Our Staff



Peter Pierre







Peter, a native of Trinidad and Tobago, has over 15 years extensive coaching experience with players ages 3 to 20.  He is best known for his work with the U17 Girls National team, bringing them to the World Cup CONCACAF final qualifying round.

He has also coached the United Petrotrin U14 boys and the Jablotah U18 boys in the TT Professional League.

Additionally, he has been a head coach for the National Developmental programs for U13 – U15 Girls.  He was instrumental in placing five girls from the program as starters onto the National U15 girls team that took part in the Inaugural Youth Olympics Singapore 2010.

Certificateand licenses include English FA Level 1 Certificate, CONCACAF “C” license and English FA International Coaching License.

He holds a Bachelors of Science, majoring in Sports Studies, with an emphasis on Exercise Science.

He also holds a certificate in physical education from the Open Campus University of the West Indies.

His passion is to develop good character and values using the sport of soccer, while promoting excellence in individuals.

Yahaya Musa






Yahaya is a professional soccer player who has played for Academia Quintana F.C. in the Puerto Rican 1st Division in 2008.In college, Yahaya attended Stony Brook University. He was captain of Stony Brook in 2006 and 2007 and was a member of the 2005 America East Championship team. In addition, he was 1st team All America East in 2007 and 2006, 2nd team All America East in 2005, and America East Rookie team in 2004.He played amateur for the Kalamazoo Outrage, the Long Island Rough Riders, and the Fort Wayne Fever of the PDL; and Fenerbahce USA of the New York Champions League. He also played 3 years of ENYYSA ODP.His coaching experience includes summer camps with the Markovic Academy of Soccer, Head Coach of U13 Girls in Three Village Soccer Club and U11 Boys in Sayville Soccer Club.

Mike Palacio








Mike is a professional soccer player for the New York Red Bulls of the MLS. He was drafted in the second round (21st overall) of the MLS Supplemental Draft in 2008.In college, Mike attended Stony Brook University. He was a member of the 2005 America East Championship team. He was a three-time selection on the All-America East First Team and was named to the NSCAA All-Northeast Region Second Team in his junior season. He was named the America East Midfielder of the Year in 2006.He played amateur for the Long Island Rough Riders and Fort Wayne Fever of the PDL. He also played for B.W. Gottschee.His coaching experience includes working with the Long Island Rough Riders from 2006 to 2008. He was director of player development in the East Windsor Soccer Club. In addition, he was a partner with Zizo Sherif owner of Zizo soccer academy in South Jersey and an Academy Coach in the Markovic Academy of Soccer in 2007.

Zaid Hamarsha




Zaid is a Division I Men’s Soccer player. He played at Stony Brook University where he started school in 2007.He played amateur for Merrick NOGA Soccer in the Northeast Premier League and was a member of the Empire State Team in 2006 and 2007. He graduated from Valley Stream High School and was captain of the Varsity team.His coaching experience includes the Markovic Academy of Soccer, Coastal Soccer and Three Village Soccer Club. In the Three Village Soccer Club, Zaid is the Head Coach for the first year Academy (Ages 7-8) and in addition, helps coach the second year Academy as well.

David Pinto

David is a Division I Men’s Soccer player. He played at SUNY Albany and Central Connecticut State University.His coaching experience includes Coastal Soccer, Averill Park Soccer Club, Sienna College and Stony Brook Soccer Club.

Sean Lynch





Sean is a Division I Men’s Soccer player. He plays at Princeton University where he is a Goalkeeper.He played amateur for Blau Weiss Gottschee where he was an ENYYSA State Cup Champion 2 times and Super Y League National Finalist. He was a member of the Region I ODP Team for 3 years and a 5 year member of the ENYYSA ODP Program. At Oceanside High School he was All Region, All State, All Long Island, All County and All Conference. He also took part in the adidas Elite Soccer Program in 2006 which is for the top 120 high school prospects in the country.His coaching experience includes being a staff member of Soccer 4 U. He also has done private individual goalie training and worked a variety of youth clinics for Oceanside United Soccer Club.

Hristo Kaloferov





Hristo is an international soccer player who has played for Asenovetc Soccer Club in his native country of Bulgaria.During his tenure with Asenovetc Soccer Club, he placed 3rd at the Bulgarian National Championships, was Runner-Up for the Bulgarian Cup, won the Plovdiv’s Conference 4 times, and was named All-Conference 3 times.In college, Hristo graduated from Molloy College in 2005 after transferring from St. John’s University. He was captain of Molloy in 2005 where he led the team to the best defense in the school’s history.His coaching experience includes being the Assistant Coach of Concordia College in Bronxville, NY and over 6 years of experience training teams with Ultimate Athletics.

Kevin Doherty



 Kevin  has played professional soccer for the Long Island Rough Riders.  His coaching experience includes the PDP program, summer camps and clinics for various Long Island clubs, team trainer for various teams and developmental programs.  He has a BS in Physical education, K – 12 and has been a teacher at various schools on Long Island.

Amanda Hemme




Amanda is a NCAA Division I soccer player who has played for Stony Brook University of the America East Conference.During her tenure at Stony Brook University, she started many games as a goalkeeper. She helped lead the Seawolves to an America East Semi-final in 2008. She was also a member of the ENYYSA Olympic Development Program for 7 years.Her coaching experience includes being Assistant Coach for the Long Island United Redwolves U-13 girls’ team. With the Redwolves she won the ENYYSA State Cup in spring 2009. They went on to compete at the Region I Championships in West Virginia with Amanda’s help. She has also been doing individual training for goalkeepers for young keepers of all ages.

Stephen Damore




Stephen is a Division I Men’s Soccer player. He has played at both St. Peter’s College and Stony Brook University as a Goalkeeper.His coaching experience is vast. He has coached Goalkeepers of all ages for the past 5 years. He holds a USSF national “D” License and will be going for his “C” License this summer. In addition, he will also be receiving the prestigious NSCAA Goalkeeping License.Stephen has also coached both girls and boys teams in the Three Village soccer club for the past 3 years. His accomplishments include winning the Waldbaums Cup in his 2nd year of coaching with Girls Stony Brook U12 Storm and he has also won LIJSL Division 1 Championship.


Mike Baranowitz













Mike is a NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer player. He played at University of Albany as a Defensive Central Midfield player.He played amateur for the Merrick Red Storm in the Northeastern Premier League. The team won multiple ENYYSA State Cups, the Tampa Bay Sun Bowl, and was ranked nationally.In addition, he was captain of the LIJSL Select Team for 2 years and was a 4 year Varsity player at Commack High School where he led his team to 2 County Championships.His coaching experience includes training U12 and U13 Travel Teams in addition to years of experience doing individual training. Mike was also a volunteer coach at Commack High School.


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