TFA Staff

Paul Holdgate

Founder & Managing Director

  • NSCAA Premier Coaching License
  • NSCAA Advanced National Coaching License
  • NSCAA National Coaching License
  • NSCAA Director of Coaching
  • The English F.A. Preliminary Badge
  • CPR Certification
  • NFHS Concussion in Sports Certification
  • Sports Injury and Management - Lilleshall, England
  • Ohio North District IV Representative & Ohio North Board Member
  • Former Volunteer Assistant University of Toledo Women's Soccer
  • Former US Soccer Region II Staff Member
  • Former Ohio North ODP Head Coach
  • Former apprentice/professional player, Cambridge United (England)

Elaine Stead

Club Registrar

Email: (please direct any off-field questions to this email address.)

  • USSF E Coaching License
  • Responsible for all administrative functions of TFA
  • Oversight of Toledo TOPSoccer Program
  • League & tournament registration
  • Hotel arrangements for tournaments & MRL away games
  • Oversight of all Team Administrators
  • Organization of check-in and player tracking at tryouts
  • Oversights of similar duties for indoor
  • Help in organization of summer camps/off-field activities
  • Two sons who are TFA Alumni

Josie Kimaid

Club Administrator

  • Initial contact for Team Administrators & parents
  • Initial contact for all off-field/club-related matters
  • Joint oversight of TFA App
  • One son who plays for TFA

Dave Knapp

Head Coach/Goalkeeping Director

  • NSCAA National Coaching License
  • NSCAA Goalkeeper Level II Coaching License
  • NFHS Concussion in Sports Certification
  • CPR/First Aid Certification
  • Current Assistant Coach, Ohio Northern University Men's Soccer
  • Part of ONU's 2012 NCAA D-III College Cup Final Four appearance (National Runners-Up)
  • Former Assistant Coach, Ohio Northern University Women's Soccer
  • Former Head Coach, Anthony Wayne High School Boys' Soccer
  • Education: Ohio Northern University, Health & Physical Education; Masters: Sport Science, U.S. Sports Academy

Dave Kidd

Head Coach/Referee Coordinator

  • USSF D Coaching License
  • NFHS Concussion in Sports Certification
  • CPR & First Aid Certification
  • Former Head Coach, Rossford High School Boys Soccer
  • Former Assistant Coach, Lake High School Boys Soccer
  • Former Staff Coach, Perrysburg Soccer Club & Youth Academy
  • Former Staff Coach, Valentis Athletica
  • Former Staff Coach, ESSL Arsenal
  • Former Head Coach, Sylvania Soccer Club
  • Former member of The Ohio State University Club soccer team
  • Former Sylvania Soccer Club team member
  • Education: University of Toledo & The Ohio State University, Engineering

Tim Rosser

Head Coach/Goalkeeper Coach

  • NSCAA National Coaching License
  • Former Commissioner, Northwest Ohio High School Soccer League
  • Former JV/Goalkeeper Coach, Liberty-Benton High School Girls' Soccer
  • Part of Liberty-Benton's 2013 Regional Finalists and 2011 District Finalists staff
  • CPR/First Aid Certification
  • NFHS Concussion in Sports Certification
  • Former JV Coach, Toledo Christian High School Boy's and Girls' Soccer
  • Former Staff Coach, Glass City Soccer Club
  • Former USSF and college official
  • Former referee assigner, Northwest Ohio Soccer Officials Association
  • Two sons who are TFA Alumni

Nick Weiner

Head Coach

  • Owner/Director of Operations Soccer Shots Toledo
  • Associate Head Coach Toledo Christian High School (2016-Present)
  • U10-12 Coaching Module
  • Former Player Division I Cleveland State University
  • Four-Year Varsity Letter Winner St. Francis de Sales High School
  • 2003 First-Team All-Ohio Selection
  • 2003 State Finalist
  • 2002 First-Team All-District
  • Former Club Player Sylvania Pacesetter Premier
  • 1999 Snicker's State Cup Champions
  • 1999 Regional Finalist (Final 8 in the nation)
  • Former Club Player Perrysburg Yellow Jackets
  • 2000 Bothwell State Cup Champions
  • Former Olympic Development Program (ODP) Player

Chad Lillich

Head Coach

  • USSF D Coaching License
  • NSCAA Goalkeeper 1
  • VASC DOY 2012-2018
  • Central Catholic 2018-pres
  • Lake Highschool 2008-201
  • CPR Certification
  • NFHS Concussion in Sports Certification
  • Founder of FlyersFC and Blackswamp FC
  • NWOSSCA coaches Board D2
  • NWOSSCA COY D3 2016

Nate Baker

Head Coach

  • Assistant Coach at Central Catholic (2018-present)
  • Coach at Lake High School (2016-2018)
  • Coach at Lake Jr. High School (2012-2016)
  • U10-12 Coaching Module
  • ONYSA Coaching License
  • CPR Certification
  • NFHS Concussion in Sports Certification

Leo Gomez

Staff Coach

  • U10-12 Coaching Module
  • Former TFA player (12 years)
  • Former St. John's Jesuit player (3 Year Varsity player) (State Final Four 2015)
  • Former St. John's Jesuit Soccer Camp coach
  • Attended Europe Tour with TFA in Spring of 2015
  • Education: St. John's Jesuit graduate (2017), Currently Attending the University of Toledo studying Exercise Science

Rotimi Olaniran

Staff Coach

  • U10-12 Coachign Module
  • Start High School Graduate
  • Formal U18/19R player
  • 3x City Champion (W/ Start high school)
  • Top 5 all time Scorer/Assist (Start High school)
  • Formal Team captain (Start High School)