NYCFC Boys Academy: Coaching Staff

 

Matt Pilkington: Performance Phase Lead / U19 Head Coach

Coaching Experience

NYCFC Academy U19 Head 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 

Hugo Guzman: U17 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)

Michael Dal Pra: U15 Head Coach

Coaching Experience

NYCFC Academy U12 Head Coach: 2016-2019
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)

Bonny Londono: U12 Academy Coach

Peter Watson: U12 Academy Coach

 


Academy Staff

Brendan Smith
Senior Manager of Academy Administration

Conner Alexander
Academy Administrator

Dan Miller
Academy Performance Analyst

Danny Cepero
Academy Goalkeeper Coach

Jonathan D'Angelo
Academy Athletic Trainer

Noah Ross
Scouting Information Manager

 


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