Carl Gardner - Owner  / Performance and Programs Coach 

Track & Field

  • 37 years experience as a Track & Field Coach [WIAA, USATF}

  • Member of Wisconsin Interscholastic Track & Field Coaches Association

  • USATF Level 1 Certification 

  • 7 years experience as Head Sprint and Hurdle Coach at the collegiate level

  • Coached more than 30 athletes to USATF Nationals

  • Coached numerous Conference, Sectional and WIAA State Track and Field Champions over the past 30 years 

Soccer

  • United Soccer Coaches National & Advanced National Diploma (formerly NSCAA) 

  • Founder of the Wisconsin Women’s Premier League (2000) 

  • Institute for International Sports “World Youth Games” (2002 – 2010)

  • Institute for International Sports “World Youth Peace Summit” Facilitator (2010)

  • Coached numerous youth teams to various titles, including State Premier

  • Olympic Development Program East Central Region U15 and U16 Division Coach 

  • Coached over a hundred student athletes to play within collegiate divisions (I, II, III)

  • 11 years coaching experience at the collegiate level 

  • Trained numerous professional and semi-professional players

Accolades

  • FVCC Coach of the year (1989 & 1991)

  • Wisconsin Masonic High School Boys All-Star Coach (1998 & 1999) 

  • FVA Co-Coach of the year, and FVA Coach of the year (2014) 

Carl founded Wisconsin Academy of Sports in 1996. Carl brings over 40 years of coaching experience to W.A.S. This includes 37 years at the club and high school levels, as well as 11 years at the collegiate level. 

John Pendergast -  Programs Coach

  • United States Marine Corps Veteran (served 2001-2005)

  • Purple Heart and Presidential Unit Citation Recipient

  • US Soccer Federation D Licensed  Coach

  • Academy Master Coach with Neenah Soccer Club

  • ODP Head Coach

  • Develops/trains athletes in the DEVO program

  • SafeSport Trained 2019

Sam Adams - Programs Coach / Private Sessions Coach

  • Graduate from University of Chester with a degree in Sports Coaching.

  • 8 years work experience for a US based Soccer company. Coaching camps and admin work.

  • Coached over 70 soccer camps in 12 different states.

  • 3 seasons experience working with a local park and rec, developing and growing their soccer program.

  • Fox Cities United Coach

  • Kimberly High School Varsity Assistant Boys Coach

  • FA Level 1 & U.S Soccer E License

CJ Dwyer - Performance Coach / Private Sessions Coach

  • Graduate from UW-Oshkosh with a degree in Kinesiology (Emphasis in Strength and Conditioning)

  • Sports Performance Intern at Purdue University (2016) working with the following programs in strength and conditioning:

    • Women's Basketball​

    • Softball

    • Women's Soccer

    • Men's and Women's Track & Field

    • Men's and Women's Swim & Diving

    • Volleyball

    • Spirit Squad

    • Football

  • Graduate Assistant Coach for Men's Soccer at Wisconsin Lutheran College (2016-2018)

  • Assistant Coach for Women's Soccer at The University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh (2018-present)

  • Oshkosh United Coach (3 years)

  • JV and Varsity High School coaching experience with Menomonee Falls High School (2 years)

  • U.S. Soccer Federation D Licensed Coach

Michael Carreon - Programs Coach

  • 4 Year Letter Winner at NCAA Division I UW-Green Bay

  • U.S. Soccer Development Academy Player

  • ODP Region II Holdover Player

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