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ASC COACHES AND TRAINERS

Frank Dyska - head coach and trainer
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Frank is the varsity boys head soccer coach at Abington Heights High School. In his seven years at the helm, he has won four Division 1 Lackawanna League championships and two District 2 4A championships. He was named the Lackawanna League Coach of the year twice in his career and was named the Times-Tribune soccer coach of the year in 2022. 

Frank started his coaching career by spending three years as an assistant coach of the North Pocono high school varsity boys soccer team. 

He is an alum of North Pocono High School,  where he was a member of the varsity soccer team and University of Pittsburgh. 

She is the Abington Heights Middle School girls soccer coach where the team has won three Lackawanna League championships. She served as an assistant coach for the ODP U13 girls in 2017-2018. Emma received a United States Soccer Federation Grade 8 Refereeing certification and has been a referee in both the Lehigh Valley Youth Soccer League and Abington Youth Soccer League.

 

A product of Northeastern PA, and a graduate of Abington Heights and the University of Scranton, Emma was a four-year varsity starter and three-time all-conference forward for the Abington Heights Lady Comets, playing for a team that won four straight District 2 championships. In her senior year, she captained the team to an undefeated regular league season, and later that year, she was named MVP of the UNICO senior all-star game.

Emma is a head coach and trainer for Abington Soccer Club. She was a member of the club, first as a player from 2004-2009, then as a coach since 2013. She and also serves as AYS' Vice President of Travel Soccer and AYSL Referee Coordinator.  She holds coaching diplomas from United Soccer Coaches Association and a coaching certification from the Positive Coaching Alliance. 

Emma Dyska - head coach and trainer
Jack Cowgill - coaching staff member
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Jack was a standout center back at Abington Heights High School, where he graduated from in 2023. In his time at Abington Heights, he was team captain of a team that won the Lackawanna League Division I championship and District 2 4A Championship in 2022 with an undefeated regular season record. 

In addition to playing at Abington Heights, Jack was a member of the ASC Union from 2014-2020. 

He is a student at the University of Scranton where he is pursing a degree in economics. 

Liam Neary - coaching staff member

Liam is an assistant coach for several teams in Abington Soccer Club. He was a member of the club as a player for 6 years, having played on a team that was ranked in the top 10 teams in Pennsylvania. 

He was a standout player at Abington Heights High School where he was a two-time Times-Tribune All-Region selection and two-time Division 1 Lackawanna League all-star.

He is also a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. 

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Kyle Kostiak - head coach and trainer
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Kyle is a former ASC player, playing for the Abington Thunder and Abington Rowdies from age 6-18. Playing most of his career as an outside and center back, he was also a member of the Abington Heights High School team that won a District 2 3A Championship in 2014 and was District 2 3A Semifinalists in 2015 and 2016. 

He is a 2022 graduate of The University of Scranton and a 2018 graduate of Abington Heights High School.

Joan Peguero- head coach and trainer

Originally from the Dominican Republic, Joan grew up in Queens, NY. His soccer playing experience includes playing for Bolaños, Estudiantes Academy and the Flushing International High School in Queens. He moved to NEPA to finish his high school playing career at Scranton High School and went on to play for one year at Lackawanna College. His other coaching endeavors include coaching for FC Pocono and Coal Miners. 

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