Soccer families:
I can now say without question that we have the best coaching staff assembled in the mid-Atlantic region. I'd like to introduce our 2017/2018 Coaching Staff. More staff to be named. Please register as soon as possible for tryouts so we can prepare our staff and make it the best experience possible!


Tim Ryerson
Executive Director
Ellicott City Soccer Club
  All tryout participants must pre-register online. Click here for steps to register.  Tryouts start Saturday, May 13, 2017.

We have created a resourceful, 2-page overview of our 2017/2018 Travel Program. Read prior to tryouts

2017/2018 Coaching Staff

Director of Soccer Operations and Player Development

2005 Boys Black

Howard County native Rob Ryerson attended Oakland Mills High School in Columbia, where he was part of a Maryland State Championship team in 1981 and that year was also named the Howard County “Player of the Year”.  Rob then went on to be a two-time All-American at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where he still holds the school record for most goals scored in a career at 67.  Shortly after his senior year, he had his #10 retired.

After college, Rob played Professional soccer over 9 seasons with various teams to include the local professional clubs the Baltimore Blast, Maryland Bays and Washington Warthogs. He also went on to play with the US National Team scoring the only goal in a 1-0 win over Costa Rica on June 14th, 1988.

After playing professionally, Rob has been equally successful coaching at all levels in the game to include two years at DeMatha High School, 18 years collegiately at UMBC, UNLV and Mount St. Mary’s, and in the Professional ranks as the Head Coach at the Baton Rouge Bombers professional indoor team.   As a USSF “A” Licensed coach, Rob is also an instructor for the Maryland State Soccer Association and is currently a US Soccer Scout identifying the most talented players in the country.  He also has most recently served as an Assistant Coach for the U18 and U16 US Boys National Teams.  

Over the last four years, Ryerson has guided Potomac Soccer Association into the Club Champions League (CCL) and has also coached in the 2002 Boys age group. 

Ryerson has been selected to the ”Oakland Mills - Hall of Fame”, the “UNLV Athletic  - Hall of Fame”  in 1998 and in 2006 he was inducted into the “Maryland Soccer Hall of Fame.


Technical Director

Boys Director of Coaching

2004 Boys Black

Carmen Juliano has been with CiTY since the start serving as Technical Director and is currently the 2004 Boys Lead coach.  A native of Long Branch, NJ, he earned All-County and All-State honors and is a member of the LBHS Hall of Fame.   Carmen attended Virginia Tech where earned All-State and All-Region honors and was the Hokie’s assistant coach for two seasons.  After college, Carmen played professionally for the New Mexico Chiles.  A USSF “B” licensed coach, he is on the MSYSA Coaching Education Staff and was a Maryland ODP coach for 3 years.  Carmen has coached youth soccer teams for 20 years.


Girls Director of Coaching  

2001 Girls Black

B license. Soccer experience -Centennial HS, Catawba College. 20+ years of coaching youth, ODP college. Build the love of the game in every player you coach. Build a relationship and give young player’s confidence. Be patient with their development! Wife Krista and 12 yr old son Jack. Liverpool fanatic!


Director of Recreational Programs

SAC Columbia Strikers Select 67'- MD state champs 3 times (captain) - 77-85
Maryland State Select team - 81-85 (captain)
Region 1 Select team - 81-85
US Youth National Team- 84-86
Hammond High School- 81-84 (captain), All-State first team, NSCAA All-American first team 84-85,  NSCAA All-Area first team 84-85, Parade All-American 84-85,  Adidas All-American 84-85,  US Army All-American game 85,  
North Carolina State University- 85-88 four year starter/captain in 88, NCAA Division 1
Soccer Legends Tour, various locations, player 94
Raleigh Flyer Professional Soccer Team 92-98 (captain), A League
North Carolina State University Soccer Camp, 86-88 coach
Duke University Soccer Camp, 90 coach
CASL, Raleigh, NC, assistant coach 90-92 boys elite 78' U12, U13, and U14, State champion 2 times, South regional


Club Speed and Agility Coach

2010 Girls Black

2009 Girls Black

2008 Girls Black

Derek Phillips was born in Trinidad and Tobago but most of his upbringing was in Columbia, Maryland.  His soccer career started in Howard County where he played for Atholton High School and represented the Maryland State Team. His outstanding play as a collegiate player at UMBC landed him a position with several Professional teams including Dallas Sidekicks, Cocoa Expos, Shamrock Rovers, Derry City, SW Wehen. The highlight of his career was when he represented his native country, Trinidad and Tobago against the Republic of Korea.He attributes his soccer career to the guidance received from many exceptional coaches including his father, Lincoln Phillips, world renowned Goal Keeper and FIFA Coach. Upon retiring as a soccer player, he was excited to start a new chapter in his life and began the journey as a Strength and Conditioning Coach. His technical ability as a soccer player, fascination with the intricacies of movements of the body, he founded Inside Out Performance, LLC. Derek’s hunger to improve a player’s functional movement with and without the ball, he is always learning new techniques. He has had the opportunity to coach the U-13 and U-16 Boys Super Y-League, Women's Soccer Team at Loyola University, Men's Soccer Team at Howard University, and proudly with the ECSC for the past 3 years. His passion for soccer is evident in his positive attitude, and the time and effort he gives to any player he comes in contact with. Developing soccer players is his #1 goal!!


Girls Player Development Coordinator

2006 Girls Black

2004 Girls Black

B License. Howard High School 2-Time Captain 2nd Team - All County, Catonsville Community College - Captain, Silver Medalist - Korean Olympics. 11 years - Head and Assistant Coach; Region 1 Premier League, USYS National League. Also earned the National Youth Coaching License. Improve youth soccer players in a culture of enjoyment and through competition. Raised in Columbia Maryland playing for local soccer clubs. I enjoy being outside and trying new restaurants in the area.


2006 Girls Yellow

2005 Girls Black

E License. Sky Blue FC, Women's Professional Soccer -- WPS Champion 2009; Balinge IF, Damallsvenska – Swedish Women’s Pro Soccer League 2008. U-21 Women's National Team, U.S. Soccer -- Nordic Cup Finalist 2006
University of Virginia -- NSCAA All-American 2005
University of Virginia -- ACC Champion 2004
Watkins Mill High School -- Youth All-American 2001, 2002
Bethesda Soccer Club -- US Youth Soccer National Champion 2001
Passion. Heart. Believe. Inspire. Unity. Respect. Communicate.
Take risks. Make mistakes. Develop. Trust. Responsibility. Accountability. Mentality - COMPETE! Be transparent - Educate!  Player's Journey - let them navigate. Comfortability. Confidence. Culture. Embrace Adversity. Perseverance. Enjoy every moment, every step of the way – LOVE


2007 Boys Black

2003 Boys Black

D License. Mamadou played collegiately at UMBC where earned a bachelor's degree in psychology. He was named the America East Midfielder of the Year as a senior, when he helped the Retrievers to the College Cup. A two-year team captain, he was named a 2014 NCAA Senior CLASS Award nominee and was named to the NSCAA All-East Region, All-ECAC and All-America East first teams that same year. His all-conference nod was the second of his career. Mamadou was an integral part of the UMBC team that made an NCAA College Cup Final Four appearance in 2014. After college, he played professionally for Charlotte Independence of the United Soccer League during the 2015 season. Mamadou has a USSF “D” license. Personal philosophy: Love to live life.


2010 Boys

2009 Boys Black

2008 Boys Black

Glenn has a wealth of soccer experience and has been coaching and developing players in Howard County for over 30 years.  He has produced some of the best players ever to play to include players who have played collegiate soccer at the D1 level to include also players who have represented our US Soccer Youth National Teams.  A product himself of Howard County, where he graduated from Wilde Lake HS with a Maryland State Soccer Championship.  He then went on to star as a collegiate player at both Howard University and Catawba College, before playing professional soccer with the Maryland Bays.  Glenn enjoys listening to music and is a huge fan of Real Madrid.  Glenn has also obtained his USSF License.


2006 Boys Black

D License. College - Go Terps! Over a decade in youth travel team coaching. Helping players and teams develop into their full potential as student-athletes. Locally born and raised, Father of three, husband of the UMBC Women's Soccer Coach, Terp for Life and supporter of Liverpool FC.


2007 Boys Yellow

2006 Boys Yellow

E License. Soccer experience- Oakland Mills High School, University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). Former Oakland Mills High School JV Soccer, Coaching experience with 6-15 Year olds, 3 Year CiTY Coach. Positivity, Preparation, and Effort are fundamental to success. I enjoy snowboarding and longboarding.


2001 Boys Assistant coach

D License. High School soccer. 10 years of coaching experience. Develop and inspire respectful, healthy, competitive athletes to have a true love for the game by modeling excellence in soccer, athleticism, and character. My wife Heather and I are raising 5 children, 3 of whom are current City players (and a 3-year-old who wants to be.) We also serve on the board of directors of Granite Classical.


2002 Girls Black

College soccer- Salisbury University. 22 Years on the High School Boys Varsity Level. My goal is for players to improve and develop a love for the game. I try to instill a respect for all aspects of the game. I have two children, Robbie and Ellie, who I love spending time with outside of coaching.


2005 Boys Assistant Coach

E License. Jr. College (nationals), pro (Ferroviário Atlético Clube, Fortaleza-Brazil), and semi-pro (Maryland Majors). Boys U9-U12 (6yrs). short - Players should play soccer to have fun, as competition becomes a factor ensure that competition is healthy and balanced a mean to enhance development rather than the ultimate indicator of development itself. Off the field- family, software developer, musician, horses, and running.


2004 Girls Yellow

E License. California ODP (District, State and Western Regional) SSJ United Club team, Live Oak High school. ECSC 05/06 boy pathways. To have an environment that encourages athletes to learn and develop on and off the playing field, to create a positive learning environment in good and bad times. Golf, traveling and spending time with family.


2007 Girls Black

E License. Lacey is currently the Assistant Coach at Stevenson University in Baltimore.  She is in her fourth season and is responsible for recruiting student-athletes and working with the players in practice and game preparation.

A 2012 graduate of York College of Pennsylvania with a bachelor's degree in sports management, Phillips played four seasons for the Spartans from 2008-11. During that time, she appeared in 69 of the team's 77 games with 13 starts while totaling 13 points on four goals and five assists.
She earned her Master's Degree in Business, Technology and Management from Stevenson in 2016.
Prior to coaching in the collegiate ranks, she served as an assistant at Centennial High School and York Country Day School.
I believe it is important to use soccer as a holistic means to develop the total athlete. It is my goal to provide a positive and enriching environment where I can exemplify and cultivate the development of important intangible traits such as character, self-confidence, integrity and work ethic in young players. I feel that total player development is best accomplished in a motivating sports atmosphere that encourages young athletes to learn and grow toward reaching their soccer potential. I do not believe that wins and losses are paramount, but rather that creating a sports experience where young soccer players are inspired to develop both on and off the field is most important. I enjoy working out and playing in adult coed sport leagues.


2005 Girls Assistant Coach

E License. Soccer background: College (University of Delaware). 20+ years, Loudon, SAC, Ellicott City. Coaching philosophy: Have fun while being competitive. Athlete first...winning second. Make them want to return and keep playing the game for life. Grew up in HoCo, live in EC with 3 kids and 2 dogs. Enjoy fishing and golfing when I'm not coaching or watching my 3 kids play sports or do other activities.


2004 Boys Yellow

E license. Player soccer at West Virginia University. 4-year starter and captain Senior year. Have been coaching Youth Soccer since college (over 20 years). Soccer is truly my passion! I enjoy nothing more than seeing both the individual and collective improvement in my teams each year. I stress the fundamentals (i.e. first touch) - but believe the game itself is the best teacher. My teams work hard, have fun and play fairly. My wife, Feather, and I have 3 kids: Andres, 12 (ECSC 2004 Boys), Liliana, 10 (Savage Dance Company) and Cruz, 2 (future ECSC 2014 Boys).


2003 Boys Yellow

2000 Boys Black

C License. Marty has been coaching youth soccer for over 10 years and has also won a State Championship while coaching at Tuscarora High School in Frederick.  Marty will be joining the staff at Glenelg Country School as a teacher and coach this coming fall.  Marty played collegiate soccer at Division 1 Mount St. Mary’s University where he was the leading scorer his senior year, under the guidance of Ellicott City’s Director Rob Ryerson.

My goal is to help each player reach his/her soccer potential, to instill confidence in the team and in each player to achieve desired goals and to love and appreciate the beautiful game. Father of Owen (5) and Toby (3). Enjoy hiking and kayaking.


2005 Boys Yellow

D License. College soccer - Elon University – Captain; 10+ years experience coaching. Emphasis on individual skill development. Development > winning. Ellicott City resident, soccer family, Manchester United/Celtic fan.


2006 Girls White

E License. Growing up in an area where soccer was not the popular sport, I missed out on the beautiful sport until I was 21 years old and met my wife. I spent my youth playing football, basketball, and baseball before focusing on baseball in my high school days. 5 years. Character matters on the field and off. My desire is to help each player develop the confidence, internal motivation, respect for others and leadership skills that it takes to be a part of a highly competitive soccer team so that they will take those same qualities with them to their homes, schools, and future work places. Additionally, my desire is to help them develop a love for the game of soccer and the skills that will help them be able to enjoy it for the rest of their life as a player and a coach! Play Hard, Play Together, Play Smart! I have been married for 13 years to the woman that introduced me to the wonderful sport of soccer. We have 4 kids who love their sports and keep us running. Professionally I serve as the Maryland FCA State Director. I also have the privilege of serving DC United as the team chaplain.


2008 Boys Yellow

E License. Soccer background: Youth thru College. 15yrs of coaching, Ages 4-13, and Junior College. Coaching philosophy: First touch, Ball control, Team concept, Educate. Father of 2, wife, plenty of pets. Enjoy watching all sports to see what I can learn, biking, hiking. Enjoy spending time with friends. Enjoy working in the reconstruction field.

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