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Board of Directors

Our board will expand as we build our organization.    Please look for more information if you are interested in joining our board.


Matthew Miller -  Technology Director at SMITH

Matt Miller coached eight season as a coach for Hoover High School and was the Assistant Varsity coach for back to back district titles.  Matt is a 2001 graduate of Hoover High School where he competed in the soccer program for four years.  He was a three time varsity letterman and received all-county and all-league honors his junior and senior seasons.  He was part of a defense that set the then record for least goals allowed (10) and was a senior captain in 2000. Matt went on to play club soccer at the University of Dayton for two years.  Matt has previous coaching experience for Canton Akron Soccer Club (CAK), Strikers Soccer Club and Metro F.C. (Dayton Ohio).  He attained a Nation “D” coaching license while living in North Carolina in 2009.
Matt graduated from the University of Dayton with a degree in Computer Science.  He currently works for SMITH as a Technology Director leading their Adobe division.  He also volunteers his time serving on the board of North Canton Soccer Club.  Matt resides in Alliance with his wife, Erin and five children: Natalie, Hannah and Patrick and Bridget and Kieran


Brian Girdlestone - Hoover Girls Varsity Coach, NCSC Founder, Guidance Counselor at Hoover High

Brian Girdlestone is in his 15th year with the girl’s varsity soccer team and his 7th year as head coach. Brian was named 2016 Stark County Girls Division 1 Coach of the Year, and Federal League Girls Coach of the Year in 2014. He has coached teams into the 2014 and 2016 district finals. Brian also coaches for CAK and has been involved in community soccer as a volunteer coach. Brian started playing soccer at age 4 in Sydney, Australia and was a 4-year varsity player. He graduated from St. Aloysius High School in Sydney, and played soccer, tennis and cricket. He graduated college from Walsh University where he received his bachelor’s degree with a double major in Psychology and Finance. He later earned his Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling and Master’s in School Counseling, also from Walsh. He is a guidance counselor at Hoover High School . Brian resides in North Canton with his wife Marcie, and their four sons, Nathan, Thomas, Brian and Timothy.

Vice President

Jonathan Zahn - Hoover Boys Varsity Coach, Orchard Hill PE Teacher

Jonathan Zahn is entering his second year as a coach for Hoover High School and will be coaching the JV White team.  He will also be the Physical Education teacher at Orchard Hill Intermediate school.We welcome him to our District and program.  Go Vikes!

Board Members

Lauren Conners

Sandra Trotter



Director Of Coaching Girls - Brian Girdlestone

Director Of Coaching  Boys - Jon Zahn

Registrar - Leta Gramlich 

Admin Boys - Scott Zelesnik

Admin Girls -Phil Hoverstock 

Vendor Support  - Jen Sloane

Field Manager - Chad Coler


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