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Meet the SCS United Coaching Staff for 2018            
all  staff photography courtesy of Woten Images

We are here to provide you and your family with the best youth soccer experience possible! We are proud to bring you a group of highly accomplished coaches and administrators. Read the bios below to learn more about your coach and other leaders in our soccer community.

Executive Directors:
Mark Perry tricountyindoor@aol.com Girls Director and Operations 
Rich Hackenberg rich@scs-soccer.org Academy Director, Programs and Communications
Graeme Eastgate eastgate@scs-soccer.org Boys Director and Operations


Susan Hart - Club Administrator


Boys Coaching Staff:

2010 Boys Toby Perkins, Rich Hackenberg
2009 Boys Max Shinsky, Eric Prex, Jon Miller, Brian Eagon
2008 Boys Graeme Eastgate, John Scanlon, Joel Stewart, Dennis Edmonds
2007 Boys Allan Brown, Toby Perkins, Dennis Edmonds
2006 Boys Max Shinsky, John Scanlon, Brian Eagon
2005 Boys Graeme Eastgate, Rich Hackenberg, Jonathan Kirsch
2004 Boys Graeme Eastgate, Rich Hackenberg, Kyle Hopkins
2003 Boys Graeme Eastgate, Brian Goche, Matt McAwley
2002 Boys Mark Perry, Jim Perry
2001 Boys Mark Perry, Jim Perry, Jon Miller, Kyle Hopkins
2000 Boys Rich Hackenberg, Allan Brown

Girls Coaching Staff:
2010 Girls Rob Azarcon, John Pietrusinski
2009 Girls Rob Azarcon, John Pietrusinski
2008 Girls Laura Domena, Sara Hogan, John Pietrusinski
2007 Girls Simon Austin, Laura Domena, Sara Hogan
2006 Girls Simon Austin, Frank Christy
2005 Girls Rich Hackenberg, John Pietrusinski, Mark Perry
2004 Girls Mark Perry, Rich Hackenberg
2003 Girls Mark Perry
2002 Girls John Kowalski, Jen Tobar
2001 Girls Mark Perry, Frank Christy

Coaching Staff Profiles:

Mark Perry - over 25 years experience coaching varsity High School programs for Fox Chapel Boys, Center Boys, Center Girls, Central Valley Girls, Seneca Valley Girls.   Also, 14 years experience coaching club soccer programs with SCS United and Stars United.  Multiple WPIAL Championships and PIAA State Championships.   USSF National C License.   

Rich Hackenberg -


Graeme Eastgate - 15 years experience coaching boys club soccer programs with SCS United, Stars United, SVSA, and North United -- including the past 12 years coaching boys teams in Regional Leagues.   3 years Moon Area High School Boys Coach 2014, 2015, 2016.   Played NCAA Division I college soccer at Robert Morris University, and played high school soccer at Seneca Valley.  USSF National D License.  

Jim Perry - Over 50 years coaching youth, high school, club, ODP and regional teams.  Played at Slippery Rock U.  Inducted into: SRU "Soccer Ring of Honor", PA Soccer Coaches HoF, Fox Chapel Sports HoF, Alle Kiske Sports HoF, W. Pa. Sports HoF.  U.S. Soccer National "A" License.

Gavin Eastgate - Head Goalkeepers Coach with SCS United.  12 years experience as head goalkeepers coach (U10-U18 boys & girls) and assistant coach of boys teams with SCS United, Stars United, and Beadling. GK coach at Moon Area HS (Boys 2014), North Allegheny HS (Girls 2016), and several college prep and summer camps. Played college soccer at Duquesne University and high school soccer at Seneca Valley.  Holds USC Advanced National Goalkeeping Diploma (highest available), USC National Coaching Diploma, USSF E Coaching License, and current USSF Referee Grade 8 License.  

Scott Postler
- Assistant Goalkeepers Coach with SCS United.   5 years experience coaching for SVSA from U-10 to Micro.  Played NCAA Division I college soccer at Duquesne University, and at Seneca Valley High School.   USSF F License. 

Max Shinsky - 6 years experience coaching youth soccer with SCS United and Stars United. Spent one year as Assistant Coach with RMU Mens Soccer team and two years as an Assistant Moon Area High School varsity Boys program. NCAA Division I college soccer at Robert Morris University.  USSF National D License and USSF State Level 1 Futsal License.

Neil Shaffer - Former 6 year professional soccer player with Pittsburgh Riverhounds, Kitsap Pumas, Harrisburg City Islanders, and Indy Eleven. Has coached at the youth, high school, and NCAA Division I level. Experienced strength and conditioning coach with the Indiana Fire DA Program. Played Division I college soccer at Robert Morris University, and at Beaver Area High School.

Toby Perkins - 17 years of experience coaching club soccer for SCS United, Stars United, Pittsburgh Strikers and Beadling, including time on the USYSA Region I ODP staff.  Coached boys teams to six PA West State Cup finals, two State Cup Championships and also one US Club Soccer Midwest Region Championship. 4-year starter and 2-year captain at Geneva College.  NCCAA 3 year All-American, NAIA Regional and Academic All-American.  Played high school soccer at Gateway.  USSF National A and National Youth Licenses, United Soccer Coaches Advanced National License, United Soccer Coaches Futsal Level 1 Diploma and Coerver Youth Diploma.

John Scanlon - 7 years experience coaching youth soccer with SCS United, PA Crew, and Mars Area Youth Soccer.  Played NCAA Division I and Division II for Robert Morris University and California University.  USSF D License 

Allan Brown - 9 years experience coaching youth soccer with SCS United and Stars United.  One year as the Assistant Coach with RMU Womens Soccer team and one year as a staff coach with Moon Area High School varsity Boys program.  Played 2 years professional in the USL with the Pittsburgh Riverhounds.   NCAA Division I college soccer at Robert Morris University.  USSF E License.

Eric Prex
 - 8 years experience coaching youth soccer with SCS United, Stars United and SVSA.  Played 3 years professional indoors in the CISL with the Pittsburgh Stingers and Detroit Neon.  NCAA Division I college soccer at University of Pittsburgh, All-time leading scorer.  Played high school at Chartiers Valley.  USSF E License.

Brian Eagon - over 25 years of coaching experience with top clubs in Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.   Currently coaching Saint Killian's developmental teams 2nd - 8th grade.  Previous playing/coaching experience includes ODP team pool, NCAA Division I nationally ranked Radford Men's soccer, and Barcelona Spain MIC Tournament.

Brian Goche - 12 years of coaching experience including 8 years Varsity Boys Head Coach at Chantilly HS (VA) 2008-2016.  Four-year starter at both The College of Wooster (OH) and Char Valley HS.  Club soccer two-time Region I champion.  Two-time WPIAL champion.  USSF F License.

Kyle Hopkins

Jonathan Kirsch - 3 years experience coaching boys club soccer with SCS United and North Hills Soccer Club. Played club soccer for Stars United seven years, and at North Hills High School. USSF E License.

Jon Miller - 14 years of experience coaching club soccer with SCS United, PA Crew and Stars United.   Varsity High school coach with CWNC & Central Valley Girls Soccer.  Played NCAA III soccer at Marietta College, and high school soccer at Fox Chapel.  E License pursuing USSF National D.

Matt McAwley - 
7 years experience coaching boys club soccer programs with SCS United, Stars United, and North Stars Soccer Club. Entering 4th year as Head Boys Varsity coach at Hampton High School. Played NCAA Division III college soccer at La Roche College, and played high school soccer at Hampton High School.   USSF National D License. 

Dennis Edmonds - 
6 years coaching experience, 2 years with SCS United.  Playing career: Geneva College 4-yr player (NAIA): captain senior year. Vermilion (OH) High School. Avon Lake Premier. USSF E License. 

Joel Stewart - 
5 years coaching experience, 2 years with SCS United.  Playing career: 4 year starter at Alma College (Division III).  3 NCAA tournament appearances, 1 Final Four.  Also played at Salem High School, OH.  USSF E License.




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