Tom Fite

founder + Director

passion fc director of coaching

 

tom@ongoal.org

Tom grew up in Milford, Ohio and developed a passion for soccer at a young age.  An All-Ohio player at Milford High School, he still holds the combined goals and assists record. Tom attended Cedarville University where he was a four-year starter and two-year captain.  He was an NAIA All-American and the first NSCAA All-American at the university. Tom has been inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame for both Milford High School and Cedarville University.  After college, he played professional indoor soccer with the Memphis Storm, Dayton Dynamo, and the Jackson Rockers.  Tom founded On Goal in 1985 and continued to compete and coach in countries all over the world.  He holds an NSCAA National Coaching License and has a vast array of coaching experience.

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Brian Nelson

Passion FC Coach

 

brian@ongoal.org

Brian is the head boys coach at Cincinnati Christian High School and pastor at Mosaic Gospel Community Church. He was a 2 year captain at Cincinnati State, and played professionally for the Cincinnati Excite (2003-2007). Brian is a father of four girls and a devoted husband.

Austin Sides

Camp Coordinator

Passion FC Coach

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austin@ongoal.org

Coach Austin grew up in Grand Haven, Michigan where he began playing soccer at the age of four. He played for the Tri-Cities Strikers from a young age and continued throughout high school, serving as the team’s captain many seasons. Austin credits this elite level of soccer experience with allowing him to gain leadership skills and knowledge of the game. His love for soccer continued to grow as he played for Cedarville University. While in college, Austin developed a desire to coach and see players grow in the sport. He has used his abilities in multiple soccer programs including a home-school soccer league and Soccer for Success through the YMCA.  In 2011, Austin began coaching On Goal Soccer Camps and has especially loved the camp setting ever since. Austin joined On Goal full-time in the spring of 2014.  

Morgan Sides

Passion FC Coordinator

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morgan@ongoal.org

Coach Morgan grew up in Batavia, Ohio. She started playing soccer at age 4 and continued to play through college. As a holding midfielder and freshman for Wright State University, she scored the winning goal against Milwaukee University, a team her school had not beaten in 10 years. Going into the 2012 season, she contributed to Wright State’s NCAA Division 1 statistical ranking of 18th place for its goals against average, and 27th place ranking for the team’s shutout percentage. She appeared in 60 matches throughout her college career and was named team captain her senior year. In her final year at Wright State she served as Athletes in Action’s team representative, encouraging her teammates through Bible studies and events led by AIA.  Morgan has coached On Goal Soccer Camps since 2010 and joined On Goal’s full-time staff in 2014.

Krhisty Pinto

Futsal Development Coordinator

Passion FC Coach

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Khris@ongoal.org

Krhisty grew up in Itanhaem, Brazil, and like all Brazilians, started playing soccer at a very young age. His competitive career started when he played for a few futsal academies, accumulating awards such as Top Scorer, Best Young Player, and Most Assists. Transitioning to outdoor soccer in his teen years, he played professionally for Parana’ F.C., Santo Andre’, and Pogon (out of Poland). After playing professionally, Krhis began coaching for various high level clubs in his home country. From 2007 – 2012 Khristy volunteered with On Goal’s Brazil Project during which time he met and married his wife Ruani. In 2013, the couple traveled to Peru serving as missionaries. Running soccer camps, they shared the love of Jesus through soccer for 3 months in the city of Lima and for 3 months in a very remote village. Krhisty and Ruani joined On Goal’s full-time staff in the USA in July 2014.

Ruani Gonçalves

Strength and Fitness Coordinator

Passion FC Coach

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Ruani@ongoal.org

Ruani grew up in Campo Grande, Brazil.  She started playing for  a soccer club called Pelezinho when she was 5 years old. Ruani also played for her high school team and for the top team in her city, Seleção de Itanhaém. From 2007 – 2012 Ruani volunteered with On Goal’s Brazil Project during which time she met and married her husband, Krhisty. In 2013, the couple traveled to Peru serving as missionaries. While running soccer camps, they shared the love of Jesus through soccer for 3 months in the city of Lima and for 3 months in a very remote village. Krhisty and Ruani joined On Goal’s full-time staff in the USA in July 2014.

Meg Fite

Cincinnati Spirit Coach

 

Meg@ongoal.org

Meg and husband Tom have been in full-time sports ministry since 1992. Four of those years were in the UK where Meg helped form and played for the Lady Ambassadors FC in England's North West Regional Women’s League. Meg was voted MVP two consecutive years by her teammates. In 2009 she started and coached a girls home school soccer team in Cincinnati winning both the NCSAA Great Lakes Classic and the National Homeschool Soccer Championship, Ft. Wayne, IN. Her passion for young people has led her to develop On Goal's Cincinnati Spirit and Cincinnati Fire high school teams. She and Tom home schooled their four children. 

Shamus Staubach

Passion FC Coach

 

shamus@lakeside.org

Shamus grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio playing recreational soccer. He began playing competitively as a sophomore in college at Cincinnati Christian University. As a three year starter he helped take his team to the NCCAA national championships twice. Out of college he went into youth ministry and has led numerous overseas trips to Northern Ireland, Haiti, and Kenya where his love of soccer was used to help lead soccer clinics, camps, and gatherings to share the message of God's love. Over the years Shamus has coached U8 to high school varsity. He is currently the campus pastor at Lakeside Christian Church-Taylor Mill. He and his wife Brittney, have four children.

Olivia Fite

Passion FC Coach

 

Oliviafite@ongoal.org

Olivia joined Passion FC as a coach in fall 2019 after growing up in On Goal programs all her life. She played as a defensive midfielder for Passion and helped launch the Cincinnati Spirit program where she played in high school. She has coached at On Goal Soccer Camps six years, leading the Microstar program. Olivia played college soccer at Cincinnati Christian University.

Kadre Dryden

Passion FC Coach

 

kadre@ongoal.org

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Coach Kadre was born in Ghana where he started playing soccer at a very young age and came to love the game. He was adopted by a family in the United States when he was 11 years old. His love for soccer kept growing and he played throughout high school where he was awarded the MOP (Most Outstanding Player) All Conference award. His biggest passion is to help youth come to know Jesus as their savior and be a good role model in their lives. He joined On Goal’s staff in June 2020 to combine his two greatest passions.