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Anthony DeNicola

Anthony DeNicola, a new Jersey native, grew up in Freehold, New Jersey. In his adolescent years, Anthony always played sports, specializing in soccer and baseball. He pursued both sports his entire life, excelling at the high school and club levels. In 1998, Anthony was awarded a full scholarship to play both sports at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, New York. There he won two conference championships (one in each sport) and continued to pursue baseball as a professional in Anzio, Italy. After a short stint of playing baseball overseas, Anthony returned home to start his teaching and coaching career.  

Now in his 13th year as a high school mathematics teacher and soccer coach, Coach DeNicola has moved around quite a bit, coaching soccer in a variety of school and club programs. After 7 years of teaching and coaching in Jackson, Freehold and Perth Amboy, Coach DeNicola moved to Rome, Italy where he continued to teach and pursue the game that he loved. Overseas, he had the opportunity to learn from fantastic professionals and submerge himself in a culture where soccer was the number 1 sport. He learned form fantastic professionals and players including Gianluca Salvatori (former Italian Women's National Team Coach) Ian Blackwood (Manchester City Ladies Football Club) and Heather Ierardi (Director of Coaching and Vice President of Italia Select Academy). Coach DeNicola always speaks about the time that he spent working with his players overseas and how rewarding it was to coach them. He speaks of their passion and how he was able to learn from them. He noted how soccer was part of their every day culture and this motivated him to improve and learn. Several players from Italia Select Academy and his school teams have gone on to play at the college and professional level. Some former players are coaches and referees and some continue to play for fun. Now he is here with us to share his experiences and to bring excellence within the game of soccer every day. 

In August of 2012, Coach DeNicola created Student Athlete Coaching and Consulting (S.A.C.C.) with the idea of voluntarily guiding student athletes through the college recruiting process. Since it's creation, he has mentored several student athletes, assisting them in making the jump to the next level. In some cases this was transitioning from high school to college and other cases the transition was from the college game to the professional game. S.A.C.C. is now an experienced group that trains, coaches, mentors, and consults student athletes. S.A.C.C. coaches student athletes within their sport, focusing on their complete development, maximizing their potential as a student athlete.  

Coach DeNicola is nationally certified through the NSCAA and has obtained several diplomas over the past 3 years.  He also has attended the NSCAA National Convention the past 2 years and intends on presenting at next year's venue. Coach DeNicola is passionate about winning and teaching youth soccer.  He looks forward to working with the coaching staff and board to develop a curriculum that best fits the players and families of Warren County and the surrounding areas.  Given his education in soccer and various experiences working with professional, college, high school and youth clubs, it's a certainty that Warren United Soccer Club will continue to grow and the players will continue to thrive.

Email: info@sacc.me     Online Portfolio: Public Profile     Resume: warren united.pdf

Daniel Diveny

DJ joined Warren United as a volunteer coach and consultant in the fall of 2013, while continuing his degree at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and playing division I soccer for the Highlanders. The Washington, NJ resident is a 2015 graduate of NJIT, where he was 4-year player for the Division I Highlanders after an outstanding career as a Warren Hills Blue Streak student athlete.
 
He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in applied physics while consistently making the Dean’s List and made last year’s Sunbelt Conference Commissioner's All-Academic Team.  After walking on to the men’s soccer program in 2011, Diveny worked his into the line-up and became a team captain in 2014.
 
In May, 2014 he began working for the New York Red Bulls as a freestyler on the Street Team where he utilizes skills with a soccer ball to entertain fans at NY Red Bulls event to spread the love of the game and promote Red Bull.

“My favorite thing about being a coach and consultant with Warren United is that I constantly get to utilize my leadership and mentoring attributes while staying involved with the game I love and helping to build a community around it where I grew up.”



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Mike Brand

Michael Brand played Goalkeeper for Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Division III, and was captain of the team for his Junior and Senior seasons. Coach Brand attended and played soccer at Hackettstown High School with Coach Gary Thomas and, in addition, was named captain during his senior year.  He has been working and training with Coach DeNicola continuously for the past year on individual foot skills, while playing in a futsal environment. He also assists him every Friday night during the winter at an organized open gym for High School boys and girls.
 
Coach Brand also works for a Hunterdon County training organization, Soccersmith, primarily as their goalkeeper trainer, and will continue to be their Summer Select Team’s goalkeeper trainer this coming summer. While goalkeeping is their primary position, Coach Brand sees these individuals as soccer players first and foremost.  Therefore, he stresses the importance of all facets of the game. Coach Brand has always loved soccer, but that love has changed and grown since becoming a coach. He now takes much pride in helping all players achieve their full potential and in helping good players become great players. He's now look forward to enhancing his exceptional abilities to teach and communicate with the players and the coaching staff at Warren United.

Evan Weller

-Phillipsburg High School Varsity Boys Soccer Coach ('03-current) 
- Moravian College captain, 4 year starter; led team to ECAC semifinals; 38 career points (13G, 12A); All-Academic Team;

- NSCAA National Diploma

- USSF National “D” License

  • - Express Times Coach of the Year '13
  • - Star Ledger West Jersey Coach of the Year '13
  • - Phillipsburg: Winning-est Soccer Coach in School History (most wins / highest winning percentage)
  •  -Phillipsburg - Led team to four consecutive State Tournament Appearances, First ever NJSIAA regional semifinalists, First ever H/W/S finalists, First ever division championship ('13), First ever NJSIAA tournament win, First ever to defeat NJ Ranked opponents (#5, #12, #15), Fewest goals allowed in school history '10, Most wins and most goals scored in school history '13, and Most collegiate players developed.
  • VTSA Level 4 Coaching License
  • ENCO u-18 College Showcase MAPS Coach '01 - '04 (ranked 2nd in Pennsylvania - '03)

High School

  • Reading Berks Premier Team '94-'97(State Cup Semifinalists)
  • Wilson West Lawn High School (2 year letter winner).
  • Wilson Junior Soccer Club Award Winner '98
  • Paul Thompson Award Winner '98
  • Peter Weiss Tournament MVP All Star Team '97

Jennifer Cavo

Coach Jen Cavo has been involved with the competitive soccer since a very early age. Coach Cavo played in the Morris County Soccer League growing up and was named a member of the Morris County Select Club Team in high school.  She was a participant of the team for 2 years and traveled up and down the East coast playing with the Select team.

 
Coach Cavo played four years of high school soccer and three years of Varsity Soccer at Roxbury High School. During that time the team won three separate North 2 Group 4 Sectional Championships, and was recognized as a state powerhouse. As a senior at Roxbury, Coach Cavo was part of the 1998 Girls Soccer Team, which won the Morris County Tournament, The Iron Hills Conference Championship, the North 2 Group 4 Sectional Title and also won the Group 4 Overall State Championship. The championship team was ranked #1 in Morris County, #2 in the State of NJ, and #16 in the Country.
 
She was a four year Collegiate player and a 3-year starter at Kutztown University, where she was named a Captain of the team her senior year. 

Coach Cavo has been coaching at the high school level for 10 years. She has run The Lady Streaks Summer Soccer Camp through Warren Hills HS from 2011-2013. While at Warren Hills she has coached the Lehigh Valley Summer League Team from 2012 through the present time, and has been the Head Girls Soccer Coach at Warren Hills High School since 2005. Coach Cavo is also a member of the NSCAA National Soccer Coaches Association, the NJGSCA New Jersey Girls Soccer Coaches Association, and was named Coach of the Year for 2014 for the Skyland Conference Raritan Division.

Nicole Gillis

Nicole Gillis played goalkeeper at Centenary College in Hackettstown, NJ, Division III and was coached by Kevin Davies. Before she attended Centenary, Nicole played four years of Varsity soccer as a goalkeeper for Howell High School in Farmingdale, NJ and was named captain in her senior year. Nicole has focused on Goalkeeping since the age of eight and has worked with various trainers such as Mike Smith, Alisa Kasar,Kirsten Berns, and Tom Rafferty.
 
As a recent college graduate (May 2015), Nicole will be brand new to the world of coaching, but she will be obtaining her "F" licence and plans on gaining as much coaching experience as possible through working with Coach DeNicola and Coach Brand. Nicole comes to Warren County with much enthusiasm and talent. She will work with coach Michael Brand in designing our goalkeeper curriculum and training the keepers.

Salah Saadaoui

Education

Associates of Science in Exercise Science, December 2013

County College Of Morris, NJ

Related Course Work

KinesiologyPersonal & Family Nutrition

Anatomy & Physiology I & II Computer Skills

Exercise Physiology I & II First Aid & Emergency Care

Exercise measurement & Prescription



Experience

April 2007-Present

        Shift Leader, Dunkin Donuts

·       Ability to support the training of new crew members

·       Strong interpersonal and communication skills

·       Superior leadership and team building skills

   

March 2009- Present

Soccer coach and youth trainer

o   Experienced, passionate about soccer with a strong understanding of the game and the overall tactics and techniques of the game.  

·       Help the players understand the basics and advanced levels of soccer

·       Achieved success with youth training by accelerating the learning process

·       Able to breakdown skill & combine the correct coaching methods so that players of all ages have the best chance to learn.

Languages

·      English            

·      French

·      Arabic

Pete Huryk

Head Girls Soccer Coach at Belvidere High School
Director of Development with Soccersmith

Karin Stumpf

Head Girls Soccer Coach at Phillipsburg High School. 

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