RICK DERELLA

Co-Founder, Development Academy Director
Development Academy Coach
Connecticut Soccer Hall of Fame Class of 2003

Board of Directors for the Connecticut Hall of Fame
USSF A License
US Soccer Academy Directors Course graduate
Four Indoor National Championships
Coached two FIFA Youth World Cup Members (Ellie Jean & Koczak)
Coached the Adidas ESP Golden Boot Winner (Riley Houle)
Coached Nine MLS players (two whom are currently playing: Mason Stajduhar & Ben Mines)
Former Director of Connecticut ODP
Former Ivy League Selection at Cornell University

DAVE FARRELL

Co-Founder, Coaching Director
Development Academy Coach
Connecticut Soccer Hall of Fame Class of 2003
USSF A License
Head Coach of 2014 & 2015 US Soccer Development Academy Playoffs
Coached the Adidas ESP Golden Boot Winner (Leon Carby)
Coached Nine MLS players (two are currently playing Mason Stajduhar & Ema Twumasi) 

Four Indoor National Championships
Former Region 1 ODP Staff Coach
Former Professional Player for the Cleveland Cobras, ASL
Former Assistant Coach at the University of Akron

KEVIN BACHER

Development Academy Coach

Head of Fundraising

2013 US Soccer Development Academy Coach of the Year

Head Coach 2016-17 US Soccer Development Academy Northeast Division Champions
Head Coach of 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018 US Soccer Development Academy Playoff teams
Head Coach 2016-2017 US Club Soccer Pre Academy Northeast Champions

Former Assistant Coach at UCONN 2002-2011
Six BIG EAST Championships & Ten NCAA Tournament Appearances
Coached and / or recruited 20 MLS players including #1 MLS Draft Pick Andre Blake and #2 Carlos Alvarez
Coached at the University of Hartford 2011 – 2013
Coached at Cornell University 2001
2001 NSCAA New England Coaching Staff of the Year at Cornell University
Former All BIG EAST Goalkeeper @ Syracuse University 2000

MATT CAMERON

US Soccer Girls Development Academy Director

2018 US Soccer Development Academy Coach of the Year

Development Academy Coach
USSF B License
Oakwood DA coach for 6 years; Boys and Girls
Coached Oakwood’s first ever DA game
Twelve State Cup Championships (9 CT, 3 MA)
u17 National Indoor Champions (2004)

Coached FIFA u20 World Cup Member Ellie Jean (4 years)
20 US Youth National players
Former US Club Soccer Id2 National Staff Coach
Captain University of Hartford

Has been at Oakwood full time since 1998

ERIK BARBIERI

Staff Coach / Development Academy Staff

USSF C license
Former DOC for Glastonbury Hartwell Soccer Club
2016 NPL National Championship Finalist- U15 girls
Won two National Indoor Titles as a player with Oakwood
UCONN leading scorer 3 out of 4 years
All American at UCONN in 1994
Big East Offensive Player of the Year in 1994
UConn scoring record of 11 consecutive games with a goal.
Professionally: St. Louis Ambush NPSL 1995; 
7 year player for A-League’s Connecticut Wolves

SAL CALAFIORE

Development Academy Coach

USSF B License

NSCAA National Diploma

Former ODP Region I Player

Former US Soccer Development Academy u16 and u18 Assistant Coach

ERIK PLIMPTON

Development Academy Coach

USSF B License
USSF Youth (Y) License
NSCAA Goalkeeping Diploma
NSCAA Futsal Diploma
Assistant Coach Girls u15 US Soccer Development Academy Team
2013-2017 NPL, Jefferson Cup, NEWSS Championships
Coached 15 USYNT/USNTC Players
Former Captain State University of New York at Canton

TODD SADLER

Girls NPL Head Coach

USSF C License

Former Coach Chicago Magic Soccer Club

Coached Current US National Team Players Brad Guzan (Atlanta United) and Eric Lichaj (Nottiingham Forest)

11 year Head Coach Northwest Catholic HS

Four time State Champion

2012 CT high school Coach of the Year

National Champion as a youth player

Four year starter at University of Hartford 

CHRIS MOGAVERO

Development Academy Coach

USSF B License

2017 NPL National Championship Finalist U15 Girls 

Former Belchertown HS Head Coach

2005, 2006, 2007, 2009  Western Mass Finalists

2003, 2004, 2010, 2011 & 2012 Western Mass Champions

2004 & 2012 State Finalists

2003 State Champions

Head Coach Lady Pioneers W League (2005-2007)

Head Coach Albany College of Pharmacy Women’s Team (1997-1999)

Assistant Coach Saint Rose College Men’s Team- Division II (1996-1997)

Playing Experience:

Western Mass Pioneers USL Pro League 2000-2005

Mass Twisters Pro Indoor NISL 2004-2006

Albany Alleycats USL Pro League 1996-1999

University of Albany  1992-1996

BOB WASSERMAN

Development Academy Coach

Oakwood Coach for 30 consecutive years

Former Assistant Coach University of Evansville 

Division I Player at University of Evansville

Former US U-20 Men’s Team Selection 

Former Member US World Maccabean Team Silver Medalist

Former Member NY United Professional Soccer Team

Director of Physical Therapy Starling Physicians

Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist 

AUSTIN REYNOLDS

Development Academy Coach

Head of Video Analysis 

USSF C License

Boys U19, U17 Academy, and U11 Assistant Coach - 2017/18

Boys U13 Academy and U11 Assistant Coach - 2016/17

Analyst for Spielverlagerung.com

Nashville SC (USL) Technical Intern - 2018

FC Boston (PDL) Opposition Scout and Analyst - 2016

FC Boston Bolts Academy Assistant Coach - 2015

FC Boston Bolts Academy Alumnus 

Trinity College Class of 2019

Faculty Honors Fall 2015-2017, Spring 2016, 2018. 

GREG DEVITO

Development Academy Coach

Eastern Connecticut State University Head Men’s Soccer Coach
11 Conference Championships and 6 NCAA Appearances
2 Conference Coach of the Year Awards
NSCAA Team Academic Award
4 NSCAA Team Ethics Awards
USSF B License
NSCAA Premier Diploma
Six CJSA State Cup Championships, 2 Regional Semifinalists & one US Club Soccer Regional Championship

TOM POITRAS

Development Academy Staff

USSF A License

Head Men’s Coach at the University of Harford 2011 - Present

Owns the 29th-best career win percentage (.607) among active NCAA Division I coaches (244-148-58)

Four-time America East Championship finalist – 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016

Produced Hartford’s second-highest draft pick (8th overall) in Damion Lowe - 2013

Developed 41 All-Region honorees, including 10 at Hartford

Inducted into Southington’s Sports Hall of Fame – 2011

Inducted into the Connecticut Soccer Hall of Fame  – 2016

18 different student-athletes have gone on to play professionally, 13 All-Americans

Five NCAA Tournament Appearances
Three Conference Championships
Conference Coach of the Year

USSF National Youth License 
NSCAA Premier Diploma

EVERALD BENJAMIN

Development Academy Coach

Oakwood Soccer Coach for 8 years

USSF C License

Assistant Coach for Academy u19 and u17 teams

Meet the Huskies Soccer Award

Southern Connecticut State University; NCAA National Champions

TIFFANY WEIMER

Development Academy Coach

2 time NSCAA high school all-American

2 time Parade Magazine high school all-American

109 high school goals at North Haven HS

Penn State:  9th leading scorer in Division I history (91 goals), Big Ten all time leading scorer, scored in 17 consecutive matches, Big Ten Female Athlete of the Year, 2 time Hermann Trophy finalist, Big Ten Freshman of the Year, 4 time all American, 2 time NCAA Final Four

Professional:  12 year playing career spanning 6 countries (USA, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Brazil, Canada)

Co-Founder of Duktig Brand, soccer-specific notebooks

  

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