Former Assistant Coach with UCLA Men's Soccer team. Interim Head Coach UCLA Men’s soccer March 2019 through May 2019. I am a former professional soccer player. I was drafted in the 1st round of the 2007 Major League Soccer Supplemental Draft by the New England Revolution. I also played in the United Soccer League with Miami FC and the Pittsburgh Riverhounds. I also served as the Head Coach of the Brentwood School JV Men's soccer team. I coach club soccer with Breakers FC where I have a specific emphasis in working with the skills academy and developing our young players.
In College I was a 4 year starter for Clemson University Soccer team. While at Clemson I was a 2005 and 2006 All-American, All-South Region, and All-ACC selection. Through my dedication and commitment to training I was also fortunate to be named an NSCA Strength and Conditioning All-American.
In High School I was the starting Goal Keeper for the US U-17 National Team that place 5th in the 2003 World Championships. I was a 2 year member of US Soccer's Residency Program. I also was a Parade High School All-American and McDonalds High School All-American selection.
As a player that has reached The highest levels in US Soccer I can not express how important it is for young players to receive 1 on 1 training and instruction. I utilize the same practice principles and training programs that helped me achieve a tremendous amount of success.
Every player has different needs depending on their strengths and weaknesses. I will Identify what type of training you will need to become a better player and taylor the training session specifically for you. If you have an ultimate goal of playing soccer in college and beyond we will map out a multi-year training program to help you achieve your goals.
Most sessions will include a dynamic warm up, speed, agility, and plyometric conditioning, technical work with the ball, passing, striking and finishing drills, and we will finish with aerobic conditioning, core work and a proper cool down.
For Goal Keepers the sessions will include a dynamic warm up, speed, agility, and plyometric conditioning, GK technical work, handling, shot stopping, breakaways, dealing with crosses, proper footwork, distribution, and we will finish with anaerobic GK specific conditioning, core work and a proper cool down.
I enjoy working with young athletes and helping them achieve their goals. Just practicing while with your team is not enough if you want want to excel and become a better player. I have the knowledge and understanding of what it takes to play at a high level and I would enjoy the opportunity to share my knowledge with you.