Baltimore Bohemians announced today that the team has expanded their coaching staff, adding Daniel Skelton as assistant coach, Edward Brown as goalkeeping coach and Ade Parks as strength and conditioning coach.
Daniel Skelton is the Vice President and Director of Coaching at Pipeline Soccer Club, where he works alongside Bohs head coach Santino Quaranta. Prior to joining Pipeline, Skelton was a member of the Baltimore Bays coaching staff, leading his Blues to two Maryland State Cup finals. Skelton also took Perry Hall High School to two Maryland state title games, in addition to winning three Baltimore County titles in four years. As coach of St. Paul's, Skelton won the MIAA B Conference title in 2011 and was named NSCAA Private School Coach of the Year in 2011. This is not Skelton's first foray into the Premier Development League – as a player, he was a member of Palm Beach Pumas from 2000-2003. He also starred for Towson University, captaining the squad in his senior year.
Edward Brown is the owner and founder of Academy One Goalkeeping and has served as a goalkeeping coach for Real Maryland and Bermuda Hogges, both former PDL franchises. He has also been a member of the coaching staff at DC United Academy, Baltimore Bays, and PWSI in Virginia. His services have also been employed by both the Maryland and Virginia Olympic Development Programs. On the college front, Brown has worked with the squads at St. Mary's, Howard, George Mason, McDaniel, Delaware, Johns Hopkins, American and Anderson. His extensive work with young goalkeepers has given him an outstanding reputation in the Mid-Atlantic as one of the best coaches in the region.
Ade Parkes is the Founder and Head Sports Performance Coach at Next Level Sports Performance. Prior to moving to the States, the Wolverhampton, England native was the conditioning and fitness coach at Walsall FC. As a player, he was a youth team member of Wolverhampton Wanderers and Birmingham City before moving to Wesley College in Delaware. He received All-ECAC honors three out of his four years at Wesley. He is a NSCA-certified strength and conditioning specialist and NSPA-certified personal trainer.
Baltimore's season kicks off on Saturday May 17 on the road to Northern Virginia Royals. Their first home match is Saturday May 31 against NJ-LUSO Parma at Calvert Hall in Towson. Tickets to all home matches are available at baltimorebohemians.com.