Meet Our Directors and Coaching Staff


Sockers FC employs over 20 coaches, most of them full time. All coaches are licensed by the US Soccer Federation.


Sockers FC strives to guide young athletes towards game mastery.  The quality of the coach—player relationship needs time and energy invested during all phases of the development process.


Sockers FC coaches are fully committed to the club, players, and achieving mastery in their profession, spending many hours during the year for continuing education, club’s programs improvement, and delivery of educational contents.


david richardson

David Richardson

Technical and Development Academy Director



jj ruane

JJ Ruane

Director of Coaching – Southwest (Naperville/Wheaton)


oleg vatchev

Oleg Vatchev

Director of Coaching Education
U16 – U17 Boys


Mike Richardson

U7 – U12 Boys and Girls Director

sergio realegeno

Sergio Realegeno

U7 – U12 Boys and Girls Assistant Directors Profile

Pedro Acuna

Director of Goalkeeping


ivan heredia

Ivan Heredia

Assistant Director of Goalkeeping

U7 – U12 Boys and Girls


Staff Coaches

todd bailey

Todd Bailey

nilton dasilva

Nilton DaSilva

Brendan Eitz

U7 – U12 Boys and Girls

izzy fast

Izzy Fast

U7 – U12 Boys and Girls

Ahmed Gad

phil gross

Phil Gross​

U13 – U14 Boys  Naperville Profile
bret hall

Bret Hall

U17 – U19 Boys and Girls

Tony Mendoza

Tony Mendoza

U7 – U12 Boys and Girls

Ryan Onwukwe

U8 Girls and U13 – U19 Goalkeepers

jeff roy

Jeff Roy

Cesar Sanchez

U13 – U19 Girls


nate terry

Nate Terry

U15 – U16 Boys Naperville


Part-Time Staff Coaches