Chris is the General Manager of the Williamsburg Indoor Sports Complex (WISC) where he has been involved since its opening in 2000. He has been involved with coaching soccer for over 15 years. He played collegiately at William and Mary (92’-95’). He went on to play professionally for five years primarily with the Hampton Roads Mariners. He also spent time in England with Crystal Palace of the Barclays Premier League. Chris has coached all ages beginning with the 1st touch Soccer Academy at 2 years. He has coached teams at the club level with Colonial FC, VA Rush, VA Legacy and Tidewater Sharks. He served as assistant coach collegiately with William and Mary (Undergrad Assistant) and as Head Assistant Men’s Coach at Christopher Newport University. He currently coaches the WISC Sharks U12 United and will be acquiring his USSF C License in the summer 2017.
Martin, originally from England, came up the youth system with Nottingham Forest FC from U8 all the way up to playing for the first team. Martin came to the states in 2006 where he played collegiately for Longwood University winning many honors (06'-10'). During the 2007-2009 summers, Martin played for Ottawa Fury in the PDL and went undefeated the final season. He also represented Great Britain in 2007, at the World University Games in Bangkok, Thailand, and scored against Morocco. After college he served as Assistant Men's Soccer coach at West Virginia Wesleyan college whilst completing his MBA. He holds an English Football Association Level 2 License, NSCAA Level 5 and 6, USSF D License (acquiring C License - Summer 2017) and NCSAA Club Development Diploma. Martin oversees all aspects of the club.
Born and raised in Williamsburg, Michael Boyko played his youth soccer with Williamsburg Soccer Club, Colonial FC, and finally, Legacy. At the U-16 level, his team won Gold in indoor soccer at the AAU Junior Olympics in New Orleans. He played three years of varsity soccer at Lafayette High School; receiving first team honors for the Bay Rivers District on two occasions. After high school, Michael played at Bridgwater College for their ’08 and ’09 seasons. Before he began coaching, Michael was very familiar with Williamsburg’s soccer culture. He played in the summer leagues at Bush Field, and later at the WISC where he has been playing regularly since the doors opened in 2000. He has been coaching with the Tidewater Sharks since the fall of 2012, acquiring a NSCAA Level 5 Diploma and a USSF E-License. He currently coaches the U11 and U17 boys.
Lydia has been a part of the Williamsburg soccer community for many years. She has over 15 years of coaching experience working exclusively with girls. Before she started coaching, Lydia played in a top Division 1 program, for the University of South Carolina. She then went on to play semi-pro for the Boston renegades. She began her coaching career whilst still playing, and has worked in club and collegiate, as she is a former William & Mary and Fairleigh Dickinson Div 1 coach. She holds her NSCAA and USSF license. Her coaching philosophy states the best female soccer players in the world understand work ethic, tactical awareness, technical ability, respect for the game, and genuine love for the overall soccer experience. Her philosophy is to create that environment during practice, games, camps and team development.