Our Athletes & Coaching Staff
William Edington | Founder
William Edington is the founder and Executive Director of USA Athletes International. It is his passion and belief in the power of youth athletics on the International level that has made USAAI what it is today. Bill truly believes in the programs and takes great pride in the trips that are offered, working with the coaches and tour operators to create the best experience possible. What started with one baseball team in 1992 has grown to become the industry leader is offering the best spots tour travel experience to athletes at play on the International level.
Program Coordinator | Recruiter
Your primary contact will be your recruiter. The recruiters are responsible for organizing the team based on the recommendation of the coaches. The recruiter will work with you on your travel arrangements including your connecting flights, fundraising opportunities and your account. If you have any questions please contact your recruiter.
Shannon Emmons | Program Coordinator Softball
Chris Lanksbury | Program Coordinator Basketball
Darrell Phipps | Human Resources | Program Coordinator Field Hockey, Lacrosse
Rick Stebbins | Program Coordinator | Volleyball & Soccer
Paul Folz | Program Coordinator Baseball
USAAI Support Staff
Beth Edington serves the Executive Director as the administrative assistant.
Beth also serves as our own team manager and oversees merchandise sales, team
uniforms and materials preparation.
Jennifer McConnaughy | Financial Services and Accounts Receivable
Debbie Walls | Airline Coordinator
Your coach is responsible for working with USAAI and the tournaments in putting together the team. We are dedicated to securing the best coaches and athletes to represent the USA on the International level. Coaches are responsible for practicing the teams while on tour and serving as the USAAI ambassador.
Your coaches are drawn from such diverse institutions as refer to coach athletes graphic
Michael Spinner – Women’s Lacrosse College of Mount Saint VincentPERSONAL:
With 8 years of coaching experience, 2007 marks Spinner’s third year at College of Mount Saint Vincent. Spinner a 1999 Summa Cum Laude graduate of Pace University with a degree in Political Science.
Spinner also serves at the Assistant Athletic Director and Sports Information Director at Mount Saint Vincent. Spinner has an extensive background in journalism having served as the Division II Editor of Inside Lacrosse and two years as the Managing Editor of the now defunct 360Lacrosse.com. Spinner also served as three years as the Content Editor of WWE.com--the official website of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.
While on the field playing Spinner was goalie at Division II Pace University for four years. During his senior year he was a member of the Pace team that finished the season 14-1, to capture the Northeast-10 Championship, and was ranked #3 in the nation.
He currently lives in Rye, New York with his fiancée, Robyn.USAA COACHING HIGHLIGHTS
- Australian Lacrosse Titles in Sydney 2006 Down Under Cup Tournament in Melbourne, Australia
- Spinner is the only Women's Lacrosse Coach Mount Saint Vincent has ever known. He enters his fourth season at the College of Mount Saint Vincent, his third as Head Coach of a varsity Women's Lacrosse team.
- Mount Saint Vincent advanced to the Skyline Conference Semifinals as well as the ECAC Upstate Semifinals - marking the first time a Mount Saint Vincent field sport has ever advanced to the ECAC Championships. Five Dolphins earned All-Conference honors from the Skyline Conference during 2006.
- Mount Saint Vincent finished its inaugural varsity season with an incredible 12-4 record despite a starting line-up that included 10 freshmen.
- While recruiting for Mount Saint Vincent during the 2003 season, Spinner volunteered at Convent of the Sacred Heart in Greenwich, Connecticut where he was the defensive coordinator and goalie coach. That season, the Tigers captured the first and only FairChester Athletic Association (FAA) Championship in the history of their program.
- Spinner was hired to begin the Mount Saint Vincent lacrosse program. In the same year he led the Girl's varsity program at Greenwich High School to a 12-4-1 final record, a berth in the Connecticut State Championship Game, and a national rank of #24 by laxpower.com. Four members of the GHS team earned All-American honors, and two were selected to Team USA for the 2003 Under-19 World Championships that eventually won the gold medal.
- At the College level, Spinner was an Assistant Men's Lacrosse Coach, Assistant Women's Lacrosse Coach, and Head Women's Club Lacrosse Coach at Salisbury State University in Maryland, where in 2001 both teams advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals. Prior to that, Spinner was an Assistant Men's & Women's Lacrosse Coach at Manhattanville College, where the Men's team earned Knickerbocker Lacrosse Conference Coaching Staff of the Year in 1999.
- Coached 14 All-Americans, including five All-American goalies at the High School and College level
- Countless All-Conference selections