COACHING STAFF

Sade Ayinde
Assistant Coach

Ayinde was named an assistant coach at Yale in January of 2019 after spending three seasons at Stony Brook, working under Brendan Faherty.

Ayinde was recognized as part of the America East Coaching Staff of the Year in 2016 and 2018. In her three seasons at Stony Brook, the Seawolves posted three straight winning seasons and conference tournament appearances, won a regular season championship, a conference tournament championship and earned a berth in the 2017 NCAA Tournament, the school's first NCAA appearance since 2012.

Ayinde played at the University of Maryland, where she led the Terrapins to three NCAA Tournament appearances, scoring 16 goals and adding 19 assists. She was named to the Soccer Buzz All-Mid Atlantic Freshman Team in 2008 and was voted the NSCAA National Player of the Week and ACC Player of the Week in 2010 after scoring both of Maryland’s goals in a 2-1 win over No. 2 North Carolina.

Following her collegiate years, Ayinde spent a season playing professionally in the first and second divisions in Sweden.

Ayinde’s coaching experience includes six years as a head coach of numerous girls’ teams with East Meadow Soccer Club. She also serves as a scout for US Soccer in the Northeast region and served as an assistant coach with ENYYSA ODP for several years.

She holds a USSF “B” coaching license and an NSCAA National Diploma.

Ayinde graduated from the University of Maryland in 2012, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice.

 

Holly Hein
Assistant Coach

Holly Hein, who helped Michigan advance to the third round of the NCAA Tournament this fall as a volunteer assistant, joined Sarah Martinez's staff as an assistant coach in January of 2020.

“I could not be more excited to welcome Holly Hein to our coaching staff,” said Martinez, The Loring Family Head Coach of the Bulldogs. “Holly not only had a very successful collegiate and professional playing career but is truly a professional in the way she carries herself as a person and a coach. She comes from a Sweet-16 Michigan program and has learned from one of the best in the game in Jen Klein. I know Holly’s leadership, passion for the game, and soccer brain will help provide our student-athletes a first-class experience.”

Hein spent two seasons on Jennifer Klein’s staff at Michigan. The Wolverines advanced to the Big Ten Tournament in each of Hein’s two season, including reaching the championship game this fall. In 2019, Michigan posted a 17-6-1 overall record, finished ranked No. 15 in the nation and won two games in the NCAA Tournament before falling to No. 2 North Carolina.

Hein worked with all areas of the program, particularly focusing on in-game analysis, opponent and team video breakdown, as well as scouting report preparation.

“I want to thank Sarah Martinez and Deputy Director of Athletics Mary Berdo for the opportunity to be a part of the Yale University Women’s Soccer program,” Hein said. “I am excited to join this world-class institution where I have been warmly welcomed by the athletic department community. I am really looking forward to working with Sarah, Sade, and all of the staff to carry out the vision that Sarah has for this program as well as to assist in the development of the incredible student-athletes at Yale.

“I would also like to thank my Michigan family to whom I am extremely grateful for their help, support, and guidance which allowed me to take this next step in my career. The list is too long to mention everyone, but to Jen Klein, Katie Hultin, Tiffany Hansen, all of the support staff, and the remarkable student-athletes with whom I had the pleasure of working with day in and day out - I am incredibly indebted to you all. As an alumna, I will always be cheering for the Wolverines and wish you great success in the seasons to come.

In addition to working with the Wolverines, Hein also coached the Michigan Wolves-Hawks Soccer Club.

Hein was a four-year letter winner for Michigan, playing from 2009-13. On the field, she was a two-time NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region honoree, a two-time All-Big Ten First Team honoree and was named team captain for her final two seasons.

In the classroom, Hein was named a 2013 Senior CLASS Award Finalist, a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, a CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-District Five Second Team selection, a three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree and a four-time U-M Athletic Academic Achievement selection.

Following her collegiate career, Hein went on to play professionally for the Houston Dash and Seattle Reign of the NWSL before finishing her professional career playing for Aland United of the Finnish Naisten Liiga.

Hein currently holds her USSF “C” License.

 

Jacob Dunnett
Assistant Coach

Dunnett joins Brendan Faherty’s staff after spending two seasons as an assistant coach at Fort Hays State, where he helped the Tigers win 21 games and make two appearances in the MIAA Tournament.

Dunnett came to FHSU after graduating from Houghton College in New York. He graduated with a degree in Business Administration with minors in Data Science and Communications.

At Houghton, Dunnett, a goalkeeper, started all 80 games of his four-year career. He has program records of 31 shutouts and the longest time period without conceding a goal (576 minutes). As a first year, Dunnett was named Empire 8 Conference Rookie of the Year and was a conference first or second team selection in all four years. In 2016, he was named to the NCCAA All-America third team.

In addition, Dunnett was a part of the 2017 USL League Two National Champions, Charlotte Eagles. He spent three seasons with the Eagles from 2015-2017.

Before Houghton, Dunnett was a part of the Canadian National Training Centre for the Atlantic Division from 2010-2012. From 2008 to 2013, he was on New Brunswick Provincial teams and also competed for NB at the 2013 Canada Games.

Dunnett, a New Brunswick, Canada native, also has coached at his home club, Fundy Soccer Association, and served as the club’s goalkeeper coach at every age level.

Dunnett holds USSF National F and United Soccer Coaches Goalkeeper Level 2 licenses.

 

Tiffany Weimer
Assistant Coach

Weimer, a North Haven, Conn., native, has joined the staff as Director of Operations. She starred at Penn State before enjoying a long professional career.

She helped lead the Nittany Lions to a pair of appearances in the NCAA Final Four and was a two-time runner up for the Hermann Trophy, awarded to the top player in college soccer. She is the all-time Big Ten leader in goals with 91, which puts her in the top 10 all-time in NCAA history. In 2006, she was the recipient of the Suzy Favor Award as the Big Ten Athlete of the Year and was a three-time first team All-America selection.

Following graduation, she played 12 years of professional soccer, living in six different countries (Sweden, Denmark, Brazil, Canada, USA, Finland) six different cities throughout North America (Kansas City, Boston, Portland, Vancouver, San Jose and DC).

In addition, Weimer is the Co-Founder of Duktig Brand, an innovative soccer brand creating soccer-specific products for the soccer community. She also founded a women’s soccer magazine called Our Game and also currently coaches at Oakwood Sports Club in the girls Development Academy.

Weimer completed two degrees, Journalism from Penn State University (2006) and a Master’s in English and Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University (2019).

She attained her USSF C- License for coaching in 2018.

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