Bringing Soccer to Pinellas County Families Since 1970

Competitive Coaches 2013-2014




Executive Director/CEO

Tony Paris

Professional Experience
2007 – Present Executive Director St Pete Raiders Soccer Club (Everton Florida), Saint Petersburg, FL
2006-2007 Head Coach, Director of Football KI Football Club (Faroe Islands) 
2006-2007 Executive Director Pinellas Raiders Soccer Club, Saint Petersburg, FL
1999-2006 Director of Coaching St.Pete Raiders Soccer Club, Saint Petersburg, FL                 
2000 Director of Coaching  Hercules F.C. Y league, Tampa, Florida   
1999-2006 Head Coach Women’s Soccer  Saint Leo University, Tampa, Florida       
1996-2003 Assistant Coach to Men’s soccer Saint Leo University, Saint Leo, Florida                
1999-2000 Head Coach KI Football club (Faroe Islands)      
1996-1999 Director of Coaching Azalea Youth Soccer League, Saint Petersburg, FL 
1993-95 Founder and Director Anglo American Soccer Academy Inc, Florida 

Professional Qualifications:
1985 Football Association Preliminary award. (Bisham Abbey)
1995 USSF “B” License. .  ( Tampa . FL.)
1996 USSF “A” License.  ( Tampa . FL.)
2000 USSF “A” License Audit ( Tampa . FL.)
2004 USSF “A” License Audit completed (Via Credits)         
2006/07 National Team tactical advisor Faroes “A” Team
2007 Lars Largerback  seminar Torshavn Faroes Swedish National Team Coach
2007  “UEFA A” License (Part One) Belfast N/Ireland
2007 USSF A License Audit Completed
2008 NSCAA "A" Premier Course (Ft. Lauderdale, FL)
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U11 Boys
U-18/19 Boys

1992 - 1997 National Sports Academy "Vasil Levski" Sofia, Bulgaria
       Bachelor’s Degree in Health and Physical Education
       Speciality: Sports
2003 Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) "B" International Soccer coaching license
2010 - Present Pursuing a Masters of Coaching Degree from Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
Playing Experience
1989 International Tournament Paris, France - First Place
1989 Bulgarian national Team - U21 World Cup Qualification - Valletta, Malta
1990 International Tournament Rome, Itality - Third Place
1992 - 1994 National Student Championship, Bulgaria - First Place all three years
1995 FC "Preslav" Preslav, Bulgarian "B" Professional Football Group - Position: Defender
1996 FC "Tchardafon" Gabrovo, Bulgarian "B" Professional Football Group - Position: Defender
1997-1998 MVP, Lander University, Greenwood, SC- NCAA Division II
1997 Member NSCAA - All South
1997 Member All Conference Team, Peach Belt Athletic Conference
1997 “Lander” Lander University, Greenwood, S.C. - USA, NCAA Division II
1998 “Hampton Road Mariners“, Virginia Beach, VA - USA, “A” League - Position: Defender
1999 “Atlanta Ruckus”, Atlanta, GA - USA, “A” League - Position: Defender
2003 “Kickers“: Land O’Lakes - Winner National Cup Men’s Amateur Cup
2010 “Florida Beach Soccer” Bronze medal - North America Sand Soccer Championship - Virginia Beach, VA
Coaching Experience
2003 - 2004: Club: “USTB” Clearwater, FL FSSL Premier Division Position: Head Soccer Coach
2008: Club: “Everton FL”, Saint Petersburg, FL- USA, “USA Academy League” Position: U10 Boys Head Soccer Coach
2009: Club: “Everton FL”, Saint Petersburg, FL- USA, “USA Academy League” Position: U11 Boys Head Soccer Coach
2009 – 2010 Club:”Produta FC”, Yogyakarta, Indonesia-The first privately owned soccer club in Indonesia. League: “Divisi Utama” Indonesian Professional Soccer League - Position: Assistant Coach Men’s team.
2010 - Present “Everton FL”, Saint Petersburg, FL-USA in affiliation with FC Everton, member of the Barclays English Premiership League in England. Position: U14 and U10 Boys Head Soccer Coach


 Steve Emerson

U14 Girls

U15/16 Boys

Coaching/Leadership Experience

B.A. Physical Education from St Leo College

MEd. Educational Leadership from St Leo University

Competitive Coordinator VSI Pinellas Flames
Current Head Coach U11 Girls Premier Team & U14 Boys Team
Aug 2010Head Coach for U11 Boys Team

Sept 2008 – Current  Head Coach For Gulf High School Boys Varsity Soccer
June 2007 -  March 2009 Head Coach for East Lake Soccer (U11 & U15 Boys)
February 1999 -  March 1, 2004  Director of Coaching/Operations,  West Pasco Youth Soccer Association
November 2002 -  May 2004 Head Coach for West Pasco U11G
September 1996 - 2001 Head Coach for Gulf HS Girls Varsity/J.V. Soccer Team

June 1996 - May 1999  Head Coach for West Pasco U19G               
June 1995 - August 1998  Camp Wicosuta for Girls

Associate Director/Athletic Director Bristol, New Hampshire 
June 1995 - May 1996  Head Coach For Land O’ Lakes   U16G               
June 1994 - May 1995 Coach for West Pasco Competitive Youth U13B               
1990 - 1993  Head Coach for Land O’ Lakes  Recreational Youth Soccer League 

1988 - 1990  Member of Saint Leo Soccer Team
Summer 1991 Stony Brook Camp, Long Island,  NY
Director of the “ All Sport Camp”, Stony Brook, NY 11790


Teaching Certificate Physical Education K-8/6-12

Certified in Educational Leadership
Passed Florida Educational Leadership Exam February 2010
Five classes completed towards reading endorsement
United States Soccer Federation  National “C” Coaching License

Member of the of the United States Soccer Federation

Completion of the two day  training for Learning Focus Strategies

American Red Cross First Aid/CPR

Completion of Clinical Educator/Peer Teacher training

Trained in Crisis Prevention Intervention techniques

Completed 18 hours in English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Nominee for teacher of the year 1993-1994 (Mary Giella Elementary)

Nominee for Sally Mae Beginning Teacher Award (Mary Giella Elementary)

Completion of Professional Orientation Program

 Awarded a three year Army R.O.T.C. scholarship to Saint Leo College




Robert Rivers

U14 Boys

Playing Experience

Coaching Experience





Will Thacker

U12 Boys



Coaching Experience
2011 Eckard College Assistant Coach
2011 Goals Soccer Center - Youth Development League (U8-U19) Director of Coaching
2010-2011 Whittier Soccer Club - Spring and Winter Player Development Academy Founder & Director
2007 - Present UK Internatinal Soccer Camps Inc. Camp and TTP Director
2010 FC Golden State Soccer Club, CA, Heak Coach
2008-2010 Eckerd College Soccer Camps, FL, Camp Director
2005-2006 Notts County Football in the Community Director and Coach

Playing Experience
2006-2010 Eckerd College
2003-2006 Professional Notts Conty Football Club, Nottingham, England

2011 National AYSO Director and Coach instructor 
2010 AYSO Certified Coach 
2010 Safe Haven Certified 
2006 FA Level 2 
2005 FA Level 1 
2005 FA Health and Safety
2005 FA Laws of the Game Qualified
2012 *USSF C License






Oscar Estrada

U10 Boys


 Playing Experience

Coaching Experience





Dayfdd Jones

Clearwater Campus


Playing Experience

Coaching Experience


League and Affiliations


US Club Soccer

West Ham United






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