Meet Our Trainers & Coaches

Directors of Coaching

Justin Romano

Justin Romano

Zone 1 Director of Coaching (U9-U12)

justin.romano@delawarefc.org

Team Trainer:

2011 Hockessin Boys

2012 Hockessin Boys

Coaching Education:
• USSF A License (2013)

Coaching Experience:
• DEFC Hockessin, Wilmington Zone 1 DOC (2018-present)
• Head coach/trainer - DEFC (2008-present)
• Salesianum Soccer Assistant Coach
 • State Champions 2010-2019

Playing Experience:
• University of Delaware (2003-2008, Captain)
• Salesianum High School (2000-2003)

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Scott Mosier

Zone 2 Director of Coaching (U13-U19) and HS College Director

smosier@delawarefc.org

Team Trainer:

2010 Wilmington Boys

2008 Hockessin Boys

Coaching Education:
• US Soccer Federation National A License
• BRUSA - Brazilian B License
• Wilmington University - Masters in Educational Counseling

Coaching Experience:
• Delaware FC Hockessin - Technical Director (2003-2020)
• Delaware FC Premier - General Manager (2015-2020)
• Salesianum School, DE - Head Coach (2002-Present)
 • 16 of 18 State Championships, Nationally ranked program
• Mount Laurel United, NJ - Technical Director (1996-2001)
• NJ ODP - Head Coach ODP National Finalist (1996-1998)
• Delaware ODP - Head Coach (1994-1995)

Playing Experience:
• Delaware Wizards - Professional Player (1995-1997)
• North Carolina Stars - Professional Player (1994-1995)
• UNC Charlotte - Top 25 in the country (1992-1994)
• UNC Asheville - All Big South (1990-1991)
• Glasgow High School - Two time First Team All State (1986-1989)

Pete Hayes

Peter W Hayes

Recreational Director of Coaching

phayes@delawarefc.org

Team Trainer:

2010 Hockessin Girls

2008 Hockessin Girls

2005 Hockessin Girls

Coaching Education:
• USSF C License

Coaching Experience:
• 33+ years coaching experience (High School, Middle School, Club U8-U19)

Playing Experience:
• Deerfield H.S. (IL), Deerfield Booters (club)
• Illinois State University

Other:
• President, Vice President, Treasurer- Hockessin Soccer Club/Delaware FC Hockessin, Vice President - DYSA
• USSF Grade 8 Referee License

Trainers & Coaches

Tom Antonelli

Tom Antonelli

tomantonelli@delawarefc.org

Team Trainer:

2003 Hockessin Girls

2011 Hockessin Girls

2012 Hockessin Girls

Coaching Education:
• USSF C License

Coaching Experience:
• Delaware FC Hockessin-Wilmington (2014-present)
 • All ages 3-18, both genders
• Head coach/trainer - DEFC (2008-present)
• St. Mark’s High School - Assistant Coach
 • Boys (1999-2000, 2013-present)
• State champions 1999 and 2000
• Girls (2015-present)

Playing Experience:
• Kirkwood Soccer Club Tornado (5x state champion)
• St. Mark’s High School
 • State Champion, All State player

Nick Cocco

Nicholas Cocco

ncocco@delawarefc.org

Team Trainer

2009 Hockessin Boys

2010 Hockessin Boys

Coaching Education:
• USSF C License
• NSCAA Goalkeeping Level 2 Diploma

Coaching Experience:
• Salesianum High School (2017-Present)
 • Varsity Goalkeeping Coach. 2nd Assistant coach.
• Delaware FC Hockessin (2015-Present)
 • Head Coach of boys ranging in ages of 10-17
• St. Elizabeth High School (2014-2016)
 • Assistant Coach & Goalkeeping Coach
• Varsity Girls Soccer team
• Head Coach JV Boys soccer. Varsity Assistant & Goalkeeping Coach.
• Kirkwood Soccer Club (2010-2015)
 • Head Coach of boys and girls ranging in ages of 9-18
• Archmere (2013)
 • Girls JV Head Soccer Coach. Varsity Assistant & Goalkeeping Coach.

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Avery Hopkins

ahopkins@delawarefc.org

Team Trainer:

2012 Hockessin Boys Black

Jared Judy

Jared Judy

jjudy@delawarefc.org

Team Trainer:

2012 Wilmington Girls

2011 Wilmington Boys

Coaching Education:
• USSF D License

Coaching Experience:
• 6 years coaching developmental
• 2 years coaching travel - Delaware FC Wilmington

Playing Experience:
• 5 year starter at Woodbridge High
• 2 years club soccer at UD

Keith Keomanikhoth

Keith Keomanikhoth

kkeomanikhoth@delawarefc.org

Team Trainer:

2004 Hockessin Boys

Coaching Education:
• USSF National B

Coaching Experience:
• DEFC Staff Coach (2001-Present)
 • 20+ DYSA State Championships
• 3 Regional 1 Semi-Finalist
• DYSA Boys Competitive Coach of the Year
• HS Boys Director
• HS Girls Director
• DYSA ODP Coach
• 30+ years of youth soccer and high school coaching

Playing Experience:
• UD Men’s Soccer
• Delaware Club Soccer
• Newark High School
 • DIAA 91 Gatorade Player of The Year, All American
• Adult Leagues

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Mike Lupichuk

Goalkeeper Trainer

mlupichuk@delawarefc.org

Coaching Education:
• US Soccer National C License (class work done for B in 2015 but field work not)
• NSCAA Goalkeeping Diploma

Coaching Experience:
• 20+ years coaching @ Fairfax, TRFC and DERush
 • 4x State Cup Winner
• Region 1 Semi-Finalist

Playing Experience:
• 5x NJ State ODP Player
• 2x ODP Region 1 Player
• 1x ODP National Pool Player
• 4 year HS starter & captain @ TR East
 • All State & All Conference Selection
• Regional All American nomination
• 4 year HS starter & captain @ TR East
• Jersey Shore Boca (USISL)

Other:
• 6 year member of Hockessin Soccer Club / Delaware FC Hockessin-Wilmington Board of Directors

Matt Paranczak

Matt Paranczak

mparanczak@delawarefc.org

Team Trainer:

2010 Hockessin Boys Black

Coaching Education:
• USSF D License

Coaching Experience:
• DE Rush
 • Assistant coach of 2007 boys (2018-2019)
• DEFC Hockessin
 • Head coach of 2010 boys blue (2019-2020)
• Assistant coach 2008 girls, 2011 boys (2019-2020)
• Helped run winter program for 2007, 2010, 2011 boys (2018-2020)

Playing Experience:
• Hockessin Soccer Club, DE Nike Rush (DEFC Hockessin)
• Salesianum School (4x state champion)
• Stevenson University (NCAA Division 3)
• Wilmington University (NCAA Division 2)
• Baltimore Kings U23 (futsal and outdoor)

Other:
• 6 year member of Hockessin Soccer Club / Delaware FC Hockessin-Wilmington Board of Directors

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Rory Quinn

rquinn@delawarefc.org

Staff assistant

Coaching Education:
• Grassroots/E Licensed

Coaching Experience:
• Delaware FC 2018-Current Zone 1
• Concord Soccer Association (2014-2018)
• IHM CYM 3rd-6th Grade (2017-Present)

Playing Experience:
• Concord Soccer Tornadoes Travel
• Hockessin Heat Travel
• Salesianum High School

Daniel Smith

Daniel Smith

daniel@delawarefc.org

Staff Assistant

Coaching Education:
• USSF D License

Coaching Experience:
• Assistant Coach - 2010 Boys/2011 Boys/ 2005 Girls (2019-20)
• Assistant Coach - 2010 Boys Black/ 2012 Boys (2020-21)

Playing Experience:
• PA Classics Academy (U9-U14) & Elite (U14-U19)
• SV Sandhausen (2nd Bundesliga) U21s

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Andy Vanover

avanover@delawarefc.org

Team Trainer:

2003 Hockessin Boys

2005 Hockessin Boys

Coaching Education:
• USSF A Licensed

Coaching Experience:

Playing Experience:

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