The Gettysburg Youth Soccer Club (GYSC) provides professional training year round. This group of professional trainers is lead by the GYSC Technical Director, Mo Oduor.
Mo brings a wealth of soccer experience to GYSC as a coach, former professional player, and a Division 1 collegiate athlete. Mo, a native of Eldoret Kenya came to the U.S.A in 1998 on a full soccer scholarship to attend the University Of Charleston, WV. As a sophomore, he was named as an All-American and led the Golden Eagles to the NCAA “Final Four”. In 2000, Mo transferred to Div 1 powerhouse Furman University where he was a teammate of current U.S national team members Clint Dempsey and Ricardo Clark. During his time at Furman, the Paladins won two southern conference championships and were ranked as high as 3rd in Division 1 soccer.
After graduating with a degree in Business Administration, Mo played professionally with the Carolina Dynamos, Long Island Rough Riders, and was named team captain during his time with the Harrisburg City Islanders. In 2007, Mo earned All-League Team selection after leading the team in scoring when the City Islanders won the USL Championship. Subsequently, Mo was named to the All-Decade Team highlighting the best and most influential USL players of the past decade.
Mo has extensive experience in youth soccer and has coached and trained numerous youth and high school teams in West Virginia, South Carolina, North Carolina, New York, and Pennsylvania. He has also coached at the collegiate level as an assistant for the Lebanon Valley College women’s team.
In addition to his role as trainer for GYSC, Mo also holds summer soccer camps for interested players in the Gettysburg region. More information regarding camps can be found by emailing Mo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Harrisburg City Islanders veteran goalkeeper, Nick Noble is GYSC goal keeper trainer.
In 2013, Noble’s season moved him into the lead spot for multiple City Islanders all-time records, including wins by a goalkeeper, career saves, matches played by a goalkeeper, minutes played by a goalkeeper, and career shutouts.
Prior to joining the Islanders in 2012, Noble spent a portion of his career competing in the MLS and in Europe. Noble was a first-round draft pick by the Chicago Fire in the 2007 MLS Supplemental Draft, and debuted for the Fire during the 2008 US Open Cup. After spending time with both the Chicago Fire and Austin Aztec for his first three professional seasons, Noble joined Ljungskile SK in Sweden for the 2010 and 2011 seasons. During his two years in Sweden, Noble made 59 appearances for Ljungskile, before he returned to the US and signing a contract with the LA Galaxy at the end of 2011.
Noble is a graduate of West Virginia University, where he was a four-year standout net-minder, and was named the Big East Goalkeeper of the Year in 2006. During his off-season, Nick coaches in the Central Pennsylvania area and with the City Islanders Youth Academy.