Administration

Chad Metzler, Executive Director

Chad holds his USSF D License. Chad grew up in Ohio playing premier level soccer for the highly successful Cleveland United Club, as well as spending summers in England where he participated with several professional academies. Chad was recruited to play collegiate soccer at Davidson College (NCAA Division I), where he graduated in 1998 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Studio Art, as well as a minor in Bio-Chemistry. Chad joined the Peace Corps, serving two years, in the Republic of Vanauatu in the South Pacific. Chad returned to North Carolina in 2001. 

Prior to LNSC Chad was coaching for North Meck Soccer Club from 2001 - 2008 coaching various NCYSA teams at both the Premier and 1st Division level where he won a USYS Presidents Cup, as well as appearing in the Region III Presidents Cup Semi-Final.  In 2008, Chad helped establish the LNSC Eclipse program, which has at least 1 State Semi-Finalist every year since its inception. Since then he has coached teams that have made several final four appearances in the state cup, as well as several State Runners-Up. Chad has won the NCYSA Premier league 4x, and was promoted to Region III Premier League 2x. Chad has overseen the sending of LNSC teams to some of the top tournaments in the World, including a Dana Cup (Denmark) Championship in 2009, 2013, and 2015. Chad has also coached the girls' soccer program at Davidson Day School where he won 3 consecutive Private/1A State Championships. 

Leslie Gerwitz, Director of Finance and Administration/Head Registrar

Leslie is a Certified Public Accountant with over 25 years of financial experience including eight years of audit experience with the former Big 6 accounting firm Coopers & Lybrand LLC. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a BS in Accounting and a BS in Business Administration, with a concentration in finance.  Leslie operated her own accounting and consulting firm for over 17 years.  She has held numerous positions on various Boards of Directors including serving as Treasurer for Lake Norman Soccer Club for three years prior to her hire as a full-time employee of the club.  She is married to an avid sports fan and is the mother of two boys, both of which have played through the LNSC system for over 15 years combined. Leslie brings valuable business experience and acumen to the club, but also a personal point-of-view as a player parent and former team administrator.

Scott Flowers, Director of Soccer Operations

Coach Flowers joins us with a USSF National B License and NSCAA Advanced National Diploma.  He is a graduate of Missouri State University with a Bachelor Arts in Anthropology.  He also holds his US Youth Soccer National Youth License along with his NSCAA Level I and II Goalkeeping Diploma/High School Diploma.  He brings a variety of club experience including working with Trussville United Soccer Club, AL-Executive Director/Director of Coaching (’10-15); Birmingham United, AL (07-10); Germantown Fury, TN (‘04-06); and High Country Soccer Association, CO (01-03).  Not only has Coach Flowers worked at the club level, he has a long history at the high school level as well:  Mountain Brook High (AL) Head Women’s Coach (‘07-15); Christian Brothers High (TN) Assistant Men’s Coach (‘04-06); Summit High School (CO) Assistant Men’s Coach (’01-03).  He has also worked as an Alabama Girls' ODP Staff Coach 2000/02 and as a US Soccer Junior Staff Coach-Alabama.  Other awards and recognitions include AL High School Women’s Coach of the Year (‘08/’13); HS State Champions-Women’s 6A (‘08/’13); HS State Runners-Up (’14); and NSCAA HS Nationally Ranked (13th in ’08, 15th in ’13).

Fil Wilkinson, Asst Director of Operations

“My name is Fil Wilkinson and I currently hold numerous coaching licenses wicj include. NSCAA Director of coaching, NSCAA Youth 1,2,3,4,5,6 Diplomas, FA Level 1 and 2 NSCAA Goal keeper 1 and 2 diplomas. NSCAA Futsal, USSF GK, Youth 1,2 and 3. USSF F,E,D 7v7 and 9v9. Coerver Youth 1 Diploma.
 
I started my Coaching Career in 2003 in England by leading my College teams training sessions and organization of game schedules. I lead Durham New college in goals in my first year with 22 and leading them to their first league championship. I Became captain in my third year as well as being leading scorer for all three years.
 
I have worked with MLS Camps in 2005 for 7 months as a DOC in Milford, CT. Since 2009 I have been working with SISA here in Mooresville, first as trainer and then in 2011 i was honored to lead their program as their first DOC until the spring of 2018.
 
I also coached Johnson and Wales University in Charlotte, from August 2015 - June 2017 as their GK coach.

Allan Bornkamp, Assistant Director of Finance and Administration/Asst. Registrar

Allan holds a USSF E License, Youth Module, and National Youth License. Allan played youth soccer at various levels from age 6 to 18 in northern New Jersey.  He was a recreation soccer coach in the Lake Norman area for 6 years.  Allan has coached Challenge and Classic girls' teams for Lake Norman Soccer Club for the past 5 years. 

Erik Turnblom, Director of Tournaments/Marketing

Coach Erik Turnblom joins LNSC after moving back from London, England where he was the head coach of Camden Town FC, American School London and a staff coach for Arsenal Soccer Schools.  He also managed clinics and consulted high school players looking to get recruited to American Universities.  Previous to moving to London, Erik was the Assistant Coach at the Queens University of Charlotte where he helped the Royals to their first top 25 NCAA national ranking in school history.  Erik also created and managed the first ever Developmental Program at Queens, giving young players more opportunity to play college soccer.  Before Queens, Erik was the assistant coach at Wofford College for three seasons.  Erik has coached for both SC and NC ODP as well.  He played collegiate soccer at Elon University for one year before transferring to UNC.  At UNC he played club soccer for the UNC Heels, making it to the national semi-finals in 2005.  The two seasons following, Erik was selected as Captain and President, leading the Heels to a regional championship and two national tournaments.  Erik played for UNC varsity for one season.  A native to the Charlotte area, Erik lives in Cornelius with his wife, Hannah, and daughter, Riley. Erik possesses his NSCAA National Diploma and FA Level 2 licenses. 

Brad Bagan, Director of Marketing /Assistant Director of Goalkeeping

A native of Charlotte, Bagan grew up playing top level soccer for Charlotte United and Charlotte Soccer Club, and has always called the greater Charlotte area home. Bagan graduated from Purdue University, Fort Wayne in 2008, with a degree in Mass Media Communications & Public Relations. He began his coaching career in Wilmington, North Carolina as an Assistant Coach for Laney High Schools Varsity Girls program in the spring of 2009. In 2010 Bagan returned to the sideline as an Assistant Coach for Greensboro Day School. In the fall of 2011, Bagan joined Greensboro College as an Assistant Coach for Men’s Soccer. He was responsible for working with the team's goalkeepers, playing a pivotal role in cutting the teams goals against almost in half, in his first season with the Pride. In 2012, Bagan was an Assistant with Salem College Women’s Soccer. He helped them win the programs first Great South Conference Regular Season Championship. In 2015-16, Bagan joined UNCG Men’s Soccer as an Assistant Coach. Additionally, over the last 10 years Bagan has held many club coaching roles for some of the largest clubs in North Carolina, and worked on the boy’s side of NCYSA ODP from 2011-2016. For the past two years Bagan has been working in the business world, in a professional sales role for Polymershapes LLC., the largest distributor of raw material plastics in North America. Bagan has held a USSF “C” License since 2013, and has plans to begin his USSF “B” License in the coming year.

Kenny Bonilla, Admin Asst

Played club soccer for the FCCA, Lake Norman Soccer club, and North Meck Academy from U13-U18. 4 year varsity starter at Salisbury High School (Salisbury, NC) earning All-Academic all 4 years, All-Conference all 4 years and conference player of the year in 2011, All Region 3 years, All State in 2011, and won the state championship in 2011, he also got a chance to represent NC in the NCvsSC match and the west in the East vs West game. Kenneth played and graduated from Catawba College where he majored in Sports Management. While playing at Catawba College, Kenneth was a 4 year starter, starting 58 out of 59 matches, scoring 20 goals and assisting 10 times in those matches. Earned HM All-Sac 2013 and 2015, NCCSIA All-State in 2013, and NSCAA All-Region player in 2015. 2 year. Kenneth holds an E coaching License.

 

Bobby Cardelle, Admin Asst

Bobby played club soccer for FCCA from U11-U18. Was a 3-year varsity starter at Salisbury High School earning All-Conference honors all 3 years, Conference player of the year in 2013, and All Region and All State in 2012 and 2013. Won the State Championship in 2011 and 2013, was the 2013 State Championship MVP. Scored 105 career high school goals, and represented NC in the NC vs. SC All Star match. Bobby attended and graduated from Catawba College where he majored in Sports Management with a minor in Athletic Coaching. Played soccer for 4 years at Catawba College. Has experience coaching with the Catawba Youth Academy as a head coach and with the Salisbury High School women’s team as an assistant coach