Who

The Madison Blaze Soccer Club is an all-volunteer organization devoted to coaching and sharing the love of soccer. All our volunteers undergo background checks, and our coaches receive proper training before stepping on the field. We are continually adding more teams. If you do not see a team for your age/gender, it is likely we'll be starting one up in the fall of 2021.

GIRLS

2011 Girls

Head Coach: Vincent Lewis

Assistant Coaches: David Desarro, Conan Frith

Manager: Belinda Lewis

2010 Girls

Head Coach: Tyler Nichols

Assistant Coach: Nathan Oldfield

Manager: Sara Cooper

2008 Girls

Head Coach: Ricky Brown

Assistant Coaches: Brian Jennings and JT Raper

2006 Girls

Head Coach: Jose Valentin

Assistant Coaches: Max Norman, Kevin Valentin, Nick Valentin

Manager: Lisa Burnham

2005 Girls

Head Coach: Scott Coon

Assistant Coach: David Diehl, Chris McCleskey


BOYS

2010 Boys

Head Coach: Robbie Harris

Assistant Coaches: Matthew Ludeman, John Leffingwell

Manager: Sara Ludeman

2009 Boys

Head Coach: Aaron Yamaguchi

Assistant Coaches: Brendan Brewer, Luke Bingaman

Manager: Deanna Desarro

2008 Boys - Blue

Head Coach: Gerald Kaney

Assistant Coaches: Daniel Floyd, Sophie Floyd

Manager: Rachel Cobb

2008 Boys - Red

Head Coach: David Jensen

Assistant Coach: Chris Cornelius

Manager: Pattie Xinos

2006 Boys

Head Coach: Jonathan Frazier

Assistant Coach: Jeff Dickerson

HS Boys (2002-2005)

Head Coach: Michael Hanline

Assistant Coache: Stephan Vaughn, Jim Dobbs

Manager: Dawn Zanda

MADISON BLAZE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President : Jonathan Frazier

Jonathan Frazier joined the Madison Blaze in the fall of 2019 as the coach of the 06/07 Boys Red team. The family atmosphere, the club’s dedication to player development and the overall commitment from parents, coaches and volunteers hooked the Frazier family and, in the spring of 2020, Jonathan joined the Blaze board as the Marketing Director.

Jonathan continues to coach the 06/07 Blaze Boys team, where his son Caleb plays and will coach his daughter Molly in Monrovia’s 894 AYSO.

Jonathan has played soccer for 37 years including at Mount Union College and continues to play in the Huntsville Over 40 League. He has coached for 25 years and has held his National C license since 2008.

Vice President : Jon Wetherbee

Jon Wetherbee joined the Madison Blaze in the Fall of 2018. Jon has served as the 2009G assistant coach in 2018 with his daughter, the 2008B-Red head coach in the fall of 2019 with his oldest son, and the 2008/9B head coach in the spring of 2020.

Jon has played soccer for 34 years and continues to do so in the NASA adult league on the arsenal and previously in the Huntsville Adult Soccer League. Jon holds a grassroots coaching license.

Director of Coaching : Jose Valentin

Jose Valentin joined the Madison Blaze as the Head Coach for the 06 Girls team and Director of Coaching in 2019. He continues to hold both positions and has a son (Christian) who plays on the 06/07 Boys team. He came over from the AYSO 498 Extra program where also coached the 06Gs.

Jose has over 40 years of playing and coaching experience, to include playing and coaching in Germany. Jose began playing while living in Germany as a child when his father was in the US Army and then again when he himself was stationed in Germany with the US Army. He is also currently the coach for the East Limestone High School JV Boys soccer team, and has held numerous previous coaching positions, most notably the Head coach for the Landstuhl U15Bs, Somerset Academy High School JV Boys and Pembroke Pines Optimist Soccer Club U14Bsin Pembroke Pines, FL .

He holds the following certifications: National "D" License from USSF, Advanced AYSO Coaching Certification, NSCAA Level 1 Goalkeeping Diploma, NFHS Coaching Certification, and a National Certification for Interscholastic Coaches.

Jose believes the youth are the future for the wonderful game of soccer!

Director of Referees : JT Raper

JT Raper has coached youth soccer for over 10 years and refereed for 5 with AYSO. His youngest daughter played for the Blaze 09G team in 2019 and now plays on the Blaze 08G team. He helps as assistant coach and team manager, while serving as the referee coordinator for the club. He believes life is best when played with passion and as a team.

Registrar : Rachel Cobb

Rachel Cobb joined the Madison Blaze family in the Fall of 2019 as a team manager for the 08B-Red team and is currently a team manager for the 08B-Blue team. Rachel has two sons that play for the 08B Blue and a daughter on the 11G team.

Rachel grew up playing soccer in Kentucky and has been a Madison resident for the past 12 years. She has previously coached soccer for 6 years and this is her seventh season as a team manager.

Director of Travel/Uniforms & Equipment : Belinda Lewis

Belinda Lewis joined the Madison Blaze Family in the Fall of 2019 as a Team Manager for the 2011G Team. Belinda has a daughter on the 11G team and a daughter on the 06G team. Belinda became the Clubs Travel Coordinator in the Fall of 2019. In the Spring of 2020 Belinda became the Clubs Uniform Coordinator. She is now our Director of Travel/Uniform & Equipment.

Belinda has been a resident of Madison for 4 years. She has never played Soccer but is very dedicated to her kids and the Madison Blaze Soccer Club.

Director of Managers : Beth Nichols

Beth Nichols joined the Madison Blaze in the Fall of 2019 as a team manager for the 06B team and is still acting as their manager. She has a daughter on the 06G team, a son on the 06B team, a son on the 08B team, and a daughter on the 10G team. Her oldest son plays on another club in Madison on an 05B team. She is currently serving as the Director of Managers.

The Nichols family have been Madison residents for the past 5 years and love being together on the soccer field. Madison Blaze has been a great club to be a part of for the Nichols family. They have seen their children develop as players, build friendships, and have come to love the game of soccer even more.

Treasurer : David Diehl

David Diehl has been a Madison resident for 16 years, retired US Army. David has coached soccer for over a decade and has been on boards for the last ten years (HOA & AYSO soccer prior to Blaze). His daughter currently plays on the 05G team, and David is an assistant coach on the 05G team.

Director of Communications: Kristen Oldfield

Kristen Oldfield has been a resident of Harvest, AL for 14 years. She is a Realtor with Market Group Real Estate and owns Kristen Oldfield Design, an interior decorating firm. Her husband Nathan is an assistant coach for the 2010 Girls team and their daughter Olivia plays with this team. Their son Otis hopes to play with Blaze soon too!