GIRLS SELECT COACHES

GU11 SELECT Audra Glavinskas

Grass Roots Coaching, Youth & Adult Soccer Player

GU14 SELECT John Howard

USSF E License, College Playing Experience

About Coach Howard: Florida Native Who Came To Love The Beautiful Game At An Early Age And Played Competitive Soccer Through His Youth And Early Adult Life. Having Trained And Played At Competitive Levels Throughout His Career Including College And Semi Pro Trials. Coach Howard’s Playing Career Was Cut Short Due To Family Obligations However, He Has Taken His Passion For The Game And Focused His Love Into Coaching And Developing Youth Players.

GU15 SELECT Michael Williamson

USSF E, New Coach

About Coach Williamson:  E License. Grew Up In Cape Coral. Attended Purdue As Undergrad And Graduate Student. Moved To Wisconsin And Lived There For 15 Years Before Finally Making The Move Back To Florida. Started Playing Soccer At 4 Years Old With Cape Coral Soccer Association. Played With Cyclones Competitively And On The Varsity Team At Cape Coral High School. Played Indoor, Outdoor And Futsal In Wisconsin As Well As Coached For 2 Years. Continues To Play Adult League Soccer In Naples And Bonita Springs. Started Coaching With FFJ In 2016. Managers An Engineering Department At A Medical Device Company. Wife Is Assistant Coach And Plays Adult Soccer Locally. 13 Year Old Daughter Plays Competitively. Family Is Typically Involved In Soccer 5+ Nights A Week. In Spare Time, Loves To Boat And Fish.

BOYS SELECT COACHES

BU11 SELECT Brian Kelly

BU12 SELECT A Edmond Kushi

BU12 SELECT A Edmond Kushi

USSF E, Returning Coach

BU13 SELECT  David Pearson

BU13 SELECT David Pearson

USSF D, Former English Semi-Pro Player

About Coach Pearson: USSF D License. Born In Stourbridge, England And Lived In Naples For 6 Years. Played Football In West Midlands And Got Paid For It. Started As A Nippy Right Winger At 15 Years Old Then Moved To Right Midfielder Then Right Back As Time Passed And Legs Started To Get Tired. Ended Up Playing Most Of His Career At Center Half Sweeper And Even Played 1 Season In Goal. Has Been Academy Director Of Coaching U11/U12 For 5 Years Including The Seacrest Director. Son Max Pearson Plays For FFJ And Soccer Remains The Focus. Is A Manchester United Fan And Still Holds Season Tickets At Old Tarfford However, Doesn't Get To Go Often. Favorite Soccer Quote From Johan Cruyff, Who Some May Remember: "Technique Is Not Being Able To Juggle A Ball 1000 Times. Anyone Can Do That By Practicing. Then You Can Work In The Circus. Technique Is Passing The Ball With One Touch, With The Right Speed, At The Right Foot Of Your Team Mate."

BU15 SELECT A Jaime Cook

USSF E Licence and experienced returning coach

BU16 SELECT Rob Astramovicz

Assistant Coach USSF D license and experienced returning coach

I have been in love with the wonderful game of soccer for over 45 years and have played at various levels throughout that time. When I was younger I had trials at professional clubs and played for some high-level semi-pro teams until family commitments curtailed my soccer ambitions. 

About 12 years ago I decided to get into coaching soccer and follow the FA educational pathway. My qualifications include The FA Level 1 and 2 awards, FA Futsal and Goalkeeper Coaching badges and hope to use them to full effect at the Club. 

I coached at a few semi-professional academies in England before getting a coaching role at The Crystal Palaces Academy at Selhurst Park. The highlight was coaching the ladies team from 2014-2017 and achieving a runners-up cup final medal. 

This is my second time coaching at Fire after taking the BU14 Select team for 3 months in 2017. It was a very rewarding experience coaching the group of boys and made some fantastic friends and memories. I am equally excited to be coaching this year the BU12 Premier team and welcome the challenge and I am looking forward to creating a team of future soccer stars .

BU17 SELECT Jesus Mercado

USSF E, Returning Coach