WYS Director of Coaching & WYS ODP Technical Director - Kaylin Olivas
Kaylin was hired as the WYS director of coaching in June of 2013 after leaving her position as interim head soccer coach at Northwest College. Kay is originally from Huntington Beach, Calif. and a "walk-on" player for the women's soccer team at the University of Wyoming, where she played for two seasons. Following that she was the manager of the Cowgirl Soccer Team until her graduation in 2007. She graduated with a bachelor of science in Kinesiology and health, conditioning and coaching and holds an NSCAA National Diploma.
After graduating from UW, Coach Olivas was hired to be the goalkeeper coach for the Laramie High School girls’ soccer team. She coached the Lady Plainsmen for three years, winning three state championships and posting a 42-6-3 record. During this period she was also the goalkeeper coach and head girls’ coach for the Wyoming Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program (WYS ODP). During her first year as head girls’ coach with WYS ODP her U18G were the women’s tournament champions at the 2010 Park City Extreme Cup. She completed her tenure with WYS ODP as its program director. While DOC her duties with WYS ODP will continue as the head girls’ coach along with staff coordinator/trainer. Kay will continue to operate her goalkeeper camp – Stonewall Goalkeeper Camp.
WYS ODP Administrator - Krista Sweckard
Krista has been involved with WYS ODP for two years as a parent and also manages two WYO 307 girls’ teams so communicating information and organizing events is her strength! Krista is looking forward to meeting and working with every WYS ODP player and parent and to continue the success of WYS ODP.
If you have questions about WYS ODP, please don’t hesitate to contact her. She is here to field questions and emails so that staff coaches can work on things that won’t tie them to their computer
WYS ODP Staff Coach - Fabian Lobera
As an “AA licensed” coach by both USYS and FIFA, Fabian Lobera has coached the US Men’s National team to a qualifying spot in the 2006 and 2010 World Cup Finals. Most recently he was invited to replace Jose Mourinho’s position as head coach for famed Spanish club Real Madrid, where he would have been reunited with Cristiano Ronaldo, who once called Lobera the “Evil Mastermind of Attacking Futbol”. He was famous for his relentless attacking style soccer, being the first international coach to employ the 1-1-8 formation to great effect. However, Lobera turned away from the fame and riches, and opted instead to remain a youth soccer coach in Lander, Wyoming where he works to get kids to juggle a soccer ball 5 times. And is a dedicated member of the WYS ODP coaching staff!
WYS ODP Staff Coach - Casey Nix