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SCP COACHING STAFF 2012- 2013
 


 Andrea Duffy - President
  • 2010 Inductee as Connecticut Junior Soccer Association (CJSA) Life Membership
  • 2004 inductee into the Connecticut Soccer Hall of Fame
  • Former President of the CJSA - 10 years

 
 Bob Dikranian - Director of Coaching

  • Member of Connecticut Soccer Hall of Fame  
  • Assistant Coach Yale Women’s Soccer  
  • Former Southern Connecticut State University Men’s Head Coach  
  • New England Coach of the Year 1979, 1981, 1982, 1983  
  • National Coach of the Year 1982, 1983  
  • Former USSF Regional Olympic Developmental Coach  
  • USSF "A" License  
  • Former Director CJSA Boys ODP  
  • Coaching Advisor to SOCCER JR.  


 Brian Quinn - Assistant Director of Coaching - Boys
                        - Academy Technical Director
 

  • Head Men’s Soccer Coach University of Bridgeport  
  • Member of the CONCACAF Technical Study Group  
  • USSF "A" License  
  • NSCAA Premier Diploma  
  • KNVB Special Topics Certificate  
  • Former Assistant Coach Southern Connecticut State University 1987-1995  
  • Former Assistant Coach Boston University 1995-2000  
  • Former Director of Boys ODP 1990-1993  
 

 Dave Faugno - Premier Goalkeeping Coach  

  • Assistant Coach - University of New Haven  
  • SCP GK Trainer  
 

 

 HEAD COACHES: 
 

Danny Almeida -
  • Former player of G.D. Chaves, Portugal
  • Former player of F.C. Pedras Salgadas, Portugal
  • National "D" License
  • Boys Varsity Coach, North Branford High School
  • Head Boys JV Coach, Sheehan High School, 2008-Present
  • Assisstant Varsity Coach, Sheehan High School, 2008-Present
  • CFC U10 & U11 Boys Assistant coach
  • Coached various age groups in Naugatuck Youth Soccer, 2004-2009


Gary Collins - U12G
  • Current Hamden High School Girls Head Coach (since 2000)
  • 2012 Hershey Invitational Tournament Champions
  • 2010 Connecticut High School Coach of the Year
  • 2010 National Recognition For Connecticut High School Coach of the Year
  • 2005 & 2004 State Cup Champs
  • 2005 Regional Finialist
  • Coached Numerous South Central District Club Champions
  • Several Tournament Championships at the Premier and Club Level.
  • SCSU Alumni, 2 final Four appearances
  • SCSU All New England
  • SCSU Captain
  • Mercer County Junior College National Championships
  • Mercer County Junior College All Regional team
  • Mercer County Junior College All Mid East
  • Mercer County Junior College Captain
  • Two Time Jr. College All American
  • High School Player of the Year (Trinidad)
  • St. Augustine Captain
  • St. Augustine Sr. Comprehensive School 3 year Conference Champions (Trinidad)
  • St. Augustine Sr. Comprehensive School 2 national Championships (Trinidad)


 Don Dione – U11G 

  • USSF "C" License  
  • Master's Degree in Sports Science, with an emphasis on
    coaching, from the United States Sports Academy; graduated
    with Highest Honors
  • NSCAA National Diploma
  • NSCAA State Diploma  
  • NSCAA Goalkeeping Level 1 Diploma  
  • NSCAA High School Soccer Dilpoma  
  • Head Coach East Haven High School Girls  
  • SCP Coaching Staff – 9 years  
  • Quinnipiac University Women's Asst. Coach
 
 Rui Fernandes – U14G (Fall) and U15G
  • Former Asst. Coach - SCSU  
  • Former Asst. Coach - University of South Florida  
  • Former Head Coach - BlackWatch Soccer Club  
  • Camp Counselor/Coach at various college and summer camps  
  • Former Player UCONN
  • NCAA National Champion


 Danny Gant – U10B  

  • Asst. Coach Jonathan Law HS (2012-on)
  • Former Men's Head Coach - Branford HS  
  • Former Player - Southern Connecticut State University
  • USSF "B" License
  • NSCAA Advanced National Diploma
  • USSF National Youth License
  • CT ODP Staff Coach
  • ODP Region I Staff Assessor  
  • NSCAA Goalkeeper  I
  • NSCAA Introductory Committee
  • SCP Coaching Staff - 12 years  

 

 

 Mike Howard –

  • Former Player UCONN 1977-81  
  • Former Asst Coach – UCONN  
  • Former Coach – Connecticut Soccer School  
  • Coach South Central Premier – Boys & Girls 1997 – present – 5 time State Cup winner  
  •  Former Coach Orange CT U14B – 2 time state Champs    



 Roland Joseph - Pre-Academy 1997

  • Former Trinidad National Team Player 
  • 1991 Mercer National Championship Team Player County 
  • 1992 Southern CT National Championship Team Player 
  • 1993 Southern CT National Championship Finalize  
  •  Former Boston Storm and CT Wolves Player in the USISL 
  • South Central Coach 1994 - present 

 

 Charlie Liu – U11B

  • Head Coach Lyman Hall High School Varsity Girls – 20 years 
  • CIAC 1989 State Champions 
  • Former Premier Division 1 Ethiopian Player 
  • Former ODP staff coach 
  • USSF licensed coach 
  • SCP Coaching staff 18 years 

 

  Owen Quigley – U18G 

  • Head Coach Amity High School Girls  
  •  Head Coach South Central Premier U18G