Kontributors – Roby Stahl 2017-06-21T09:17:54-08:00

Roby Stahl is the Executive Director of AFC Lightning and former State Director of Coaching for Ohio South Youth Soccer Association.

He attained the following prestigious coaching credentials: United States Soccer Federation (USSF) “A” License; National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Advanced National Diploma; Swedish Elite License; Brazilian Elite License; and Canadian “B” License.

He has played and coached professionally overseas and in the United States. He has been involved at the National Level within the U,S. at numerous levels. Some of Roby’s former players include Michelle Akers, Julie Foudy, Kristin Lilly of the US Women’s National Team and with many other players now playing overseas or within the MLS.

Roby is one of the most experienced coaches in the United States and brings an Elite approach to coaching our youth!

Learn more about Roby at the AFC Lightning Website.



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