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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.

Melissa Edwards


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

Chris Burton

Past President

Chris has served on the GSSA board since 2002, and served as president from 2006 to 2013.  Chris has previously served as Scheduler II.  

Chris holds a USSF National 'D' coaching license and is a USSF Grade 8 Referee.

Steve Anderson

Vice President / Registrar

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 coaches his daughter's U17 team, a U11 girls' team, and also plays in GSSA's Adult Coed league.

In addition to communications, Steve has served on GSSA's Scholarship and Soccerfest Committees. 

Steve has NSCAA Level 6 and USSF  "F" coaching licenses.


Ellen Weaver

GSSA Administrator

Kenneth East

General Counsel

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

Mike Mousa

Coaches Commissioner

Michael is the head coach for U12G GSSC Thunder and Assistant Coach for his younger daughter's rec team. He is a licensed Level 6/ USSF "D" and a Level 7 Referee. Michael has over 30 years of experience with soccer. Mike previously served as the U7/U8 Age Group Commissioner.

Michael is a USSF Level “2” licensed coach. Michael is also registered for referee training and higher Coach training.


Don Meinz

Referee Commissioner

I have been involved with GSSA since 1999 when I was encourage to be be my daughters coach. Since that time, I have been (multiple) Age Group Commissioner, Referee Commissioner and President.

I have been a referee since 2001 and High School Referee since 2004 and am now District 9 Director for TASO soccer.

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 competitive indoor leagues around DFW in the summer/winter.  He also coaches his younger twin boys who are just starting out in soccer.

Nirav joined the board in 2014 and is eager to contribute. He has a Level 2 coaching certification. 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.

Dax Martin

Southlake Fields Commissioner

Dax joined the Board in 2014 and has been a coach with GSSA since 2013.  Dax holds the NSCAA Level IV certification.

Bill Patton

Competitive Vice President/Registrar

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 

Robert Martinez


Robert joined GSSC in 2011 as an Assistant Coach and joined the GSSA Board in 2014. He currently holds an NSCAA Advance National Diploma and NSCAA National Goalkeeping Diploma. He also enjoys the sport of triathlon.
He has coached for GSSC, FC Dallas and Liverpool.

If you have schedule questions or requests, please contact Robert at

Zachary Weaver

U4-U5 Age Group Commissioner

Zachary is a new board member with GSSA this year. He has been a GSSA assistant coach for both of his daughters' teams.

Brad Campbell

U6 Age Group 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. 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. 

Jonna Buzila

U7/U8 Age Group Commissioner

David Cerami

U9/U10 Age Group Commissioner

David is in his 3rd year serving on the GSSA Board, and is currently the U9/U10 Age Group Commissioner. He is also in his 6th season coaching for GSSA.

Rick Borkowski

U11-19 Commissioner & Adult League Commissioner

Rick has served in a number of roles on the GSSA Board since 2000. He is also a GSSC Committee Member and coaches several teams.

Rick has USSF "D", NSCAA Advanced Regional, & NSCAA Regional Goal Keeping Licenses.

GSSA is proud to offer the Nick Borkowski Scholarship in honor of Rick's son Nick.

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 Ho

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.

Field Status

Open Open

Bob Jones Soccer Fields (07:17 AM | 04/14/18)

Open Open

Meadowmere Soccer Fields (07:17 AM | 04/14/18)

Open Open

Oak Grove Soccer Fields (07:17 AM | 04/14/18)