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Lou Mignone, Coaching Director


Coach Lou holds a U.S. Soccer A-License as well as a National Youth License and United Soccer Coaches Premier Diploma. He currently serves as the Director of Coaching at West Orange United FC and has been coaching for the past 30 years. In addition to being a Coaching School Instructor and TOPSoccer Area Coordinator for New Jersey Youth Soccer, he is also a Grassroots Instructor for U.S. Soccer. A former player at Rutgers-Newark, Coach Lou has earned both undergraduate and graduate degrees. He is also a retired police detective and a current Adjunct of Criminal Justice.       



Paul Blodgett, Director of Goalkeepers

Paul Blodgett is the owner/director of the highly successful Paul Blodgett Goalkeeper Training School, LLC.  With over four decades of working with goalkeepers from the grass roots level to world class athletes, Paul is recognized as one of the premiere goalkeeper coaches in the country.  He has tenured with the Rutgers University Men’s Program and the WPS inaugural year Champions, Sky Blue FC; for the past 13 years, Paul was affiliated with highly successful TCNJ Women’s Program.  Since 2005, Paul has been associated with NJYS and is now the Technical Director of Goalkeeping for ODP.  Over his coaching career, Paul has coached and mentored seven collegiate All-Americans on both the men’s and women’s sides.  He has been a staff member/teacher for “D” and “E” State Licensing Courses for NJYS and for the USYS National “Y” Licensing Course.  Paul holds a USSF B License and the USYS National Y License.

 

 





 Meet our ODP Coaches




Homere Breton

Coach Homere “O” Breton holds a U.S. Soccer C-License and has coached at various levels within the youth and adult game including the coaching of college and professional players after playing at Syracuse University and professionally with the Houston Dynamos of the ASL. He has served as a coach within New Jersey ODP since 2002 and has traveled internationally with the US Youth Soccer East Region. Coach "O" is the Director of the New Jersey Young Olympians Program.     



Ben Chrnelich

Coach Ben holds a U.S. Soccer Federation National B License and a United Soccer Coaches National Diploma. He is the general manager & coaches for Real Central NJ’s Women’s pre-professional WPSL program, head coach for Next Level Soccer Academy’s 2010 & 2013 girl’s teams and Vice President of Travel at Hopewell Valley Soccer Association. A former player at Lehigh University, he is a long-time board member at America SCORES, the largest national after-school soccer and literacy program, which provides services to over 14,000 at-risk youth across the country. He is also a member of the USSF’s New York City Coaches Council, where he chairs the Engagement Committee. 

Joseph Colodne

Coach Joe earned an Advanced National Diploma from the United Soccer Coaches, and he serves as the Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach at Kean University. He played at Rider University and has also coached at FC Copa and World Class FC. When he is not on the field, Coach Joe is a history teacher at Plainfield High School.

 

Vinny Farina

Coach Vinny holds a U.S. Soccer C-License and serves as the Vice President and Director of Training for Millstone United Travel Soccer. He obtained a BA and MBA from Rutgers University and has been a leader in youth sports for the past 15 years.

Alex Lalaoui

Coach Alex holds a U.S. Soccer A-License. He is a New Jersey Youth Soccer Coaching School Instructor and a U.S. Soccer Grassroots Instructor. He has served as a soccer coach for the youth of Hudson County over the past two decades and grows the game with children and adults through his work at The Soccer Learning Center of Jersey City. Coach Alex is the founder of The U.S. Soccer Heroes, a 501c3 charity dedicated to effecting positive social change through soccer and raising funds for first responders and their families during times of catastrophic need. 

Katie Lindacher

Coach Katie played at The College of New Jersey and earned a Bachelors of Science in Health and Exercise Science. She has served as an assistant coach for The College of New Jersey and is a teacher of Health and Physical Education at Ewing High School. She has coached for the past seven years.

Roman Mamotyuk

Coach Roman holds a U.S. Soccer C-License and National Youth Certificate. He currently serves as a coach with Millstone United Travel Soccer Club, and he is a past recipient of the New Jersey Youth Soccer Bob McNulty Coach of the Year Award.

Danny Ortega  

Coach Danny holds a U.S. Soccer D-License and coaches at Kenilworth Soccer Club and Merlin Soccer Club of Elizabeth. He has coached boys and girls teams within ODP.   

 

Dennis Peregrim

Coach Dennis holds a U.S. Soccer B-License and is a Coaching School Instructor for New Jersey youth Soccer. Collegiately, he earned undergraduate and graduate degrees. He also played at Fairleigh Dickinson University and was inducted into their Hall of Fame in 2005. 


Nana Prempeh

Coach Nana holds a U.S. Soccer C-License and has coached youth players for the past 10 years. He currently serves as a coach with the Mountain Lakes – Boonton Soccer Club. Coach Nana played for a number of local teams in his homeland of Ghana. 

 

Rico Scardelletti

Coach Rico holds a U.S. Soccer C-License and has been coaching youth for the past 40 years. He has coached within New Jersey ODP for the past 13 years and serves as a Coaching School Instructor for New Jersey Youth Soccer. Coach Rico serves as a board member with the Lawrence-Hamnett Soccer Association and is a previous recipient of the New Jersey Youth Soccer Bob McNulty Coach of the Year Award.     

 

Anthony Scorciolla

Coach Tony holds a U.S. Soccer B-License, and he has served as a coach for the past 30 years at the youth, high school, college and professional levels. He earned both his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees, and he is currently a Teacher of Health and Physical Education in Newark while also coaching at West Orange United FC.

 

Auke Wiersma

Coach Auke holds the U.S. Soccer A-license. He is a New Jersey Youth Soccer Coaching School Instructor and a U.S. Soccer Grassroots Instructor. He serves as the Director of Coaching Education for Morris Elite Soccer Club in Madison and has been involved with New Jersey ODP since 1999 as a head coach for boys and girls teams. Coach Auke is also a physical education teacher for students with special needs. 

 

 



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