COACHES' BIOS

 

Mike Baclawski

  • Catasauqua High School Boys Head Coach 2012-2017, Boys and Girl's assistant for 8 years.
  • Played club soccer for West End Soccer Club
  • Played High School Pleasant Valley class of 1999.
  • Played at the college level for Penn State Hazleton, winning a league title in 1999.
  • Currently holds a National "D" license.

Michael Derr

  • Mike grew up in the Lehigh Valley and played for BSC from 1990 to 1997.
  • Played for Lehigh Valley Select from 1993 to 1996.
  • 4 year starting goalkeeper for Bethlehem Catholic High School varsity team.
  • Drexel University – Division 1 Men’s Soccer (1997)
  • Colby-Sawyer College – Division 3 Men’s Soccer (2000-2002)
  • Springfield and Horsham Football Club – Men’s Adult Soccer Teams (2006 – 2011)
  • Goalkeeper Trainer for Rose Tree – Media Soccer Club (2004-2006)
  • Academy Soccer Coach – TriBoro Soccer Club (2012)
  • Academy Soccer Coach – Bethlehem Soccer Club (2016-2018)
  • U9 Boys Travel Coach - Bethlehem Soccer Club (2018-2019)

Bill Horvath

  • Bill Horvath has been in soccer since he can remember.  Growing up in the Lehigh valley and playing for Tri Boro before making the change to BSC, provided him with great experiences.  He developed his skills in the back yard while learning from Trajano Bastidas.  His playing career went on to playing at Liberty High School and Slippery Rock University as well as a few adult club teams.
  • He started coaching soccer as a student volunteer with Nitschmann Middle School.  During the late 90's he coached at Saucon Valley High School and eventually started to coach club soccer around 2010.
  • He has earned a NSCAA level 6 diploma.

Gabriel Maldonado

  • Gabriel has been around fútbol/soccer his whole life. He started playing at a very young age as he watched his father and other family members play and compete in regional tournaments in their native Ecuador.
  • As he grew up, he was selected to play for Don Bosco’s middle and high school teams and won a regional championship in 2000. He played for Sociedad Deportiva Aucas on their U-17 roster for one season. Shortly after he relocated to the United States. During this time, soccer remained his passion and he continued to play in leagues in Newark and Weehawken, NJ. Currently he plays every Sunday in a recreational summer league.
  • Gabriel has always been interesting in coaching and has done so as a hobby prior to joining the coaching staff at BSC. He holds an F & E National Licenses.

Shannon Patrick

  • 2 1/2 years of Coaching experience for Bethlehem Soccer Club
  • Level 5 Coaching License

Licia Paulus

  • Licia grew up in Scotland and England and while there were no teams for girls she played with her brother and cousins.  When she moved to the US her high school started a girls team during her sophomore year.  After college she lived in Brasil where she continued to play for fun.
  • Played at Lake Lehman High School, Lehman Pa. and Back Mountain Travel Soccer.
  • Coached BTAA U7, BSC U9
  • License:  US Soccer National F and E Licence

Kristin Spang
Playing experience:

  • Lasalle University-Division 1 Women's Soccer (96-99)
  • Atlantic-10 Rookie Defender (99)
  • EPA ODP player (93-96)
  • EPA state cup champion (BSC Breakers: Indoor 94, Outdoor 96)

Coaching Experience:

  • Liberty High School Assistant Coach 2000-2005                                                                                                                           
  • Liberty High School Girls Head Soccer Coach 2006-2007
  • BSC High School Girls Head Soccer Coach 2002 
  • BSC Girls Travel Team Head Soccer Coach 2015-present
  • NSCAA Level 5 Coaching License

Ken Wycherly

  • Ken Wycherley has been coaching for Bethlehem Soccer Club for over 5 years.  Ken grew up playing in the area for Eagle Hotel, which eventually became Bethlehem Soccer Club.  He played for the State Championship Freedom High School team, as well as the International Soccer Club and Indoor Soccer League at Penn State University. His most memorable moment in soccer was scoring a goal on a bicycle kick during a Freedom High School summer league game.
  • Ken has coached for GBSL and Bath East Allen prior to Bethlehem Soccer Club. 
  • US Soccer National E Licence

Derek Reusser

  • Owner - www.bethlehemfutbolfactory.com

  • BSC Goalkeeping Trainer

  • Soccer Dad of 2

  • BSC U-9 Girls Assistant Coach

  • BSC U-14 Boys GK Coach

  • BTAA Coach 2015-2016

  • GBSL Coach - 2013-2014

  • Moravian College Men's/Women's Assistant Coach 1996

  • Moravian College Starting GK 1992-94

  • BSC U-17-18 GK 1989-1991

  • Liberty High School Starting GK 1989-1990

  • All-Epc 1st Team 1990

 

Michael Hartney

Experience

  • May 2010 to November 2017 Assistant Head Coach Boys Soccer Allentown Central Catholic

  • May 2006 to November 2009 Assistant Coach Boys Soccer Whitehall High School

  • August 2011 to June 2014 Assistant Coach Boys Soccer FCLVU, Ages U8 through U12

  • August 2008 to June 2011 Academy Coach FC Lehigh, Ages U6 to U8

  • August 2006 to June 2011 Director U6-U8 Moore Township Youth Soccer

  • January 2011 to August 2013 Public Announcer/Gameday Coordinator for Lehigh Valley Sonic of NPSL

Accomplishments

  • District XI Titles as a member of Liberty High School Boys Soccer in 1993 and 1994

  • District XI Title with Allentown Central Catholic Boys Soccer in 2012

  • District XI Finalist and Runner Up to State Finalist with Allentown Central Catholic 2016 and 2017

 

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