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Meet the SCS United Coaching Staff            

We are here to provide you and your family with the best youth soccer experience possible!  SCS United is 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.


SCS United Club Leadership

Mark Perry -- Girls Director and Operations [email protected] 
Graeme Eastgate -- Boys Director and Operations [email protected] 
Nicholas Piccirilli -- Academy Director [email protected] 
Susan Hart -- Club Administrator [email protected] 

all staff photography courtesy of Woten Images

We are excited to announce our coaching staff for the 2019-2020 season. The Club Directors have assembled an experienced, USSF-licensed coaching staff which includes former collegiate and professional players, current and former high school and college coaches with significant experience, a former professional and U.S. National Team coach, and coaches with 20+ years’ experience coaching and directing club soccer. In addition, the club’s goalkeeping coaching staff is unmatched in the region, with all of our goalkeeper coaches having played collegiately and our goalkeeping director having over 15 years’ experience developing youth goalkeepers, while holding the highest available goalkeeper coaching diploma in the U.S. We have also partnered with former professional player, Neil Shaffer of FutbolerFit, to provide our players with access to the best soccer-specific strength & conditioning training in the area. FutbolerFit will be opening its new, convenient Graham Park location in July 2019.


Collectively, the SCS UNITED coaching staff includes high school coaches who have led their teams to over 1,200 wins, over 50 WPIAL Section Titles, 11 WPIAL Championships, and 4 PIAA State Championships. At the club level, our coaches have been fortunate to coach teams to numerous PA West State Cup and President’s Cup titles and to appear and place in the Region I Championships. We have current high school coaches on staff from Seneca Valley, Hampton, North Allegheny, Central Valley, and Slippery Rock, and past coaches from Fox Chapel, Moon, Pine-Richland, and North Catholic, among many others. 


Along with assembling a top-tier coaching staff, we are committed to providing the best possible training facilities for our players, as our partnership with the Wildwood Sports & Entertainment Complex demonstrates. Combined with the Dick’s Sporting Good’s Sportsplex at Graham Park and the new lighted fields at North Boundary Park – both via our partnership with Seneca Valley Soccer Association – and our access to the Seneca Valley High School complex fields, SCS UNITED is proud to offer unsurpassed indoor and outdoor facilities to our players for training and games. Consistent with our “Players First” philosophy, our experienced coaching staff is committed to providing the best possible training and development experience possible. We are looking forward to continued success in the 2019-20 season with the following coaches:




Staff Pages:

 A - H K - M P - Z
 Austin, Simon Kelley, ChuckPerkins, Toby
 Brown, Allan Kirsch, JonPerry, Mark
 Christy, Frank Koebler, DavePerry, Jim
 Eagon, BrianLeslie, SaraPiccirilli, Nicholas
 Eastgate, GavinMcAwley, Matt
Postler, Scott
 Eastgate, GraemeMiller, Jon
Prex, Eric
 Edmonds, Dennis Sauers, Laura
 Goche, Brian Scanlon, John
 Hopkins, KyleShinsky, Max
 Stewart, Joel

 

Coaching Staff Profiles

Mark Perry - SCS United Director.  30 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.   

Graeme Eastgate - SCS United Director.  17 years experience coaching boys club soccer programs with SCS United, Stars United, SVSA, and North United -- including the past 13 years coaching boys teams in Regional Leagues.   3 years Moon Area High School Boys Coach 2014-2016.   Played NCAA Division I college soccer at Robert Morris University, and played high school soccer at Seneca Valley.  USSF National D License.  

Nicholas Piccirilli - SCS United Academy Director.  6 years experience coaching club soccer with Stars United, New York Red Bulls and SCS United.   Previously Asst. Coach at Avonworth HS Boys program.  

Gavin Eastgate - SCS United Goalkeeping Director.  Boys Staff Coach; 13 years coaching experience with SCS United, Stars United, Beadling, Pine-Richland HS Boys, Moon HS Boys, and North Allegheny HS Girls.  USSF National D License, USC Advanced National GK License, USC National Coaching License, and USSF Referee Grade 8.  Played college soccer at Duquesne University and high school soccer at Seneca Valley. 

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.

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 Coach of 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.

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.