B'ville: Think spring and soccer

The CNYFSC coaching staff includes Jeff Knittel, Darren Wynne, Pete Ramin, Eric Bonnier, Jon Ramin and Kelly Kuss.

Knittel is a former player at Syracuse University, who has become one of the most recognized players from the Syracuse area. He played professionally for A League Lehigh Valley Steam and the Syracuse Salty Dogs and is currently the director of youth and scholastic soccer at CNYFSC.

Wynne, who is from Dublin, Ireland, has played soccer since he was 5-years-old, playing for one of the best youth soccer clubs, Cherry Orchard F.C., from the age of 9 to 18 years old. Wynne holds a FAI Senior Coaching License and a level 2 goalkeeping license. He is the head coach of CNY United U17 boys' team and goalkeeping head coach.

Pete Ramin is the director of operations at CNYFSC and former player at Lock Haven University. He is a USSF 'B' licensed coach and a member of the O.D.P. State coaching staff. His life long involvement in soccer has provided him with many rich experiences to share with players.

Bonnier joined CNY United FC in 2006 as director of coaching for the girls program, and will be coaching the U13 girls' team. He brings more than a decade of soccer coaching experience at college, high school and club levels of competition. He is currently the head coach of men's soccer at Cazenovia College. At the high school level, Bonnier led the Chittenango Girl's Varsity to one Section III title, five league titles and the 2002 State Runner Up. Bonnier holds a USSF B coaching license.

Jon Ramin, a former standout player at Baldwinsville, Faith Heritage and LeMoyne College, is currently the men's assistant coach at Cayuga Community College. He holds a USSF National D coaching license.

Kuss recently graduated from Colgate University earning numerous academic and athletic awards. She also played two years of semi-pro with the W-League Rochester Rhinos.

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