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The Eastern FC Coaching Staff
The foundation of our success is our coaches. Our coaches range from professional, collegiate, and various playing and coaching experiences from several different continents. They are not only mentors, educators, players, and models to our players, but they are also consistent students of the game as well. They constantly seek to continue their education regularly seeking educational experiences from USSF, NSCAA, UEFA, FA, and more. They are all licensed and are required to continue their professional development to the highest level possible.
 
 

Eastern FC Coaches
 
Ray Franklin

RAY FRANKLIN

CEO, President, EFC Founder, & Premier Coach



 

Head Coach: EFC 2006 Blue Devils & EFC 2002 Gladiators
Coaching Experience:
  • 2016 NY State Cup Champions (U14 Warriors)
  • 2016 NY State Cup Runner Up (U10 Magic)
  • 2015 NY State Cup Champions (U9 Magic)
  • 2014 & 2013 National Premier League Champion (U16, U17 Lancers) 
  • 2013 National Champions Cup-Third Place
  • SUNY Purchase D3 College Head Coach (01 – 03)
  • US Club soccer National Champion (2007)
  • 2 times Regional Final Four Head Coach
  • 4 times Connecticut State Champion Head Coach
  • 2010 US Club Regional Champion U13, U15
  • 2011 US Club Regional Champion: U17
  • 2011 ENYYSA President's League Champion: U16, U17
Education: 
English FA Prelim Coaching Certificate
Playing Experience:  
Played Professional; NY Generals, Union Lancers (71 – 83)

 


 

 

Beau Morki

BEAU MORKI

Technical Director, Club Operations,
Premier Coach, & Spanish Translator


Head Coach: 2001 Real
Coaching Experience:
  • EFC Coach since 2008
  • New York Cup State Champions (2013: U18 Chiefs)
  • ENYYSA: NY State Staff Coaching Instructor
  • PDP Staff Coach
  • U17 US Club Region 1 Champions, U17 US Club National Championships- 3rd Place
  • School of Holy Child Head Coach (2013, 2014, 2015)
  • Holy Child NYSAIS 2013 State Champions
  • Fordham Prep Coach 2003 - 2009
  • New York CHSAA State Finalist 2005 & 2006
  • New York CHSAA Champions 2007
  • Stepinac Varsity Head Coach 2008
  • Marymount College DIII Women's Head Coach 2005 & 2006
  • Hudson Valley Women's Athletic Conference Coach of the Year Finalist
Education:
  • USSF National Youth License
  • USSF National ‘B’ Coaching License
  • NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma
  • Fordham University Bachelor of Business Administration/International Business 2004
  • Masters in Physical Education & Sport Pedagogy at Manhattanville College
  • New York State NASPE Physical Best Certification
  • NSCAA Special Topics Certificate
Playing Experience:
  • New York Metrostars Reserve Team 2002
  • UNAM PUMAS 99-2002
  • St. Johns University 97-99

 

 


Brandon Beck

BRANDON BECK
 

Director of Communications,
Registrar & Account Management,
Foundation Liasion & Youth Development,
& Community Program Director


Coaching Experience:
  • EFC Coach since 2008
  • Briarcliff Manor High School: Boys Varsity Head Coach (06’-Present)
  • New York State High School, Section 1, Conference 3B League: Coach of the Year (2011, 2012)
  • 2011: U14 Northeast Regional League Champion, U15 ENYYSA President's League Champion, State Cup Semi-Finalist U14 & U15 age groups, 2012 Semi Finalist
  • 2010: U13 and U14, 2012: U16 US Club Regional Champs, U13 ENYSSA President’s League Champions,
  • Eastern New York State Olympic Development Program Coach (Girls 92, 2009)
  • WYSL Select Head Coach (2006-2008)
Education:
  • USSF National ‘C’ Coaching License
  • NSCAA Special Topics Certification
  • Ed.D. Doctorate in Educational Leadership: Manhattanville College (2017)
  • 2015: National Board Certified Teacher (NBPTS)
  • New York State Certified Elementary Teacher
  • Keene State College (00’-05’) BS/BA Elementary Education and Communications
  • Masters of Science: Literacy Education
Playing Experience:
  • Keene State College Little East Champions/ NCAA Tournament (01’/02’/05’), KSC Captain (05’), Nationally Ranked #7 in the Nation, All Academic Team 2001-2005.
  • 2005: PDL: Blackwatch Hibernians

 


 

Alex Torres ALEX TORRES
Premier Coach


Head Coach: EFC 2003 Storm
Coaching Experience:
  • EFC Coach since 2009
  • NY State Cup Runner Up (U9 Lions)
  • Briarcliff Manor Boys Varsity Assistant Coach (2007-2010)
  • WYSL Select Coach: 2006-2015
Education:
  • NSCAA Special Topics Certification
  • USSF National 'B' Coaching License
  • USSF National Youth License
International Education Experience:
  • USSF Brazil International Coaching Education
  • USSF Real Madrid, Spain International Coaching Education

 


Jason Torres

JASON TORRES
Premier Coach & Goalkeeper Coach

Head Coach: EFC 2004 Kicks and 2005 Shockwave
Coaching Experience:
  • Eastern FC Goalkeeper Coach since 2012
  • Eastern FC Premier Coach 2015-2016
Education:
  • Eastern FC Alumni
  • USSF National 'D' License
  • NSCAA Goalkeeping Diploma
  • USSF National Youth License
Playing Experience:

Manhattanville College Goalkeeper (2007-2011)


 

James Oates


JAMES OATES
 

Premier Coach, &
Director of Youth Development,

Scheduler

Head Coach: EFC 1998 Spurs
Coaching Experience:
  • EFC Coach Since 2014
  • 2016 EFC U17 Rush US Club Regional Champions, Third Place in the Nation
  • New York Red Bulls Coach & Regional Development School (2015)
  • Sunderland Football Club, Sunderland, England (2001-2008)
  • Physical Education Teacher & Head Soccer Coach Durham, England (2008-2014)
  • Briarcliff Junior Varsity (2016)
  • Briarcliff Community Program Technical Director
Education:
  • USSF National Youth License
  • English FA Coaching License, Level 2
  • BA in Sports Studies and Psychology York St. John University, England 
  • TOPS Soccer Certification
  • Masters in Physical Education
  • Yok St. John’s University
  • Durham University
Playing Experience:
  • York St. John’s University (England)
  • Rutgers University (New Jersey)

 


SAVVAS KYRIAKIDIS
SAVVAS KYRIAKIDIS

Premier Coach

 
Assistant Coach: EFC 2001 Real, EFC 1998 Spurs
Coaching Experience:
  • EFC Coach since 2009
  • New York State High School, Section 1, Conference 3B League: Coach of the Year (2014)
  • Pleasantville High School Varsity Boys Soccer Head Coach (2013-present)
  • Valhalla High School Assistant Boys Varsity Soccer Coach (2008-2012)
Education:
  • USSF National 'D' License
  • NSCAA Special Topics Certification
  • Hunter College
Playing Experience:
Hunter College

 


 

 

 


 

WILLYA MEKOLO

WILLYA MEKOLO
 

Premier Coach

Head Coach: EFC 2002 Blast
Coaching Experience:
  • EFC Coach Since 2015
  • Iona Prep High School Varsity 2014
  • Klassic Soccer Youth Director 2011 -2015
  • Eastern FC YDP Coach 2015-2016
Education:
  • Iona Prep High School Varsity 2014
  • Klassic Soccer Youth Director 2011 -2015
  • Eastern FC YDP Coach 2015-2016
Playing Experience:
  • Iona College DI  2012 -2014
  • Quinnipiac University DI 2011-2012
  • Eastern FC Alumni Graduated 2011

 

 


 

RICARDO MAXWELL ORDAIN

RICARDO MAXWELL ORDAIN

Premier Community Coach
& EFC Premier Coach

 
Coaching Experience:
EFC Premier NOL Coach (2015)
Education:
  • EFC Coach Since 2014
  • NSCAA National Youth License & Advanced Regional Coaching Diploma
  • Argentinian FA 'A' License
  • Long Island University, MS degree Exercise Physiology
  • St. Francis College (2001-2004) BS degree Physical Education
Playing Experience:
  • Played for Limon FC (Costa Rica)
  • Charlotte Eagles (USL PDL) Professional Player (2005)
  • Long Island Rough Riders (USL) Professional Player 2006
  • Westchester Flames (2011-2012)
  • St. Francis College (2001-2004), All Conference Player,

 


 

 

LUCAS SORAIRE
 

Premier Community Coach & EFC Premier Coach

 
Coaching Experience:
  • USSF National E License
  • USSF National F License
  • Clarkstown FC
  • Harps United
  • Blue Rock School
Education:
  • Associates Degree in Liberal Arts
  • BA in Psychology
  • Pursuing MA in Psychology
Playing Experience:
  • Rockland Community College
  • SUNY New Paltz

 


 

Dr. Berdj Stepanian

Dr. Berdj Stepanian

Premier Coach

 
Assistant Coach: 2000 Spartans
 
 
Coaching Experience:
  • Head Coach EFC Strikers 2000  (2009-2015)
  • Holy Cross High School Varsity Coach (2007-2010)
  • Holy Cross High School JV Coach (2006)
  • Mary Louis Academy JV Coach (2005)
  • Head Coach Bayside United  Strikers (1995-2002)
  • President Bayside United Soccer Club (1996-2010)
  • CYO Soccer Coach (1991-1994)
  • Auburndale Soccer Coach (1982)
Education:
  • NSCAA Regional B Certified
  • AYSO Coach Instructor
  • AYSO U6-U16 Coach Certified
  • Podiatric Surgical Residency (1991-1993)
  • NYCPM Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine (1987-1991)
  • Hofstra University, BA in Biology, Minor in Chemistry (1982-1986)
Playing Experience:

Homenetmen Armenian Soccer Club

 

 


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