NYCFC Boys Academy: Coaching Staff

 

Matt Pilkington: U19 Head Coach

Coaching Experience

NYCFC Academy U19 Heach Coach: 2018-present
NYCFC Academy U15/U16 Head Coach: 2016-2018
Downtown United SC Technical Director U12-U18 Boys: 2014-2016
Bethesda-Olney USDA U-17 Coach: 2013-2014
DC United Academy Coach: 2005-2008

Playing Experience

Matt earned a full-athletic scholarship on the George Washington University Soccer program where he spent two years before going on to represent Richmond Kickers for two seasons in the A-League.

Credentials

  • U.S.S.F “A” FIFA Coaching License 2008- present
  • U.S.S.F. “B” FIFA Coaching License 2005
  • U.S.S.F. “C” FIFA Coaching License 2004
  • English FA Coaching License 1998

Education

  • George Washington University, Business and Sport Management, 2002
  • Stirling University, MSC for Performance Coaching, 2016 

Rodrigo Marion: Academy Director/U17 Head Coach

Coaching Experience

NYCFC Academy Director: 2017-present
NYCFC Academy U17 Head Coach: 2018-present
Int’l Soccer Academy of Manchester Technical Director 2009-present
NYCFC Youth Technical Coordinator: 2014-2017
U.S Soccer Technical Advisor: 2011-2014
New England: NE Revolution, FC Boston Bolts and Seacoast United NH, 2007-2009

Playing Experience

Rodrigo played for The Strongest in his native Bolivia and represented his nation in youth international pools between U17 and U23 level.

Credentials

  • U.S.S.F “Youth Technical Director” FIFA License 2014
  • U.S.S.F “A” FIFA Coaching License 2014
  • U.S.S.F. “B” FIFA Coaching License 2013
  • U.S.S.F. “C” FIFA Coaching License 2011

Education

  • University at Albany, Masters in Urban in Regional Planning (2007)
  • University at Albany, Bachelors Degree in Economics and Business (2005)

Mehdi Ballouchy: U15 Head Coach

Coaching Experience

World Class FC: 2015, head coach U16
De Anza Football Club: 2012 - 2014, assistant coach for U14-U16

Playing Experience

2005 - 2007: Real Salt Lake
2007 - 2010: Colorado Rapids
2010 - 2012: Red Bulls
2012 - 2014: San Jose Earthquakes
2014 - 2015: Vancouver Whitecaps
2015 - 2016: NYCFC

Credentials

  • U.S.S.F. “A” FIFA Coaching License 2016
  • U.S.S.F. “B” FIFA Coaching License 2013

Education

  • Santa Clara University, Business Management 2005

Hugo Guzman: U14 Head Coach

Coaching Experience

NYCFC Academy U14 Head Coach: 2016-present
Sacramento Republic FC Academy Lead Face Coach U12/U13: 2016
Metropolitan Oval Assistant Technical Director: 2012-2015
New York Red Bulls RDS Training Program: 2010-2012

Playing Experience

Between 2000 and 2007, Hugo played for Brooklyn Knights PDL and Club, ODP Eastern New York, Queens College CUNY.

Credentials

  • U.S.S.F. “B” FIFA Coaching License 2016
  • U.S.S.F. “C” FIFA Coaching License 2014
  • U.S.S.F. “D” FIFA Coaching License 2012

Education

  • Major in Economics and Finance (2010)
  • Minor in Political Science (2010)

Noah Ross: U13 Head Coach

Coaching Experience

NYCFC Academy U13, Head Coach: 2017-2018
New York Soccer Club U11-U18, Head Coach: 2011-2017
New York SC Youth Director: 2016-2017

Playing Experience

Noah played at the U-20 professional level in Brazil with clubs Esporte Clube Primavera and Uniao Bandeirante before returning to the United States to pursue his education.

Credentials

  • U.S.S.F. “B” FIFA Coaching License
  • U.S.S.F. “C” FIFA Coaching License

Education

  • Cornell University, BA in English and American Studies: 2004-2006
  • Umass-Amherst: 2002-2004

Michael Dal Pra: U12 Head Coach

Coaching Experience

NYCFC Academy U12 Head Coach: 2016-present
NYCFC Academy U13/14 Assistant Coach: 2016-2018
U.S Development Academy New York Soccer Club, 10-12: 2012-2016
Castleford Rovers Soccer Club, NY, 10-12: 2010-2012

Playing Experience

Michael spent one year with Udinese Calcio Primavera in the mid-2000s and played with the U.S Youth National Team Residency programs before then.

Credentials

  • U.S.S.F. National “B” Coaching License (2015)
  • U.S.S.F. National “C” Coaching License (2012)

Education

  • St. John’s University, Major in Education (2007-2010)

Vahan Martirosyan: U15-U19 Assistant Coach

Coaching Experience

NYCFC Academy U15-U19 Assistant Coach: 2017- present
IMG Academy U14 Head Coach: 2016-2017
Jersey Express PDL Assistant Coach 2014-2016
NYRB Youth Developmental Coach 2013-2014
Cheshire Soccer Academy Coach 2010-2013

Playing Experience

Kean University Men’s Soccer 2008-2010

Credentials

  • U.S.S.F. National “A” Coaching License (2018)
    U.S.S.F. National “B” Coaching License (2015)
  • U.S.S.F. National “C” Coaching License (2014)

Education

Kean University, Bachelors in Business Management (2013)


Hector Nunez: U12–U14 Assistant Coach

Coaching Experience

Director of Coaching at DV7 Soccer 2016-2018
Head Coach at Manhattan Kickers FC 2013-2016
Academy Co-Director at Molins de Rei C.F. 2011
Head Coach FC Barcelona futsal Academy 2001-2004

Education

UEFA Pro License
Technical Certificate in Soccer
National Fitness Training License
School of Law at Universitat de Barcelona

Player Experience

Escola de Futbol TARR UB Catalonia

 


Academy Staff

Brendan Smith
Manager of Academy Administration

Conner Alexander
Academy Administrator

Jose Jimenez
Academy Athletic Trainer

Jake Roswell
Academy Performance Coach

Dan Miller
Academy Performance Analyst

 

 


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