A’ License 2000, USSF ‘Instructor’s License’ 2017, and USSF ‘National Youth’ License 2009

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 – 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 Federation 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
  • Elected to US Club Soccer’s BOD in 2021

    AT-LARGE DIRECTOR: COLETTE MONTGOMERY

    • Director of Coaching for Edina Soccer Club and Edina Soccer Association (Minnesota)
    • Has 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 (formerly NSCAA)
    • Licensed U.S. Soccer Grassroots Instructor