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Meet our Professional Coaching Staff



Keith Loughlin - Executive Director & Boys Xtabi Director


From: West Chester, NY
Favorite Club: Manchester United
Favorite Player: George Best

Favorite Position: FW

Favorite Number: 7



- USSF ‘A’ EXP License

- USSF ‘B’ License

- NSCAA Advanced National

- KNVB Master Coach Certificate

- CBF Professional Coach


Coaching Experience


Newark Area Soccer – Executive Director & Boys Director of Coaching (1991 – Present)


Confederation Brazilian Football – Studied under Carlos Alberto Parreira and Sau Paulo FC


Denison University Womens Head Coach & Mens Assistant

Scott Nicholls - Xtabi Girls Director

From: Portsmouth, England
Favorite Club: Liverpool FC and Grimsby Town FC
Favorite Player: Bryan Robson

Favorite Position: CM

Favorite Number: 7


- UEFA 'B' Award in Coaching
- USSF 'D' Award In Coaching
- NSCAA Director of Coaching Award

- FA Junior Team Manager Certificate

- FA Child Protection

Coaching Experience


Newark Area Soccer – Girls Director of Coaching (2003 – Present)


Newark High School Girls Head Coach (2015 – Present)


Havant & Waterlooville U14 Boys Coach (1993 – 1994)


Paul Wise - Senior Staff Coach


From: London, England

Favorite Club: Arsenal FC
Favorite Player: Dennis Bergkamp

Favorite Position: GK

Favorite Number: 1



- BA (honors) degree- Football (soccer) Studies

- UEFA ‘C’ Award in Coaching

- UEFA ‘C’ Award in Coaching Goalkeepers

- FA Youth Award Module 1 & 2

- Talent ID Award

- Developing Creativity Award

- Sports Injury and First Aid Certificate

Coaching Experience


Newark Area Soccer – Staff Coach-( 2010 - Present)


Denison University Head GK Coach (2016 - Present)


Total Football Academy (Watford, England) – working with young players from English Premier League Club Academies.


Coached for three years at university under UEFA A license and Pro License Coaches to complete our coaching units.


Click here to see a video of Paul coaching 2 goalkeepers while home in England this winter. Since working with these goalkeepers they are both now at elite Premier League academies. One is at Manchester City FC, the other is at Stoke City FC.

Tom Cox - Staff Coach

From: Manchester, England
Team supported: Man City
Favorite player: Sergio Aguero

Favorite Position: LF

Favorite Number: 10


- BA Honors Degree - Sport Development
- Sport Performance & Excellence BTEC
- FA Youth Module 1
- FA Youth Module 2
- UEFA C Award
- Developing Creativity Award
- Talent Identification Award 


Coaching Experience

Previously worked at Wigan Athletic F.C, and more recently Manchester City F.C.

Tom also runs Tekkerz Soccer in England and out here in the states which provides private and team training, as well as camps. Tom has worked with many kids who are currently playing at top Premier League academies, and continues to do so when back home in the U.K. 
Click here
 to see some footage from a Tekkerz camp from February 2017.

Sean Dale - Staff Coach & Recreational Director

From: Macclesfield, England

Favorite Club: Manchester United FC

Favorite Player: Paul Scholes

Favorite Position: Winger

Favorite Number: 12



- BA (Honors) Degree – Coaching & Sports Development at Manchester Met University

- UEFA ‘C’ Award in Coaching

- FA Youth Award Module 1 & 2

- UK Sport Mentoring Award

- Sports Injury and First Aid Certificate
- USSF Referee


Coaching Experience


Newark Area Soccer - Staff Coach (2014 – Present)


Manchester United Foundation - Staff Coach (2009 - 2014)


Macclesfield Town Football in the Community - Staff Coach (2005 – 2009)


Worked with Macclesfield Town Football Club during University as a Performances Analysis working with elite soccer players.


Luke Edwards - Staff Coach


From: Birmingham, England

Favorite Club: Aston Villa FC

Favorite Player: Gianfranco Zola

Favorite Position: CM

Favorite Number: 8



- BA (honors) degree – Sports Coaching and Athletic Development

- UEFA ‘C’ Award in Coaching

- FA Youth Award Module 1 & 2

- Talent ID Award

- Developing Creativity Award

- Sports Injury and First Aid Certificate

Coaching Experience


Newark Area Soccer Staff Coach (2011- Present)


University of Gloucestershire Men’s Soccer Coach (2009-2011)


Aston Villa Youth Coach – Working in the community with young players in order to identify and develop talent, providing a pathway to the Aston Villa youth academy (2008 – 2010)

Geoff Smith- Staff Coach & Referee Coordinator

From: Newark, Ohio

Favorite Club: Tottenham Hotspur

Favorite Player: Zinedine Zidane

Favorite Position: FW

Favorite #: 15



- BA degree- Sport Management

- Coaching Certificate

- USSF “D” License

- World Football Academy USA certificate

- CPR and First Aid certificate

- USSF Referee


Coaching Experience

Great Lakes Soccer Academy- Staff (2006-2008)

Newark High School Boys Soccer- Assistant Coach (2009-2012)

Zanesville Arsenal U17/ U19 boys- Coach (2011/12)

Newark Area Soccer- Staff Coach (2015 - present)







Field Status

Open Open

Alford - Reese Park North Side (04:47 PM | 12/29/14)

Open Open

Alford - Reese Park South Side (04:47 PM | 12/29/14)