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Technical Director Staff Biographies

Jim DiNobile – Co-Director of the Chargers SC and Director of Soccer Operations

USSF A License
2009-2012 Director of Soccer Operations, Fusion Futbol Club
2002-2009 Director of Coaching, Black Watch Soccer Club
US Soccer Federation Coaching and Instructional Staff
US (U17, U20) National Team Goalkeeper Coaching Staff
United States Youth Soccer (USYS) Region III Olympic Development (ODP) Staff
Florida Youth Soccer Association Staff Coach
2008-Present University of South Florida Men’s Director of Soccer Operations
2005-2008 University of South Florida Men’s Goalkeeper Coach
1983-2002 Eckerd College Men’s Soccer Head Coach
1994-1998 NCAA DII Championship National Chairman
Player/Coach, 1989 St. Petersburg Kickers U.S. Open Cup Champions, 1990 U.S. National
Amateur Cup Champions
Married to Julie, and daughter Shanna, 27, and son, Justin, 25



Peter Mannino – Co-Director of the Chargers SC and Director of Coaching

USSF B License
1993-Present Director of Coaching Clearwater Chargers SC
2008-2009 USDA- South Conference Coach of the Year
2007-2008 USDA- South Conference Coach of the Year
Head Coach of the 1997 USYSA National Champions - James P McGuire Cup U19B Chargers
1978-1981 NASL Professional Player - Drafted in the 1st round by NY Cosmos followed by a move to the Philadelphia Fury
1974-78 Attended University of Pennsylvania - played and graduated with All-Ivy League Player Honors


 

Garth Pollonais – Technical Director, USSF DA Director

USSF B License
2009-present Asst. Director of Coaching/ Academy Director: Clearwater Chargers
2005-present FYSA ODP state staff - Head coach- 95 state team.
2010- present USYS ODP Region III Staff
2005-2009Director of Coaching: Lakeland Soccer Club/Lakeland Futbol Club
2002-2004General Manager/ Head Coach: Greenville Lions Professional soccer Team
2000-2002 Head Men’s Soccer Coach: Erskine College - CVAC- Coach of the year 2000
2001 Head Women’s Soccer Coach: Erskine College
2003-2005 Head Coach: Greenville Futbol Club/ CESA:
1995-2000 Head Coach/ Technical Advisory Board member: CASL, Women’s Coach of the year, Girls Select Coach of the Year

Playing Experience:
Former Professional Soccer player: 8 years outdoor
Former Professional Soccer Player: 3 years indoor
Erskine college: Hall of fame inductee, 3 time All- American, 3 time All- South, 4 time All- Conference
Former Trinidad and Tobago: Senior, under 21, and youth national team player. Captain youth national team
US Open Cup and Amateur Cup Champions: St. Petersburg Kickers
Caribbean Professional Soccer League Champions: Malta Carib Alcons



Roberto Lopez - Technical Director & USSF DA Coach

USSF A License
USSF Youth License
NSCAA Premier Diploma (Pass with Distinction)
NSCAA GK License Level 1
AFC Ajax GK Certificate
Present – USSF Instructional Staff
Present – USYS Region III 98 Boys Head Coach
2011-2012 USSF Development Academy U18 Head Coach & 
Club Technical Director 2011-12 , Clearwater Chargers
2003 to 2011 – USSF National Staff Coach
2003 FIFA Youth World Cup, USA Coaching Staff (5th Place)
2002 USYS Region III Youth Coach of the Year
2002 Region III 86 Boys – Assistant Coach (Winner Disney International Tournament)
2002 Florida Youth Soccer ODP Boys 85 Head Coach
2001 to 2003 New Tampa Soccer Club – Director of Coaching
2001 Region III 85 Boys – Assistant Coach
2000 USSF Project 2010 Scout
2000 Region III 84 Boys – Assistant Coach (Argentina Tour)
1999 to Present USSF Instructor (A, B, C, Spanish C Instructor)
1998 to 2001 Brandon Area Youth Soccer League – Director of Coaching,
2000 U-14 NIKE Cup National Champions
1998 – 1999 Florida Youth Soccer ODP Boys 82 Head Coach
1997 Florida Youth Soccer ODP Boys 81 Head Coach
1995 to 1998 Eckerd College – Assistant Coach
1997 C.A. Lanus, Argentina 1st Division – U-15 Youth Coaching Staff
1997 USL West Florida Fury – Head Coach
1996 USL West Florida Fury – Assistant Coach
1995 Shorecrest Preparatory School – Boys Head Coach
1990 to 1998 Clearwater Chargers Soccer Club – Technical Director
1991 Snickers Cup U-17 National runner up – Boys Head Coach
1990 to 1993 St. Petersburg High School- Boys Head Coach
1993 Boys High School Coach of the year
1989 Gibbs High School Boys Assistant Coach

Playing Experience:
1978 Florida Stars – A.S.L. Professional League
1978 to 1985 St. Petersburg Kickers – 1982 National Open Cup Runner up (Captain)
1990 Scotland Yard – Men Over 30 National Runners Up



Mauricio Pesaresi – Technical Director, Tampa Boys Program

USSF A License
USSF Youth License
NSCAA GK License Level 1
FYSA GK License Level 1
Present – FYSA Instructional Staff
2008-2012 Fusion FC of Tampa Bay – Director of Coaching Boys
2005-2008 New Tampa Soccer Club – Director of Coaching
2006 Florida Youth Soccer ODP 90 Boys – Head Coach
2005-2008 USYS Region III - Staff Coach
2004 Florida Youth Soccer Association ODP 88 Boys – Head Coach
2003 Florida Youth ODP 2002 Florida Youth Soccer ODP 84 Boys - Head Coach
2001-2005 Brandon Area Youth Soccer League – Director of Coaching
2001 Hercules FC Academy USL Y League - Staff Coach and U14 Boys Head Coach
2000 Florida Youth Soccer ODP 86 Boys – Assistant Coach
1998-2000 Eckerd College – Soccer Camps Staff Coach
1998-1999 Florida Youth Soccer ODP Boys 82 Assistant Coach
1996 Coral Estates Soccer Club – Boys Head Coach

Playing Experience:
1996 Sudamerica – All American Soccer League (Champions)
1995 Miami Chile – Copa Latina
1994 Miami Chile – All American Soccer League (Champions)
1987 Team America Washington DC
1986 Condores de Chile Washington DC Metro League
1985 Deportivo Municipal – Federacion Peruana de Futbol, 1st Division
1983-1984 C.A. Godoy Cruz de Mendoza - Campeonato Nacional, AFA
1982-1983 C.A. San Martin de Mendoza - Campeonato Nacional AFA
1981-1982 C.A Huracan – Campeonato Regional - Argentinien Football Association
1980-1981 C.A. Sportivo Pedal – Liga Mendocina de Futbol, Argentina
1977-78 C. A. Ferrocarril Oeste – Asociacion del Futbol Argentino Pro Youth Team



Steve Heighway – Technical Director

Coming soon!