CINCINNATI UNITED PREMIER - DIRECTORS OF COACHING

 

Scott Bower
Cincinnati United Soccer Club: CUP Boys Technical Director
Phone: 813-787-8371
Email: 99BOWER@GMAIL.COM

  • USSF 'A' License
  • FYSA Youth Module
  • USSF Scout National Teams
  • DA Club Evaluator
  • USSF Training Center Staff
  • ODP Region 3 Staff Coach

- FYSA State Staff Coach
- University of South Florida (B.S. Business Management)
- U23 National Team, USA
   Clive Charles, John Ellinger, Peter Mellor
- San Jose Earthquakes, San Jose CA
   Via Project-40 / now Generation Adidas
   Glasgow Rangers
   MLS Cup Champion
- Clemson University / Stetson University
   All conference / All American / All Tournament
   ACC Champion
   #1 Ranking 1998
-Clearwater Chargers
   James P. McGuire Cup - Under-19 Boys

Bobby Puppione 
Cincinnati United Soccer Club: CUP Senior Girls Director of Coaching
Phone: (205) 239-7288 Cell
Email: BOBBYPUPPIONE@YAHOO.COM

  • USSF 'A' License
  • USYS National Youth License
  • NSCAA Premier Diploma
  • NSCAA National Goalkeeping Diploma
  • NSCAA High School Coaches Diploma
  • Region II and OSYSA ODP Staff Coach
  • USSF Scout National Teams
  • USSF Training Center Staff
  • US Club id2 Staff
  • NSCAA and OSYSA Coaching Instructor
  • Bachelors '05, Masters '07 in Communication, University of Alabama


Bobby Puppione serves as our CUP Senior Girls Director of Coaching, managing the CUP U14-U18 age groups.  He has been a Director of Coaching with the club since January of 2009 and has worked with many boys and girls teams across CU and CUP.  He has won multiple USYS National League titles, numerous state cup titles (boys and girls), a Region II Championship, and his U17 Boys CUP Gold team were 2013 USYS National Finalists.  Puppione has also coached multiple state players of the year, all-Americans, and players who have participated in various national team camps (US Soccer, US Club id2, National ODP).  He also serves as the club's media relations director, co-tournament director, and helps run fundraising and community outreach programs for the club.

Prior to moving to the club, Puppione coached for Birmingham United Soccer Association in Alabama, Alabama Youth Soccer ODP, The Altamont School in Birmingham, West Alabama Soccer Association in Tuscaloosa, Holy Spirit Catholic High School in Tuscaloosa, and Shelton State Community College in Tuscaloosa.

His philosophy:
"Every player deserves an opportunity to have a positive soccer playing experience.  The coach is the main facilitator of this and should provide an environment to help make sure the player receives this chance.  I will look to provide the right culture for developing every player.  Not only will I teach the players about the game, but I will teach them valuable life lessons that will carry over into their daily lives.  These qualities include hard work, commitment, respect, communication, skill, and passion.  There is no shortcut to success; successful people do more and this will be encouraged daily.  Developing the 4 pillars of the game (technical, tactical, psychological, physical), along with providing a fun, competitive environment will be my primary focus while fostering these important life skills/values."

 

Chris O'Neal 
Cincinnati United Soccer Club: CUP Boys Director of Coaching
Phone: (912) 508-8414 Cell
Email: CONEAL83@GMAIL.COM

 

 

  • USSF 'A' License
  • Bachelors Degree in Social & Behavioral Sciences

- CUP alum
- Former Member:
  US Youth Soccer Region II Team
  Member of Ohio South ODP
  Georgia ODP and Tennessee ODP teams
- College:
  NCAA Division 1 player at UAB (University of Alabama at Birmingham)
  NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen
  UAB ranked in Top 25 all 4 years and as high as #3 in country
- Professional Experience:
  Atlanta Silverbacks - USL
  HJK Helsinki - Finnish Premier League
- Coaching Experience:
  Georgia ODP Staff
  Academy Director for Southern Soccer Academy in Georgia
  Team Adidas Director for Vestavia Hills Soccer Club in Alabama
  Coached multiple players to be invited to National Training Centers, State Champion teams, and
  Multiple Region 3 Premier League Teams

Kurt Fischer

Cincinnati United Soccer Club: CUP Girls Assistant Director of Coaching

Phone: 847-707-5878

Email: K2H2F2@HOTMAIL.COM

 

 

  • USSF "B" License
  • Former FOSC Director of Player and Coach Development
  • Bachelors Degree '02 in Sports Wellness Management, Trinity International University (Deerfield, IL)

 

 

-Professional Experience '01-'13:

Cincinnati Kings-PASL

1790 Cincinnati-PASL

Cincinnati Excite-AISL

Twin City Tornadoes-PDL

 

-College:

2-time NAIA All-American

All-time leader in assists

4-year varsity starter

Ranked as high as #16th in the country

 

-Club Experience

- Former member of Illinois ODP and Region II teams

- Coached multiple players on Ohio South and Ohio North ODP State, Region II teams and US National Team