Academy Director

Tiffany Roberts
  • USSF 'A' License 
Tiffany serves as the Kings Hammer Women's Executive Director and previously was the assistant coach for the University of Cincinnati Varsity Women ’s Soccer Team.  She went to Santa Clara University where she was team captain her senior year and while there had the privilege of playing in four NCAA College Cup appearances. In 2004, Santa Clara reached the Final Four and lost to Notre Dame who became the eventual NCAA College Cup National Champions. During her freshman year, she was named to the Soccer Buzz West Region All-Freshman team and was an honorable mention All-West Coach Conference Honoree. As a sophomore, she was an honorable mention All- WCC selection and was named to both Soccer America’s and Soccer Buzz’s Elite Teams. As a junior, she was named to the All- WCC Second Team. Early in her senior year, she suffered a season-ending knee injury thus missing the rest of her senior year and losing a year of eligibility. Tiffany holds a Bachelors Degree in Communications from Santa Clara University and a Masters Degree in Sports Administration from Xavier University.

Technical Director

 Phil Nielsen





  • USSF 'B' License
  • NSCAA Premier

Phil serves as the Cincinnati United Soccer Club CUP Girls Technical Director. Originally, hailing from Copenhagen, Denmark, Phil comes to Cincinnati from Naperville, Illinois where he was the Executive Director for Team Chicago Soccer Club and a coach for the Eclipse Develop Academy. During his time in Chicagoland he has been extremely active in the Regional and National Olympic Development Program as a Region II Senior Staff coach, and has served in several roles with U.S. Soccer including as a U17, U20 and U23 Girls National Team Scout and as the U.S. Soccer Training Center Liaison for Illinois & Wisconsin. Phil has also served on the Midwest Regional League (MRL) Club Leaders Committee. While at Team Chicago Phil grew the club from 300 Elite players to over 475 Elite Players. In 2013 Phil coached Team Chicago Academy-Botafogo to the U18 US Youth Soccer National Championship. The same team was the US Youth Soccer National Runners-Up in 2014. Phil’s coaching background includes coaching in his native Denmark, as well as at Kalamazoo College and Smith College, and youth and high school soccer in Michigan and Massachusetts. In 2007 he spent five months in Brazil coaching with Cruzeiro Esporte Clube and Team Chicago Brazil, and he has spent time studying in Holland with the Ajax academy and in Denmark with the Brøndby IF academy. Phil has done his coaching education in Scotland (UEFA A & B), USA (USSF B and NSCAA Premier), and Denmark (UEFA C).


We are excited to announce our staff for the Cincinnati Development Academy with both our DA and Pre-DA teams.

Development Academy Coaches

Pre-Development Academy Coaches