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West Side Stars Soccer Club

Our Staff

West Side Stars provides high-level instruction through its team of experienced and dedicated coaches.
CLUB DIRECTOR MIKE BESU
Mike came to the United States in 1974 from old Yugoslavia.  His coaching career began in 1983 coaching at Tri-C College and coaching premier teams.  Besides coaching with the Stars, Mike has also coached the Westlake High School Boys Varsity Soccer Team for the past 22 years, and he started the girls soccer program at Lake Ridge Academy.  He was also the owner and coach of the Cleveland Eclipse W-League semi-pro league for 4 years.  He has acquired USSF and NSCAA coaching licenses and coaches children from the ages of 5 to 22. Mike currently belongs to the NSCAA and actively helps his players obtain college scholarships.

USSF National C License
NSCAA National Diploma
Tri-C College Coach - 1983
Westlake High School - 1987-Present
Founded West Side Stars Soccer Club - 1988
1993 Westlake High School Coach of the Year
Owner and Head Coach for the Cleveland Eclipse USL W-League - 1996-2000
Plain Dealer Locker Room - Recognized as one of the top five coaches in the area for youth soccer development program - 2002
Plain Dealer and Cuyahoga County Boys Soccer Coach of the Year - 2004
Lorain Morning Journal and Bob Hersman Coach of the Year Award - 2005
Greater Cleveland Coach of the Year and Southwest Conference Coach of the Year for Varsity Boys Division I - 2008
Greater Cleveland Coach of the Year and Southwest Conference Coach of the Year for Varsity Boys Division I - 2015
Played in Yugoslavia as a Junior Player
Lakewood High School - MVP
Ohio State and Bowling Green
Cleveland Cobras Outdoor Professional League

COACH JOE BUCHEK
USSF National D License
NFHS Accredited Coach
Coached Premier level for past 15 years
Varsity Assistant Coach for North Ridgeville High School Girls - 2009-2012
JV Coach for Rocky River High School Boys
Former NOSO Director of Coaching for 5 years
Promotion of Play Days Award from OYSAN
Coached teams at the youth level for over 15+ years

COACH BRIAN SALCO
USSF National D License
NSCAA Level 2 Goalkeeper Coach
NSCAA High School Soccer Coach Diploma
NSCAA Youth Soccer Coach Diploma
NSCAA Level 1 Soccer Coach Diploma
NSCAA Level 1 Futsal Coach Diploma
Westlake High School Girls Assistant Coach - 1997-1999
Rocky River High School Boys and Girls Assistant Coach - 1999-2001
Rocky River High School Girls Varsity Head Coach - 2001-2005
Avon Lake Boys and Girls Travel Coach - 2006-2016
1999 All-Greater Cleveland Boys High School Assistant Coach of the Year
2000 All-Greater Cleveland Girls High School Assistant Coach of the Year
2005 West Shore Conference Girls High School Coach of the Year

COACH DAN THORYK
USSF National D Coaching License
NFHS Level 2 Certified coach
USSF Level 3 Goalkeeper Trainer
Coached Premier level last 12 years 
5th year coaching for West Side Stars
Former Varsity boys head coach Gilmour Academy 2014-2015
Former Varsity girls head coach Padua 2013
2016 US Club State Cup champion coach 
2014 All-Greater Cleveland private coach of the year nominee 
2013 selected as All-Greater Cleveland head coach for the West Side All Star game

COACH BECKY WENTZ WILSON
USSF National C Coaching License
NSCAA National Diploma
OYSAN National Youth License
Coached 18 years at youth and collegiate levels
Assistant Coach Denison University Women's Soccer Team 1995
Denison University Women's Soccer Team 1991-1993
Ohio State University Team Co-Captain 1993-1995
Internationals Youth Player

COACH CARL SEGURA
USSF National E Coaching License
Internationals West coach since 2015
4-year letterwinner Eastern Connecticut State University 2002-2005
ECSU Team Captain 2005
ESPN/CoSida Academic All-District Team 2005

COACH MIKE MARICH 
USSF National B Coaching License
John Carroll University Women's Assistant Coach 2008-2012
John Carroll University Women's Head Coach 2012-present
4-year letterwinner Akron University 1999-2003
Member of the Internationals Soccer Club family since 1989

COACH DALLAS BOYER
USSF National C Coaching License
USSF Goalkeeping Level I & II licenses
Cleveland State University Women's Assistant Coach (2006-present)
Greater Cleveland High School Assistant Coach of the Year (2005)
Member of the Internationals Soccer Club family since 2005

Contact Us

West Side Stars Soccer Club

P.O. Box 45072 
Westlake, Ohio 44145

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 440-937-5171
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