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Position Name

Director of Coaching

Bob Spielmann
Director of Operations Tom Zaiss
Academy Program Director Kyle Zenoni
Junior Program Director Bob Spielmann
Bavarian Program Director Tom Zaiss
Director of Goalkeeping Jon Mroz




If you are interested in coaching at the Bavarian Soccer Club, please contact Bob Spielmann, Director of Coaching.


Academy (8U-10U) Coaches

age Team Coach
8-U Boys Pool Griffin Kerwin |Greg Rosenthal
8/9-U Girls Pool Hannah Kaul | Sean Reynolds
9-U Boys Pool Ryan Robb | Dan Holowaty | Jake Hunstiger
10-U Boys Pool Max Stoka | Nick Unger | Augie Rey| Sean Reynolds
  Girls Pool Luke Davey

Junior (11-U-14-U) Coaches

age Team Coach | asst coach

Boys Blue 

Steve Grimm
  Boys Yellow Diego Campos
  Boys White Jesse Mosca
12-U Boys Blue Kevin Strong
  Boys Yellow Tony Pandovski
  Boys White Jesse Mosca
13-U Boys Blue Ben Gyuricza
  Boys White Brian Weisse
14-U Boys Blue Bob Spielmann
  Boys White Tony Pandovski
  Boys Black John Zizzo


age team coach | asst coach
11-U  Girls Blue Eric Sanchez | Katy Sippel
12-U Girls Blue Bob Spielmann | Julie Praxmarer
  Girls White Kelly McGrath
13-U Girls Blue Heather Roadhouse
  Girls Yellow Brian Benn
  Girls White Diego Campos
14-U Girls Blue Sal Scalici
  Girls White Brian Benn
  Girls Black Tom Zaiss

Bavarian (15U-18U) Coaches

age Team Coach | asst coach
15-U Boys Blue Luke Goodnetter
  Boys White Jim Klopp
16-U Boys Blue John Saleska
  Boys White Bill Holdmann
17-U Boys Blue Tom Zaiss
  Boys White Phil Nawrocki
18-U Boys Blue Kyle Zenoni
19-U Boys Blue Kris Kelderman


age team coach | asst coach
15-U Girls Blue Ashley Bares | Julie Praxmarer
16/17-U Girls Blue Tom Zaiss
  Girls White Issy Martinez

Bob Spielmann

Director of Coaching| Junior Program Director
12-U Girls Blue | 14-U Boys Blue

Bavarian: Coach Spielmann is entering his 3rd year as the Director of Coaching, capping a long road back to the club in which he grew up and began his coaching career. This is Coach Spielmann's 21st year coaching at BSC.

Coach: He returns home from the Elm Grove Soccer Club where he served as Director of Coaching for the past 5 years. Prior to Elm Grove, Spielmann spent 2 seasons as Associate Head Soccer Coach at UW-Milwaukee. He went to UWM from Marquette University High School, where he spent 27 seasons as head coach. He turned MUHS into one of the nation's premier soccer programs, compiling a 532-73-40 career record while claiming 20 Division 1 State Championships, including 10 consecutive State Championships. He was the first coach ever to lead a team to 4 consecutive State Championships when the WIAA and WISAA combined. In addition, the Hilltoppers earned 4 State Runner-up honors and 21 Conference Championships during his tenure. The MUHS  teams were ranked among the nation's top 25 teams in the NSCAA High School rankings every year from 1995 - 2005. Coach Spielmann helped develop 22 High School All-Americans.

In addition he served as Head Coach of the Divine Savior Holy Angels High School program from 1998 - 2002 where they were Greater Metro Conference Champions 1998-99, WISAA State Runner-Up 1998-2000 and WIAA State Qualifier 2002. Also coaching girls soccer at Nicolet High school from 1993-1997, Coach Spielmann was able to compile a winning record of 63-32-9 and was WIAA State Qualifier 1996 Semi Finalist.

Along with his extensive experience as a clinician, Coach Spielmann has served as the assistant coach of the Milwaukee Wave United of the A-League for two yearsHis long and successful coaching career has its roots in the Bavarian Soccer Club where Coach Spielmann led the following Bavarian teams from 1978-1996 as Head Coach.

  • Bavarian Boys 13-U, 14-U, 16-U, 17-U and 19-U
  • Bavarian Men's Program
    • Midwest Region II Champions: 1985-86
    • Midwest Region II Indoor Champions: 1986
    • Wisconsin Soccer League Champions: 1982-83, 1991
    • Midwest National Amateur Champions: 1982-83
    • National Amateur Cup Runner-Up: 1983
    • National Amateur Cup Quarter Finalist: 1982

Coach Spielmann is a highly regarded and decorated coach having been honored with the following awards.

1998,2000,2003 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Coach of the Year


WI Soccer Association Hall of Fame Inductee


WI Soccer Coaches Association Private Schools Coach of the Year


NSCAA State Coach of the Year


NSCAA Midwest Regional Coach of the Year


NSCAA Midwest Coach of the Year Private/Parochial

1990, 1995

NSCAA Midwest Coach of the Year


NSCAA National Coach of the Year


WI Coach of the Year

Coach Spielmann has a USSF "A" license.

Tom Zaiss

Director of Operations | Bavarian Program Director
14-U Girls Black | 16/17-U Girls Blue | 17-U Boys Blue

Bavarian: Tom Zaiss has coached at the Bavarians since 1996. He is a native of New York but moved to Milwaukee in 1982. He played his youth soccer with the Bavarians as well. As Bavarian Program Director, he guides high school and older players with their continued commitment to the high level competition and the technical, tactical, psychological and social aspects of the game.  He focuses on getting players ready for the next level. As the Director of Operations, he works tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure all Bavarian teams are ready for competition.  

Player: Tom played his high school soccer at Whitefish Bay where we was an All-State 1st Team selection. He played on the Midwest regional teams from 1983-1987 playing his way to Youth National camps in 1984 and 1985. Tom took his soccer skills back to the East coast attending the University of Connecticut, graduating in 1991. Tom was an NCAA participant all 4 years at Connecticut and made the all-conference team in 1990.

Coach: Tom worked with the Whitefish Bay soccer club as their Director of Coaching as well as coaching the boys and girls high school Varsity teams, taking both teams to the State Tournament. In 1996 Tom started playing and coaching for the Bavarian Major Team. In 2001 he decided to focus on coaching and was rewarded with four National championships in 2001, 2002 and 2003 twice (Amateur and Open Cup). Tom was the U.S.A.S.A. Regional Coach of the Year in 2001, 2002 and 2003 and was inducted to the Wisconsin Soccer Hall of Fame in 2006, the youngest inductee ever.  Tom also was assistant coach and manager of the Bavarian 2009 National Championship Open Cup Team.  Coach Zaiss has a USSF 'A' and NSCAA National Advanced Diploma.

1996 - Present

Milwaukee Bavarians Staff Coach

1996 - 2004

Milwaukee Bavarians Major Team

1993 - 1994

Whitefish Bay High School

Personal: Tom lives in Mequon with his wife, Kim and 2 daughters, Ashley and Renee.

Kyle Zenoni

Academy Director | 18-U Boys Blue | PLA Player

Bavarian: Kyle Zenoni is the Academy Director for the Bavarian Soccer Club. Kyle will focus on the boys and girls programs from U8 to U10, as well as the Grassroots and Miniballer programs for players aged 6 and up. Kyle will focus on encouraging the players development and love of the game in this important foundational stage.

Coach: In addition, Kyle is the Men's Associate Head Coach at UW-Milwaukee where he was a 4 year starter for the Panthers. Kyle played professionally in Scotland, Sweden, Minnesota, the Premiership in Bolivia and in the Copa Libertadores (Champions League of South and Central America). Kyle has earned a reputation in the soccer community as a hardworking, smart coach that is well respected by his peers. He's worked with the Youth Development Program in Whitefish Bay, the Milwaukee Kickers, Sussex Club Soccer, the Special Olympics and as an Assistant with MATC. Coach Zenoni has a USSF License: National C.

Personal: Kyle lives in Fox Point with his wife Megan and daughters Aliyah and Audrina.

Ashley Bares

15-U Girls Blue

Bavarian: Ashley is beginning her first year with Bavarians coaching the U15 Girls Blue team . She is starting her third season as an assistant coach on the Marquette women's soccer staff.

Player: Bares returned to Marquette after a professional playing career with Stjarnan, part of the Úrvalsdeild League in Pepsideild, Iceland where she played from 2011-12. She helped her squad win the 2011 Icelandic Cup and was a 2011 Icelandic Champion. Bares was the 2011 Golden Boot Recipient as the top striker in Iceland and was the foreign player of the year. She was 2011 All Star for Team Iceland and was a played for Stjarnan in the 2012 UEFA qualifier. While at Marquette, Bares had a stellar playing career for the Golden Eagles and finished among MU's offensive leaders in multiple categories. She is third all-time in game-winning goals with 10, sixth in career shots with 148, eighth in career goals (19) and ninth in points (48). She was a 2010 All-BIG EAST first team honoree and earned third team honors in 2008. 

Coach: While playing in Iceland, Bares coached Stjarnan club teams. Bares played for W-League member, the Chicago Red Eleven squad, in 2010. During her playing career, Bares served as volunteer coach for Marquette soccer camps.

Personal: Bares earned a bachelor's degree in social welfare and justice from Marquette in Aug. 2013. Originally from Belgium, WI., she currently lives in Bayview. 

Brian Benn

13-U Girls Yellow | 14-U Girls White

Bavarian: Coach Benn is in his second year with Bavarian.

Player: Brian played his collegiate soccer with the Wisconsin Lutheran College Warriors.

Coach: In addition to BSC, Coach Benn has also coached the Messmer High School Boys and Girls Varsity teams.  Coach Benn holds his USSF "E" State license. 

Personal: Coach Benn currently lives in Milwaukee

Diego Campos

11-U Boys Yellow | 13-U Girls White

Bavarian: Coach Campos is in his 2nd year with Bavarian.

Player: Diego was a 4 year start at Concordia University. While there he was a 2-time Captain, 4-time All Conference selection, All- Region selection (SR year), Team MVP and helped the team win its first conference championship in 10 years. While at Hamilton HS, he was conference player of the year (SR year), 2-time captain and All-State selection.  He is a member of the Croatian U-23 team that was runner up in this year's US Open Cup.

Coach: Diego has been a coach at North Shore United for the past 4 years. In addition, he has assisted with Concordia summer camps and runs the Ozaukee HS Soccer Camp. Coach Campos holds his USSF "E" State license. 

Personal: Coach Campos just graduated from CUW with a degree in Accounting and works in Glendale.

Luke Davey

10-U Girls Pool

Bavarian: Coach Davey became a Bavarian when he started playing for the Bavarian Soccer Club in 2002. (U11-U18).  He is excited to begin his coaching career for the same club that he grew up playing for. 

Player: Luke grew up in Whitefish Bay and played soccer for WFB High School (2006-2010).  While there, Luke earned all-area and all-conference honors as a senior.  He was a multi-sport athlete in high school (soccer and wrestling) and was the 2010 Scholar Athlete/Sportsman of the Year. Luke played 4 years of collegiate soccer for the UW-Milwaukee.  He was a member of the Panthers when the team won the Horizon League Championship and made an NCAA Tournament appearance in 2013.

Personal: Coach Davey is a middle school special education teacher.  He is also the head wrestling coach at Whitefish Bay Middle School.

Luke Goodnetter

15-U Boys Blue

Bavarian: Coach Goodnetter is beginning her first year with Bavarians coaching the U15 Boys Blue team. 

Player: Currently playing on the Bavarian PLA and Majors team, Luke played at UW-Madison, UW-Green Bay and UW-Milwaukee. While at UWM, he was Team Captain, 2013 Second Team All-Horizon League and 2014 First Team All-Horizon League. In 2013 Horizon League Tournament Champions- NCAA Tournament Participant 1st Round. National Goal of the Year Nominee. 

Luke is currently the Marian University First Assistant/ Recruiting Coordinator 2016-Present. He was UW-Milwaukee Assistant in 2015 and a Brookfield Soccer Club Staff Coach  2011-2015. Coach Goodnetter currenty holds a D License


Steve Grimm

11-U Boys Blue

Bavarian: Coach Grimm begins his 7th season with the BSC having worked with our Academy and Grassroots Programs since 2010.  In addition, Coach Grimm also coached with the Whitefish Bay Soccer Club from 2007 to 2011.

Player: In high school Steve was a 4 year letter winner at Brown Deer High School, earning All-State honors his Senior Season. Steve went on to play collegiately for the Milwaukee Panthers, where he was the team captain and MVP his senior season. Steve continues to hold the schools single season assists record.

Coach: Coach Grimm holds a National "D" Coaching License.

Personal: Steve is a native of Brown Deer and currently lives in Whitefish Bay with his wifed Donna and children Meghan, Ben and Patrick.

Ben Gyuricza

 13-U Boys Blue

Bavarian: Coach Gyuricza begins his 4th year with the Bavarian Soccer Club.

Player: Ben played 4 years, three with the varsity team, at St.Viator Arlington Heights in Illinois.  Coach Gyuricza played club soccer under coach Tony Keys and Eric Baumann with EG Arsenal. He continued his playing career at Concordia University Wisconsin. He currently plays with the Brewers FC Majors. Ben grew up in the northwest suburbs of Chicago and was lucky enough to play for some state's top coaches. [Tony Keys (former Chicago Fire Academy Coach, Mike Taylor (founder of Soccers FC Chicago and Eric Bauman (337 college wins)].

Coach: Ben just finished his first year as assistant coach with Concordia University Men's soccer program. He helped the program go from a 7-11-2  record last season to a 15-3-1 record and the Conference Championship title in his first year of coaching. Coach Gyuricza holds a USSF "D" License.

Personal: Ben has 2 brothers who also play soccer.  One played professionally in Sweden for 2 years and they are both currently playing in college.  His parents still reside in the Chicago area.

Patrick Hodgins

Majors Team/PLA Team

Bavarian: Coach Hodgins joined the Bavarian Soccer Club in 2012-2013 as the Head Coach of the Majors Team. 

Player: He played at of Lakeland College graduating in 2001-02. 

Coach: In addition to his experience at BSC, Coach Hodgins has also worked with the Croatian Eagles 2010-2012 where he won the WASA Reserve League championship (2011), WASA tournament championships (2010, 2012), U23 regional finalist (2011), U23 regional winner (2012), U23 National Runner up (2012) and the U20 regional winner (2010).  Hodgins was also the Assistant Coach at his alma mater Lakeland College from 2003-2004. Coach Hodgins holds a USSF "D" License.

Dan Holowaty

9-U Boys Pool

Bavarian: Coach Holowaty is in his second year with Bavarian. He has been a BSC Majors player since Fall 2014.

Player: Dan played collegiately at Rochester Institute of Technology where, in 2011, his team was the NSCAA Mens's DivII All-East 2nd team.  Coach Holowaty is 10th in all time scoring at RIT with 24 goals and 13 assists.  He then played 2 seasons professionally in the USL-Pro with the Dayton Dutch Lions (2012) and the Pittsburgh Riverhouds (2013). Dan has also trained in the UK with League 1 side Bradford City while obtaining his MBA from Leeds Business School.

Coach: In addition to BSC, Coach Benn has also a staff coach for the Dayton Dutch Lions (2012) and the Cleveland Force Academy (2012).  While with the Pittsburgh Riverhounds,  he was a camp instructor and conducted personal technical sessions. 

Jake Hunstiger

9-U Boys Pool

Bavarian: Coach Hunstiger is in his second year with Bavarian.

Player: Jake played collegiately for Elmhurst College in Chicago and Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.  In 2014 he started 6 games as goalkeeper for the Drake Bulldogs.  Jake was a 4 year letter winner at White Bear Lake Area High School in Minnesota. He served as team captain his senior year and was awarded All-Conference honors as a Sophmore and Junior.  He played his club soccer with St Croix Academy.  

Coach: In addition to BSC, Coach Hunstiger has been a staff coach for St Croix Soccer Club, Norwalk Soccer Club and Coerver Coaching Academy. 

Personal:  Jake was born in Minnesota.  He majored in Psychology and Neuroscience.

Hannah Kaul

8/9-U Girls Pool

Bavarian: Coach Kaul is in her second year with Bavarian working with our U8/9 Girls Academy Teams.

Player: Hannah grew up playing club soccer with FC-Milwaukee for 10 years. She played four years at UW-Milwaukee (2010-2014) where she won four consecutive Horizon League conference championships, four Horizon League conference tournament championships and had four NCAA Tournament appearances. Coach Kaul was named UWM Team Captain for 2013-2014.

Coach: In addition to BSC, Coach Kaul finished her first year as a full-time Assistant Coach at Concordia University with the Women’s soccer program, coaching under Head Coach Ryan Middendorf. The team finished the season with a 14-2-3 overall record and went 10-0-0 in conference to clinch the program’s first NACC conference championship.

Personal: Coach Kaul also played a year of D1 college basketball at UWM after finishing her collegiate soccer career.  Her older sister, Abbie Kaul, played soccer for Butler University (2006-2009) and continued to coach there after finishing her playing career.

Kris Kelderman

19-U Boys Blue

Bavarian: This is Kris' 3rd year with the Bavarian Soccer Club. 

Player: In 1986, Coach Kelderman was a 2-time State Champion and the Wisconsin Gatorade Player-of-the-Year at Neenah High School, playing for his father, Harry. Kris also played with the U17 US National Team in the U17 Youth World Cup in 1985. He went on to play at the University of Virginia where he was 2-time All Atlantic Coast Conference member and helped UVA win the National Championship in 1989. He closed out his collegiate career in the top 10 in both career-points and assists in Virginia's record books. He played 4 seasons with 3 teams in the MLS, winning back-to-back championships with DC United in 1996 and 1997. He went onto play with the Miami Fusion in 1998 and the New England Revolution in 1999. Kelderman's professional career lasted 9 years including time with the Milwaukee Rampage (1993-95, 2000), the Milwaukee Wave (2000-01), the St. Louis Ambush, the Tampa Bay Terror, Buffalo Blizzard and the Baltimore Blast.

Coach: In addition to coaching with BSC, Coach Kelderman is also the Head Men's Soccer Coach at the UW-Milwaukee. Kelderman comes to Milwaukee from Green Bay, where he spent the 2011 season as Head Coach at UW-Green Bay. Prior to his time in Green Bay, Kelderman served four seasons as an assistant coach in MLS and two stints as an assistant coach at George Mason. Kelderman's coaching career is highlighted by 4 seasons as the top assistant for two different teams in MLS. He worked with the Kansas City Wizards from 2007-2009 and then spent the 2010 season with D.C. United. His time at George Mason included an NCAA Tournament appearance and top-25 ranking in 2005-06 and a second stint at the school before becoming the head coach at Green Bay. Kelderman has also served as the technical director at Vienna Youth Soccer Club (2003-06) and Curt Onalfo Soccer, Inc. (2001-06), as the head coach and trainer with D.C. United Super Y-League U17 team (2004-06) and as the head coach of the Wisconsin Rebels (2000). Kris also played on the Under-17 United States National Team in the U17 Youth World Cup in 1985.  Coach Kelderman holds his USSF "B" license. 

Griffin Kerwin

8-U Boys Pool

Bavarian: Coach Kerwin is in his first year with Bavarian. 

Player: Griffin is currently playing soccer for UW-Milwaukee. He was a 4 year varsity player for WFB High School and was named a First-Team North Shore All Conference player his senior year.  He played club soccer for FC Milwaukee (U13-U16) and then with Elm Grove (U17-U18).  He was a 2 time State Cup Champion with his club team.

Coach: In addition to BSC, Coach Kerwin has coached various camps and clinics while at UWM. 

Personal: Griffin lives in Whitefish Bay and will be playing with the Bavarian Majors this summer.

Jim Klopp

15-U Boys Fall | 15-U Boys Spring

Bavarian: Coach Klopp is working with our 15-U boys for the 2016-2017 season having previously coached for the Bavarian Soccer club at the 12-U and 19-U level. Jim has played with the Bavarian Soccer Club for over 30 years and is currently playing with the BSC men's reserve team.

Player: He was a 4 year varsity starter at Dominican High School in Whitefish Bay where he earned a soccer scholarship to play soccer at the UW-Milwaukee from 1988-1992.

Coach: During his hiatus from BSC, Jim served as Varsity Assistant Head Coach and Head Coach at DSHA from 1995-2002. After that, he coached for the Cedarburg Soccer Club on the U12 to U15 levels from 2003-2007. Coach Klob holds a USSF 'D' coaching license.

Personal: Jim resides in Glendale with his wife, Maris, children, Matthew and Sara and dog, Lambeau.

Steve Lawrence

Staff Coach

Bavarian: Coach Lawrence currently works with various Bavarian teams as a Staff Coach. 

Player: Coach Lawrence won 2  State Championships with MUHS. He continued his playing career at Marquette University where he was captain for 2 seasons.  In his senior year he led Marquette to the Conference Championship, was named CUSA Defensive Player of the Year and was invited to the MLS Soccer Combine.  He played 2 seasons with the Milwaukee Wave United of the A-League.

Coach: Prior to coming to the Bavarian Soccer Club, Coach Lawrence worked with Elm Grove where he was Staff Coach for 4 years.  Coach Lawrence is entering his 7th year as Head Coach of the Marquette University High School soccer program. He has an overall record of 122-19-9, won the WIAA D1 State Championships in 2008, 2010, 2011and 2012, WIAA State Runner-up in 2007, and Sectional Champions from 2006-2012.  In 2011 MUHS finished #4 Nationally by the NSCAA with a 25-0-1 record, and Coach Lawrence received the 2011 NSCAA National Private School Coach of the Year award. In 2008 and 2010, he led MUHS to NSCAA High School Final Rankings of #7 and #18, and was named the Journal-Sentinel Coach of the year in 2008 & 2011. Over Coach Lawrence’s first six years at MUHS he has helped develop 4 High School All-Americans, and has seen 25 of his players move on to the collegiate level to play soccer. Coach Lawrence has a USSF National “D” Coaching License.

Issy Martinez

16/17-U Girls White

Issy Martinez is new to Bavarian. In 17 years as a head coach in Southeastern Wisconsin, Issy has accumulated a number of premier titles for both girls and boys teams from youth to high school level of play, including, most recently, a 2013 U16 Girls Wisconsin State Championship. His teams have played, and will play, at the highest competition levels, including the Midwest Region Premier League. His high school teams have traveled to Iowa, North Carolina, Ohio and Disney Cup showcases to play in front of college coaches. Seventeen out of his 17 Red Star girl players (2014) are being recruited to play in college. In the past, he has taken a team to Ireland to compete in 6 friendly matches, one of which was against the U19 Northern Ireland National Team. Issy began his soccer leadership and excellence in the Marine Corps where he served as Captain of the team for the Marine Force Pacific Rim Team in Okinawa. He has since helped guide numerous teams from beginning to end, laying down the groundwork for parents and players to achieve college soccer experience. Issy just came back from Italy July 2015 where his u18 girls team won the Italy International Cup beating 7 teams from all over the world. Issy’s coaching/style of play is to teach attacking possession play through confident technical play.”

Kelly McGrath

12-U Girls White

Bavarian: Kelly begins her 4th season with BSC.  Kelly had been the head coach of the 10-U Girls White team since the spring of 2014.

Player: Coach McGrath played High School soccer with Wisconsin Lutheran High School, club soccer with FC Milwaukee and college soccer at UW-Milwaukee (2007-2010).

Coach: In addition to coaching with BSC, Kelly has also coached with her alma-mater Wisconsin Lutheran High School's JV team as well as with Milwaukee Sport Club. Coach McGrath holds her USSF "E" License.

Personal: She enjoys spending time up north boating with friends and family.

Jesse Mosca

11-U Boys White | 12-U Boys White

Bavarian: Jesse is excited to start his first year at Bavarian Soccer Club in 2016

Player: Jesse grew up playing for River Plate youth Academy in Buenos Aires, Argentina, but his team is Boca Jrs and he won't let you forget that! Jesse moved to the United States with his family in 1993 and played high school soccer in Woodland Hills California.

Coach: Jesse Mosca holds a USSF-D coaching license. He moved to Foxpoint, WI in 1995. Jesse has coached  both the boys and girls programs at multiple age levels at Mequon United since 2001. In 2010 he joined Grafton Soccer Club, which later became Fusion Soccer Club. In 2014 he became the Director of Academy at Fusion Soccer Club and continued to passionately coach 2 U10 Academy teams. Jesse has been mentored by many great coaches throughout the years and is always striving to learn and grow as a coach. 

Personal: Jesse Mosca is Married to his lovely wife Angie who works as an  RN and the couple has two sons Nico (11) & Luca (7) that both play for the club. When Jesse is not coaching he enjoys playing soccer himself in an over 30 indoor league and fishing for musky.

Jon Mroz

Director of Goalkeeping

Bavarian: Coach Mroz begins his 5th season with the Bavarian Soccer Club. 

Player: Coach Mroz has an extensive playing career starting with Marquette University High School where he won State Championships in 1984, 1985 and 1986. Jon went on to play at UW-MIlwaukee from 1987-1991.Mroz played professionally with the Milwaukee Wave in 1992-93 and the Milwaukee Rampage in 1993.  He continued his playing career with the United Serbian majors from 1987-1997.

Coach: In addition to his experience with BSC, Coach Mroz has worked with various teams including the Wauwatosa West HS girls from 1985-1987, the Grafton HS girls from 1988-1990, the Wauwatosa Kicks from 1988-1992.  He was an Assissant Coach with UW-Milwaukee from 1993-1997. Prior to returning to BSC Jon worked with the Elm Grove Soccer Club from 2011-2012 and with our Bavarian Soccer Cub NPSL team in 2007 and 2008.  He directed the soccer program at Brookfield Central High school for 19 seasons beginning in 1997. He is currently on the staff of the men's program at Marquette University. Coach Mroz holds a USSF "D" License.

Philip Nawrocki

17-U Boys White

Bavarian: Coach Nawrocki will begin his 5th year with Bavarian. Since 2012, coach Nawrocki has coach the 11-U Girls Blue & White teams, 12-U Girls White, 13-U Girls White, 14-U Boys White, 14-U Girls White and 15-U Girls White. Coach Nawrocki has also worked with our BSC mini-ballers, grassroots and fitness programs.

Player:  Philip moved to Bayside in 1994 and played with the Northstars, Northshore, Mequon United and Whitefish Bay soccer clubs. He attended Nicolet High School playing 3 years of varsity soccer before attending and playing soccer at Lake Forest College. After college, Coach Nawrocki played majors for the Milwaukee Kickers and Palermo soccer clubs.

Coach: Philip coached 2004-2007 with the Shorewood Soccer Club and he has worked with Nicolet High School soccer since 2007 where he continued to coach as the Nicolet Boys Assistant Varsity Soccer Coach until 2015. Coach Nawrocki has helped run an annual boot camp for the Nicolet Girls Soccer Program.  Coach Nawrocki is a coach at areas preseason camps for high school players both boys and girls.  Coach Nawrocki holds his USSF "D" State license. 

Personal: A native of Columbus, Ohio, Coach Nawrocki has lived in Milwaukee since 1994.  He is a fitness fanatic having completed marathons, triathlons and trail runs.  He currently lives in Glendale with his wife, Jeniy and their two daughters.

Tony Pandovski

12-U Boys Yellow | 14-U Boys White

Bavarian: Coach Pandovski is in his first season with Bavarian.

Player: Tony Fatjon Pandovski, is an Albanian born in Tirana. Has played soccer since he was five years old. Played for clubs in Albania, select and Youth up until he finished high school. He has played college level soccer four years when he went to Medical University of Albania in Tirana. During his playing time at the University he was three years the top assist league leader and declined playing professional after college, as he decided to choose a different path and continue his life in United States as he moved to Cleveland, OH in December 1994. He moved to Milwaukee on January 1996 and has lived in Whitefish Bay since April 2000.

Tony has been involved with soccer in Whitefish Bay since 2004-05, following the soccer program and playing with locals soccer indoor/outdoor. Started coaching Rec on 2007 and continued until he was given the opportunity to assist coaching the newly Academy program on 2011. Helped develop and grow the program –year after year. Due to his dedication and the hard work he put in to get the program bigger and better, Tony was given the opportunity to coach teams of our Academy and Select Program.


Soccer/Coaching Experience

·         1979 – 1990 Played for Partizani, Dinamo and few other clubs
·         1990 – 1994 Played college – Medical University of Tirana
·         1997 – 2000 Played for Albanian Eagles SC
·         2002 – 2003 Played for Bavarian SC Over-30
·         4 National titles youth level
·         3 National titles college (1992-1993-1994)
·         3 times College Assist leader (1992,1993,1994)
·         2 times Runner Up All National TV Soccer Trivia Competition 1990 and 1991
·         2007 – 2011 WFB SC Rec
·         2011 – 2015 WFB SC Academy
·         2011 - 2016 WFB Select

Most Notable Soccer Experiences
·         2010 - 2013 Champions League Finals - Madrid and London
span style="font-size:14px">·         2013 - Women Champions League Final 
·         2016 - Uefa Euro 2016 - Albania National team coverage
Professional Soccer Licenses
·         2009 - “E” Level Coaching License
·         2010 - “D” Level Coaching License
·         2012 - “B” UEFA Coaching License - Equivalent USSF B
·         2005 – UEFA Coaching/Training Courses
·         2007 – Albanian National Team Training

·         2010 – UEFA Grassroots Training

·         2016 - UEFA Euro 2016 Albania National Team Training

Personal: Tony has been married since May 1997 and with his wife Mirela they have 3 children, Sentibel, Sebastian and Sidorian. He graduated as a Dentist in Alabania and has worked as a Production Manager at Nu-Art Dental since 2001. He also works as a consultant for the Alabanian FA and Special Collabroator for UEFA.

Favorite Soccer Moments
Watching all three kids playing for the first time together...
As I always intended to write what happens at the soccer field, never crossed my mind that one day I will be able to write a piece on my kids playing their first match “together”, being the top highlight as one of my Best Soccer moments in 2010.

With my daughter being the oldest, I never thought soccer would overcome her passion for science and music. Although, as we “live and learn”, the shocking decision came from the back seat of my car after “pick up” at school.“Daddy, I want to play soccer”, were her words full of confidence – same as every step she takes in life. “Of course”, I replied quickly as I started to think and smile mixed with excitment.   Everyone who knows me knows that of course soccer is my life and passion... this made my stomach pump as it did when I had my first job interview. There it was, for the first time in my life, I saw all three of my kids playing soccer!

Julie Praxmarer

12-U Girls Blue | 15-U Girls Blue

Bavarian: Julie begins her 5th season with BSC.  Julie has previously coached at the Academy level.

Player: Julie played high school soccer with William Fremd High School (IL) and club soccer with Sockers FC (IL).

Coach: In addition to coaching with BSC, Julie coached the Freshman Girls team at Whitefish Bay High School from 2009 to 2011, was the Assistant Varsity Girls Coach at Pekin Community High School (IL) in 2012, and was the Assistant Varsity Girls Coach at Whitefish Bay High School in 2013. Julie holds an E License.

Personal: Julie is originally from Palatine, IL and moved to Milwaukee to attend college. Julie rowed at Marquette University for two years before returning to the soccer world to begin her coaching career. She currently works as an underwriter and is finishing up her MBA at Marquette.

Ryan Robb

9-U Boys Pool

Bavarian: Coach Robb is in his 3rd season with Bavarian Soccer Club where he currently coaches both the U9 Boys Blue team and the U9 Boys White team.  Ryan has also worked with our youngest participants in our Grassroots and Mini-Ballers programs in the summer, fall and winter sessions.

Player: Coach Robb played for Crystal Palace Youth Academy Teams from age 6 to 16, growing up in London, ENGLAND and played county soccer for Bedfordshire Schools. At age 16, he was offered a 2 year contract and played for the U21 Crystal Palace Team.  He played under coach Michael Hazzard who played professionally for Chelsea and Tottenham, as well as, for England's National Team.  His playing experience continued at Marquette University where he was a 4 year starter and 3 year captain. Ryan helped win the Big East Blue Division Championship in 2012 and an NCAA appearance 2013.

Coach: In addition to his experience at BSC, Coach Robb coached with his Crystal Palace program where the U16-18 players assisted coaching various U6-U9 youth teams.  At Marquette, Ryan also worked with the Summer ID Camps and ran their indoor futsal league.

Personal: Ryan currently lives in Milwaukee and is engaged to his fiance Emily.

Greg Rosenthal

8-U Boys Pool 



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John Saleska

16-U Boys Blue

Bavarian: This is John's 4th season with Bavarian having previously coached at the 17-U and 18-U levels with his 17-U Boys finishing as State Cup Runners-Up.

Player: Saleska played four years, three as the starting right back, of varsity soccer as a member of the Concordia University Falcons. His playing resume includes three-consecutive conference championships and back-to-back second round appearances in the NCAA Tournament. Prior to that he was a three-year varsity defender at West Bend East High School and part of that school's first-ever Little 10 championship squad.  He most recently played for FC Brewers in the Majors division of the Wisconsin Adult Soccer Association.

Coach: In addition to his coaching duties at Bavarian, John is also the full-time Director of Soccer Operations for both the Men's and Women's soccer programs at Concordia University.  Saleska's coaching experience includes previously being the graduate assistant coach at Concordia University, three years coaching both boys and girls at West Bend United SC, a year coaching girls soccer at Milwaukee Lutheran High School, and three years as boys and girls varsity assistant at Homestead High School. Saleska holds both an NSCAA Advanced National License and a USSF ‘C’ License.

Personal: John Saleska is married to his wife, Tara and the couple has 3 sons, 5 year old Owen, and 2 year old twins Micah and Luke. 

Eric Sanchez

11-U Girls Blue

Bavarian: Coach Sanchez will begin his 3rd year with the Bavarian SC. Since 2013, coach Sanchez has coached in the Academy program for both 9-U and 10-U girls. This time around he has moved up to the youth level, where he is currently coaching the 11-U Blue Girls team. 

Player: Coach Sanchez is a Milwaukee native, and grew up playing for all the top local clubs, winning 4 total state titles. This includes a U12 State Championship with Bavarian SC.  He also attended MUHS (Marquette University High School) where he played all 4 years, including 2 years varsity under coach Bob Spielmann, winning back to back state titles. In college, Eric played for Marian University, where his team had a successful run of winning three conference championships, and 2 NCAA appearances. Following college coach Sanchez played 3 years in the PDL (professional development league) for the WI Rebels.

Coach: Previous to working for the Bavarian Soccer Club, Eric coached in the Fond du Lac youth program as well as Sussex SC. Currently he holds his “Y-1” State license, but is scheduled this year for both his “E” and “D” classes.

Personal: Coach Sanchez was born and raised in Milwaukee and has a strong  family “soccer” lineage. Some of his fondest memories and  love of the game, stem from the intense backyard games played against his 3 brothers and 1 sister. He currently lives in Milwaukee with his wife Joelle and daughter Liliana.

Sal Scalici

14-U Girls Blue | 17-U Boys Yellow

Bavarian: Coach Scalici joined the BSC coaching staff in 2013 working with the 14-U Girls White team. 

Player: Sal has over 25 years of playing experience with the Whitefish Bay Soccer Club, Verdi Soccer Club and our Bavarian Soccer Club.

Coach: Prior to BSC, Sal spent 6 years as the Director of Coaching for Whitefish Bay Soccer club.  In addition to coaching U11-U18 club soccer, Sal also coached both boys and girls High School Soccer.  Coach Scalici currently holds a USSF National "D" license as well as a NSCAA Professional Development Certificate and an American Sports Education Program Certificate.

Max Stoka

10-U Boys Pool

Bavarian: Coach Stoka currently works with our 10-U Boys Blue Team and assists with other BSC teams as a Staff Coach.

Player: Max Stoka is a native of Argentina and grew up in Chicago, IL playing for the Chicago Sockers and winning multiple team awards and National Championships. Max played collegiately for Marquette University and was team captain, MVP, conference MVP and All-American throughout his tenure. He was drafted by the Milwaukee Wave; but, went on to play professionally in Chicago with the Stingers and Fire before moving back to Milwaukee.

Coach: In addition to his work with BSC, Max has also coached the Academy programs in Brookfield and Pewaukee.

Personal: He currently lives in Fox Point with his wife, Cheri, and their two boys Mateo and Mario.

Kevin Strong

12-U Boys Blue

Bavarian: Kevin joined the Bavarians in 2015 with the 10-U Boys White team.

Player: Kevin has played club ball for Parkland Soccer Club where he won a Wisconsin State Championship, Milwaukee Simba Lions, Milwaukee Rampage Super Y-League, and was a member of the '84 WI ODP side for 2 seasons all as a goalkeeper. Coach Strong played Club soccer at UW-Milwaukee starting all 4 years, helping lead the club team to 4 straight Great Lakes Conference championships, 2 regional final appearances and 3 NIRSA National Finals appearances. He also plays for the Bavarian Majors and helped capture the 2015 Wisconsin Soccer League Majors Championship.  

Coach: Kevin started as an assistant at The Prairie School from 2004-2006.  He went on as an assistant coach at Brookfield East HS from 2009-2012 helping lead the boys to consecutive state tournament appearances. In 2013, Kevin was the goalkeeper coach with the Arrowhead HS women's team, helping their starting GK to earn First Team All-Conference and All-State honors. Kevin is currently the Men's and Women's Assistant and Goalkeeper Coach at Cardinal Stritch University since 2013 helping the Men's team to a regular season league title and national tournament bid in 2013, and a conference tournament runner up finish in 2014. Kevin helped assist the Women to the most wins in school history in 2015 (12) and the programs first ever national ranking.  Coach Strong currently holds a National "D" License.

Personal: Coach Strong graduated from UWM in 2009 with a B.A in Sociology. He is currently the Supervisor for Supported Employment at the Milwaukee Center for Independence. 

Nick Unger

10-U Boys Pool

BavarianCoach Unger begins his 3rd year with the Bavarian Soccer Club coaching this year's 10-U Pool after having worked with the 9-U Boys White team 2013-2015.

Player: Coach Unger played at Marquette University High School from 2004-2008 where he won the 2005 State Championship and was Co-captain. As a member of FC Milwaukee from 2003-2008, Nick was a 2007 USYSA National Finalist and Two-time USYSA Midwest Region II and Midwest Regional League Champions and Four Time Wisconsin State Champion (2003, 05-07). Unger continued his playing career at the University of Pennsylvania from 2008-2012 where he was part of the 2008 Ivy League Champion team and 2 NCAA Tournament Appearances in 2008 and 2010.

Coach: Nick began his career at Bavarian starting coaching in the 2013-2014 season. Coach Unger holds a USSF "E" License

Personal: Nick currently lives in Wauwatosa and was married to Danielle this past fall.

Brian Weisse

13-U Boys White

Bavarian: Coach Weisse is in 5th season with Bavarian Soccer Club having started in November of 2011.

Player: Coach Weisse played club soccer with the Oshkosh Youth Soccer Club from 1984 - 1993.  He also played with Oshkosh North High School from 1990 to 1993. After high school he continued his playing career at York College in Nebraska from 1994-1996 and in 1998. After his collegiate career he played Majors soccer with the Cruz Azul Majors Team in Bakersfield, CA from 1999-2001 and Mequon United's Majors Team from 2003 through 2007.  Brian continues to play over 30 soccer both indoor and outdoor.

Coach: Prior to working with Bavarian Soccer, Brian coached 2 years with West Bakersfield High School in CA, including the last year as the head coach.  Brian coached 9 years with the Nicolet High School boys program with the last 3 years as head coach and 8 years with their girls program (mostly as a varsity assistant).Coach Weisse currently holds a USSF "C" License.

John Zizzo

14-U Boys Black

Bavarian: Coach Zizzo joins Bavarian Soccer Club this season to coach the U14 Boys Black team. He played as a Bavarian from 5-U thru 12-U.

Player: Coach Zizzo played for the varsity team at Riverside University HS from 1983-1986. He received honorable mention as a freshman and was All-Conference first team in 1984, 1985 and 1986. He played for he Verdi Sport Club from U13 all the way through the Majors division. He now plays Over40 with close friend and family.

Coach: Prior to working with Bavarian Soccer,  John was an Assistant Coach with the Milwaukee Kickers Academy U15 and U16 teams (2014-2015). He has served as a Head Coach at St Joan Antida HS (2006), Wauwaotosa Soccer Club (U15 Boys, 2005), WFB Soccer Club (U8, U9 and U13 Boys, 2008-2013), Mequon Soccer Club (U11-U16 Girls, 1995-2004), Shorewood Soccer Club (U13 Boys, 2007), as well as a volunteer coach for Shorewood's U7 recreational team in 2007.  He was the Assistant Coach for Homestead HS Boys Varsity team (1993-1998).  They were State Cup Finalists in 1998. Coach Zizzo currently holds a USSF "D" License.

Personal: John is a Milwaukee native, born on the eastside. He is married to Faith and has 2 children, Giovanna and Dominic.