Mark Taylor

Co-Founder, Director of Operations, Staff Coach

 

mark@pittsburghsoccer.org

 

Mr. Taylor graduated from the University of Northumbria at Newcastle (U.K.) with honors in Sports Development and Coaching where he also represented the varsity soccer team. Mr. Taylor is currently the President and Senior Staff Coach for Arsenal FC of PA and was the Varsity Coach for the Boys Soccer Team at Central Catholic High School.

Mr. Taylor co-founded PSC in 2004.

Haji Muya

Field House Facility/PSC League Manager, Staff Coach

haji@pittsburghsoccer.org

 

Mr. Muya graduated from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh with an Associate Degree in Filmmaking & Video Productions. Mr. Muya is an alumnus to the program, he was a participant in the PSC program for four years.  In this time he established himself a well known leader in the community. He joined the organization as a staff member in 2012. Mr. Muya is currently the Assistant Coach of Arsenal FC of PA U8s team and the Assistant Coach a mentor for Pittsburgh Somali Bantu Community Team.

Jonathan Velotta

Director of Programming, Staff Coach

jonathan@pittsburghsoccer.org

 

Mr. Velotta graduated from Brescia University in 2003 with a Bachelor’s Degree in English  and went on to obtain a Masters in Sport Administration at the University of Louisville in December of 2005. As a player at Brescia, Velotta was a 2002 NAIA All-American, team captain and earned all-conference honors twice.

Mr. Velotta is currently the Club Development Officer of Arsenal FC of PA. He has over 15 years of college coaching experience at the Division I, II and III level, while also working in youth soccer for over 20 years, including roles as Youth Technical Director and Director of Coaching.

He joined the PSC Staff in the spring of 2019.

Rebecca Reuss

PSC League Coordinator, Staff Coach

rebecca@pittsburghsoccer.org

 

Ms. Reuss is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with her bachelors in Applied Developmental Psychology. She is currently working towards a law degree and works at Center for Victims as a legal advocate in the specialized victims’ unit.

Prior to her career post-undergrad, Ms. Reuss played in a multitude of soccer leagues. She was a captain on several top-ranking teams in the state and in the country. Being forced to retire early due to injury complications, Ms. Reuss looked elsewhere to get her soccer fix.

Now a coach and an active member of Pittsburgh Soccer in the Community, she is passionate about bringing her love of the game to those that are still able to play.

James Meara

Co-Founder, Director of Communications, Staff Coach

james@pittsburghsoccer.org

 

Mr. Meara started out his football training as an 8 year old with Watford Football Club.  His professional soccer playing career included the Pittsburgh Riverhounds Professional Soccer Team, Doncaster Rovers Football Club Professional Team (U.K.), , and the Watford Football Club Professional Team (U.K.).

Mr. Meara is currently the Pittsburgh Riverhounds Academy East Director.

Javier Janik

Staff Coach

 

Mr. Janik is a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania with his bachelor's degree and is currently in his final semester of studies pursuing a Master's of International Development at the University of Pittsburgh.

While pursuing his degree at Pitt, Mr. Janik serves as a Pittsburgh Schweitzer environmental fellow, working with under-served youth throughout the community.

Passionate about youth development and education, Janik has spent a year in Peru as a volunteer teacher and has interned with CameroonFDP throughout his time as a Pitt student. 

Lucas Godinho

Staff Coach

 

Mr. Godinho is a graduate of the Point Park University with a degree in Global Cultural Studies on a scholarship to play soccer. In his walk to achieve his dream of becoming a soccer player, Mr. Godinho played in teams like: Palmeiras U18 in 2008, and in Ponte Preta F.C in 2010, both teams from Brazil.

A strong believer in the power of sport to make positive changes on childrens lives, Mr. Godinho has joined many volunteer programs with similar missions to provide opportunity for underprivileged children to play the game of soccer, such as: CameroonFDP and Futebol Social.

Mr. Godinho is currently working as a media producer of a documentary called “Our Rhythm”,  which will travel 7 different countries to understand the connection between music and culture.

Mr. Godinho joined the PSC staff in 2015.

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