The OVAC Rudy Mumley All-Star soccer recreation will definitely be nothing new for the Linsly Faculty teaching workers.
West Virginia and Linsly head coach B.J. Depew introduced the members of his teaching workers that may be a part of him at Bethany Faculty on July 18 for the beginning of OVAC camp to organize for the sport, which is slated for July 24 at Wheeling Island Stadium.
Becoming a member of Depew on the Mountain State sideline might be Chris Kiedaisch (offensive coordinator), James Wallace (defensive coordinator), Brian Valentine (offensive line), Gee Lofstead (defensive position) and Doug Tush (receivers/defensive backs).
“I’m actually lucky to have had the core group of the workers with me for fairly some time,” Depew mentioned. “To have that many Linsly alums, all of whom performed in this system provides a component to it and says loads to our youngsters. They’re all very educated and I do know they’re excited to satisfy and work with these youngsters (within the all-star recreation).”
Right here’s a capsule have a look at the West Virginia workers:
B.J. DEPEW, Linsly — Since taking up for his father on the helm of the Cadets, Depew has continued the lengthy line of success of Cadets’ soccer.
Depew has spent the final 15 seasons as the pinnacle soccer coach. That got here on the heels of working underneath his father, Terry, for seven years.
Depew has guided his alma mater to a pair of OVAC titles (2011 and 2017) and is embarking on his third go-around as the pinnacle coach within the all-star recreation. He additionally earned Ohio Valley Soccer Coaches Affiliation Coach of the 12 months 3 times.
Together with soccer, Depew gained teaching expertise in baseball and observe and area. He presently serves because the Linsly Director of Athletics.
Depew is a 1994 graduate from Linsly after which Ohio State College in 1999.
B.J. and his spouse, Tracy, have two kids — a son, Isaac, and a daughter, Noelle.
CHRIS KIEDAISCH, Linsly — This former Cadet quarterback has turn out to be a key cog on Depew’s workers since becoming a member of.
Kiedaisch has coached at his alma mater for seven seasons and previous to that he spent a season at his collegiate alma mater, West Liberty.
Together with soccer, Kiedaisch is at present on the Linsly baseball workers. He beforehand coached basketball, too.
Kiedaisch, who has been concerned with the all-star recreation in 2008 and 2014, is married to Jaclyn Kiedaisch.
GEE LOFSTEAD, Linsly — This veteran member of the workers has labored underneath Depew for the final eight seasons.
Lofstead graduated from Linsly in 1986, then attended Lafayette Faculty and ultimately graduated from Temple College’s legislation faculty.
Throughout his prep days, Lofstead was a standout participant, incomes a spot within the 1986 OVAC all-star recreation, serving as staff captain.
Together with soccer, Lofstead has coached each youth hockey and lacrosse.
Gee and his spouse, Christina, have two kids — Graham and Bridget.
DOUG TUSH, Linsly — The most recent member to the Cadets varsity workers is not any stranger to soccer teaching or Linsly.
Tush is ascending to the varsity workers after spending the final 4 seasons as the pinnacle junior excessive coach. Previous to that, he hung out on the Wheeling Park and Bridgeport teaching staffs.
On high of soccer, Tush coached baseball at Wheeling Park for 10 years, together with half of that stretch because the skipper. He was additionally the director of athletics at Bridgeport, incomes Athletic Director of the 12 months in 2014.
Tush is a graduate of Wheeling Park in 1991. He earned his bachelor’s diploma at West Liberty and his grasp’s diploma at West Virginia.
Doug and his spouse, Kerri, have two kids — a son, Trevin, who was chosen for the 2020 all-star recreation after a profession at Linsly, and a daughter, Jensen, who’s coming into her freshman 12 months at Linsly.
BRIAN VALENTINE, Linsly — This longtime assistant has been with Depew each step of the way in which throughout his teaching profession.
Valentine, who additionally serves as the pinnacle wrestling coach at Linsly, has spent all 15 years of his teaching profession working with Linsly.
In wrestling, Valentine has helped revitalize the Linsly program. He gained a twin and event championship in Class 3A and twice been named convention wrestling coach of the 12 months.
Valentine, who owns a a level from West Liberty, shined in soccer, wrestling and baseball throughout his prep days.
Brian and his spouse, Brittany, have 4 sons — Chase, Landon, Cade and Steele.
JAMES WALLACE, Linsly — This former Cadet standout has discovered a house as considered one of Depew’s chief aides.
Wallace has labored with the Cadets soccer program for the final 13 seasons. Together with these duties, he spent a number of seasons because the boys head basketball coach and likewise labored with the baseball staff. Presently, he’s additionally a member of the observe teaching workers.
Wallace graduated from Bethany the place he performed each basketball and baseball and earned his grasp’s diploma from Muskingum.
James and his spouse, Katie, are the dad and mom of a daughter, Emma.