Meet our Staff Coaches

Dominic Bellissemo

Dominic Bellissemo

Education / Qualifications

  • Current EMT student at Cincinnati State
  • Wheeling Jesuit University athlete

Coaching Experience

  • STAR Soccer Club (2019 - present)
  • Ursuline Academy JV Assistant Coach (2018 - present)

Playing Experience

  • Wheeling Jesuit University (2013 - 2016)
  • ODP State team (2011 - 2012)
  • Classic Hammers FC (2009 - 2013)

What I love about coaching for STAR Soccer Club

Getting to coach for STAR Soccer Club has helped me grow immensely as a person as well as a coach.  The club's mindset of player development is something that I have grown accustomed to since the beginning of high school.  This position has given me a great oppportunity to strengthen my shared philosophies with the club as well as teach players and parents the beauty of the sport.  What I love most is being in a mentoring position both on and off the field.

Tom Eckart

Tom Eckart

Education / Qualifications

  • University of Cincinnati, BA Psychology 1987
  • Xavier University, M. Ed, Agency and Community Counseling, 1998
  • Professional Clinical Counselor State of Ohio, 2000, supervising credentials
  • Certified Sports Counselor
  • USSF National D License
  • United Soccer Coaches diplomas, Level 1 Goalkeeping, Sport Psychology and Individual mental skills.

Coaching Experience

  • STAR Soccer Club        2003- present        Director of Coaching   2003-2006
  • Turpin Girls Soccer JV head coach      2020
  • Roger Bacon Girls Soccer    2009-2019   Head Coach Girls Soccer Program
  • Roger Bacon Girls Soccer    1998-1999   Assistant Varsity Coach
  • Roger Bacon Boys Soccer     1987-1997   Assistant Varsity Coach
    • Included 2 Ohio State Champions, 3 Regional Champs, 7 District Champs
  • Club trainer/coach, Finneytown SC 1987, 1999-2003, Classics SC 1988-89, Tempest SC 1988-90, Hammer SC 1991
  • Olympic Development Program 1988-89

Playing Experience

  • Roger Bacon High School
    • All-GCL 80, 81, 82, All-City 81, 82, All-State 82
    • First Soccer player in the Roger Bacon Men’s Hall of Fame
  • University of Cincinnati, 1983-86
    • Co-Captain 84-86, All-Ohio 85, 86, All-Mid East 86
    • 1987 Metro Medallion—Metro Conference Student Athlete of the Year

What I love about coaching for STAR Soccer Club

I have been with STAR SC since the club started and have stayed with the club because coaching with this club has always been a positive experience for me. The organization is sound, the training offered is consistently at a high level, the players work hard and have great attitudes, and the parents are generally positive and supportive. STAR SC proves that you don’t have to spend a fortune to be competitive and have a great soccer experience.