Lancaster Inferno Coaching Staff

Head Coach - First Team: Stephanie Cleaves

Coaching Staff

Stephanie Cleaves is entering her second season as head coach of Lancaster Inferno’s First Team which will compete in the USL W League in 2024. In her rookie season, she led the team to their third national championship tournament appearance in the UWS national pro-am league and was named 2023 East Conference Coach of the Year.

Coach Steph was previously a player on the team, and was appointed Associate Head Coach from 2017-2019. Alongside then head coach, Francisco Cleaves, she helped lead the team to earn two consecutive East Conference Championship titles and UWS National tournament appearances.

A graduate of Lancaster Catholic High School, Stephanie began coaching during her final seasons as a collegiate player at Houghton University. She represented Honduras as a member of its Women’s National Team from 2010-13. Coach Steph has 5 years of experience as an assistant coach at the NCAA Division III level. In addition, she has coached ODP since 2019 and travel soccer since 2014. Coach Steph holds a USSF B License

Head Coach - U23 Team, Assistant Coach - First Team: Wendell Hannaford

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Wendell Hannaford is entering his fourth season as head coach of Lancaster Inferno’s U23 Team and assistant coach of the First Team. Coach Wendell led Inferno’s U23 Team to two consecutive conference titles in UWS League Two (2021 & 2022). He was also named back-to-back Mid-Atlantic Conference Coach of the Year. As part of the First Team’s coaching staff in 2023, he helped lead them to their third national championship tournament appearance in United Women’s Soccer (UWS).

A graduate of Albright College, Wendell played goalkeeper and currently holds the career record for “Most Shutouts.” He was an assistant coach with both the Men’s and Women’s soccer teams at Albright College from 2009-2012. Wendell has been the head coach of the Warwick HS Girls Varsity team since 2016 and was named Coach of the Year in 2022. He has been serving as a member of the ODP staff since 2015, and has been coaching travel soccer since 2011. Coach Wendell holds a USSF C License and United Soccer Coaches Director of Coaching diploma.

Assistant Coach: Adam Johnny Morris

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Adam Johnny Morris is a former professional soccer player that has over 20 years of coaching experience, and holds a UEFA C License.

Adam has been the Head Coach of Donegal HS Girls Varsity Soccer Team since 2022, and the Head Coach for Milton Hershey Middle School Boys Soccer Team since 2014. He was the ODP Assistant Coach to Teresa Rook from 2014-17 and has been coaching youth travel soccer since 2014. Overseas, Adam was the UK Soccer™ Program Development from 2005-2007, Mid Wales Ladies (senior side) from 2004-05, and Newtown AFC Manager in Wales from 2003-05.

Adam played professionally for Port Vale F.C. in England from 1995-1998 and Aberystwyth Town F.C. in Wales from 1998-2001. He was also a Player/Coach at Rhayader Town F.C. in Wales from 2000-03. As a youth player, Adam spent time training with clubs including Newtown FC, Shrewsbury Town, Telford United, Manchester United, and Aston Villa.

Strength & Conditioning Coach, Assistant Coach - First Team: Chris Weibel

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Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach, Chris Weibel, holds his bachelor’s in Physical Fitness from Houghton College. He has been working with the Lancaster Inferno Women’s Teams since 2014. As part of the coaching staff, he helped lead the First Team to three national championship tournament appearances and three conference championship titles (2018, 2019, 2023).

Coach Chris has over 15 years of experience leading speed & agility training for athletes at the youth, high school, collegiate, post-collegiate, and national team level. Chris previously worked at Lancaster County Christian School as PE Teacher, Strength & Conditioning Coach, and Varsity Basketball Coach, and was the Head Varsity Basketball Coach at Veritas Academy from 2011-2018, where he recorded the most wins in the school’s history.

Chris serves as the Director of Performance for Lancaster Inferno’s youth travel soccer program and women’s soccer program.

Goalkeeper Coach: Kenny Archer

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Kenny Archer is entering his third season as Goalkeeper Coach Lancaster Inferno’s First Team, U23 Team & U20 Team. Last season, he also served as assistant coach for Inferno’s U23 Team. As part of the First Team’s coaching staff in 2023, he helped lead them to their third national championship tournament appearance in United Women’s Soccer (UWS).

Coach Kenny has over 20 years of experience coaching various levels from youth to college. He has spent over 12 years training goalkeepers and teams at various youth soccer clubs in the area, as well as the Nook Sports Futsal Academy. In addition, Kenny served as Head Coach and Goalkeeper Trainer for the Girls and Boys Soccer Programs at both Coatesville Area HS and Elizabethtown Area HS. He then moved on to Goalkeeper Coach for the Men’s Teams at Elizabethtown College and Penn State University – Harrisburg.

Kenny had a successful playing career at Penn State University – Berks, where he was EPCC All Conference Goalkeeper and led the team to the Conference Championship and Semifinal. Coach Kenny holds a USSF D License and the NSCAA Advanced National License. He also has a BS in Psychology from Penn State, a Master’s Degree in Counseling from West Chester University, and a Coaching Psychology Certificate from the University of Colorado.

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