Coaches

Coaches are the key to developing excellence and sportsmanship in every child who participates in the club.

Coaching Staff

Ian Peña
Director of Coaching & Player Development
- U.S. Soccer A License
- M.A. Ed. Adapted Physical Education
- 22 Years Coaching Experience
- Ohio South Girls' Coach of the Year 2006
- US Youth Soccer Region II Coach
- Ohio South State ODP Coach/License Instructor
- High School and College Coaching Experience
- Played at St. Andrews College
- All Carolina Conference, All District
- Played in Trinidad & Tobago – Caledonia AIA
Email: freedomsoccr@yahoo.com
Pete Fruechtnicht
- U.S. Soccer C License
- NSCAA Advanced National Diploma
- NSCAA Regional Goalkeeping Diploma
- 17 Years Coaching Experience
- Ohio South District and State ODP Coach
- Played US Amateur Soccer Association (USASA) for 6 years
Aboubacar Diawara (Riki)
- U.S. Soccer National D License
- 15 Years Coaching Experience
- High School and WPSL Coaching Experience
 -Columbus Eagles WPSL Assistant Coach

-Ohio South ODP Coach
- Played Baraka FC of Guinea D1
- Played ULB Lokeren Belguim
- Played Westchester New York "A League" 

Kathe Theisen
- USSF National D License
- US Soccer National Youth License
- Current OSYSA District and State ODP Coach
- 16 Years Coaching Experience in Ohio & Virginia
Ekow Dennis
- USSF National D License
- Played at Wilmington College
- All Time Leading Scorer
- 4 Time All American
- Inductee to Wilmington College NAIA Athletics Hall of Fame
- Over 20 years of coaching experience
- High School and ODP Coaching Experience
Jairus Moto
- USSF National D License

Jason Hardin
- U.S. Soccer E License
- 18 Years Coaching Experience
- Ohio South State ODP Coach
- Played at Otterbein University
- Gahanna Lincoln High School Boy's Varsity Asst. Coach
Brittany Cummins
- U.S. Soccer E License
- 2012 New Jersey Wildcats Player in the Women’s Premier Soccer League “WPSL”
- 2011 DC United, WPSL
- Played at University of Maryland, 2006-2009
 - Team Captain, 2009
 -2009 Led Terps to compete in Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament finishing the season ranked 11th overall nationally. Team also recorded the most wins for the program since 1996.
- Ohio South ODP State Team
- US Youth Soccer Region II Player, 02-06
- University of Maryland, College Park 2010
 -BS majoring in Business
Mark Hess
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Todd Kuhns
- Freedom Goalkeeping Coach