Excalibur Soccer Club

Excalibur Coaches

We are here to provide you and your family with the best youth soccer experience possible! We are proud to bring you a group of highly accomplished and dedicated coaches that make Excalibur one of the most highly respected and competitive clubs in Northeastern Ohio. Read the bios below to learn more about your coach and the other leaders in our Excalibur community.

Walter Schlothauer

Director of Coaching and Player Development 

Phone: 440-979-9997
Email: play@soccersportsplex.com

  • 12 Years of Professional Soccer with Cleveland Force and Cleveland Crunch U.S. National Indoor Team
  • Former member of the NCAA Division I team at Cleveland State University
  • First Soccer player inducted into the Mentor High School Sports Hall of Fame
  • Coached at Premier Club level for over 20 years 
  • Coached the North Olmsted Girls Varsity where they became Regional Finalists four consecutive years 
  • 1998- Greater Cleveland Coach of the Year 2002
  • Selected by Cleveland Crunch and the Ohio Youth Association North as one of the "Top 75 Soccer Leaders of Northern Ohio
  • Inducted into the Ohio Youth Soccer Association North Hall of Fame
Joe Vitale

Joe Vitale

Girls Coach                        

  • President, Olmsted Falls Soccer Association (2011 - Present)
  • Travel Director, Olmsted Falls Soccer Association (2010 - 2012)
  • Travel Coach , Olmsted Falls Soccer Association (2009 - Present)
  • USSF Certified
  • NSCAA I-6
  • Renee Meulensteen 100 Coaching Clinic attendee
  • Player at Admiral King High School (AKHS) (1985 - 1986 / Founding team)
  • Co-Captain; Defensive Player of the Year; LCHSS Defensive All-Star: AKHS (1985 - 1986)
  • Player for Liedertafel Soccer (1980 - 1985)
  • B.A. from The Ohio State University
Mario Francescone

Mario Francescone

Girls Coach

  • Played Division 1 soccer at Cleveland State University
  • USSF D License
    • Midpark High School Boys Varsity Head Coach (1993-1998)
    • Ohio Premier Boys U-11 Coach (1995)
    • North Royalton High School Boys Soccer Coach (1998-2005)
    • North Royalton High School Varsity Boys Soccer Head Coach (2000-2005)
    • Coach of Olmsted Falls Girls Soccer and OFSA Board Member

    Kevin Miller

    Girls and Jr. Academy Coach

    • D License
    • Excalibur Coach (2009-Present)
    • Footskills/Technical Coach, Rocky River (2011-Present)
    • Footskills/Technical Coach, Bay Village (2012-Present)
    • NOSO Coach/Trainer (1997-2008)
    • Played for U.S. Army JSA Korea Select Team
    • B.A.-Finance from Baldwin Wallace College                                       
    Abbey Golden

    Abbey Golden

    Girls Coach

    • USSF Coaching License
    • Coaching Experience
      • Midview High School Girl's Soccer- Head Coach
      • Wellington High School Girl’s Soccer- Assistant Varsity Coach
      • Wellington High School Girl’s Soccer- Head Junior Varsity Coach
      • Open Door Christian School Girls’s Soccer- Assistant Varsity Coach
      • Holy Name High School Girl’s Soccer- Assistant
      • Coaching Accolades
      • 2015 Set School Record for best High School Girls Soccer Season at Midview (13-3-1)
      • 2014 Head Coach of the Year & Lorain County All Star Coach, Sectional Runner Up
    • Playing Experience
      • San Francisco Nighthawks
      • University of the Pacific - NCAA Division I Soccer
      • North Olmsted High School Varsity Player
      • 2000-2003 Top 10 Player in the state of Ohio (Plain Dealer)
    Frank DeAngelis

    Francesco “Frank” DeAngelis

    Girls Coach

    • Coaching Experience
      • North Royalton High School (NRHS): Assistant Varsity (3 years), JV-A (3 years) and JV-b (6 years)
      • North Royalton Soccer Club (NRSC): U10 Boys Travel Coach
      • Olmsted Falls Soccer Association (OFSA): Girls Travel Coach; Rec Soccer Trainer
      • Over 34 years of playing experience
      • Player for Ciac Italian Soccer Club (CISC): Juve Northcoast Soccer League 3-time League Champions
      • Played in the U22 Collegiate League with the Sons of Italy
      • Offered entry level contract with Canton Invaders professional indoor soccer team of the AISA
      • Invited as guest player for Italian clubs in Canada
      • Invited as guest player for Vastogirardi FC (Italy), Summers of 1992-1994
      • Player for Valley Forge High School, 1992*-1994 (*1992 was inaugural season)

    Emily Yaya

    Girls Coach

    • Coaching Experience
      • Holy Name Girl's Soccer Head Coach and a 2010 graduate. While attending Holy Name High School, she was a four-year, varsity player, playing on the 2006 State Championship team.
      • Played at Notre Dame College (NCAA D - II). She was a team Captain for two years and during her 2014 season and was awarded an Academic All-American Award and Athletic All-American Award, finishing 16-2
      • Graduated magna-cum-laude from Notre Dame College with a degree in Theology and High School Education.
      • USSF D Coaching License
      • Coached at the premier level since 2014 and has worked with players ages 8 - 17
      • Coached in the Midwest Region League (MRL) as well as CASA League
      • Coaches Travel Soccer in the OHTSL for Olmsted Falls

    Mark Koehler


    • USSF "D" License
    • USSF Youth License
    • USSF Grade 7 Referee
    • NFHS Soccer Coach Certification
    • ACE Peer Fitness Trainer Certification
    • Rocky River High School Girls JV Coach (2014-present)
    • Magnificat High School Girls JV Coach (2012-2014)
    • Fairview Park Soccer Association, Girls & Boys Head & Assistant Coach (2010-2016)
    Ryan Schlothauer

    Ryan Schlothauer

    Asst. Coach        

    • Four-year starter at Wooster College and Western Reserve High School
    • Former Excalibur Premier Soccer Club player
    Megan Repas

    Megan Repas

    Asst. Coach

    • 4-year player NCAA D-1 Kent State University Golden Flashes
    • Completed Senior 2012 season, ranked T-2nd in KSU history in career assists (17)
    • Helped KSU amass most wins 2011 & 2012, in a two-year span in program history
    • 18 goals in 2011, ties for ninth in team records for goals in a season
    • Two-time First Team All-Ohio selection while playing for Avon High School
    • 2008 West Shore Conference Player of the Year
    • Four-time First Team All-Lorain and All-West Shore honoree
    • Super Y League ODP selection in 2006-07
    • B.S. in Early Childhood Education, Kent State University