Nenad Gorgiev – Nenad, a native of Macedonia, studied physical education at the National Sports Acadey in Sofia, Bulgaria. He played professionally in Macedonia and at the semi-pro level in Bulgaria and Italy. Nenad carries a New Jersey E License and has been coaching with Matt Driver since 2005. Nenad Won the 2007 Eastern States Soccer League (ESSL) as an assistant coach with the Atlantic Cape Community College men’s soccer team and the 2009 NJ State Cup with the U16 Boys Gaetano Rage who also reached the Region 1 finals. In 2012, Nenad will serve as the AC Crusaders 1st Assistant Coach.
Steven Steinberg- Steven hails from Cherry Hill, NJ, where he started his soccer career with the Cherry Hill United Soccer Club at six years of age. For Cherry Hill High School East, he started on the varsity squad for three years. In his junior year, 2002, the Philadelphia Inquirer noted Steven as a “key midfielder” involved in the team’s runs for the State Cup Championships. Along with his high school team, Steven traveled to Germany in the summer of 2003 to participate in a series of friendly matches against the youth teams of several professional clubs. While doing all of this, Steven managed to play club-ball with the South Jersey Barons U-16 and U-17 squads and participated in the Super Y-League in 2002. He was featured on the all South Jersey squad for the Maccabi Games in Richmond, VA, then again in Miami, FL, and a third time in Philadelphia, PA. While studying Mathematics and Mechanical Engineering at Lafayette College, Steven continued to play soccer intramurally for 4 years. To this day, Steven refuses to slow down. If you look hard enough, you can still find him playing local pickup games in the area. Steven is a USSF Licensed coach.
Matt Rice – Matt returns to ASF in 2013 after arriving from St. Albans North of London in 2012. Matt recently earned a degree in Sports Coaching and Development at Southampton Solent University, also located in England. While he was in Southampton, Matt gained coaching experience with Southampton FC. Matt acquired coaching qualifications from English FA with both Level 1 and 2, as well as certification in S.A.Q. Level 1. The bulk of his coaching experience comes through coaching for St. Albans FC with various age ranges, but focused mostly with U12’s.
Lucas Loya – Lucas began with ASF in 2012 Born in Blackburn, England and brought up in the North-West of England, Lucas played at the University of Lancaster University on the 1st-team level. During his time at Lancaster, Lucas studied Sports Coaching & Athletic Performance. He earned his coaching qualifications from the English FA at both Level 1 and Level 2, and received emergency aid course and child safety certifications. Lucas started his coaching career at his local FA Charter Standard Football Club in his England hometown, prior to Lancaster. Lucas was then hired as a soccer coach for a premier upstate New York Summer Camp between 2008-2011. Lucas was involved in leading and assisting in coaching sessions, in addition to working with various levels between the ages of 5-15. Lucas’s role made him responsible for teaching/coaching, planning and implementing their soccer program
Upon returning to England after his 2012 ASF tour, Lucas coached at Blackburn Rovers FC (BRFC), an English professional soccer club. Lucas held the position of BRFC Ladies First-Team Assistant Coach. He worked with international players from England, Ireland and Wales. His role at BRFC involved planning and delivering sessions that focus on player and team development. Lucas was being responsible for match day warm-up and team preparations
David Hughes – David returns to the ASF staff this year, but will join with great enthusiasm and experience. He has a strong playing & coaching background in soccer, having played for England’s Carlisle United Center of Excellence and represented Cumberland County Schools. David also represented England’s Workington AFC Youth & Reserve teams. David obtained his coaching qualifications through the English FA, and gained high quality coaching experience through working with English Professional Soccer Team Carlisle United FC for three seasons as part of the Center of Excellence program. David also possesses an in depth knowledge of Coaching & Sport Performance, having completed a BA (Honors) Degree in the discipline at the University of Cumbria.
Ben Kean -Ben came to ASF in 2012. He was born in Hampshire in the South East of England and just graduated from Southampton Solent University with a BA Honour Degree in Sports Coaching and Development. Ben received his coaching qualifications from the English FA. He coached in the community for Championship side Southampton F.C and also coached after school clubs for Basingstoke Town F.C. throughout Ben’s education; he coached all ages and abilities ranging from 4-18, and hopes to bring success in his first year for ASF.
Kyle Hall – Kyle joined ASF in the Fall of 2012. The Bolton native lives in the North-West of England, Kyle and holds English FA Level 1 & 2 Licenses as well as an FA youth module 1 certificate. He is fully trained in emergency aid, earned child safety certification, and is CRB cleared. In England, Kyle works for championship side Bolton Wanderers coaching between the ages of 8-15. He also works for Strikerz Football Academy who work with various levels between the ages 3-12. This academy is influenced by South American soccer and revolves around ball control.. During the summers of 2011/2012, Kyle worked in Hinsdale, Massachusetts at a summer camp where he was the head of soccer and led a team of 4 soccer coaches. Back in England, Kyle plays for Turton Football Club of the West Lancashire League.
Danny Evans – Danny joins ASF for the first time in 2013. A native of Wales, Danny is a EUFA B-licensed coach. He earned an Honors degree in Science and Football (Soccer) from Liverpool’s John Moores University. During his time in Liverpool, Danny proactively looked to gain coaching experience and earned an internship with Liverpool FC. He worked on the Sports Science team and spent time organizing GPS and heart rate systems, conducting warm ups and cool downs, recovery sessions, strength and conditioning sessions and monitoring hydrations status of players.
Danny has experience working with European and American youth players and is an accredited Nike SPARQ trainer. He has worked with first-team and academy players from the Welch club, Rhos Aelwyd FC (2nd tier of Welsh football).
Ben Seymour – Ben comes to ASF in 2013 after working with English youth players for years. The Bristol resident is a EUFA B-Licensed coach and earned an Honors degree in Football (Soccer) Studies from Southampton Solent University. He has experience working with youth and professional players and spent time working for Crystal Palace FC in England. While at Crystal Palace, Ben trained the Academy players and developed curriculum for rec-level players in the community.In addition to his coaching qualifications, Ben has match and player-analysis experience.
Robert Kessels – Robert is new to ASF in 2013. He hails from the Netherlands and is a EUFA B-licensed coach. He earned his coaching qualifications from the Dutch federation, KNVB. Robert graduated from Fontys Economic University with a B.A. in Sports, Economics, and Communication (SPECO) before attending University of Utrecht where he earned his pre-masters in Public Administration and Organizational Science. He has worked with several Dutch youth and Academy teams. He has also worked with professional soccer club, VVV-Venlo.
Mark Siddle – Mark joins the ASF staff for the first time in 2013. He is a EUFA B-licensed coach and completed his NSCAA National Diploma courses. The Newcastle native earned an Honors degree in Sports Development and Coaching from Northumbria University. During his time in England, Mark spent time working with Academy teams as well as developing curriculum for rec players and enjoyed success coaching and developing players at these levels.