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)
  • 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

Sean Elvert
Head Coach

  • USC National License
  • USC Goalkeeper Level II License
  • Current Bluffton University Men's Soccer Head Coach
  • Former Ohio Northern University Assistant Coach
  • Former Bluffton University Assistant Coach
  • Former Loras College Men's Soccer Goalkeeper (2011-2015)
  • Two NCAA D-III Final Four Appearances (2012, 2013)
  • Education: Loras College, Sports Management; Bluffton University, Masters in Business Administration

Abbas Manshaee

Head Coach

  • Former Iranian Youth National Team Member
  • Former Coach, Esfahan Municipality Club
  • Former Coach, Adab High School, Esfahan
  • Education: Payam Noor University, English Translation & University of Toledo, Advanced English Instruction

Jake Martin

Staff Coach

  • Former BGSU Men's soccer player (MAC finalists and ranked in NCAA D-I Top 25 during junior and senior seasons)
  • Former TFA player and State Cup winner
  • Former St. John's Jesuit High School player
  • Education: Bowling Green State University, Liberal Studies

Burton Finch

Assistant GK Coach

  • Former TFA player (6 years)
  • Former Anthony Wayne High School player
  • Former Staff GK Coach, Anthony Wayne Jr. Generals Soccer Camp

Vicki Traven

Goalkeeper Coach

  • USSF D Coaching License
  • NSCAA National Coaching License
  • NFHS Concussion in Sports Certification
  • Former Assistant Coach & GK Coach, University of Toledo Women's Soccer
  • Former University of Toledo Women's Soccer goalkeeper (four-year starter)
  • Former Assistant Goalkeeper Coach, Illinois ODP
  • Education: University of Toledo, Exercise Science (Pre-Medical studies concentration)
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