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Kevin Baker
9th season Varsity Coach  
Overall Varsity Record 78-42-6

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Coach Baker is in his ninth year as Varsity coach at Manheim Township and his nineteenth year
overall with the program. Prior to assuming the varsity position, he was five years as the JV
coach and five years as the Freshman B coach. He has also coached in the Township rec and
travel programs over the last fifteen years. Coach Baker was an all league selection in high
school in upstate New York. He then attended Houghton college where he graduated with a
degree in history and secondary education. He was also a member of the track team. Coach
furthered his education by obtaining his Masters in History from Villanova University. He is in
his 19th year teaching at Manheim Township. He teaches AP Psychology, US History, and
Ancient World History. He is also the Model UN advisor, Fellowship of Christian Athletes
advisor, and sophomore class advisor. A true Blue Chelsea FC fan, Coach Baker is married with
two children - who also attend the Manheim Township schools. Together they enjoy spending
time as a family enjoying the outdoors, especially hiking and biking.

Luca Grippi
Varsity Assistant Coach HS

Coach Grippi is in his 4th year of coaching at Manheim Township. Previously the goalkeeper
coach, Coach Grippi is now the assistant Varsity coach alongside head coach Kevin Baker.
Outside of coaching at Township, Coach Grippi does personal training for current players and
alumni playing in college. Before his time coaching at Manheim Township, he attended Alvernia
University where he studied Marketing. During his time at Alvernia, he played all four years for
the mens soccer program. Coach Grippi had a two year spell with Hershey FC’s NPSL team, but
decided that he would like to take the coaching route. Coach Grippi graduated high school from
York Catholic and grew up playing club soccer with FC York.

Fun facts about Coach Grippi: He can speak Italian due to his family immigrating to the United States. He is a passionate fan of
the Azzurri, but spends his Saturday and Sunday mornings watching his favorite Premier League
team, Chelsea FC.

Wes Smith
Junior Varsity Coach - High School

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Coach Smith is entering his fifth year coaching at Manheim Township. He spent two years
working with the Manheim Township boys freshman team and now begins his third year as the
boys JV coach. Prior to the Blue Streaks, Smith spent four seasons at Penn Manor in both the
high school and middle school girls programs. Originally from upstate New York, Coach Smith
was a central midfielder and captain for his high school team. He continued his soccer career at
Lancaster Bible College where he also obtained his degree in Health & Physical Education. Now
entering his seventh year as a Health & P.E. teacher at Landis Run Intermediate School, Coach
Smith also recently completed his Masters Degree is Kinesiology from McDaniel University.
Coach Smith and his wife, Jourdan, live in East Petersburg with their two year old son Calum
and 6 month old daughter Scarlett. In his spare time, he enjoys being active, especially
outdoors, and is a huge Arsenal fan. He is looking forward to working with Junior Varsity players
again this fall.

Scot Gilburg
Head Coach Freshman/Middle School A‐Team
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Coach Scot Gilburg is in his 23rd year coaching in the boy’s Program as the Freshman coach,
and his 31th year teaching Health and Physical Education at MT Middle School. Gilburg is also in
his 14th year as an assistant Freshman track coach where he coaches the jumpers. He’s an ‘82
graduate from Manheim Township where he played soccer and swam for the school teams. He
continued his swimming career at West Chester University, ‘87. Post college, Gilburg played in
different adult soccer leagues and has coached Club and Rec. soccer. Coach Gilburg is the father
of a 14 year old son, Finn. Both he and his son enjoy outdoor adventures and travel. Coach
Gilburg believes coaching young athletes is more than teaching techniques and tactics. He
believes the skills learned being successful as a young athlete are tools that can be utilized
throughout life. The results of hard work, the correct focus, and knowing purpose are only a
few examples learned as a young athlete that we use as adults. Coach often reminds players to
make sure they show the love of the sport in the way they perform.

Chad Crapser
Assistant Coach Freshman/Middle School B‐Team

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Coach Chad Crapser is in his second year as an assistant freshman/middle school team coach as
well as a network administrator with Manheim Township School District. He graduated from
Montgomery Area High School where he captained his team his Junior and Senior years. Chad
has been involved with soccer from a very young age and still actively plays in Adult recreation
leagues around the area. He is very excited to share his knowledge and experience with the
players to help them grow and prepare for the higher levels of competition in High School and
beyond. When not playing or coaching, he enjoys spending time in nature hiking and

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