Titan Soccer Camps
Camp Director Todd Knepper
Camp Director / Head Boys Varsity Coach
Coach Knepper begins his 6th consecutive season on the sideline for the Tuscarora boys soccer program in 2013, and his fifth as head coach.
In his first year as head coach, Coach Knepper led the Titans to a 13-4 record and an appearance in the Maryland State 3A West Championship match. The Titans also amassed the program's longest win streak, edging 10 straight opponents from September 20th through November 3rd. Most impressively, Coach Knepper helped guide all 19 varsity student-athletes to the academic Honor Roll by the conclusion of the fall season.
Prior to being named head coach, Knepper served under Tuscarora's inaugural coach, Marty Stiteler (2003-11). As Stiteler's assistant, Coach Knepper aided in the Titans' 2008 Maryland State 3A Championship run, followed by a 15-3 campaign in 2009 which was ended by a Maryland State 3A West Championship loss to eventual state champion, Clarksburg High School. In just 5 seasons, Knepper has coached student-athletes to Maryland Association of Soccer Coaches (MACS) All-State honors on 5 occasions.
In addition to heading Tuscarora's program, Knepper serves as the Director of Coaching for the Golden Mile Soccer Program. Facilitated through FC Frederick, the Golden Mile Program offers a free academy-style soccer education to many underserved children in the city of Frederick. In the Spring of 2013, the program's second year, Knepper oversaw the development of over 300 youth whom attend Hillcrest and Waverley Elementary Schools. Coach Knepper has also served as a Senior band coach and Frederick Community Learning Center staff with FC Frederick since 2006.
Preceding his coaching career, Knepper experienced the game as a player. As a 2002 graduate of Williamsport High School in Washington County, he helped lead the Maryland Class 1A Wildcats to 3 consecutive state championship appearances from 1998-2000. A 4-year starter, Knepper was honored as a MACS All-State selection in 2000 (2nd team) and 2001 (1st team). Knepper remains the Wildcats all-time leader in career assists. Following high school, Knepper carried his play to McDaniel College, in Westminster, Maryland. While on "The Hill," he helped compile the best 4-year team record in program history. Knepper participated in 4 strong seasons, highlighted by a Centennial Conference Regular Season Championship and a Conference Playoff Championship game appearance. As a midfielder for the Green Terror, Knepper was named to the All-Centennial Conference team in 2003 (honorable mention), 2004 (1st team), and 2005 (1st team). He ranks 4th in McDaniel program history with 20 career assists, 16th in career goals with 17, and 11th in career points with 54.
Coach Knepper has a Bachelors Degree of Science in Studio Art from McDaniel College and a Masters Degree in Art Education from Mount St. Mary's University in Emmitsburg, Maryland. He currently serves as an Art Teacher at Hillcrest Elementary School and a Facilitator at Camp Journey Youth Respite Program of Way Station Inc.
Knepper holds a United States Soccer Federation "D" License and a U.S. Soccer National Youth License.
He resides in Frederick with his wife of one year, Lara.