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Coaching Staff


Kellie Mcpherson
Assistant Coach - 3rd Season

Coach McPherson is entering her third year as an assistant coach at Aquinas College. For the previous two years she has been involved with training the goalkeepers. McPherson holds a USSF National C license and an NSCAA Advanced Diploma. She coaches for SCOR soccer club where she coaches multiple youth teams. Coach McPherson is an Aquinas alum and former soccer player for the Saints, graduating in 2011.


Jason Buechler
Assistant Coach - 1st Season

Buechler comes to Aquinas after spending a season with the University of Northwestern Ohio as a Assistant Coach. Prior to UNOH, he served as the Academy Director for Park Valley United FC and progressed kids through a technical curriculum and developed kids to earn spots in the Minnesota United Development Academy. Buechler played semi-professionally with Minneapolis City SC following his college career at Bethany Lutheran College. He was a four-year starter and two-time All-Conference player for the Vikings. He currently holds his USSF D License and is actively working towards furthering his education.


Nate Van Ryan
Goal Keeper Coach - 1st Season

Nate Van Ryn played soccer at Calvin College where he was a part of teams that won 4 MIAA Conference Titles, 4 MIAA Tournament Titles, and went to the NCAA Final Four twice while compiling an overall record of 86-7-5. He was twice named a First Team All-Conference player and was a First Team All-American and the HERO Sports D3 Men’s Soccer Goalkeeper and Player of the Year in 2017. He is ranked 18th all-time for career goals against average in NCAA history (all divisions).

Van Ryn also works for Grand Rapids FC Women as the goalkeeper coach, Midwest United FC as a head coach and goalkeeper coach, and he is the founder of All American Goalkeeping. He currently holds the USSF E License.

Van Ryn graduated from Calvin College in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in Sport Management with minors in Business and Spanish.


Scott Doney
Graduate Assistant Coach - 2nd Season

Coach Doney is entering his second season as the Graduate Assistant at Aquinas College in 2019.

Doney holds a USSF Nationals Grass Roots license and is currently furthering his coaching education.

Playing Career:
Doney played collegiately at Marshall University, The University at Buffalo and Midwestern State University. During 2017 he earned All-American honors, All region first team honors, Lonestar conference first team honors and multiple Lonestar conference player of the week honors as a forward.
Doney plays semi-professionally at Grand Rapids FC and is the current all time leader in appearances and goals scored.

A native of New Zealand, Doney earned his Bachelors degree from the University of Buffalo and is currently working on a Master of Management degree at Aquinas.