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Grapevine-Southlake Soccer Association

GSSA Board Members and Staff

Meet Our Board & Staff

We are here to provide you and your family with the best youth soccer experience possible! Read the bios below to learn more about the people who make Grapevine-Southlake Soccer great.

Zachary Weaver


Zachary has played soccer all his life. He has assisted with the coaching of his daughters' teams and has played in the adult league. He joined the GSSA Board in 2015 and served three years as the U4/U5 Age Group Commissioner. He is passionate about all things soccer and strives to make the GSSA experience a positive one for all players and families.

Melissa Edwards

Past President

Melissa has been coaching since college and playing since she could remember.  She began coaching with GSSA in Spring of 2005.  She joined the board in Fall of 2007 and had many roles and been on several committees.  She is currently coaching 2 teams with GSSA and is enjoying being a board member, coach and player in the adult league and indoor. She also has a daughter who plays and referees.

Melissa is a USSF "F" licensed Coach

Steve Anderson

First Vice President/Registrar (Recreational)

Steve has been coaching youth Rec soccer in the GSSA since 2006. Steve joined the GSSA Board in Fall 2012 as Adult Coed Commissioner and later served as Scheduler I for two seasons before assuming communications duties for the association. He was appointed Vice President and Registrar in 2017 and was re-elected in 2018. He coaches a U13girls' team and an Adult Coed team. Steve has NSCAA Level 6 and USSF  "F" coaching licenses.

In addition to communications, Steve is the association's point of contact for sponsorships. He has served on GSSA's Scholarship, Soccerfest, Uniform and committees. 


Dax Martin

Second Vice President/Registrar (Competitive)

Dax joined the Board in 2014 and has coached multiple teams with GSSA and Thunder FC.  Dax holds the NSCAA Level IV certification.

Kenneth East

General Counsel
Ken coaches his son’s GSSA and indoor teams and enjoys playing indoor soccer himself. He is a former referee.

Brad Campbell

Coaches Commissioner

Brad lives in Southlake with his wife and two kids, both of whom are active in GSSA. He has coached for the last few seasons and has also served as the U6 Age Group Commissioner. Growing up, Brad played youth soccer through high school and played tennis in college at UNT. He ran a junior tennis program at Eldorado Country Club.  


Alicia Meinz

Referee Commissioner

Alicia started playing soccer with GSSA when she was 6 and started reffing when she was 11. While she no longer plays, she still referees for the association and is honored to be the referee commissioner. Fun fact: Alicia swam for the University of Arkansas. Woo pig!

Nirav Assar

Grapevine Fields Commissioner / (512) 695-3465

Nirav has been coaching youth soccer since 2010 when his son Shreyas was 3 years old. He coaches in GSSA recreational league, as well as Thunder club and competitive indoor leagues around DFW in the summer/winter.  He also coaches his younger twin boys.

Nirav joined the board in 2014 and is eager to contribute. He has a USC Level 2, 7v7, USSF E coaching certifications. His playing experience dates back club soccer through high school, University of Texas club soccer, and also playing Div III NCAA soccer at University at Texas at Dallas. Nirav also holds a Community Outreach soccer camp in Grapevine every spring.  Nirav is committed to making soccer a productive, beneficial, and lifetime passion experience for all kids in the Grapevine/Southlake area! 

David Cerami

Southlake Fields Commissioner

Ronnie Qualls


Ronnie has been on the Board since 2007, has held positions of Scheduler II (2007-2010) and Scheduler I (2010 - Present), also presently on the GSSC Committee.

Ronnie is Licensed as follows: USSF "F", NSCAA Junior Level VI Diploma, and NSCAA Goalkeeping Level II Diploma. 

Jonna Buzilla


John Ferraro

U4/U5 Age Group Commissioner

Soccer was my first love when I started playing at 4 years old. I was able to play in CA for the Fullerton Rangers, and California Select League, before switching over to focus on Baseball full time at 14 years old. I have enjoyed coaching my kids for the past 2 years. I have an 8 year old girl playing on a U9 competitive academy team and I am currently coaching my 5 year old Quintuplets (3 girls and 2 boys) who are playing in U7 this year.

I am excited to be a part of the GSSA board as the U4-U5 Commissioner. I am committed to making soccer fun for all kids in Grapevine/Southlake area, while helping them develop skills that will impact their lives for years to come.

Kirk Challgren

U6 Age Group Commissioner

Kirk joined the GSSA board in 2018 as U6 Age Group Commissioner. He has coached both his son's and daughter's recreational teams since 2013. Growing up in Southlake, Kirk enjoyed playing as many sports as he could, and loves to instill a love for sport and quality character in today's youth.

Mitch Wegner

U7/U8 Age Group Commissioner

Mitch is from Southlake currently serves as the U7/U8 Commissioner.  He has three kids who have all been involved with soccer and started out in the GSSA Program, two who have gone select and has coached his daughter’s team for 8 seasons ending with a run at the Tournament of Champions. Mitch is also a Grade 8 Referee.

David Grice

U9/U10 Age Group Commissioner                    

David is new to the GSSA Board this year and is ready to serve as the U9/U10 Commissioner.  He has been a recreational head coach for all three of his daughters' teams, with over 12 years of coaching experience, mainly with U8-U14 age groups.  David has an "E" coaching license and has also been an assistant coach for a U13 select team (Hurst United). In 2012, he coached a GSSA U12 girls team to the semifinals game for the North Texas Tournament of Champions.

Justin Hibbs

U11-19 Commissioner                 / (214) 505-7360
Since moving to Grapevine in 2004, Justin has been active in the local soccer community and began coaching youth soccer in 2010.  While he continues to participate in adult league play, he currently coaches two teams in the GSSA recreational program as well as various indoor leagues around the area. Justin joined the board in 2017 and is looking forward to supporting youth soccer on a larger scale.  He also holds a NSCAA Level IV certification.

Donald Pelkey

Adult League Commissioner

Donald has been coaching with GSSA since the fall of 2016. This will be his third season coaching. Donald coaches his daughter's U12 team and also enjoys playing in an Adult Coed team.

Kathy Do

Equipment Manager

Barry "Mitch" Mitchell

Director of Coaching

A native of England, Mitch joined GSSA in 2009 as Director of Coaching for GSSA and GSSC.

Mitch is a USSF "B" licensed coach.


Ellen Weaver

Office Administrator                 


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