GIRLS PREMIER COACHES

GU9 PREMIER  Jim Snyder

GU9 PREMIER Jim Snyder

USSF D, Returning Coach

About Coach Snyder: . D License, USSF National Youth License, NSCAA National Diploma And NSCAA Futsal Diploma, Level 1. From Bethlehem, PA, The Christmas City. Came To Collier County In 1984 To Work For The National Park Service At Big Cypress National Preserve. Unfortunately, Growing Up Was Completely Unaware Of Soccer. Didn't Know That Bethlehem Steel F.C. Had Won 5 U.S. Open Cup Titles In The Early Part Of The 20th Century. Fortunately Spent 2 Months In Montevideo, Uruguay Right After Graduating From High School And Acquired What Has Become A Passion For Soccer. Went To A Small College And Played On The School Team While Learning About The Game. Played Left Mid Because Would Run A Lot And Could Cross With Left Foot. Got Much Better Over The Years Playing Club Soccer And Lots Of Pickup. Was, In Fact, On The 2002 FSSA State Cup Over 50 Championship team (With Robbie Gemert). This Will Be The 24th Year Coaching With Naples Youth Soccer Club. Severed On The Board Of Directors For About Half Of Those Years Including 2 Years As Club President (Back When The Club Was Much Smaller And Less Complicated). Has Retired From Department Of Interior As A Research Plant Ecologist To Spend More Time On Soccer. Work Used To Always Get In The Way. Has A Very Understanding Wife And Two Daughters. In A Year Or Two Hopes To Coach The Daughter Of A Former Player. Coach Jim Keeps A Long-Term Perspective And Really Enjoys Seeing Lots Of Former Club Players In The Coed League. If They're Still Playing When They're In Their 20's And 30's They Must Have Had A good Youth Experience.

GU10 PREMIER Katie Griswold

USSF D, Returning Coach, College Playing & Coaching Experience, Former UEFA Professional Player

About Coach Griswold:   Grassroots License. Born In Ohio. Attended College In Indiana. Played Soccer In Croatia For 1 Year. Played Soccer In France For 1 Year. Moved To Naples, FL 2 Years Ago. Started Playing Soccer At 5 Years Old Then Competitively At A Young Age. Played Soccer At Division Level I For Butler University For Five Years - Had To Red Shirt 1 Year Due To Injury. After College Continued Playing For ZNK Dinamo In Croatia (1st Division) And FC Rouen In France (2nd Division). Assisted U10 FFJ Girls Last Spring. Is A Product Design Engineer At Arthrex, Inc. Has A Mechanical Engineering Degree And Chemistry Degree. Is Currently Going For A Masters In Engineering Management And Leadership. If Not Coaching Or Working Is Typically Playing Soccer Somewhere. Loves Travelling/Exploring, Disney, And Any Athletic Activity. 

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BU9 PREMIER  Javier Pacheco

BU9 PREMIER Javier Pacheco

USSF D, Returning Coach, Former College Player

About Coach Pacheco: Born In Lima, Peru And Moved To The United States When He Was 9 Years Old. Lived In Cleveland, OH Until Moving To Naples, FL In 2008 To Transfer To His Law Firm Office. Has  Been In Love With Soccer Since A Boy In Lima, Peru, Following Peruvian, South American And European Soccer. After Moving To The US, Played In Competitive Travel Teams In Ohio And Played On The College Varsity Team At Cuyahoga Community College. Since Moving To Florida, Has Played In Nearly Every League In Southwest Florida, And Currently Plays On The Gulf Coast Adult Soccer League For Fun With Friends. Started Coaching In 2012 At The Recreational Level At The Bonita Springs YMCA's Soccer Program And Coached Players And Teams At Ages 3-7 Before Joining The Coaching Staff Of The Florida Fire Juniors In 2016. When Not On The Soccer Field Is In The Courtroom Representing Clients In Business Litigation Matters For His Firm, Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP. Also Serves The Community As Director Of The Collier County Inns Of Court And As A Director Of The Bonita Springs Area Chamber Of Commerce. Spends Spare Time With Wife, Paula And Children, Leonardo And Adriana. They Love Spending Time At The Beach, At The Pool, Fishing, And Travelling. 

BU9 Select Conor Hagan

USSF D

About Coach Hagan: USSF D License, Currently Working On C License. Hometown is Nashville, TN. Former Club- Tennessee Soccer Club Developmental Academy 2009, 2008 Boys South, 2008 And 2009 Boys Premier Teams Ranked In Top 3 In The State Last 2 Years. Peaked At #1 For Both Teams In Spring Last Season. Played For Florida Atlantic University As A Freshman. Played For Millsaps College - 3 Time SAA Conference Champion - Leading The Team In Minutes Played During Sophomore And Junior Season. Positions Played, Center Midfield and Center Defender. Is The Head Varsity Boys Soccer Coach At Lehigh Senior High School And 9th Grade English Teacher At Lehigh Senior High School. Loves To Exercise, Play Video Games, And His Favorite Teams Are Chelsea FC And The USA Men's And Women's Teams. Favorite Player Is Landon Donovan!

 

BU10 PREMIER Conor Hagan

USSF D

About Coach Hagan: USSF D License, Currently Working On C License. Hometown is Nashville, TN. Former Club- Tennessee Soccer Club Developmental Academy 2009, 2008 Boys South, 2008 And 2009 Boys Premier Teams Ranked In Top 3 In The State Last 2 Years. Peaked At #1 For Both Teams In Spring Last Season. Played For Florida Atlantic University As A Freshman. Played For Millsaps College - 3 Time SAA Conference Champion - Leading The Team In Minutes Played During Sophomore And Junior Season. Positions Played, Center Midfield and Center Defender. Is The Head Varsity Boys Soccer Coach At Lehigh Senior High School And 9th Grade English Teacher At Lehigh Senior High School. Loves To Exercise, Play Video Games, And His Favorite Teams Are Chelsea FC And The USA Men's And Women's Teams. Favorite Player Is Landon Donovan!

 

BU10 Select Frank Zardecki

USSF, Returning Coach

About Coach Zardecki: Grass Roots License. From Pennsylvania. Lived In Naples For 3 Years. Played College Soccer For Lycoming College NCAA D3. Third Season With Florida Fire Juniors. Is A Soccer Junkie! Will Be Found Watching Games, Particularly Premier League, MLS Champs League And USNT. Favorite Player To Watch Is Mohamed Salah.