The QTSD© Coaching Team

We take our responsibility for developing leaders through soccer seriously. That means holding our coaches to even higher standards. We handpick each of our QTSD© Coaches for their ability to work with athletes of all levels and experience.   Our highly experienced coaching team is professionally licensed and certified to ensure the highest standards of training.  Additionally, we certify each of our coaches through our stringent QTSD© Technical Development Certification to ensure every QTSD© session is consistent for your player!

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Joe Pennell

QTSD© Founder & Director of Player Development

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Sutton Fansler

QTSD© Assistant Director of Player Development

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Oliver Person

QTSD© Technical Development Coach

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James Ignezci

QTSD© Technical Development Coach

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Sydney Bennett

QTSD© Technical Development Coach

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QTSD© Coach Bios

 
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"Why do I coach soccer?  Simply put, I want to see change.  Positive change in player's lives and positive change in the sport itself. If one player's life is changed for the better by our soccer coaching, then it is all worth it.  All the planning, sleepless nights, and long days on the soccer field ...

100% worth it."

FOUNDER & DIRECTOR OF PLAYER DEVELOPMENT

JOE PENNELL

Growing up in Columbus, Ohio, I fell in love with the game of soccer from an early age. I was always that "training player"; that teammate who enjoyed practice more than games. There was just something about learning new techniques and styles of soccer that appealed to me.

Fast forward to my early twenties, and my serious playing career was cut short from an injury. I believe all things happen for a reason, and I began to embrace my calling to be a coach and mentor. My ambition quickly became aiming to help other soccer players learn more about themselves through soccer.  

​I believe that soccer can be a tool to teach life, and the lessons from it can help young athletes develop into successful leaders, in sport and in life.

For the past decade, coaching professional soccer has been my professional endeavor and passion. I have also been blessed to have the opportunity to build relationships with thousands of talented players, teams, and clubs in the central Ohio area.

 

I have the incredible opportunity to coach both individuals and teams in addition to high school and club programs.  I've also had the life changing opportunity to work (and form friendships) with many different soccer coaches and programs all over the world, including LaLiga, FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, and many more.

Simply put, soccer is my passion and the education channel that we use to help young players learn their place in life; both on and off the soccer field.

 

COACHING EXPERIENCE:

 

  • QTSD© Director of Player Development Coach for 8 yrs

  • 02/03G GLA/NPL Head Coach for 7 yrs

  • 10+ years of experience training individuals, small groups, teams, clubs and high schools

LICENSURE:

  • LaLiga Formation Methodology:
     

    • Level 1 Expert Certification - (Spain) **Only 1 of 17 coaches in the world AND only coach in state of Ohio with this level certification**
       

    • Sports Psychology and Team Management in Women's Soccer Certification

    • Analyzing a Player Profile in Training and Competition Certified
       

  • United States Soccer Federation (USSF) Licensed

  • United Soccer Coaches Certified (Futsal, Goalkeeper, Urban Soccer)

  • QTSD© Technical Development Certification - Level 1 Expert

  • The Coaching Manual - Coaching Certificate - Level 1 (in process)

 
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"Why do I coach soccer? I love seeing the players I coach work hard and improve at something they love.  I have a passion for the game and want to help others learn more about what soccer can do for them; both on and off the soccer field."

QTSD© TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENT COACH

SUTTON FANSLER

SPECIALTY:

 

    •  Attacking & Strikers/Midfielders

 

COACHING EXPERIENCE:

 

    •  QTSD© Technical Development Coach for 4 yrs

    •  02/03G State Team Assistant Coach for 1 yr

    •  Mentored/trained directly under QTSD© Coach Joe for 7 yrs

LICENSURE:

    •  QTSD© Technical Development Certification

    •  USSF Licensed

    •  United Soccer Coaches Certified

PLAYING EXPERIENCE:

    •  Mount Vernon Nazarene University Women's Soccer (NAIA)

 

 
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"Why do I coach soccer?  TBA

QTSD© TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENT COACH

OLIVER PERSON

SPECIALTY:

 

    •  Attacking & Strikers/Midfielders

 

COACHING EXPERIENCE:

 

    •  TBA

LICENSURE:

    •  QTSD© Technical Development Certification

    •  USSF Licensed

    •  United Soccer Coaches Certified

 

PLAYING EXPERIENCE:

    •  Alderson Broaddus Men's Soccer (DI)

 
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"Why do I coach soccer?  TBA

QTSD© TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENT COACH

JAMES IGNEZCI

SPECIALTY:

 

    •  Attacking & Strikers/Midfielders

 

COACHING EXPERIENCE:

 

    •  2020 - Lorain County Head Coach of the Year (HS Boys)

    •  2020 - Greater Cleveland Head Coach of the Year Runner-Up

    •  2011 & 2014 - Lorain County Head Coach of the Year (HS Girls)  

LICENSURE:

    •  QTSD© Technical Development Certification (in process)

    •  TOVO Academy V1 Coaching Certification

    •  USSF Licensed

    •  United Soccer Coaches Certified

    •  NHFS Certified

 

PLAYING EXPERIENCE:

    •  Baldwin Wallace Men's Soccer (DIII)

 
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"Why do I coach soccer?  TBA

QTSD© TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENT COACH

SYDNEY BENNETT

SPECIALTY:

 

    •  Attacking & Strikers/Midfielders

 

COACHING EXPERIENCE:

 

    •  QTSD© Technical Development Coach for 5 yrs

    •  02/03G State Team Assistant Coach for 3 yrs

    •  Mentored/trained directly under QTSD© Coach Joe for 8 yrs

LICENSURE:

    •  QTSD© Technical Development Certification - Level III

    •  USSF Licensed

    •  United Soccer Coaches Certified