Arizona Soccer Club

Coaching Staff

Pro Coaching Staff

We are here to provide you and your family with the best youth soccer experience possible! We are proud to bring you a group of highly accomplished coaches and administrators. Read the bios below to learn more about your coach.

Lindsey Johnson

Director of Coaching - Girls 

Email: Lindsey.johnson@arizonasoccerclub.com

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Lindsey Johnson is originally from Phoenix, Arizona. She played D1 collegiate soccer for Santa Clara University where she captained her senior season under Jerry Smith. She went onto play professional soccer in the WPS for Sky Blue F.C in New Jersey. Once finished with her playing career, she moved back to Arizona to coach for Arizona Soccer Club. 
 
Coaching Licenses:
USSF "C" License
 
Coaching Experience:
Arizona Soccer Club Gilbert, AZ: 2011 - Present
Arizona ODP Staff: 2011-2013
Chandler High School Assistant Coach, AZ: 2011-2013
South Mountain Community College Women's Assistant Head Coach, AZ: 2011
East Brunswick Soccer Club, NJ: 2011
 
Playing Experience:
Sky Blue F.C New Jersey- WPS (Professional)
U16-U19 U.S.A. National Team
Santa Clara University - Division 1 (Collegiate)
                    

Beny Sanchez

Director of Academy
Coach Staff -Boys
                       
Email:
beny@arizonasoccerclub.com

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Credentials:
National “C” Soccer Coaching License
National “Youth” Soccer Coaching License
US Youth Soccer “Youth Module” Soccer Coaching License

Education:
Westwood High School 1992-1994
Mountain View High School Class of 1995 Graduate
Mesa Community College
Electro-Mechanical Technical Degree

Playing Experience:
High School Varsity Soccer and Varsity Wrestler All 4 years.
1 year of Community College
15 years Adult Competitive League Play

Coaching Experience:
Arizona Soccer Club – 12 Years!!
Director of Academy - 2013-2014
98 Boys Gold Head Coach – 2013-2014
97 Girls Gold Head Coach – 2010 – 2013
2002 Girls Head Coach – 2011 – 2012
98 Girls Gold Head Coach – 2009 – 2012
98 Boys Gold Head Coach – 2007 - 2009
Arizona Olympic Development Program (ODP) 5 years
Youth Olympic Development Program Head Coach - 2013 -2014
98 Girls Head Coach – 2012 – 2013
98 Boys Head Coach – 2011 - 2012
State Head Coach for Region IV camp in Moscow, Idaho (98 Girls) and McMinnville, Oregon (98 Boys)

Employment:
Fujifilm Microelectronic Materials – 1996 to Present
Maintenance Technician


                       

Paige Carmichael

Director of Coaching - Boys 

Email: Paige.Carmichael@arizonasoccerclub.com

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Credentials:

 Arizona "D" Soccer Coaching License
     CSCCA - Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association - License
     NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association) - License

Education
    Texas A&M University '08 - Major: Sports Management; Minor 1 - Business, Minor 2 - International and Cultural Management

Playing Experience:
     Youth Club National Champion 2003 - Sereno 86' girls 
     4 year starter Texas A&M University (2 year captain)
     Big 12 champions 2004-2007
     Big 12 tournament champion 2004 & 2005
     Elite 8 Appearance (2006)
     Played for FC Indiana (Semi-Pro League 2009)

Coaching Experience:
     College Station Youth Team U11 girls - 2008/2009
     Volunteer Coach - Texas A&M University 2008/2009
     Volunteer Strength and Conditioning Coach - 2009-2010 (soccer, volleyball, softball, tennis)
     Arizona State University Assistant Soccer Coach 2010-2014
     Sereno Soccer Club Youth Coach 2011/2012 (U12,U16 girls)
     Arizona Soccer Club Youth Coach 2012/2013 (U8,U13 girls) 
     Dominican University of California Strength and Conditioning Coach 2014/2015 (soccer and volleyball)

Mike Briseno

Coaching Staff- Girls , President AZSC                       

Email: mike@arizonasoccerclub.com

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Briseno's Bio Coming Soon!

Taylor Hough

Coaching Staff - Boys & Academy 

Email: Taylor.Hough@arizonasoccerclub.com

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1st year coach at AZSC.                        
 

Bruce Hough

Coaching Staff - Boys                         
Email: Bruce.hough@arizonasoccerclub.com

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COACHING EDUCATION
AYSA Youth Module
National "D" License
NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching
NFHS Concussion in Sports
USSF Certified Referee
CPR/First Aid Certified

COACHING EXPERIENCE
1978-Present -- Various Club Teams in Metro Phoenix area, YMCA, AYSO, Kyrene School District, Tempe High School District, Phoenix Sports Center (indoor).
2008-2011 --Mountain Pointe HS JV Boys Coach
2011-Present-- Desert Vista HS JV Girls Coach
2013- Present-- AZSC Head Coach 01BG,05BB

PLAYING EXPERIENCE
1982-1985--Phoenix Police Dept. Men's Team -- winning silver and bronze medals at Arizona Police Olympics during that time period
1982-1986-- Arizona Heat in Phoenix Industrial League

COACHING ACHIEVEMENTS
2012 High School State Quarter Finalist
2013 High School State Champion Runners up
2009 98 Girls (AFSC) State Open Cup (silver) Champions
2010 98 Girls (AFSC) State Open Cup (silver) Champions                  

Mike Hewitt

Goalkeeping Coach 

Email: mike.hewitt@arizonasoccerclub.com

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Playing Career:
 
1966 - 1970 Queens Park Football Club, Scottish 2nd Division, Goalkeeper, Scottish National Youth team U-18 cap, Scottish National Amateur Cap
1970 - 1974 Dundee Football Club, Scottish 1st Division, Professional Goalkeeper, Scottish National U-23 cap.
1974 - 1975 Tampa Bay Rowdies, NASL (North American Soccer League), Professional Goalkeeper
1976 - 1983 San Jose Earthquakes, NASL, Professional Goalkeeper, known as Huey and Knicknamed "Mr. Earthquake" by the fans
1983-1983   Montreal Manic, NASL, Professional Goalkeeper
 
Involved in many camps and clinics for youth players throughout my 14 year professional career
 
Pro Highlights, Playing for the Scottish National U-23 team and in 1976 playing and beating Pele and The New York Cosmos in front of 25,000 crazy San Jose Fans in a stadium normally holding 18,000.
 
Coaching:
2010 - 2012 Goalkeeper coach CCV Stars Youth Soccer Club
2013 Goalkeeper coach Phoenix FC, USL Pro Soccer
2013 - Goalkeeper Coach, Arizona Thunder Youth Soccer Club
 
                 

Chelsea Buckland

Coaching Staff - Girls 

Email: Chelsea.buckland@arizonasoccerclub.com

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Education
Oregon State- BS in Speech Communication emphasis in Athletic Administration

Coaching License
USSF "E" License

Playing Experience
Canadian Women’s National Team

Vancouver Whitecaps Women’s Team
Oregon State University – Div 1
All Pac 10 Freshmen Team 09
All Pac 12 Second Team 10
NSCAA All-Pacific Regional Third Team 10
All Pac 12 First team 11
NSCAA All-Pacific Regional First Team 11
North Delta, British Columbia, Canada Female Athlete of the Year 2012

Coaching Experience

Vancouver Whitecaps FC Youth Elite Development Coach, 06/2009-08/2009, 6/2010-8/2010, 12/2010-1/2011
Created high performance training environments for the U14 and U16 Girls Prospect Teams
Assisted in the development of the U14 boys Elite Whitecaps Program
Surrey United SC Summer Development Coach, 06/2009-08/2009, 6/2010-8/2010
Oregon A.Y.S.O - Head Summer Camp Director/Coach, 2008-2010, 2012-2014
Oregon State WS Academy Assistant Coach, 01/2013 - 03/2013
On field coaching and mentoring U13-U14 girls prospect players
Educated parents on required skills for collegiate recruitment

                      

Luke Jenner
Coaching Staff: Academy                      

Email:  luke.jenner@arizonasoccerclub.com

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 1st Year Coach with AZSC

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Cindy Edwards

Coach Staff- Girls 

Email: Cindy.Edwards@arizonasoccerclub.com

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Languages Spoken: 
French creole / English
 
Educational Background
Bachelors in Cooperate Fitness and Wellness Exercise; Minor in Heath Ed @ Grand Canyon University
Current Licenses’ 
US National  “D” 

Soccer Playing Experience
Grand Canyon Univ, -AZ
Lassen Community College “Lady Courage’s”-CA
  
Soccer Coaching Experience: 
Boy’s and Girl’s youth camps at Lassen Community College 2002-2005
Youth Soccer Coach of:
Ahwatukee FSC (AZ) 2008-2012
Marcos De Niza HS (AZ) 2010-2012
AZSC Thunder (AZ) 2013- PRESENT

International Experience: 
St. Lucia National Women’s Team 2000-2008

Mile Stones as a coach: 
AZ PRESIDENTS CUP CHAMPIONS 2010-2011 DIV II as coach of AFSC 99 Girls Red Team

Jaime Beran

Future Coach - Girls, Goalkeeping Staff

Email: Jaime.Beran@arizonasoccerclub.com

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From Tucson, Arizona but played for the Sereno '87s

Played Division I soccer for St. John's University (NY) in the Big East Conference as a four-year starting goalkeeper
Named Big East Goalkeeper of the Week and National Team Goalkeeper the week in October 2007
Coached girl's varsity soccer for Northside College Prep in Chicago in 2012 & 2013
Coached the girls U17 team for the Powerstrikers Soccer Club in Chicago in 2012 & 2013
Coached the goalkeepers for Division I's DePaul University in Chicago in 2013

Moved to the Phoenix area in November 2013, currently lives in Arcadia, has a chocolate lab named Kevin, recently married

Kayla Johnson

Coaching Staff- Girls & Academy                         

Email: Kayla.Johnson@Arizonasoccerclub.com

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Future Bio

Future Coach

Director of Coaching - Girls 

Email: Lindsey.johnson@arizonasoccerclub.com

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About Bob Smith: Bob has spent 10 accomplished years with Blues FC making sure to help bring in the best coaches and best programs for young players. He has played soccer since he was able to walk, and he has always wanted to be involved in bringing soccer to the youth in his community. He is very excited to be able to be a part of the administration here at Blues FC, and he hopes to continue to bring great programs for the Blues FC boys teams!

Bob is a National "B" and "C" licensed coach with an NSCAA Director of Coaching diploma. He has worked with clubs across the country for over 30 years including her time with Blues FC.

Future Coach

Director of Coaching - Girls 

Email: Lindsey.johnson@arizonasoccerclub.com

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About Bob Smith: Bob has spent 10 accomplished years with Blues FC making sure to help bring in the best coaches and best programs for young players. He has played soccer since he was able to walk, and he has always wanted to be involved in bringing soccer to the youth in his community. He is very excited to be able to be a part of the administration here at Blues FC, and he hopes to continue to bring great programs for the Blues FC boys teams!

Bob is a National "B" and "C" licensed coach with an NSCAA Director of Coaching diploma. He has worked with clubs across the country for over 30 years including her time with Blues FC.

Lindsey Johnson

Director of Coaching - Girls 

Email: Lindsey.johnson@arizonasoccerclub.com

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About Bob Smith: Bob has spent 10 accomplished years with Blues FC making sure to help bring in the best coaches and best programs for young players. He has played soccer since he was able to walk, and he has always wanted to be involved in bringing soccer to the youth in his community. He is very excited to be able to be a part of the administration here at Blues FC, and he hopes to continue to bring great programs for the Blues FC boys teams!

Bob is a National "B" and "C" licensed coach with an NSCAA Director of Coaching diploma. He has worked with clubs across the country for over 30 years including her time with Blues FC.

Lindsey Johnson

Director of Coaching - Girls 

Email: Lindsey.johnson@arizonasoccerclub.com

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About Bob Smith: Bob has spent 10 accomplished years with Blues FC making sure to help bring in the best coaches and best programs for young players. He has played soccer since he was able to walk, and he has always wanted to be involved in bringing soccer to the youth in his community. He is very excited to be able to be a part of the administration here at Blues FC, and he hopes to continue to bring great programs for the Blues FC boys teams!

Bob is a National "B" and "C" licensed coach with an NSCAA Director of Coaching diploma. He has worked with clubs across the country for over 30 years including her time with Blues FC.

Lindsey Johnson

Director of Coaching - Girls 

Email: Lindsey.johnson@arizonasoccerclub.com

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About Bob Smith: Bob has spent 10 accomplished years with Blues FC making sure to help bring in the best coaches and best programs for young players. He has played soccer since he was able to walk, and he has always wanted to be involved in bringing soccer to the youth in his community. He is very excited to be able to be a part of the administration here at Blues FC, and he hopes to continue to bring great programs for the Blues FC boys teams!

Bob is a National "B" and "C" licensed coach with an NSCAA Director of Coaching diploma. He has worked with clubs across the country for over 30 years including her time with Blues FC.

Lindsey Johnson

Director of Coaching - Girls 

Email: Lindsey.johnson@arizonasoccerclub.com

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About Bob Smith: Bob has spent 10 accomplished years with Blues FC making sure to help bring in the best coaches and best programs for young players. He has played soccer since he was able to walk, and he has always wanted to be involved in bringing soccer to the youth in his community. He is very excited to be able to be a part of the administration here at Blues FC, and he hopes to continue to bring great programs for the Blues FC boys teams!

Bob is a National "B" and "C" licensed coach with an NSCAA Director of Coaching diploma. He has worked with clubs across the country for over 30 years including her time with Blues FC.

Lindsey Johnson

Director of Coaching - Girls 

Email: Lindsey.johnson@arizonasoccerclub.com

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About Bob Smith: Bob has spent 10 accomplished years with Blues FC making sure to help bring in the best coaches and best programs for young players. He has played soccer since he was able to walk, and he has always wanted to be involved in bringing soccer to the youth in his community. He is very excited to be able to be a part of the administration here at Blues FC, and he hopes to continue to bring great programs for the Blues FC boys teams!

Bob is a National "B" and "C" licensed coach with an NSCAA Director of Coaching diploma. He has worked with clubs across the country for over 30 years including her time with Blues FC.

Lindsey Johnson

Director of Coaching - Girls 

Email: Lindsey.johnson@arizonasoccerclub.com

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About Bob Smith: Bob has spent 10 accomplished years with Blues FC making sure to help bring in the best coaches and best programs for young players. He has played soccer since he was able to walk, and he has always wanted to be involved in bringing soccer to the youth in his community. He is very excited to be able to be a part of the administration here at Blues FC, and he hopes to continue to bring great programs for the Blues FC boys teams!

Bob is a National "B" and "C" licensed coach with an NSCAA Director of Coaching diploma. He has worked with clubs across the country for over 30 years including her time with Blues FC.

Lindsey Johnson

Director of Coaching - Girls 

Email: Lindsey.johnson@arizonasoccerclub.com

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About Bob Smith: Bob has spent 10 accomplished years with Blues FC making sure to help bring in the best coaches and best programs for young players. He has played soccer since he was able to walk, and he has always wanted to be involved in bringing soccer to the youth in his community. He is very excited to be able to be a part of the administration here at Blues FC, and he hopes to continue to bring great programs for the Blues FC boys teams!

Bob is a National "B" and "C" licensed coach with an NSCAA Director of Coaching diploma. He has worked with clubs across the country for over 30 years including her time with Blues FC.

Lindsey Johnson

Director of Coaching - Girls 

Email: Lindsey.johnson@arizonasoccerclub.com

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About Bob Smith: Bob has spent 10 accomplished years with Blues FC making sure to help bring in the best coaches and best programs for young players. He has played soccer since he was able to walk, and he has always wanted to be involved in bringing soccer to the youth in his community. He is very excited to be able to be a part of the administration here at Blues FC, and he hopes to continue to bring great programs for the Blues FC boys teams!

Bob is a National "B" and "C" licensed coach with an NSCAA Director of Coaching diploma. He has worked with clubs across the country for over 30 years including her time with Blues FC.

Lindsey Johnson

Director of Coaching - Girls 

Email: Lindsey.johnson@arizonasoccerclub.com

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About Bob Smith: Bob has spent 10 accomplished years with Blues FC making sure to help bring in the best coaches and best programs for young players. He has played soccer since he was able to walk, and he has always wanted to be involved in bringing soccer to the youth in his community. He is very excited to be able to be a part of the administration here at Blues FC, and he hopes to continue to bring great programs for the Blues FC boys teams!

Bob is a National "B" and "C" licensed coach with an NSCAA Director of Coaching diploma. He has worked with clubs across the country for over 30 years including her time with Blues FC.

Lindsey Johnson

Director of Coaching - Girls 

Email: Lindsey.johnson@arizonasoccerclub.com

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About Bob Smith: Bob has spent 10 accomplished years with Blues FC making sure to help bring in the best coaches and best programs for young players. He has played soccer since he was able to walk, and he has always wanted to be involved in bringing soccer to the youth in his community. He is very excited to be able to be a part of the administration here at Blues FC, and he hopes to continue to bring great programs for the Blues FC boys teams!

Bob is a National "B" and "C" licensed coach with an NSCAA Director of Coaching diploma. He has worked with clubs across the country for over 30 years including her time with Blues FC.

Lindsey Johnson

Director of Coaching - Girls 

Email: Lindsey.johnson@arizonasoccerclub.com

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About Bob Smith: Bob has spent 10 accomplished years with Blues FC making sure to help bring in the best coaches and best programs for young players. He has played soccer since he was able to walk, and he has always wanted to be involved in bringing soccer to the youth in his community. He is very excited to be able to be a part of the administration here at Blues FC, and he hopes to continue to bring great programs for the Blues FC boys teams!

Bob is a National "B" and "C" licensed coach with an NSCAA Director of Coaching diploma. He has worked with clubs across the country for over 30 years including her time with Blues FC.

Lindsey Johnson

Director of Coaching - Girls 

Email: Lindsey.johnson@arizonasoccerclub.com

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About Bob Smith: Bob has spent 10 accomplished years with Blues FC making sure to help bring in the best coaches and best programs for young players. He has played soccer since he was able to walk, and he has always wanted to be involved in bringing soccer to the youth in his community. He is very excited to be able to be a part of the administration here at Blues FC, and he hopes to continue to bring great programs for the Blues FC boys teams!

Bob is a National "B" and "C" licensed coach with an NSCAA Director of Coaching diploma. He has worked with clubs across the country for over 30 years including her time with Blues FC.

Lindsey Johnson

Director of Coaching - Girls 

Email: Lindsey.johnson@arizonasoccerclub.com

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About Bob Smith: Bob has spent 10 accomplished years with Blues FC making sure to help bring in the best coaches and best programs for young players. He has played soccer since he was able to walk, and he has always wanted to be involved in bringing soccer to the youth in his community. He is very excited to be able to be a part of the administration here at Blues FC, and he hopes to continue to bring great programs for the Blues FC boys teams!

Bob is a National "B" and "C" licensed coach with an NSCAA Director of Coaching diploma. He has worked with clubs across the country for over 30 years including her time with Blues FC.

Lindsey Johnson

Director of Coaching - Girls 

Email: Lindsey.johnson@arizonasoccerclub.com

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About Bob Smith: Bob has spent 10 accomplished years with Blues FC making sure to help bring in the best coaches and best programs for young players. He has played soccer since he was able to walk, and he has always wanted to be involved in bringing soccer to the youth in his community. He is very excited to be able to be a part of the administration here at Blues FC, and he hopes to continue to bring great programs for the Blues FC boys teams!

Bob is a National "B" and "C" licensed coach with an NSCAA Director of Coaching diploma. He has worked with clubs across the country for over 30 years including her time with Blues FC.

Lindsey Johnson

Director of Coaching - Girls 

Email: Lindsey.johnson@arizonasoccerclub.com

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About Bob Smith: Bob has spent 10 accomplished years with Blues FC making sure to help bring in the best coaches and best programs for young players. He has played soccer since he was able to walk, and he has always wanted to be involved in bringing soccer to the youth in his community. He is very excited to be able to be a part of the administration here at Blues FC, and he hopes to continue to bring great programs for the Blues FC boys teams!

Bob is a National "B" and "C" licensed coach with an NSCAA Director of Coaching diploma. He has worked with clubs across the country for over 30 years including her time with Blues FC.

Lindsey Johnson

Director of Coaching - Girls 

Email: Lindsey.johnson@arizonasoccerclub.com

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About Bob Smith: Bob has spent 10 accomplished years with Blues FC making sure to help bring in the best coaches and best programs for young players. He has played soccer since he was able to walk, and he has always wanted to be involved in bringing soccer to the youth in his community. He is very excited to be able to be a part of the administration here at Blues FC, and he hopes to continue to bring great programs for the Blues FC boys teams!

Bob is a National "B" and "C" licensed coach with an NSCAA Director of Coaching diploma. He has worked with clubs across the country for over 30 years including her time with Blues FC.

Lindsey Johnson

Director of Coaching - Girls 

Email: Lindsey.johnson@arizonasoccerclub.com

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About Bob Smith: Bob has spent 10 accomplished years with Blues FC making sure to help bring in the best coaches and best programs for young players. He has played soccer since he was able to walk, and he has always wanted to be involved in bringing soccer to the youth in his community. He is very excited to be able to be a part of the administration here at Blues FC, and he hopes to continue to bring great programs for the Blues FC boys teams!

Bob is a National "B" and "C" licensed coach with an NSCAA Director of Coaching diploma. He has worked with clubs across the country for over 30 years including her time with Blues FC.

Lindsey Johnson

Director of Coaching - Girls 

Email: Lindsey.johnson@arizonasoccerclub.com

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About Bob Smith: Bob has spent 10 accomplished years with Blues FC making sure to help bring in the best coaches and best programs for young players. He has played soccer since he was able to walk, and he has always wanted to be involved in bringing soccer to the youth in his community. He is very excited to be able to be a part of the administration here at Blues FC, and he hopes to continue to bring great programs for the Blues FC boys teams!

Bob is a National "B" and "C" licensed coach with an NSCAA Director of Coaching diploma. He has worked with clubs across the country for over 30 years including her time with Blues FC.