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.
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 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. Mark is a 5 time MLS All-Star and 3 times MLS Best 11 and is currently on staff with the US Soccer Federation. He has been coaching at Boca United for 6 years and will be receiving his USSF “B” License in November.
Coach Mark loves being out on the soccer fields. Being out on the fields, even filled with players, Coach Mark finds it to be peaceful. His love and passion for the game of soccer is always present.
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 USYSA National Youth license, 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 Anthony played for youth clubs for 15 years on his home island of Jamaica. At St. Jago and St. Elizabeth High Schools he played Midfielder. After High School he played for 10 years with the Jamaican National Team as Midfielder and Defender. He was captain of the team for 6 of those years. Anthony also coached High School and Adult Division 1 teams in Jamaica for over 8 years. In 1991 Anthony captained the Jamaica National Soccer Team to their first Caribbean championship. That same year he was nominated for Sportsman of the year and was the runner up (the first for a soccer player). In the 1993 Concacaf Gold Cup, Anthony was Captain of the Jamaican team as they finished in third place (their best ever). He has played over 115 games from 1984-1994 for Jamaica. He coached in Parkland for 2 years before joining Boca United 5 years ago. Coach Anthony currently holds a USSF C License.
Coach Anthony has left behind a rich legacy in his home country of Jamaica. He knows that the best way to pass on all his love and knowledge is to coach young players.
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 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 “Guti” played high school soccer at Stoneman-Douglas as a midfielder and fullback. He also played those same positions for the Coral Springs Renegades. He played in the PDL 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. He is now in his second year of coaching at Boca United. Coach “Guti” currently hold a USSF D License, 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.
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 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.
Coach Marcel is an accomplished professional soccer player whose professional career spans over 21 years. He has 38 Soccer Camp appearances with the Cameroon National team. He played with them against Chile in the 1998 FIFA World Cup. He has 4 appearances with the Cameroon National team at the African Cup, including winning in 2000. He also has 4 appearances at 4 UEFA cups. He played midfielder for club teams in France, Finland, Indonesia, Scotland and Germany for over 18 years. He is currently in his second year of coaching with Boca United.
Coach Marcel has gained the experience and credentials necessary to teach soccer with respect, discipline and success. He loves the opportunity to train and pass on his knowledge onto young players.
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.
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.
Coach Rooney played midfielder and striker at Fordham University and C.W. Post. After graduating from C.W. Post Jim began his professional career with the Long Island Rough Riders. He later played in Major League Soccer for the MetroStars, the Miami Fusion and the New England Revolution. Jim then returned to the Long Island Rough Riders in June 2004. While coaching for Boca United last year he accepted the position of assistant coach with Fort Lauderdale Strikers.
Coach Rooney has an absolute love for the game of soccer. He believes that coaching allows him to stay involved and teach the youth of today.
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.
As a child Jason played Forward and Midfielder for New Hyde and Commack United on Long Island for a total of 11 years. Coach Jason was a member of the NY State Team and the Eastern Regional Team for 6 years as well as a member of the U17, U18 and U20 United States National Team Pools. He made his first national appearance for the U17 National Team at the age of 14. Jason played for four years at Herricks High School before attending the University of Maryland (Go Terrapins!) on a soccer scholarship. He was the 3rd all-time high scorer at UM and earned his degree in Communication. After college he went on to coach at Allegheny College for 2 years. He has been coaching at Boca United for four years. He resides in Boca Raton with his wife Giannina and son Jonathan. Coach Jason loves soccer and he coaches to give back to a game that has been so good to him and has given him so many opportunities.
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.
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.