Office Staff

Rob Herringer
Assistant Executive Director (Elkhorn Athletic Association)
Director of Soccer (Elkhorn Soccer Club)

Professional Experience: Coerver® Great Plains States (GPS) Co-Director of Coaching, 2014-present. United Soccer Coaches Academy Staff, 2007-present. Benedictine College (Kansas), Head Men’s Soccer Coach, 2004-2015. NSCAA State Technical Coordinator (Kansas), 2003-2007. Kansas Boys’ Olympic Development Program Head Coach, 2007-2008. Kansas Youth Soccer State Director of Coaching, 2005-2006. USYSA Region II Boys’ ODP Staff Coach, 2005-2006. Benedictine College Volunteer Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach, 2004-2005. Leavenworth Soccer Association (Kansas), Director of Coaching and Player Development, 2003-2005. Leavenworth United Thunder, Head Coach for Girls’ Premier Team, 2002-2005. Kansas Girls’ ODP Staff Coach, 2001-2005. Leavenworth High School, Head Boys’ and Girls’ Coach/Language Arts Instructor, 2000-2005.

Coaching Licenses:  NSCAA Master Coach Diploma, USSF 'A' Coaching License, NSCAA Level 3 Goalkeeping Diploma, USYSA National Youth License, NSCAA National Youth Diploma, Coerver® Youth Diploma 1 and 2, US Soccer Grassroots Instructor License

Professional Development studies with the following clubs, academies and federations:  Manchester United, Chelsea, Everton, Liverpool, Fulham, Crewe Alexandra, Tranmere Rovers, Shrewsbury Town (England); Celtic, Rangers, St. Johnstone (Scotland); Columbus Crew (MLS- United States); KNVB (Royal Netherlands Football Association), Scottish Football Association; NSCAA Featured Clinician- 2011 and 2012- NSCAA National Convention

Playing Experience: Benedictine College (KS)

Why do I coach for the Elkhorn Soccer Club?  "I enjoy working with the players, coaches and families in Elkhorn and surrounding communities.  It is a privilege to give back to the city and soccer programs that had such a profound impact on my life."

"I strongly believe we have the resources to provide the very best player and coaching development programs in the state of Nebraska."

Anne Schafer
Registrar, 8U Hive Academy Director, High 5 Director

Professional Experience: Benedictine College (Kansas) Assistant Women’s Coach, 2010-2015; Assistant Coach- Elkhorn South High School.

Coaching Licenses: NSCAA Advanced National Goalkeeping Diploma, NSCAA Premier Diploma, Coerver® Youth Diploma 1

Playing Experience: Benedictine College (KS)

Why do I coach for Elkhorn Soccer Club? “I coach for Elkhorn Soccer Club to share my passion for the game of soccer and to coach and develop soccer players the right way.”

Teams - 2010G Ajax

Jon Shaad
Director of Scholars (Select 11U-12U), 10U Hive Academy Director and Facilities Manager

Professional Experience:  Kansas Rush Wichita Club Coach; Kansas ODP Boys '99 Coach; Coerver® GPS Staff Coach; Benedictine College Men's Assistant Coach; Head Boys' Coach- Elkhorn South High School

Coaching Licenses:  NSCAA Advanced National Diploma, USSF 'C' License, Coerver® Youth Diploma 1

Playing Experience:  Barton County Junior College (KS), Benedictine College (KS)

Why do I coach for the Elkhorn Soccer Club? "I have learned so much while growing up playing the game I love. I have had some amazing coaches throughout my life and would not be the person I am today without them and the game of soccer. I coach at Elkhorn Soccer Club to give back to the game that has given me so much. I hope to be a positive influence in the lives of our players and the community, just like the coaches I had while growing up."

Emily Michaels
4U-6U Hive Academy Director, High 5 Director, Director of Marketing and Events 

Professional Experience: Elkhorn Soccer Club Coach, 2017-Present

Coaching Licenses: USSF 'F' License

Playing Experience: University of Nebraska- Omaha

Why do you coach for the Elkhorn Soccer Club? I coach for the ESC because my coaches over the years have had such an impact on the woman and player I am today and I want to be that impact for the next generation of soccer players. My coaches have not only taught me soccer, but life lessons that I carry with me to this day. I want to pass those on. ESC provides a friendly but competitive environment that I am honored to be a part of. 

Team - 2004G Ajax