Kareem Sheta

DIRECTOR OF SOCCER

Kareem holds a West Hame Coaching Deploma 

Reponsable for the day-to-day team and training operations of Nova FC.

  • Responsible for managing all aspects of team formation, coach recruitment and management, and team training and development. 
  • Responsible for overseeing execution of all Club programs and events. 
  • Annually, create and execute strategic plan for soccer operations for the Club. 
  • Create new development programs as needed. 
  • Oversee and evaluate operations and training for All NOVA FC teams.  

Grady Renfrow

Hold USSF A License- National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Traine

A Washington D.C. native, Renfrow grew up playing soccer with Stoddert Soccer Club before suiting up at Gonzaga College High School. Following his youth career, Renfrow signed with Penn State University. It was during his Big Ten college stint that Renfrow spent his summers playing in the United Soccer League’s PDL with the local Northern Virginia Royals. Grady spent his rookie professional season in 2008 playing with DC United and their reserve team but then soon made the decision to try and play overseas. Grady played in the Egyptian Premiere League and with FC Leones of the Puerto Rican Soccer League. Grady eventually made the move from outdoor to professional indoor soccer and spent the 2011/2012 Major Indoor Soccer League season with the Rochester Lancers. Grady was selected to the 2011 US Futsal National Team. Grady competed in the 2011 Futsal Grand Prix in Manaus, Brazil.

Tom Torres

Torres has spent the last four years coaching some of and against the best players in the world in NWSL with the Washington Spirit. His main role at the Spirit was that as a Technical Assistant Coach, including field, video analysis and player management. He was also an Associate General Manager, and was responsible for player scouting/talent identification, agent interaction and contract negotiation. Prior Tom spent 10 years with D.C. United. Predominantly, his focus was to guide academy players to the first team, but over time, his experience evolved into work with the First Team under former Head Coach Ben Olsen and international experience with the French Football Federation and extensive work with Inter Milan.

Matt Badiee

Senior Advisors

COACHING QUALIFICATIONS  

● USSF A License ● UEFA A License ● UEFA B License● UEFA Youth Elite A License (Academy Director)● DFB A License ● FAI Goalkeeping A License ● KNVB Level II Diploma ● NCAA Premier Diploma ● CBF Advanced Coaching License ● USSF Instructor License

Marie Onorato Schweitzer

Senior Advisors

Marie, is well known as one of the pioneer female soccer players from Northern Virginia. As a founding member of Braddock Road Cougars, Marie began playing for Washington Area Girls Soccer League (WAGS) in 1975. In addition, Marie was also a member of the Virginia State Olympic Development Program (ODP) as well as the Region 1 ODP team. She was one of the first females to receive a scholarship to play at Radford University and did so as a key defender for four years on a very successful Radford Division One team. Marie, was named co-captain on Radford women’s soccer team and had her number retired in 1989. Since receiving her Bachelor‘s degree from Radford University (1987) and Master’s degree from George Mason (1991) in Education, Marie taught school, successfully coached a number of successful youth teams while mentoring and developing many young players. She is now a Director of Coaching for the Northern Virginia Soccer Club (NVSC). Marie also volunteers and helps the Prince William Special Olympics Soccer Team. In 2013, Marie was awarded the Positive Coaching Alliance Double Dual Coach Award and attended the first WAGS All Female International Coaching Education Trip to France for the 2019 Women’s World Cup. In 2020 Marie was inducted in the Virginia-DC Hall of Fame, a great honor for having devoted so much to the game of soccer as a player and leader in youth and women’s soccer for so many years. She continues to energetically and enthusiastically coach, play, and set a positive example for young girls and women of all ages to follow.

Jane Dawber

Jane Dawber was born in Manchester, UK, where she played in England Women’s North Premier League. She relocated to the USA in the early 2000’s and has been coaching for 20 years in the Northern VA area. Jane currently holds her USSF B and National Youth licenses. She is on track to complete her USSF A license by April 2022. She also frequently travels to the UK to continue her coaching education from the FA, where she holds her Youth Award and UEFA B. Jane traveled to France for the Womens World Cup on an all female coaching trip in 2019. She is dedicated to the continued development of the womens game.