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The Newtown Soccer Club (NSC) prides itself in having top-quality, talented coaches dedicated to the development of our players. From varsity coaches to players themselves, our coaches are focused on providing Newtown players with the best instruction in a competitive environment.

Ryan Lyddy - NSC Coaching Director

Ryan Lyddy '93 was appointed as the Jesuits Head Varsity Soccer Coach in December of 2009, replacing longtime head coach Bruce Jaffe. After playing for Prep, Lyddy went on to play collegiate soccer at Dean College and Western Connecticut. He was Fairfield Prep's Freshman Head Soccer Coach from 2001 to 2006.

During his tenure, Lyddy has led the Jesuits to a 109 - 34 – 25 .733 record en route to capturing Quinnipiac Division titles in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015, 2016, 2017, SCC Tournament Championships in 2011, 2012 and 2014,  and eight CIAC Class LL State Tournament appearances, include a State Championship appearance in 2012.

YEAR

SCHOOL

OVERALL W-L-T

PCT

SCC Tournament

 

2010

Fairfield Prep

12-4-3

0.71

 

 

2011

Fairfield Prep

14-1-7

0.76

1st

 

2012

Fairfield Prep

20-3-1

0.85

1st

 

2013

Fairfield Prep

9-7-3

0.55

 

 

2014

Fairfield Prep

12-6-2

0.65

1st

 

2015

Fairfield Prep

16-4-1

0.79

 

 

2016

Fairfield Prep

14-5-4

0.76

2nd

 

2017

Fairfield Prep

12-4-4

0.70

2nd

 

Total

8 seasons

109-34-25

.723

 

 

 

Current member National Coaches association

Current member Connecticut soccer coaches association

Coaching director town of Newtown

 

Nick Booth - NSC Coaching Director

Born in London, England. Schoolboy with Ipswich Town FC. Recruited by Southern Connecticut State University in 1989. Captain and Two Time National Champion (1990 & 1992). All New England and Voted Top 50 SCSU players of All Time in 92.

Coached at all levels in CT including Coaching Director Samba TTP, Head Coach South Central Premier & Olympic Development Programs, Head Men's Coach at the University Of Bridgeport, Boys Coach Greenwich High School, Staff Coach at Ray Reid Soccer Camps (UCONN), Staff Coach at Trumbull FC, and currently Director of Coaching at Newtown Soccer Club - presently Head Coach of u9 and u11 boys teams and will continue with these groups in Fall.

 

 

Gil Hokayma

I possess over 25 years of professional soccer experience as a player, coach, and manager. USSF-licensed, I have dedicated my career to establishing myself as a top level youth soccer coach.

 

A 2016 Connecticut Soccer Hall of Fame inductee, I have served as coach for Connecticut ODP, South Central Premier, and as coaching director for the Redding and Westport recreational soccer clubs, in addition to serving as an assistant men’s coach for Southern Connecticut State University, a program which has won multiple National Championships.

 

Prior to establishing myself in coaching, I was a standout soccer player at Southern Connecticut State University (1992-1995), where I earned two (2) NCAA National Championships, four (4) All-NECC honors, NCAA All-American honors, Final Four Offensive MVP, Senior Bowl selection, and the NCAA National Player of the Year Award (1995). A former member of the U-16 and U-18 Israeli national soccer teams, I played professionally in Israel and in the United States for the Connecticut Wolves.

 

Gil Hokayma is the creator & managing director of Tiny Feet Soccer LLC.  and will be head coach of new u9 and u11 boys teams in fall. He is also running our "mini program" - U5/6 and U7/8.

 

Coach Prince Ojok
Prince Ojok spent his most formative years growing up in London, England. Throughout his youth career he played for multiple clubs including; Brentford, Charlton Athletic and England Schoolboys.

Prince has coached many different age groups and clubs in the UK as well as coaching the u16's West Ham Boys Academy. He attended American International College in 2008 where he was given a full scholarship
whilst studying for his graduate degree in Business administration and holds a degree in Sports Science as well as  a Uefa B, USSF and NCAA coaching licenses.

Prince arrived in the USA at the end of March 2011. Since then he has worked for  Soccer Extreme where he coached both travel and premier soccer.

Prince is currently a Newtown resident and is the Mens Soccer Assistant Coach at Westconn University and the new U13 Girls Newtown Travel coach. 

 

 

Donald Fossie

Nationality: Cameroon

Playing Experience:

Soccer Academy

Played for Cameroonian National Team under 17

Player of the Year for Monroe College in the NJCAA in Soccer and Academy

NCAA with Post University and graduated with BS in biology.

PDL

USL

NPSL

Coaching History:

3 years of coaching experience

CFC U 12 Girls

Newtown High School Freshman Team 2016

Currently head coach of boys and girls U15 squads

         

Tim Texeira

My playing career started with South Central Premier (the top premier program at that time) I was also selected to play for the CT and ODP State programs. While at Shelton high School I was named All New England three years in a row, before graduating in 1996. From there I attended SCSU during their highly successful run in the 1990’s with 5 national championship wins.

I have played and worked under some of the best coaches in CT, in towns such as Westport and Shelton. I Continue to play and am currently playing soccer with Shelton FC. For the last 5 years I have been the coach / assistant coach for SYSO. I am currently Head coach of u15 and u16 boys groups in Newtown, and am also working with Rec program. Tim is the coach of the U13 and U19 boys teams.

 

Keith Miller

I have been coaching for the NSC for over 20 years and have coached both boys and girls teams ranging in ages from U6 through U-14. I am currently a member of the NSC Coaches Advisory Board and work closely with the NSC Coaching Directors. I was the 2010 recipient of the NSC - Al Taubert award and I currently hold CT “D” coaching license with additional youth modules. I began coaching when my oldest son was involved with the recreational program in 1993 and moved into the travel program when my 2nd son, Justin, was 10, as an assistant coach/trainer. Justin now works with me, with my travel teams and truly enjoys his opportunity to “give back” to the NSC players. Keith is the coach of the U16 Boys team.

 

Hannah Baldino

I graduated from Liberty University in Virginia in May of 2016 with a teaching degree in health and physical education. Since finishing college, I've been able to teach as a long-term substitute in two schools in CT, as well as coach soccer in several towns in CT. I appreciate the opportunity to teach and coach kids of all skill levels. Currently, I am the head coach of the girls u9 team, and am participating in the the town’s rec program. Hannah is the coach of the U9 and U10 Girls squads.

 

Mike Dyer

Soccer and helping others become better players is a lifelong passion of mine.  I have coached teams of all age groups and abilities (both boys and girls). I have been a member of the Newtown High School Boys Soccer Program from 2004 – 2016 as a Freshman coach, Junior Varsity coach, and Assistant Varsity coach. I have also been involved with the Newtown Soccer Club, Monroe Soccer Club, and Fairfield Soccer Club from 2004 – the present.  Along with coaching soccer I am also a science teacher at Newtown High School. I really enjoy being a part of the Newtown community and take great pride in being a member of the Newtown Soccer Club.

Mike is the Coach of the U11 Girls.

 

Dan Sailer

My initial foray into soccer was in elementary school as a part of Wilton’s rec program for 4th through 7th grade. I took a hiatus from the sport until college when I joined the school club team for a semester, and then my fraternity team. It was at this time that I also became co-coach of a 5th-6th grade boys team that went onto become rec champions and received the sportsmanship award that year voted on by all the coaches in the league. It wasn’t until my oldest daughter started playing Rec soccer at U8 that I decided it more enjoyable to yell instructions to the kids from the coach’s side of the field instead of the parents’ side.  I’ve been coaching soccer in Newtown for the last 12 years, U8 thru U14 Rec and Girls Travel U12, U13, U14 and U16-U19. I have also been a certified ref since 2010. Dan is the current coach of the U19 Girls Team.