Coach Eric Eichmann is a South Florida native having grown up in Margate. He is a former professional soccer player. He played professionally for 10 years and was selected to the 1988 US Olympic Team and 1990 US World Cup team (Italy 1990). He began his pro playing career in Germany and went on to play 38 times for the United States National Team throughout the late 1980's and early 1990's. After playing in Europe, he returned to play in the United States where he finished his career with the Kansas City Wizards of Major League Soccer (MLS). Coach Eichmann currently holds a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) "A" coaching license which is the highest level of license offered by the USSF. He is currently a member of the Florida Youth Soccer Association (FYSA) state ODP coaching staff and the former assistant coach of the Miami Fusion (MLS) from 2000-2002.
A USSF B licensed coach, Mark brings tremendous playing experience that saw him play professionally in Colorado and Miami. A top player at Florida International University, he was a member of the school's 1984 National Championship team. He also brings 18 years worth of coaching experience.
Coach Brady began playing soccer at 5 years old on his home island of Jamaica and continues to play today. As a teenager he played ATP and minor league soccer as a midfielder and forward and enjoyed winning many championships. Coach Brady played Major League and Business House soccer as an adult. In the Florida Christian College Conference, while at Miami Christian College, Coach Brady represented his team wearing jersey #19 as starting midfielder they went on to be Conference Champions. He also played in a Men’s Amateur league on a Division 1 team during college as a defender/midfielder. As a High School soccer coach in Broward County he has taken teams to district and regional championships for four years. He was awarded the Sun Sentinel High School Coach of the Year in 2000. Coach Brady holds a USA Soccer U-23 coaching certificate, a FYSA “D” license, a NSCAA Regional Diploma, a NSCAA Advanced Regional Diploma and is a certified USSF Referee.
Coach Mark -- a five-time MLS all-star, three-time MLS Best 11 selectee and a former U.S. National Team player -- has become known as one of the top girls coaches in the region and has built a reputation for developing skillful, possession-style players. He works with the club's younger players and also with the club's older girls to get them ready for college by working with college coaches in a recruiting effort and showcasing the girls at a number of ID camps and top showcase tournaments including the PDA Showcase in New Jersey, the Players Showcase in Las Vegas and the CASL Showcase in North Carolina, among others. Mark earned his degree in Finance while playing midfielder at the University of South Florida (Go Bulls!). After college Mark was drafted in the first round by the Kansas City Wizards in the inaugural draft. During his 10 year career with the MLS he played for the Kansas City Wizards, the MetroStars, the Colorado Rapids and the San Jose Quakes. While playing for the US National team he earned 24 caps and scored 2 goals. A holder of a USSF B License, he is currently on staff with the U.S. Soccer Federation and has been coaching at Boca United for several years.
Growing up in South Florida, Coach Paul played club soccer for Cooper City Optimist and Lauderhill Lions under the former National Team head coach and technical director of St. Vincent and St. Kitts, Lenny Taylor. Paul was recruited to play forward for 2 years at American University and then transferred to the University of South Florida (Go Bulls!) to play his remaining two years with his brother Mark Chung. Paul earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Computer Engineering. While at USF he started and coached the women’s soccer club team which became a Division I team. After college, he played for Clearwater Chargers, Lauderhill Lions Men’s and trained with the Tampa Bay Rowdies. Over the last 19 years, he coached at various youth clubs before joining Boca United in 2007. Paul holds a US Soccer B License, as well as a USYSA National Youth License and FYSA F, E and D Licenses. Coach Paul's passion for the game of soccer fuels his reasons for coaching. He remembers everyone who taught him to play as a youth and wants to pass on, not only good technical soccer skills he learned but also an expansion of the theoretical knowledge of the game which he finds lies at the heart of every great player.
Coach Luis played soccer for over 10 years in the amateur leagues in Peru as a Striker and a Midfielder. Since he always knew that he wants to be a soccer coach, in 1989 he took a “Basic Soccer Coaching Course” at the National Soccer Coach Association of Peru. He then started coaching at the amateur leagues in Peru and did it for 3 years. In 1991 he moved to the United States and starting playing and coaching in various amateur leagues in South Florida. He has been coaching at Boca United since 1998. Coach Luis holds a USSF “C” License and has completed the NSCAA Regional Advance Course. He loves soccer and loves to teach and therefore coaching is a natural match.
Coach Clitch played on the South African National U-16 youth team for 3 years. He then went on to play for S.L. Benfica (Portugal) Youth and Reserve team for 2 years. He then came to the College of Boca Raton (Lynn University) where he played midfielder and was a 4 year All-American. After college he played in the American Professional Soccer League (APSL) for the Miami Sharks and the Miami Freedom. He has been coaching with Boca United for over 7 years. He currently holds a USSF National Youth License and NSCAA Advanced Regional Diploma. Coach Clitch reinforces his motto to all his players: “practice the way you play in a game”. As a coach he believes “Fail to prepare, prepare to fail”.
Coach Luis is a former assistant coach with FAU where he worked for more than a decade. Prior to coming to Boca Raton, he served as the physical fitness trainer for Wanderers F.C. 1st Division in Chile. Gajardo also holds a physical fitness trainer diploma from Foz de Iguazu, School, Brazil.
Holder of a USSF "B" License, Coach “Guti” returns to Boca United after spending two years coaching with the New York Red Bulls Academy in the metro New York area. Guti played high school soccer at Stoneman-Douglas as a midfielder and fullback. He also played those same positions for the Coral Springs Renegades and he played in the PDL for Brazilian Academy for two years as a right fullback. He has coached the Girls JV team at Stoneman-Douglas and was assistant coach for the Boys Varsity team there. In addition to his USSF B license, he also holds a National Youth Diploma and a National Diploma. Coach Guti considers himself a teacher and uses soccer as a tool to teach his players life lessons. His energy on and off the field helps to fuel his players enthusiasm.
Coach Bill was a midfielder during high school at Seton Hall Prep. He was also on the New Jersey All Star team for 2 years. He attended Villanova University where he played defense while earning his Bachelors of Arts degree. He has played in various men’s club teams for the past 25 years. He has coached for over 17 years at various youth leagues from Michigan to South Florida including the Naval Academy Youth Soccer program for four years. He is now in his second year of coaching with Boca United. He currently holds a USSF D License. Soccer has been a positive part of Coach Bill's life since he began playing in his local youth program in New Jersey years ago. Coaching gives him the opportunity to share his experience and love of the game with the young players of our program.
Coach Juan has been a coach with Boca United since 2001. Juan began playing soccer while he was still in his crib in Chile. In his youth he played with a Chilean professional club youth program. While majoring in Physical Education at UPLA Juan honed his skills as goalkeeper on the school team. After college Juan worked as a fitness coach for a Division 1 and 2 professional soccer teams in Chile. Before he joined Boca United Juan coached for over 10 years at various South Florida clubs and local Universities. Soccer has taught Coach Juan how to live and has always been a large part of his life. He teaches his players to be a professional at all times. Coach Juan feels he is not just part of a club, but part of a family
Chris Sousa Named under 18/19 Girls Development Academy for the 2017-18 Season
Coach Chris began playing soccer on the beautiful island of Bermuda. At Coral Springs High School Chris was a striker and center back for four years. He has also played in the Men’s open Premier Copa Latina and was on the practice squad for the Thundercats. He coached with the Coral Springs Renegades for over 10 years and over 4 years with Boca United F.C. He currently holds a National Coaching license and a USSF D National License. Coach Chris loves working with the young players. Chris has always wanted to be a coach and trainer who finds a great sense of satisfaction of working with the younger players and watching them develop.
Gil Sousa Director of Referees. Gil is also Director of Referee Mentoring Program.
On the beautiful island of Bermuda is where Coach Gil began playing soccer. There were no established teams on the island Gil would participate in freestyle pickup games. As a young adult he played for the Vasco De Gama Club, the Bermuda PAL Club and the Bermuda Athletic Association. He coached players at the United States Air Force base on Bermuda for about 2 years. He also coached and played on the Bermuda Regiment team for 4 years. Coach Gil has been with Boca United for the past two years. Coach Gil has a lot to offer young players and he is thrilled to be able to pass it on through coaching. He believes that good basic soccer skills are an important part to every players development.
Coach Lonny joined Boca United after moving from New York where he was the president, assistant director of coaching and an U.S. Soccer Development U16 and U18 coach at FC Westchester, one of the 11 original clubs accepted in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy program. A USSF C licensed coach, Coach Lonny has spent more than two decades as a youth and collegiate coach. In addition to coaching at FC Westchester, he also coached at Division 1 Iona College, Division 3 State University of New York at Purchase and Division 1 Manhattan College. While at Purchase, he was named conference Coach of the Year. Coach Lonny also served a tenure as chair of the Eastern New York Olympic Development Program as well as a staff coach in that program. He has also served as a regional Super Y League ODP coach. An All-America selection in high school, he played soccer collegiately at the University of Rhode Island