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PVYA - Potomac Valley Youth Association, Inc.

Board of Directors - Potomac Valley Youth Association


PVYA Board of Directors

It is our objective to focus on player development at all levels of play by providing safe year round sports programs, that emphasize physical and emotional development, build self-esteem and cultivate a lifelong interest in sports, health and teamwork.  PVYA's Board of Directors is an elected group of diverse professionals, who have achieved success by balancing academics and athletics, including a Hall of Fame Coach, Maryland State Basketball Champion, Connecticut High School Golf Champion and Maryland Recreational Soccer Coach of the Year.


Eric Cicmanec President
Favorite Sports: Soccer, Rugby, Running
Bio: In 1983 Eric's first job was leading sports camps for City of Gaithersburg Maryland. He later went on to play soccer and rugby in college and is licensed to coach soccer and basketball.  Eric holds a MS in Software Engineering, and MBA.

Ernie Stepoulos VP
Favorite Sports: Soccer & Baseball
Bio: Ernie has been involved in youth sports since the 90s. He also played varsity Tennis in High School and has worked for Professional Soccer & Baseball Clubs. He graduated from West Virginia University's Reed School of Media in 1990. 

Steve Ligi Treasurer
Favorite Sports: Golf, Golf and more Golf!
Bio: Steve is an avid golfer and played golf at James Madison University.  Tournament wins over the years include the 1994 and 1995 CT State High School Individual.  He is the father of three young girls and an active member of Holy Family Catholic Community.
Garth Bastian Secretary
Favorite Sports: Basketball, Motorsports
Bio: Professional motorcycle racer for over 10 years and now works as a Project Manager for Whiting-Turner Contracting Co.  Graduated from Clarkson University with an engineering degree and MBA. You will find Garth rooting for his Syracuse Orange basketball and watching Formula 1.
JT Naylor - Basketball
Favorite Sports: Basketball
Bio: JT Naylor played basketball with the 1981 MD State Finalist and 1982 MD State Championship Frederick High School team. When not volunteering, he can be found crooning with his church choir.

Josh Ricketts - Golf
Favorite Sports: Golf
Bio: A graduate of Penn State University and The Golf Academy of America, a PGA professional. Josh spends most of his spare time with his wife and two young children and, as a big sports fan, often volunteers at elementary schools to teach kids about the game of golf.

Kim Cook - Soccer
Favorite Sports: Soccer, Running, Track

Kim holds a national E license for soccer and played club soccer through high school.  A member of the JMU track team through college. Kim holds a masters in microbiology and studies drug research for a biotech company.  In her spare time she loves being active and spending time with her family.

Denny Remsburg - Softball
Favorite Sports: Softball, Baseball
Bio: Denny is a graduate of Virginia Technical University and serves on the Board of many local organizations including Middletown Valley Bank.

Lee Zumbach CC/Track
Favorite Sports: Basketball, Track & Field, Cross Country, Tennis
Bio: Lee Zumbach has been a high school coach for over 40 years. and Maryland State Cross-Country Coach of the Year. Zumbach is co-founder of PVYA Youth Cross-Country, Blue Ridge Running Club, numerous other running clubs, and remains active in his community.

Kelly Price - Swimming
Favorite Sports: Swimming
Bio: Kelly Price leads PVYA's swimming program.  She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She earned her Master’s Degree from Catholic University of America. She has experience working with a range of clients, including children, adolescents, adults, and families.
Larry Brown - Summer Camps
Favorite Sports: Basketball
Bio: Larry played for Brunswick high School, receiving honors including 1st Team MVAL, 1st Team All Frederick County, 1st Team  All-Area, Team MVP, and Team Defensive MVP. Larry played college basketball at Frederick Community College, and Hood College.
Tina Powell At-Large
Favorite Sports: Soccer, Field Hockey, Basketball
Bio: Tina holds her D license in soccer and played field hockey and soccer in college.  Tina graduate from Radford University.

Allan Routzhan At Large
Favorite Sports: Basketball, Football
Bio: A graduate of Shippensburg University. He is married and recently welcomed a baby boy.  He has over 15 years of youth Basketball coaching experience. He is also a diehard Eagles and Penn State fan.
Nick Caruso At-Large
Favorite Sports: Soccer, Running
Bio: Nick is a graduate of Florida State University and a former US Marine,  Nick teaches computer science classes at Frederick Community College.  Nick is a licensed soccer coach and has been instrumental in working with local community leaders to extend recreational opportunities to the Brunswick area.
Mikey Harrison At-Large
Favorite Sports: Football, Basketball, Baseball
Bio: Mikey is a certified football coach, he played football at Frederick High and Saint Joseph's College.  Mikey is currently on the coaching staff of the BHS Football Team. When not volunteering, you can find Mikey supporting the San Fransisco 49rs.