Coaching License:United States Soccer Federation (USSF) “A” License and National Youth License, National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), Director of Coaching Diploma. Former USSF Area Scout. Degree in Elementary Education.
Professional Experience: Twenty eight years coaching soccer in the area, including, Amateur, Travel, High School, ODP District and State levels, both boys and girls. Former Director of Soccer Schools in the Northern Virginia Area.
Personal Achievements: 2011 winner of the prestigious Adele Dolansky Award, the highest award bestowed on a VYSA member, in recognition of Exemplary Service to the Soccer Playing Youth of the Commonwealth of Virginia and the District of Columbia
Birth Place: Quinto, Ecuador
Playing Bio: Semi- pro and Professional, Quito Ecuador
Favorite Team(s): Liga Depotiva Universitaria Quito (LDU Quito)
Favorite Player(s): Antonio Valencia Ecuador, Man - U, Messi Argentina - Barcelona
Favorite Coach: Simeone, Pep Guardiola
Favorite Soccer Moment: When I was pick to play on LDU Q U15 team
Advice to Players: Always work hard to improve, never stop learning
Coaching License: VA D License
Birth Place: Denver, CO
Playing Bio: HS state champions Ridgefield HS 1983, Ridgefield, CT, Hartford Courant All-State 1983. CT McGuire Cup Champions. Babson College.
Favorite Team(s): Manchester United, Juventus
Favorite Player(s): Mario Mandzukic, Georgio Chiellini
Favorite Coach: Alex Ferguson, Al Diniz (HS coach)
Favorite Soccer Moment: 2008 Uefa CL final when John Terry missed his PK for Chelsea and Man United won.
Advice to Players: Develop a growth mindset- accept challenges and look to improve everytime you play soccer. This will be the foundation for your success both on and off the field.
Coaching License: E License, 4 x 4 Grassroots
Birth Place: Norfolk, VA
Playing Bio: Virginia Wesleyan College; currently playing in Adult Leagues in Northern Virginia
Favorite Team(s): Manchester United
Favorite Player(s): Pele, Maradona, and Jorge Campos
Favorite Coach: Diego Simeone
Favorite Soccer Moment: Stepping on the field.
Advice to Players: Play for the love of the game
Coaching License: Grassroots
Birth Place: Long Beach, CA
Playing Bio: AYSO from age 6-14, Costa Mesa Soccer Club age 14-15, and Huntington Beach HS age 14-17
Favorite Team(s): Manchester United, USA, England, Colombia
Favorite Player(s): James Rodriguez, Christian Pulisic, Tim Howard, Michael Bradley
Favorite Coach: My dad, Mick Long
Favorite Soccer Moment: Playing in the 1994 USA Cup in Blaine, MN
Advice to Players: Always give your best and control what you can control: find what you're good at and make it even better; find what you're weak at and develop ways to improve the weakness (through practice or guile).
Coaching License: (USSF) "E" License and Grassroots
Birth Place: Swindon, England
Playing Bio: James Madison High School, VA ODP, JMU Men's Soccer Club, Northern Va. Royals
Favorite Team(s): Liverpool FC
Favorite Player(s): Steven Gerrard
Favorite Coach: Jurgen Klopp
Favorite Soccer Moment: Liverpool FC down 3-0 at halftime and come back to win the Champions League Final in 2005
Advice to Players: Never give up, never stop learning. YNWA
Coaching License: E License
Birth Place: Northern VA
Playing Bio: Elon University, NCAA Division 1.
Coaching Bio: Coached High School boys at Woodson High School and Paul VI - 2000-2004, FPYC Blue Flame girls, U9-U17 - 2011-2017
Favorite Team(s): DC United
Favorite Player(s): Christiano Ronaldo
Favorite Soccer Moment: First time I stepped on the field in college
Advice to Players: Have fun. The game must be fun to play. Juggle everyday to increase your confidence on the ball. Remember, you learn at practice, but you get better at home. Finally, be sure you are playing with and against players who want to improve like you.
Coaching License: Grassroots
Birth Place: Fairfax, VA
Playing Bio: NCAA D2(University of the District of Columbia), San Francisco FC(Panama), Region 1(Pachuca Dragons MD
Favorite Team(s): FC Barcelona
Favorite Player(s): Neymar