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meet the staff

Brittany Smith

Intern

Zach Kovatch

Intern

Mason Kresge

Intern

Emma Lindsay

Intern

Faith Cameron

Junior Intern

Liam Dempsey

junior Intern

looking to join our team?

Looking to coach, earn an internship, or add your skills at BTP in another way? We’re always looking for new coaching talent. Let us know how you can make an impact on our program!

Simon Robinson

co-owner / Coach

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Simon’s Goalkeeping Coaching experience spans 20+ years, coaching Keepers in both England and the USA. During this time, he has coached keepers ages 6+, at Club, College and Olympic Development level.  Simon holds a Degree in Sports and Exercise Science from Leeds Metropolitan University.

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Mackenzie Pinto

co-owner / Coach

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A native of Harleysville Pennsylvania, Mackenzie comes to BTP with experience coaching males and females of all ages for 8+ years.  Pinto graduated from Point Park University (PPU) with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sports, Arts, and Entertainment Management and a Master’s Degree in International Business.  Throughout her time there, she played a major role in helping PPU win their first conference championship in 2015 in route to earning the program’s first ever NAIA National Tournament appearance.  As a goalkeeper at PPU, Mackenzie was a three-year starter and captain in her senior year.

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Michelle Zubyk

co-owner / Administration

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Michelle has been with BtP (formerly J4K of East PA) since 2014, overseeing all the administrative functions as Administrative Manager. She directly handles all financial matters such as client billing, accounts payable, and banking. If you have a “money” question, she’s your gal! Also, direct any administrative issues you have her way and she’d be happy to help you. You can reach Michelle at mzubyk.betweenthepostsgk@gmail.com

Alex Ruh

Coach

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Before joining BTP, Alex was an independent goalkeeper coach in Lehigh Valley.  Ruh currently works as a Human Performance Coach at Coordinated Health, part of LVHN.  Alex played collegiately at Lock Haven University (two seasons) and DeSales University (two seasons).  Alex holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Sport and Exercise Science.

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Pan (Panagiotis) Karalis

Coach

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Temple University Alumni, from Toms River, NJ.  Has over 10 years experience of playing and coaching in this specific position.  Pan has coached and trained at over a dozen Philadelphia area soccer clubs and at the professional academy level.  His experience has come from playing under and coaching alongside former US internationals and current and former professionals from all over the world.

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Brian Elrich

Coach

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Lafayette College Alumni with a degree in Economics.  After playing 4 years at Lafayette College, Elrich played for Electric City Shock, NPSL and finished his career with West Chester Soccer Club, NPSL.   Brian, a past Academy member is now going into his second year as a coach with J4K. 

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