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Celtic Coaching Staff

ANDY MCDERMOTT, Director of Soccer

Coaching Credentials:

  • USSF National 'A' License
  • United Soccer Coaches Director of Coaching Certificate
  • United Soccer Coaches Goalkeeper Coach Certificate
  • EXOS Sports Performance Coach Mentorship, Level One
  • NASM-CPT, Subject Matter Expert in Physical Conditioning
  • TRX Suspension Trainer Instructor Certification
  • USSF National 'A' License 

Coaching Experience:

  • Intentional Sports (Chicago, IL) – President and Founder
  • COPA Soccer Training Center (Walnut Creek, CA) – Creator and Director of Culture
  • USL East Bay (Concord, CA) – Sporting Director, Academy Director of professional club in development
  • Solano United / Solano Surf Soccer Club (Fairfield, CA) – Director of Coaching
  • Los Angeles United Futbol Academy (Los Angeles, CA) – Head Coach, U17 DA Team
  • Tudela Futbol Club (Hollywood, CA) – Staff Coach
  • GYSA (Gilbert, AZ) – Staff Coach
  • Charlotte Eagles Soccer Club (Charlotte, NC) – Camps, Clinics
  • Broad Ripple High School (Indianapolis, IN) – Head Coach, Boy’s Varsity
  • Northwestern University (Evanston, IL) – Assistant Coach, Men’s Soccer
  • Chicago Sockers (Arlington Heights, IL) – Staff Coach

Playing Experience

  • Chicago Pegasus
  • Chicago Sockers
  • Fremd High School
  • Northwestern University
  • Chicago Stingers
  • Sportclub Freiburg – Germany
  • Indiana Blast – USISL A-League
  • Charlotte Eagles – USISL A-League

Andy McDermott

Director of Soccer



Gordy Poluyanskis, Technical Director

Coaching Credentials:

USSF National 'B' License 

Coaching Experience

  • Staff Coach FCX
  • Director of Coaching Rockford Raptors
  • Head Coach Rockford Dactyls W-League
  • Staff Coach Rockford Raptors & Dactyls

Playing Experience

  • Rockford East HS
  • Triton College
  • Rockford Raptors PDL

Contact Gordy

Technical Director



John Miller, Director of Community Relations

Coaching Credentials:

  • USSF National 'D' License
  • United Soccer Coaches National Diploma

Coaching Experience:

  • House Director of Coaching Palatine Celtic
  • Palatine Celtic (15 Years)
  • Green White Soccer Club
  • Grove United Soccer Club

Playing Experience

  • Former Celtic Player
  • Fremd HS
  • ISU

John Miller

Director of Community Relations



Jen Jeschke, Youth Program Director / Celtic Cup Director

Coaching Credentials:

  • USSF National 'C' License
  • USSF National Youth License
  • NSCAA (now United Soccer Coaches) National Diploma 
  • BA Sports and Exercise Science 
  • Physical Education & Health Teaching Certification (K-12 Licensure in WI & IL) 

Coaching Experience:

  • Barrington Area Soccer Association Bridge Program Coach
  • Barrington Area Soccer Association Tots Program Coach
  • Staff Coach FCX
  • Camp Staff Carthage College
  • North Caroline University Soccer Camp

Playing Experience

  • Barrington High School
  • Carthage College
  • ODP State Team and Regional Pool
  • Exodus Soccer Club - 2 International European Tours Featuring Gothia Cup (Gothenburg, Sweden) and Dana Cup (Hjørring, Denmark)

Contact Jen

Youth Program Director




Steven Soltykiewicz, GoalKeeper Coach, Staff Coach

Coaching Credentials:

  • USSF National 'D' License
  • United Soccer Coaches Goalkeeper Level I Diploma
Coaching Experience:
  • Assistant Palatine Celtic Goalkeeper Coach
Playing Experience:
  • Former Celtic Player
  • Fremd High School
  • Bradley University 

Steven Soltykiewicz


Philip Suprise, Staff Coach

Coaching Credentials:

  • USSF National 'D' License
  • NSCAA (now United Soccer Coaches) Premier Diploma
  • U.S. Youth Futsal Level 4 & 3 Diplomas

Coaching Experience:

  • Croatian Eagles S.C. - Milwaukee, WI
  • Connecticut F.C. - Hartford, CT
  • Milwaukee School of Engineering - NCAA Div. III, Milwaukee, WI

Playing Experience

  • Quinnipiac University - NCAA Division I, Hamden, CT
  • MLS Supplemental Draftee - D.C. United
  • Charleston Battery - USL, Charleston, S.C.
  • Milwaukee Wave - MASL, Milwaukee, WI
  • U.S. Futsal National Team

Philip Suprise


Nick Walan, Staff Coach

Coaching Credentials:

  • USSF National 'C' License
  • La Liga LV 3
  • USC Director of Coaching Diploma

Coaching Experience:

  • Executive Director Fox Valley Kickers SC
  • Staff Coach FV Kickers SC
  • Staff Coach Sockers FC
  • Director of Youth Development Chicago Fire Juniors
  • Staff Coach Chicago Fire Juniors

Playing Experience

  • US Army Base Team
  • Team Chicago
  • Kickers SC

Nick Walan



Jacob Koutas, Staff Coach

Coaching Credentials:

  • USSF National 'D' License

Coaching Experience:

  • Staff Coach Jr Celtic
  • Assistant Coach U23 FC Select 
  • Player Coach FC Select

Playing Experience

  • 2016 All-Conference, All-Sectional Mention at Rolling Meadows High School
  • Club Soccer at Iowa State University - 2019 Regional Champion
  • FC Select - Croatia Professional Soccer Tour
  • FC Select - 2021 National Soccer League of Chicagoland 7v7 Major Division Champions 

Jacob Koutas


Jonathan Lehman, Staff Coach

Coaching Credentials:

  • USSF National 'D' License

Coaching Experience:

  • Assistant Coach Peoria Christian High School

Playing Experience

  • Benedictine University
  • Illinois Central College
  • FC Peoria

Jonathan Lehman


Surina Potter, Staff Coach

Coaching Credentials:

  • USSF National 'D' License
  • Professional Educator License

Coaching Experience:

  • Chicago Rush Fox Valley
  • Chicago Rush North
  • Lil' Kickers

Playing Experience

  • Trinity International University ( Team Captain, NAIA Scholar-Athlete, NCCAA Scholar Athlete, CCAC All Academic Team)
  • Fremd High School
  • FCX
  • Ela Soccer Club

Surina Potter



Ben Borst, Staff Coach

Coaching Credentials:

  • U.S. Soccer Grassroots 11v11 License

Coaching Experience:

  • Staff Coach Jr. Celtic

Playing Experience

  • Fremd High School
  • Former Celtic Player

Ben Borst


Scott Robertson, Staff Coach

Coaching Credentials:

USSF National 'D' License 

Coaching Experience

  • Jr Celtic 
  • Celtic Recreation Coach

Playing Experience

  • Scottish Regional Youth Select
  • Scottish Pro Youth 

Scott Robertson


John Tomaino, Staff Coach

Coaching Credentials:

  • NSCAA Advanced National License 

Coaching Experience:

  • Palatine Celtic Competitive 

Playing Experience

  • Ohio State University
  • US Youth National Team
  • Fremd High School
  • Chicago Sockers
  • Former Celtic Player

John Tomaino



David Kahl, Staff Coach

Coaching Credentials:

  • U.S. Soccer Grassroots 7v7 & 11v11 License

Coaching Experience:

  • Staff Coach Palatine Celtic

Playing Experience

  • FC SKA - PSL Division A
  • Iowa State University
  • Prairie Ridge High School - State Champion 1999
  • Crystal Lake Chargers FC

David Kahl


Antonio Oliveira, Staff Coach

Coaching Credentials:

  • U.S. Soccer Grassroots 4v4, 7v7, 9v9, 11v11 License

Coaching Experience:

  • Staff Coach Arlington Aces - House and competitive team 

Playing Experience

  • Sociedade Esportiva Palmeiras 
  • Hebraica São Paulo
  • Clube de Regatas Tietê
  • Universidade Paulista - College
  • Universidade Mackenzie - College

Antonio Oliveira


Sara Sheridan, Staff Coach

Coaching Credentials:

  • U.S. Soccer Grassroots 11v11 License

Coaching Experience:

  • Staff Coach Palatine Jr. Celtic
  • Staff Coach Palatine Celtic

Playing Experience

  • North Central College - Team Captian & Academic All-CCIW
  • Rolling Meadows High School
  • Former Celtic Player

Sara Sheridan



Paul Daly, Staff Coach

Coaching Credentials:

  • English FA Prelim 
  • U.S. Soccer Grassroots 11v11

Coaching Experience:

  • Coached teams in England and South Africa 
  • Asst. Varsity Coach at Oak Park River Forest High School
  • Coach for Oak Park Alliance

Playing Experience

  • Played semi-pro in England 
  • Played for university in South Africa

Paul Daly