ISC Professional Coaching Staff

The Iowa Soccer Club is committed to providing the most dynamic, experienced and qualified coaching staff of any soccer club in Iowa.

Jon Cook
ISC Director Of Coaching
Bio and Coaching Qualifications
  • US Soccer National “A” License
  • United States Soccer Federation National Youth License
  • Grassroots Instructor’s License-US Soccer Federation
  • Playing Experience – University of Missouri-Kansas City – NCAA Division 1
  • Jon has been with the ISC for 21 Years.
  • Master’s Degree in Education – University of Iowa
  • Personal Philosophy In Coaching: “Every player deserves my best because my impact with the kids that I work with is not measured in wins, but rather by how hard I work for each player in terms of pushing them, and making sure that they know I have an expectation for them to improve.  I’m demanding of all players, because all players deserve to be taken seriously.”
  • Approach to Coaching Young Players: “Let the kids surprise you with how good they can become.”  You never know when a young player is going to have a massive growth in development and improvement. If you structure the club so that players can grow and develop at their own pace, you will have a far greater chance to help many more kids than simply the 9-10 players who show early development, and early success.
Colin Crichton
ISC Assistant Director of Coaching
Bio and Coaching Qualifications
  • US Soccer National “A” License
  • Playing Experience – Former professional player in Scotland
  • Sixteen years of youth coaching experience in the United States
  • Former Director of Coaching – Cedar Valley Soccer Club
  • Six years as a coach with the ISC
Chris Clegg
ISC Full-Time Staff Coach
Bio and Coaching Qualifications
  • US Soccer National “C” License
  • Iowa Soccer Association State Cup winner with ISC
  • High School soccer state champion at Iowa City West High School.
  • Thirteen years as a player with the ISC
  • Six years as a coach with the ISC
  • BA Honors Degree in English – University of Iowa
Larissa Schwartz
ISC Part-Time Staff Coach
Bio and Coaching Qualifications
  • Iowa Coaching Authorization (K-12)
  • Playing Experience – Western Illinois University, Augustana College, University of Iowa Club, WPSL Houston South Select
  • Fourteen years as a player with Bettendorf Soccer Association, Quad City United, Houston Women’s Soccer Association and Colorado Sporting Adult Soccer Club
  • All-State and All-Conference Selection – Bettendorf High School
  • Assistant Girls Soccer Coach, Iowa City West High School – Current
  • Former Head Girls and Boys Soccer Coach, Summit Academy High School, Denver, CO
  • Eight years teaching Studio/Visual Arts and Career and Technology at Title I schools in Houston, TX and Denver, CO
  • BA Studio Art/Art History and Entrepreneurship – University of Iowa
  • Postgraduate – Graphic Design and Art Direction – Chicago Portfolio School (Advertising)
Brendan Johnson
ISC Part-Time Staff Coach
Bio and Coaching Qualifications
  • USSF Grassroots Certificate
  • Playing Experience – William Penn University (NAIA) – 4 Years
  • One year as a coach with ISC
  • ISC Men’s League Participant – 4 years
  • Former Game Operations Manager – Iowa Barnstormers
  • BA in Sports Administration – William Penn University University
  • Favorite Quote “Success is no accident. It is Hard Work, Perseverance, Learning, Studying, Sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” -Pele
 
 
 
Jessica Ferdig
ISC Part-Time Staff Coach
Bio and Coaching Qualifications
  • US Soccer “E” License
  • Nine years as a player with ISC
  • Six years as a coach with ISC (Eleven years as an Academy coach)
  • 2010 Press-Citizen Girl’s Player of the Year – Runner-Up
  • 2010 Iowa High School All Star Game (East Division) selection
  • BA Honors Degree in Health and Human Physiology and Spanish – University of Iowa
  • Master’s Degree in Public Health – University of Iowa
Cole Schuchard
ISC Part-Time Staff Coach
Bio and Coaching Qualifications
  • US Soccer “E” License
  • Eight years as a player with ISC
  • Eight years as a coach with ISC
  • Iowa High School State Champion – Iowa City West High
  • Current student at University of Iowa – BSE Industrial and Systems Engineering
Marnie Vonderhaar
ISC Part-Time Staff Coach
Bio and Coaching Qualifications
  • US Soccer “E” License
  • Seven years as a player with ISC
  • Two years as a coach with ISC
  • IGHSAA – 1st Team All-Conference Award
  • Current student at University of Iowa – Human Physiology on Pre-Medicine track
Dave Rosenthal
ISC Part Time Staff Coach
Coaching Qualifications
  • US Soccer “D” License
  • Playing Experience – Earlham College – NCAA Division 3
  • NHSACA – National Soccer Coach of the Year
  • NHFS – National Girls Coach of the Year
  • IGHSAA – Coaches Hall of Fame
  • Twenty four years as the Girl’s Head Varsity Coach for Iowa City West High School
  • Two IGHSAA State High School Titles
  • B.A. Degree in Spanish – Earlham College
  • M.A.T. Foreign Languages – University of Iowa
  • Four years as a coach with the ISC
Matt Harding
ISC Part-Time Staff Coach
Coaching Qualifications
  • US Soccer “D” License
  • Playing Experience – Mount St. Clare College – NAIA
  • Head Girls Soccer Coach, Clear Creek-Amana High School
  • Former Assistant Boys Soccer Coach, Iowa City West High School
  • Twenty years teaching Physics/AP Physics at West High School
  • Five years as a coach with the ISC
  • MA Science Education – University of Northern Iowa
  • BA Physics – University of Northern Iowa
Frank Fiordellisi
ISC Part-Time Staff Coach
Coaching Qualifications
  • US Soccer “D” License
  • Playing Experience – Club Soccer at University of Wisconsin – La Crosse
  • Head Girls Soccer Coach, Liberty High School
  • Former Assistant Girls Soccer Coach, Iowa City West High
  • Nine years teaching Physical Education in the Iowa City Community School District
  • Ten years as a coach with ISC
  • MA Coaching and Athletic Administration – Concordia University Irvine
  • BA Physical Education and School Health Education – University of Wisconsin – La Crosse
Brandon Steenlage
ISC Part-Time Staff Coach
Coaching Qualifications
  • US Soccer “D-License”
  • Playing Experience – University of Wisconsin Green Bay – NCAA Division 1
  • Ten years as a player with ISC
  • Eleven years as a coach with ISC
  • BA Degree – History – University of Wisconsin – Green Bay
Jackson Nasby
ISC Part-Time Staff Coach
Coaching Qualifications
  • US Soccer “E” License
  • Playing experience – Gustavus Adolphus College – NCAA Division 3
  • Thirteen years as a player with ISC
  • Iowa High School State Champion – Iowa City West High
  • Current student at University of Iowa – BA Economics and Political Science
  • Two years as a coach with ISC
Brad Stiles
ISC Part-Time Staff Coach
Coaching Qualifications
  • US Soccer National “C” License
  • Playing Experience – Coe College – NCAA Division 3
  • Iowa Soccer Association State Cup winner – 1995 & 1997
  • Coe College Men’s Head coach 2001-2003
  • Iowa City West Boys Head coach since 2001 – Eleven state final appearances
  • Seventeen years as a coach with ISC
  • BA Degree – Business – Coe College
Iowa Soccer Club | Coaches | Ian Bradley
Ian Bradley
ISC Part-Time Staff Coach
Coaching Qualifications
  • US Soccer National “A” License
  • United States Federation National Youth License
  • NSCAA Premier Coaching Diploma
  • Served as the Iowa Soccer Association State Director of Coaching for twenty years
  • Four years as a coach with the ISC
  • BA Honors Degree – Sports Management and Physiology – Staffordshire University, England
  • Postgraduate DMM – Sports Marketing – Staffordshire University, England