The Gettysburg Youth Soccer Club (GYSC) provides professional training year round. Our 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.
- US Soccer National “E” License
- Harrisburg City Islanders Academy – 2016-Present (GK Coach)
- Red Lion United – 2015-2016
- Red Lion High School, Boys JV Head Coach/Assistant Varsity Coach – 2011-2016
- Post University (Div. II)
- AFC Lancaster (ASL) 2015-2016
- Harrisburg Heat – 2016-Present
Lucky Mkosana made 94 combined appearances for the Rowdies and Cosmos including seven appearances in the US Open Cup and four caps in the NASL playoffs. Mkosana recorded 15 goals and eight assists in all competitions with the NASL clubs. Mkosana scored the equalizing goal in the 90th minute for the Cosmos against New York City FC in the 2015 US Open Cup. The Cosmos moved on to the fifth round after beating NYC FC in penalty kicks. Mkosana and his teammates won the NASL Championship in 2015 and 2016.Mkosana made 15 appearances for IFK Mariehamn and scored four goals in 2017. He scored two goals in Finland’s domestic cup, the Suomen Cup, which helped propel IFK Mariehamn to the quarterfinals.
Mkosana played for the Harrisburg City Islanders during the 2012-13 seasons, recording 38 appearances and 21 starts. Mkosana scored 20 goals in a City Islanders’ kit and averaged a goal every 100 minutes.
Lester Felician has tremendous experience having played professionally, both within the United States and in his home country of Trinidad and Tobago.
Felician played for Belhaven College in Mississippi where he was an all-conference performer. He then went on to play professionally for 7 years with stints with the Jackson Chargers, New Orleans Storm, Cleveland Crunch, Lehigh Valley Steam, Kansas City Attack, Harrisburg Heat and Baltimore Blast. Along with his professional experience in the U.S., Felician also played on the Olympic team and national senior team for 6 year in Trinidad and Tobago. Coach Felician ended his professional career due to a knee injury in 2005.
The end of his career as a player marked the beginning of his career as a coach. Coach Felician has coached at the Bascome Pro Soccer School and was the head soccer coach at Bishop McDevitt High School in Harrisburg, Pa. Coach Felician also currently owns and operates the Lester Felician Soccer Academy.
Thomas Tamale has played in the National Super League in Uganda, served as a Sports Outreach Institute missionary for 10 years in Uganda, and, for the past four years, played with the Myrtle Beach Mutiny FC (USA). He previously coached for Coast FA. Thomas is a Co-Founder and Coach of Kickoff Soccer Academy (KOSA) and Kickoff Elite Academy, which technically develops players for high level competition.
He is married with two children. He has traveled to many different countries in the world Costa Rica, England, Kenya and Rwanda using sports and his influence from the game to reach out and transform communities. He joins our GYSC trainers with a wealth of knowledge, experience and professionalism.