Meet Our Directors and Coaching Staff

Professionalism

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

Passion

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.

Commitment

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.

Directors

david richardson

David Richardson

Technical and Development Academy Director

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jj ruane

JJ Ruane

Director of Coaching – Southwest (Naperville/Wheaton)

2006-07 Girls

2008-09 Boys and Girls 

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karl smith

Karl Smith

Director of Coaching – Northwest (McHenry Area)

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todd bailey

Todd Bailey

2001 – 2003 NPL/MDL    Boys and Girls 

Top Talent 

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ahmed gad

Ahmed Gad

2005 – 2007 Boys and Girls Player Development Director

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nilton dasilva

Nilton DaSilva

2008 – 2014 Boys and Girls Player Development Director

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Mike Richardson

2015 and Younger Boys and Girls Player Development Director

oleg vatchev

Oleg Vatchev

Director of Coaching Education

U16 Academy

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TBA

Director of Goalkeeping

 

ivan heredia

Ivan Heredia

Assistant Director of Goalkeeping

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albert martin

Albert Martin

Director of College Placement

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Brendan Eitz

Director of Welfare

 

Staff Coaches

Pedro Acuna

2005 Head Coach and DA Apprentice Coach

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albert adade

Albert Adade

2005 – 2007 Boys

 

rudy cleveland

Rudy Cleveland

U16 – U17 DA Coach

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Development Academy Administrator

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joe ducci

Joe Ducci

2001 – 2003 Boys Naperville

 

izzy fast

Izzy Fast

Sockers Juniors

 

phil gross

Phil Gross​

2005 – 2007 Boys  Naperville

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danny gomez

Daniel Gomez

2005 – 2007 Boys and Girls

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bret hall

Brett Hall

2001 – 2005 Boys and Girls

2008 – 2009 Boys and Girls

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tony kees

Tony Kees

U16 – U17 DA Coach

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charlie latshaw

Charlie Latshaw

2001 -2004 NPL Girls

2004 Boys NPL/MDL

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Tony Mendoza

Tony Mendoza

2008 – 2010 Boys and Girls

 

Louis Mojica

Louis Mojica

2010 – 2013 Boys and Girls

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jeremy ngameni

Jeremy Ngameni

U14 – U15 Girls DA Coach

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sergio realegeno

Sergio Realgeno

2005 – 2007 Boys and Girls

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jeff roy

Jeff Roy

2005 – 2007 Boys

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nate terry

Nate Terry

2004 – 2005 Boys

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Part-Time Staff Coaches

Cesar Alba

Sockers Juniors

 

Matt Ducci

Nick Rohl

miguel valle

Miguel Valle