Coaching

Coaching

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Orlando City Seminole Coaching Staff 2021-2022

Our coaching staff is the cornerstone of the club. Every coach on staff is committed to the success of our club, the teams they lead, and every player under their development. This year’s coaching staff is the best collection of high-quality coaches in Orlando. Our staff is more than coaches – they are teachers of the game and developers of care deeply about the development of each player to their highest potential.  

Our staff includes highly decorated and credentialed coaches with an average of over 5 years coaching within the Orlando City system. Every coach leading a competitive team holds a nationally recognized license. Our coaching staff holds 8 “A” or “Pro” licenses, 8 coaches holding USSF “B” licenses, and an additional 10 coaches holding a “C” level license.

Not only are our coaches highly credentialed, they are also students of the game and continuously developing – regularly participating in camps, clinics, and conferences as well as learning from and exchanging ideas with the best coaching staff in MLS.

Executive Director Dave Dir and Technical Director Paul Shaw work closely with the staff to ensure a competitive environment focused on helping each player reach their potential. Coach Dir joined the club in 2021, bringing with him a wealth of professional and youth club development experience. Paul Shaw has been a staple of the club for the last decade. Coach Shaw works with the staff on the implementation of the club’s curriculum and oversees player development.

Check back regularly – Coaches and team assignments will be announced regularly as they complete prior club commitments. 

Girls’ Coaching Staff

Led by Senior Director Robbie Gobble, this year’s coaching staff to lead our girls’ teams feature many returning coaches and a few exciting new faces. We have carefully paired each coach with team and individual development in mind. From our nationally competitive ECNL teams to our pre-academy junior teams, every Orlando City Seminole team is led by an exceptional member of our club.

2003/2004
ECNL - Craig Melton
ECNL Regional - Robbie Gobble
Purple - Derrick Smith

2005
ECNL - Chuck Green
ECNL Regional - Trent Frederick
Purple - To Be Introduced

2006
ECNL - Robbie Gobble
ECNL Regional - Derrick Smith
Purple - To Be Introduced

2007
ECNL - Carlos Cordoba
ECNL Regional - Derrick Smith
Purple - To Be Introduced

2008
ECNL - Dan Nolan
ECNL Regional - Trent Frederick
Purple - To Be Introduced

2009
ECNL - Bobby Sauer
ECNL Regional - Adam McBride
Purple - To Be Introduced

2010
Pre-ECNL - Bobby Sauer
Purple - Lydia Knapp

2011
Pre-ECNL - Kelly Hicks
Purple - Kelly Hicks

2012
Pre-ECNL - Carlos Sarria
 

2013
Pre-ECNL - Carlos Sarria
Purple - Carlos Sarria

Boys’ Coaching Staff

Senior Director Phil Gordon and our staff of boys’ coaches prepare players to take the next step in their development while fielding nationally competitive teams. The Boys’ staff works hard to develop each player to his highest potential. We focus on developing the complete player from our junior competitive teams to our top-level MLS Next teams.

2003/2004
MLS NEXT - Phil Gordon
ECNL - Petrut Bumbanac
ECNL Regional - Tyler Weston
Purple - Tyler Weston

2005
MLS NEXT - Lewis Neal
ECNL - Bitielo Jean Jacques
ECNL Regional - James Bell
Purple - Jamie Rodriguez

2006
MLS NEXT - Herve Diese
ECNL - Herve Diese
ECNL Regional - Skip Gardner
Purple - Godfrey Miheso

2007
MLS NEXT - Lewis Neal
ECNL - Bitielo Jean Jacques
ECNL Regional - Godfrey Miheso
Purple - Jaime Rodriguez

2008
MLS NEXT - Herve Diese
ECNL - Petrut Bumbanac
ECNL Regional - Skip Gardner
Purple - Ralph Perry

2009
MLS NEXT - Phil Gordon
ECNL - To be Introduced
ECNL Regional - James Bell
Purple - Ralph Perry

2010
FAL - Juan Marcelo Fontana
ECNL Regional - Ash Meshmesh
Purple - Ebenezer Mbazigwe

2011
FAL - Juan Marcelo Fontana
ECNL Regional - Ash Meshmesh
Purple - Ebenezer Mbazigwe

2012
Pre FAL - Paul Shaw
Pre ECNL Regional - Chase Russell
Purple - Enzo Velazquez

2013
Pre FAL - Enzo Velazquez
Pre ECNL Regional - Chase Russell

Every reasonable effort will be made to maintain published coaching assignments. All assignments are subject to change at the discretion of the club.

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