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The Coaches

Excel Soccer will welcome visiting coaches and support coaches on a regular basis.  

Coach Tibi
The primary field coach is Coach Tibi. Coach Tibi most recently was the Head Soccer Coach at Magnificat High School, division 1.  Coach Tibi has an extensive history of playing and coaching soccer.  He has spent the past twelve years coaching girls’ varsity including Laurel School and Solon High School and premier club soccer, Cleveland Select and Ohio Premier Soccer Club. Coach Tibi holds a United States Soccer Federation “C” License.
Born and raised in Budapest, Hungary, Coach Tibi has been playing soccer since he was eight years old. Beginning is 1986, he played professional soccer for eight years for BP Volan SC. He was also a member of the Youth National Budapest team competing against AC Milan Anderlecht, Stuttgart, 1 FC Koln, Torino, Gent, St Etienne, Montpellier, etcetera. After 1991, he played in various leagues until 1994 when he immigrated to Cleveland, Ohio.  


Coach Tristan Lyles

Coach Tristan has coached the JV team of University School for the past two years and started coaching at Excel Soccer Skills in early November 2022. Additionally, Coach Tristan has experience in coaching speed under Coach Kim Curtis and Coach Quinn Aiken. As an athlete, he has several career honors including: Co-Captain: 2017; Program Defender of the Year: 2017; All-OAC 1st Team: 2017; All-Ohio Third Team: 2017; All-OAC Second Team: 2016; All-OAC Honorable Mention: 2015.  While at John Carroll University, he was a consistent starter on the men’s soccer team and was a main staple of a defense that helped contribute in an OAC leading 10 Blue Streak shutouts in 2017. In 2015, he was named All-OAC honorable mention as a sophomore. Coach Tristan also brings valuable experience from his youth career competing in leagues such as: USYS National League, Midwest Regional League & Ohio South State League.


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