HEAT UNITED STAFF

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

  • President Mark Bauer

    Mark Bauer

    mbauer@heatunited.com

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  • Executive Vice President Nick Thompson

    Nick Thompson

    nthompson@heatunited.com

    Coach Nick began coaching youth soccer in 2005 in Huntley coaching over 38 different teams ages preschool through U14. Currently coaching U13 Girls & U13 Boys Red teams with Heat United. When not coaching at the fields, Nick is active playing in nearby adult leagues (including the Heat indoor adult league). Nick also stays up past everyone's bed time tending to club operations as Executive Vice President (and previously VP of Operations).

    Coaching Licenses and Diplomas: United States Soccer Federation (USSF) National "D" license, USSF National Youth License, Coerver Coaching Youth Diploma, NSCAA Goalkeeper Diploma. Nick is certified in First Aid and CPR (including AED).

  • CIO/CMO Jeremy Reynolds

    Jeremy Reynolds

    jreynolds@heatunited.com

    Coach Jeremy has been playing soccer since the age of 6 and has coached youth soccer in the Huntley Area since 2012. Jeremy currently coaches the U9, U12 & U14 Boys teams.

    Jeremy is passionate about soccer, music, art and family. He has over 30 years of playing experience and still currently plays in his free time. He holds a (USSF) National "C" License. Jeremy is also the Marketing Committee Chair & Chief Information Officer for the Heat United Soccer Club. To view some of Jeremy's work visit: jeremyreynolds.net

  • Treasurer Christy Goers

    Christy Goers

    cgoers@heatunited.com

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  • Secretary Kate Policheri

    Kate Policheri

    kpolicheri@heatunited.com

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  • V.P. of Operations Andy Liggett

    Andy Liggett

    fieldlightingcoordinator@heatunited.com

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DIRECTORS

  • Director of Coaching George Mihalopoulos

    George Mihalopoulos

    gmihalopoulos@heatunited.com

    George Mihalopoulos has been coaching youth soccer for almost twenty years. He currently coaches the U17 & U18 girls teams. He has been the DOC for Heat United the past six years. He has experience coaching college soccer with stints at Dominican University and Concordia University both in River Forest IL. He holds a USSF A License and USSF National Youth License. Has a regional GK diploma from the NSCAA in which he is an active member and annual convention attendee. George serves as the IYSA Olympic Development Program (ODP) Head Coach for the Northern Illinois District and is one of the lead coaching education instructors for the IYSA coaching education programs. Married to Sophia and have three boys Niko, Petro and Marko!

  • Tournament Director Dan Loprieno

    Dan Loprieno

    dloprieno@heatunited.com

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  • Time & Talent Director Genevieve Hochwarter

    Genevieve Hochwarter

    ghochwarter@heatunited.com

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Coaching Staff

  • Kinder Kickers Nina Barreto

    Nina Barreto

    nbarreto@heatunited.com

    Coach Nina Barreto's love for soccer started at the early age of 5. Nina played for an Elite club team traveling to numerous tournaments across the country. She started all four years on varsity for Huntley High School. Then went on to play as a left midfielder at Judson University. When her collegiate soccer career ended she went to get my E license and started coaching for Heat United in the fall of 2013. Nina currently coaches the Kinder Kickers and U8 Academy. Soccer has always been a huge part of her life and she is extremely happy to share her passion for this amazing sport with the youth and hope they enjoy it as much as she does.

  • U6 Sparks Nina Barreto

    Nina Barreto

    nbarreto@heatunited.com

    Coach Nina Barreto's love for soccer started at the early age of 5. Nina played for an Elite club team traveling to numerous tournaments across the country. She started all four years on varsity for Huntley High School. Then went on to play as a left midfielder at Judson University. When her collegiate soccer career ended she went to get my E license and started coaching for Heat United in the fall of 2013. Nina currently coaches the Kinder Kickers and U8 Academy. Soccer has always been a huge part of her life and she is extremely happy to share her passion for this amazing sport with the youth and hope they enjoy it as much as she does.

  • U8 Academy Nina Barreto

    Nina Barreto

    nbarreto@heatunited.com

    Coach Nina Barreto's love for soccer started at the early age of 5. Nina played for an Elite club team traveling to numerous tournaments across the country. She started all four years on varsity for Huntley High School. Then went on to play as a left midfielder at Judson University. When her collegiate soccer career ended she went to get my E license and started coaching for Heat United in the fall of 2013. Nina currently coaches the Kinder Kickers and U8 Academy. Soccer has always been a huge part of her life and she is extremely happy to share her passion for this amazing sport with the youth and hope they enjoy it as much as she does.

  • U9 Boys Jeremy Reynolds

    Jeremy Reynolds

    jreynolds@heatunited.com

    Coach Jeremy has been playing soccer since the age of 6 and has coached youth soccer in the Huntley Area since 2012. Jeremy currently coaches the U9, U12 & U14 Boys teams.

    Jeremy is passionate about soccer, music, art and family. He has over 30 years of playing experience and still currently plays in his free time. He holds a (USSF) National "C" License. Jeremy is also the Marketing Committee Chair & Chief Information Officer for the Heat United Soccer Club. To view some of Jeremy's work visit: jeremyreynolds.net

  • U9 Girls Rick Ceh

    Rick Ceh

    rceh@heatunited.com

    Coach Rick currently coaches the ’99 Girls, ’00 Girls, ’01 Girls, ’00 Boys and is the Head coach for the Elgin Community College Women's soccer team. Coach Rick played at Elgin Community College where he was a two year captain and two time academic all-conference player. He was the winner of the Dick Durrant Award (which is awarded to the top student-athlete for all sports in the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference). He holds a USSF A License, USSF national Youth License, NSCAA Premier Diploma, NSCAA Youth Diploma, Coerver Youth Diploma, PCA Double Goal Certificate, First Aid-CPR Certificate and is a USSF Grade 8 referee.

    Coach Rick is also an IYSA coaching education instructor, ODP Region 2 staff coach, and an Illinois ODP head coach. Coach Rick has received "Coach of the Year" multiple times, including the IYSA 2017 Competitive Coach of the year. Rick is a 9 time marathoner and a Spartan Race competitor (completing the Spartan Trifecta in 2017).

  • U10 Boys Matt Lewandowski

    Matt Lewandowski

    mlewandowski@heatunited.com

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  • U10 Girls Bryan Schwartz

    Bryan Schwartz

    bschwartz@heatunited.com

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  • U11 Boys Paul Tafur

    Paul Tafur

    ptafur@heatunited.com

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  • U11 Girls Mike Ruffner

    Mike Ruffner

    mruffner@heatunited.com

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  • U12 Boys Jeremy Reynolds

    Jeremy Reynolds

    jreynolds@heatunited.com

    Coach Jeremy has been playing soccer since the age of 6 and has coached youth soccer in the Huntley Area since 2012. Jeremy currently coaches the U9, U12 & U14 Boys teams.

    Jeremy is passionate about soccer, music, art and family. He has over 30 years of playing experience and still currently plays in his free time. He holds a (USSF) National "C" License. Jeremy is also the Marketing Committee Chair & Chief Information Officer for the Heat United Soccer Club. To view some of Jeremy's work visit: jeremyreynolds.net

  • U12 Girls Ashley Schorr

    Ashley Schorr

    aschorr@heatunited.com

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  • U13 Boys John O'Donnell

    John O'Donnell

    johnjodonnell@heatunited.com

    Coach John is in his ninth year with Heat United. Coach John first started coaching travel soccer in New Jersey in the late 1980s. Coach John holds a USSF National D license.

    With a coaching philosophy based on fun and solid fundamentals, he often coaches U13-U14 boys and girls, helping prepare them for high school soccer.

    A competitive runner in high school and college, coach John competed in a number of state and national competitions. Focusing on soccer after college, Coach John played adult recreational and competitive soccer for more than 20 yrs in IL, NJ, NY, OH, PA, England, and Scotland.

    In the past Coach John has served Heat United both as club president and as referee assignor.

    He is married to Beth and has two sons, Sean (a 2017 Illinois State graduate) and Brendan, a junior at the University of Notre Dame. Both boys also attended Huntley High School and Heineman Middle School, which is why Coach John teases his players who attend Marlowe.

  • U13 Girls Ashley Schorr

    Ashley Schorr

    aschorr@heatunited.com

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  • U14 Boys (Black) Sid Capps

    Sid Capps

    scapps@heatunited.com

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  • U14 Boys (Red) Jeremy Reynolds

    Jeremy Reynolds

    jreynolds@heatunited.com

    Coach Jeremy has been playing soccer since the age of 6 and has coached youth soccer in the Huntley Area since 2012. Jeremy currently coaches the U9, U12 & U14 Boys teams.

    Jeremy is passionate about soccer, music, art and family. He has over 30 years of playing experience and still currently plays in his free time. He holds a (USSF) National "C" License. Jeremy is also the Marketing Committee Chair & Chief Information Officer for the Heat United Soccer Club. To view some of Jeremy's work visit: jeremyreynolds.net

  • U14 Girls Nick Thompson

    Nick Thompson

    nthompson@heatunited.com

    Coach Nick began coaching youth soccer in 2005 in Huntley coaching over 35 different teams ages preschool through U14. Currently coaching U11 Boys Red & White teams with Heat United.

    Nick currently holds United States Soccer Federation (USSF) National "D" license, a Coerver Coaching Youth Diploma, and is certified in First Aid and CPR (including AED).

  • U16 Girls Pool Brian Fairwood

    Brian Fairwood

    bfairwood@heatunited.com

    Coach Brian began coaching at the high school level at Conant High School in 1993. He started as the head coach for the sophomore boys, team and also served as an assistant varsity boys coach for 8 years. In 1996, he was selected as the Head Varsity Girls Coach and led the girls soccer program at Conant High School for 10 seasons before retiring to focus on coaching his own children. Brian joined Heat United in 2005.

    Coach Brian holds a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) National "C" License and a A.C.E.P. Certification.

  • U17 Girls Rick Ceh

    Rick Ceh

    rceh@heatunited.com

    Coach Rick currently coaches the ’99 Girls, ’00 Girls, ’01 Girls, ’00 Boys and is the Head coach for the Elgin Community College Women's soccer team. Coach Rick played at Elgin Community College where he was a two year captain and two time academic all-conference player. He was the winner of the Dick Durrant Award (which is awarded to the top student-athlete for all sports in the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference). He holds a USSF A License, USSF national Youth License, NSCAA Premier Diploma, NSCAA Youth Diploma, Coerver Youth Diploma, PCA Double Goal Certificate, First Aid-CPR Certificate and is a USSF Grade 8 referee.

    Coach Rick is also an IYSA coaching education instructor, ODP Region 2 staff coach, and an Illinois ODP head coach. Coach Rick has received "Coach of the Year" multiple times, including the IYSA 2017 Competitive Coach of the year. Rick is a 9 time marathoner and a Spartan Race competitor (completing the Spartan Trifecta in 2017).

  • U19 Girls Rick Ceh

    Rick Ceh

    rceh@heatunited.com

    Coach Rick currently coaches the ’99 Girls, ’00 Girls, ’01 Girls, ’00 Boys and is the Head coach for the Elgin Community College Women's soccer team. Coach Rick played at Elgin Community College where he was a two year captain and two time academic all-conference player. He was the winner of the Dick Durrant Award (which is awarded to the top student-athlete for all sports in the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference). He holds a USSF A License, USSF national Youth License, NSCAA Premier Diploma, NSCAA Youth Diploma, Coerver Youth Diploma, PCA Double Goal Certificate, First Aid-CPR Certificate and is a USSF Grade 8 referee.

    Coach Rick is also an IYSA coaching education instructor, ODP Region 2 staff coach, and an Illinois ODP head coach. Coach Rick has received "Coach of the Year" multiple times, including the IYSA 2017 Competitive Coach of the year. Rick is a 9 time marathoner and a Spartan Race competitor (completing the Spartan Trifecta in 2017).

  • Graders George Mihalopoulos

    George Mihalopoulos

    gmihalopoulos@heatunited.com

    George Mihalopoulos has been coaching youth soccer for almost twenty years. He currently coaches the U17 & U18 girls teams. He has been the DOC for Heat United the past six years. He has experience coaching college soccer with stints at Dominican University and Concordia University both in River Forest IL. He holds a USSF A License and USSF National Youth License. Has a regional GK diploma from the NSCAA in which he is an active member and annual convention attendee. George serves as the IYSA Olympic Development Program (ODP) Head Coach for the Northern Illinois District and is one of the lead coaching education instructors for the IYSA coaching education programs. Married to Sophia and have three boys Niko, Petro and Marko!

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