NYCFC Girls Academy Staff
Kazbek Tambi, Director of Coaching
Kazbek Tambi will be using his passion for the game and significant experience as a coach and player at the national and international levels to develop one of the top-tier programs in the region.
His coaching and training experience includes:
- United States National Team Head Coach – U17 Women (Finalist - 2008 World Cup)
- Head Coach Women’s Team and Assistant Men's Coach – Seton Hall University (coached Sacha Kljestan)
- Head Coach USL W-League – New Jersey Stallions
- United States Soccer Federation “A” coaching license.
- NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma
- New Jersey Olympic Development Program.
His playing experiences include:
- New York Cosmos during the final NASL season in 1984 and then captained the Cosmos during their post-NASL international schedule in 1985.
- Played professionally for New Jersey Eagles in ASL and with Minnesota Strikers in MISL.
- Member of the USA 1984 Olympic Team
- Captain of the U.S. 1983 Pan American Team
- Captain, Columbia University – 4-time Ivy League Champions
- NCAA Final Four
U.S Women's National Team players he has coached:
- Morgan Brian
- Crystal Dunn
- Lindsey Horan
- Sam Mewis
- Abby Dahlkemper
- Casey Short
- Taylor Smith
- Yael Averbuch
- Amber Brooks
"Kaz played a major role in my youth development and I'm sure he will do the same for the players coming through the NYCFC Girls Academy" - Morgan Brian