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



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