DC Stoddert Soccer is a non-profit organization comprised of more than 6,000 children playing on over 450 teams in 19 recreational divisions and 4 travel leagues. This huge and complex organization is run largely by volunteer commissioners and coaches, with a small support staff. Thus, knowing the right person to contact will save everyone time and energy—and will get your questions answered.
As the club’s first Executive Director, Doug is responsible for the overall management and administration of the club, which includes operations, personnel, programs, partnerships and management of more than 750 volunteers. He will collaborate with the Board of Directors to develop and lead strategic efforts to position Stoddert for sustainability for many years to come.
Doug comes to Stoddert having spent the past four years as Founder and President of Footprint Solutions LLC, a full-service strategic marketing and management consultancy that specializes in connecting businesses to the growing American soccer marketplace. Prior to establishing Footprint Solutions, Doug served as Director of Soccer Development for FieldTurf Tarkett and helped increase sales and marketing relationships across North America. Prior to FieldTurf, he was the primary fundraising and communications director for the U.S. Soccer Foundation from 2003-08. He has worked in the commercial and non-profit sectors for over 20 years and has a multitude of business development, management and strategic planning experience. Doug began his soccer career in the non-profit sector with DC Scores as its first Development Director and helped transform the organization into a nationally recognized urban soccer program.
In addition to his many years of service to the sport at the commercial and community levels, he is also an accomplished coach having led TAP Barcelona to the U.S. Club National Soccer Championship in 2008, and the Aegean Hawks FC to the 2009 USASA National Amateur Cup title. For his efforts, he was recognized as the USASA National and Regional Coach of the Year. As a teacher and coach, Doug has attained a National "A" Coaching License from the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF), and an Advanced National Diploma from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). For the past two years, he served as a trainer and coach for D.C. United’s youth Academy.
In 2000, Doug earned a Master of Arts degree in Instructional Systems from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Davis and Elkins College in 1993. He demonstrated his abilities outside the classroom as well by playing four years for the Davis and Elkins College Men's Soccer Team, earning All-West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WVIAC) honors and an appointment to the Adidas Academic All-American team during his senior year.
A native of East Williston, NY, Doug now resides in northern Virginia with his wife, Caroline, and two children, Elias and Isabel. He is fluent in English, Russian, and Swedish.
Missy Reingruber serves as the finance manager of Stoddert, responsible for the bookkeeping and financial tasks for the league. If you have any questions about your registration payment please email Derek Biss, our Manager of Player Resources.
DIRECTOR OF VOLUNTEERS & COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS: Tom Gross, firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-338-1910, ext. 8001
Evans Malyi has coached at DC Stoddert for the past 15 years. He has also served in MSYSA Coaching Education Staff and ODP head coach. Evans holds USSF “A” License, USSF National Youth License, and NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma.
Kris Ward is a new addition to the Stoddert staff, taking over the Director of Recreational Soccer position in Sept. 2014. He has coached in the DC area for 15 years, holds a USSF “B” License and has worked at all levels of the sport including Washington Freedom and Spirit, DC United Youth, MSYSA ODP, St. Mary’s College and the clubs in Mclean, Bethesda, and Manassas. His primary role is directing the curriculum for the Recreational program and providing educational opportunities for all Recreational coaches.
Derek Biss first began at DC Stoddert back in 2007 as a part time employee. In 2010 he began to work full time and is responsible for coordinating the club’s online registration process for recreational and travel soccer, administering the website and social media pages as well as providing technical and logistical support to members of the management team.