SuperKick Staff

Tony Earp
Tony Earp

Executive Director & T.E.S.A. Director Tony has a Masters in Education from The Ohio State University, is State Certified teacher, and is a USSF C License coach. Tony was a standout player both academically and athletically at The Ohio State University, earning multiple honors both on the field and in the classroom. Tony's achievements included 2nd Team All Big Ten in 2001 and 2002, serving as Captain in 2002. Tony was named Most Inspirational Player in 2001 and 2002, as well as achieving Scholar Athlete status in those same years. Tony was a member of the 2002 MLS Draft Pool. After playing, Tony was a history teacher at Licking Valley High School in 2005 and at Dublin Scioto High School in 2006. In 2007, Tony Earp accepted a position at SuperKick as the Director of Soccer Training where he continues to serve as the Senior Director of Training managing training programs, establishing training curriculums, and coaching athletes. Tony was the Head Coach for Hilliard Bradley High School boys soccer program in 2009 and 2010. In addition, Tony is a Director for Classics Eagles FC and is the Director of the SuperKick Classics Juniors Academy. With 10 years of coaching experience, Tony has developed a reputation of being a coach who motivates players to expect more from themselves and creates a training environment conducive to developing high level players.

For training options with Tony, please visit the Tony Earp Soccer Academy.

Alex Conti
Alex Conti

Director of Sports Performance Alex has grown up locally and is a graduate of Olentangy Liberty and played for Blast FC out of Westerville. He has recieved a bachelors degree in exercise science from Otterbein University. During his time at Otterbein, Alex was a member of the men's soccer team that competed in the OAC conference. As a part of his degree program Alex was selected to be the University of Notre Dame's strength and conditioning intern. From his time there he received valuable experience and knowledge coaching several different teams including: Men's and women's basketball, hockey, baseball, softball, men's and women's swimming and diving, women's lacrosse, women's soccer and women's cross country. While at SuperKick Alex has worked with several local high school and club teams including: Olentangy boys & girls soccer, Olentangy Orange boys soccer, Olentangy Libery boys & girls soccer, Olentangy girls basketball, Olentangy Liberty field hockey, Olentangy Liberty girls lacrosse, Bishop Watterson boys soccer and U12-U18 CEFC club teams. In addition, Alex has worked with several individual athletes across many sports including: soccer, lacrosse, field hockey, basketball, football, gymnastics, track and field and hockey.

Brendan Vazquez
Brendan Vazquez

Programming Operations Manager Brendan was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. He is a 2016 graduate of Otterbein University with a BA in Sport Management. Brendan holds his USSF ‘D’ License, NSCAA High School Diploma, and NSCAA GK 2 certificate. Brendan was most recently a member of the Olentangy Liberty Men’s Soccer Staff, responsible of the JVA team in the 2015 and 2016 season. He is also a member of the Ohio South ODP District and State Staff. In the past Brendan, has been a volunteer assistant at Otterbein University, Head Coach of the Olentangy High School JVB team. Brendan has been a staff coach with Classic Eagles for the past three years working with the 2000/1999 Boys age group, the 2005/2006 Boys and Girls age groups. He is currently working with the 2001/2002 Girls and the 2004 Boys. Brendan works with many different ages and groups at SuperKick and that has lead him to appreciate the entire player development cycle, and refocuses him on the developmental points in each age group. Brendan works with SuperKids, the Technical Development Program, and the Skill and Speed Program throughout the year.

Elias Chiatalas
Elias Chiatalas

Facility Manager/Sports Performance Coach Elias graduated from Saginaw Valley State University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. While at SVSU, Elias was a member of the Track & Field team and competed in the GLIAC conference. His event focus while on the track team was the 400-meter dash and the 800-meter run. Outside of athletics and academics he worked with a youth fitness program called Kids Run the Nation for two years and also did youth soccer training. With speed and running technique being his forte, he is currently coaching Speed School, Speed Agility and Quickness (SAQ), and Athlete Development clinics at Superkick.

Michael Flynn
Michael Flynn

Goalkeeper Director Michael played collegiate soccer at the University of Cincinnati and then played professionally in the USL and PDL for 4 years playing with Cincinnati Kings, Nashville Metros, and the Seattle Sounders. After Michael was done playing, he served as the Director of Goalkeeping for Sky Soccer Club in Kentucky. He is currently the goalkeeper coach for Wright State University's(Division 1) Men's soccer team, director of goalkeeping for Classics Eagles FC and boy's state goalkeeper coach for Ohio South ODP. Michael has his NSCAA Advanced National Diploma and his NSCAA National Goalkeeping Diploma.

Braden Bell
Braden Bell

Soccer Coach Braden graduated from Big Walnut High School in 2008. He earned varsity letters his junior and senior years. His senior year he was team captain and also earned All OCC Second Team honors. Braden played for Marietta College who were OAC runners-up in the 2008-09 season. Braden earned his Bachelors in English Education from the Ohio State University in 2012. Braden began coaching for Classics Eagles in the fall of 2012 at the YDA U8 level. He is in his 3rd year with CEFC, coaching both boys and girls for the U8 and U9 age groups. He earned his 'E' license in the summer of 2011 Currently as a full time employee for SuperKick, Braden trains various age groups as well as class sizes. Those include our Skill and Speed program, Juniors Academy, Speed, Agility, and Quickness, Friday Night Futsal, and SuperKick Day camps.

Sarah Hakim
Sarah Hakim

Soccer Coach Sarah is a 2011 High School graduate from Dublin Jerome High School where she played soccer for two years with Jerome. She also became part of AYSO soccer league in Kalamazoo, MI at the age of 7 and played till she was 12, then continued club soccer with Ohio Premier when she and her family moved to Columbus, OH. She played with OP until she was 16. Sarah is currently working on her early childhood education degree at Ohio State University. Sarah feels honored to be able to have the opportunity to build connections with the younger kids, and watch them develop their skills, athletic ability, and learn the fundamentals of soccer and communication with others. She hopes that by building a connection with the kids and teaching them these things, it will make the students want to continue their soccer career.

Jon Hsu
Jon Hsu

Soccer Coach Jon graduated from Columbus Academy in 2004, where he was a three-year varsity letter winner. Jon returned to coach at Columbus Academy in 2009 and has since worked with their varsity, JV, and middle school squads. He is currently the head coach of the boys middle school team. When not coaching, he serves as an attorney with the Ohio Environmental Review Appeals Commission. Jon has a USSF “E” license. He enjoys training youth players and works to create an environment where athletes are self-motivated to develop their skills and understanding of the game.

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