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COACHES

 

Michael Marcoccia- Head Coach League 1 Mens and Womens Team's

In 2016, Mike earned "Coach of the Year" honours and led the squad to a League1 Championship. In 2017 he coached FC LONDON’s women to both League1 CUP and league championships. In 2017 Mike also led Fanshawe College to become back-to-back West Division Champions and OCAA Bronze Medalists.

 

Michael’s senior playing career started in 2004 on scholarship at Spring Arbor University in Michigan before returning to London and playing for The University of Western Ontario, followed by a European playing tour spending time with multiple clubs playing Serie C and D in Italy and then in the Championnat National (Frances 3rd Div).

 

After returning from Europe Michael played at London City, FC London, Marconi (2X National Champions) before moving full time into his coaching career. Michael has his CSA National B License and has coached (and served as Technical Director) at all levels of soccer from local youth Academy to high school to Women’s Premier all the way to the men’s Canadian Professional Soccer League

Randy Ribeiro- Head Coach OASL 2004 Boys and U21 League 1 Reserve

Randy grew up in Cambridge, Ontario, and attended St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, earning his B.A. in Human Kinetics. 

 

During his youth, Randy played with the Toronto Lynx at both the Super-20 and PDL Level.  In 2013 with the Toronto Lynx Randy was crowned Super-20 North American Champions and selected for the Olympic Development Program.  During his time with St. Francis Xavier Randy was the Men’s Soccer team captain for four of his five years, earned All-Canadian status, named AUS first-team all-star from 2012-2015, as well as team MVP in 2013, 2014, 2015.  Upon returning home Randy joined FC London in 2016 where he was named a League 1 Ontario First-Team All-Star.  Randy has captained FC London for the past three seasons and will be returning as team captain for his fifth season.  

 

Randy started developing his passion for coaching during his time at University where he coached XFC, a local team in Antigonish. Randy then joined FC London as an assistant coach for the Women’s Team and Head Coach of the U21 Women’s Program. Now in his second year of coaching with FC London, Randy is the Head Coach of the 2004 Boys OASL team, Head Coach of League 1 Women's Reserve Program, and Assistant Coach of the Women's Team.  Randy also is the Assistant Coach of the Fanshawe Falcons Women's Soccer team.

Ruben Quintao- Head Coach OPDL U15 & U17 Boys

Ruben was born and raised in Forjães, Portugal. He went to school in Portugal, as well as studying in Romania as an exchange student. Ruben played in Portugal for about 12 years up until he was 19 years old. Ruben has been coaching for about 6 years. He has worked with the Boys U12/13/15/16 and Women’s U19 and Senior teams. He has been coaching with London TFC Academy for over 1 year now.
Rube is thrilled to be coaching the U15 and U17 Boys OPDL in 2021.

David Kwiek- 2007 Boys OPDL Head Coach

Maria La Civita- Head Coach OPDL 2006 and 2007 Girls

Jon Hasson- Head Coach Pre- OPDL 2008 Boys and 2012 Boys

London native, Jon Hasson, has contributed his soccer knowledge and experience to London TFC since its inception.   

  

As a player, Jon’s success in soccer started at an early age, playing on the winning U16 National Championship team in 1992.  Jon was selected to the National Soccer League Select Team and competed in the Ian Rush Tournament in Wales.  Jon later accepted a scholarship to Davis & Elkins College, in West Virginia, where he earned Rookie of the Year distinction.  Upon returning to London, Jon continued his success at Western University, where he captained the varsity team to two National titles and achieved All-Canadian status on three occasions.  In 2019, Jon was inducted into the Western Soccer Hall of Fame. 

  

Jon was hired as the EMSA District Coach in 2012 and subsequently as Technical Director of Lambeth FC in 2014.  In 2017, he returned to Western University as a Coach.  Jon holds a National B Part 1 coaching license and is currently finishing his National B Part 2 and National Children's license.   

  

Jon earned his Bachelor of Education degree in 2001 and has been teaching and coaching in London for 16 years.  During that time, he has coached his school to a gold, 3 silver and a bronze medal at the Ontario High School Soccer Championships. 

 

Mohamad Moghrabi- Head Coach 2010 Boys- OASL Assistant Coach 2007 Boys- OPDL Assistant Coach 2006 Boys

Mo grew up in Beirut, and went to Makkased Shool in Lebannon.  Here he played with his university team, AUB, for five years. His team won the university championships for 5 years in a row. 

Mo played professional soccer at the highest level, League One, for 8 years with the Nejmeh club. His team won a lot of cups and a championship. Mo also coached various levels of soccer in Lebannon for 14 years. 

In 2012, Mo moved to Canada with his family. He soon began coaching the U14 team in Lambeth, and joined LTFC in 2019 whereby he coached U10, U13, and U14 boys teams. 

Mo is passionate about coaching soccer, and brings a wealth of technical knowledge to his teams. This year, Mo is coaching the 2010 Boys team, and is the assistant coach to both the OASL 2007 Boys and the OPDL 2006 Boys teams. 

 

David DeBenedictis- Head Coach 2009 and 2010 Girls

David was Born and raised in London, ON. David has played WOSL with Croatia, Curinga and Premier with London Marconi S.C. He has been coaching for over 10 years.  

He currently has a OS C license in training, OS goalkeepers license, WFA Football Periodization course level 1&2 and attended several educational coaches workshops over the last 5 years.

David has been fortunate to work with Coaches Marcel Luccasen- Arsenal, Jimmy Luccasen-  Borussia Monchengladbach and Mario Despotovic- Hajduk Split.

David is excited to be the Head Coach of the 2009 and 2010 girls teams this season. 

Phil Pacheco - Head Coach 2009 & 2010 Boys

Philip was born and raised in Sarnia, On. During his youth career, Philip won a youth Canadian National title, represented London in some of  the largest tournaments in the US including the Dallas Cup.‎

 

Philip was selected for London All star team that played against Napoli U21 team. Philip has also had some excellent experiences over in Europe with Sporting Clube de Portugal, Futebol Clube de Alverca, Sport Clube Olhanense and Clube Desportivo Fatima.

Phillip hold all coaching licenses up to C licence. His coaching education experiences are with Arsenal Football Club Academy in England, Borussia Monchengladbach in Germany, VVVenlo in Holland, as well as  experiences in Portugal both as a player and coach education.  He is excited to share his European style training with the 2009 and 2010 Boys teams this year. 

Alex Gasper- Head Coach 2009 Boys- Club Conditioning Coach- Assistant Coach OPDL 2005 Boys

Alex was born in Leamington, and played the majority of his youth soccer career playing for Windsor FC Nationals and Leamington SC United, captaining the team to 3 successive league titles (U16-18). 

 

Alex attended Western University, and completed an Honors Specialization Degree in Kinesiology, specializing in athletic injury and athletic training. Alex was part of the Varsity Sports Staff during his time at Western, working as an Athletic Trainer and Physiotherapy Assistant. 

 

Alex completed a Master's Degree in Sports Performance, where Alex was fortunate enough to study abroad in Germany, Lithuania, and Portugal. Alex's specialization was on youth soccer talent/creativity development, and Alex was able to publish his Master's dissertation on the subject. 

Alex has coached youth soccer for the last 4 years, in 4 different countries (England, Portugal, Lithuania, Germany). Alex currently possesses an FA Level 2 coaching qualification and also possesses certificates in sports psychology, sports performance, strength & conditioning, and training load management. 

Fraser Duarte- 2011 Girls Head Coach

Fraser was born and raised in Strathroy, ON. He is currently attending Brock University for their Bachelor of International Business Administration Dual Degree Program. He will be attending University of Reutlingen (EBS Business School) in 2021 for a Bachelor of Science in International Management. In his youth, Fraser played soccer in Strathroy and London, winning 5 OFSAA soccer medals throughout high school. He currently plays in WOSL 3rd division for his hometown, Strathroy United FC.

Fraser started coaching at the age of 16 for SUFC. He holds all coaching licenses up to C licence. This will be Fraser's first year with London TFC as Head Coach of the 2011 girls and assistant for both 2007 girls and 2006 girls OPDL teams. Fraser enjoy working with kids and hopes to build towards high performance levels in the coaching world. Coaching is his passion and he hopes to make a living from it one day. 

Dan Pacheco- Head Coach 2011 Boys

Dan grew up in Sarnia Ontario and went to school at the University of Windsor.  Dan was a player with Forest City London until he was eighteen.  He also played Men’s WOSL Premier for Bluewater and Croatia.  

 

Dan has been with London TFC and London Mini Stars for three years. He has completed his Coaching Fundamentals course and currently working on his Coaching Level C course. He is currently the Head Coach for 2011 Boys team, and assists with the 2010 and 2009 Boys teams.      

Sanir Cosovic- Head Coach 2011 Boys

Sanir began team practices as a young boy in the town of Orasje, Bosnia-Herzegovina where he grew up. He developed through Hajduk FC academy system from grassroots levels all the way through to senior team where he played semi-professionally for a couple of years until 1992 when the league disbanded due to the civil war. Sanir started playing again in 1994 when the situation in the country normalized a bit, but then left the country to come to Canada. 

After coming to Canada Sanir attended Fanshawe College where he obtained Diploma in Computer Programming in 1997 and then the UWO where he obtained the Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science in 2012. Sanir continued his playing career in Canada across all the division of Western Ontario Soccer League. His love for the game still continues as he currently play in the Middlesex Masters Indoor League for FC Bosnia, and in the Outdoor League for FC Albania.  Sanir is excited to be the Head Coach of the 2011 Boys team this season.  

Ermin Residovic-Head Coach 2011 Boys

Ermin was born in Bosnia but moved to London where he finished high school and went on to attend Fanshawe College.  

 Ermin played in the Premier Division in Western Ontario Soccer League (WOSL) and began coaching three years ago when he joined London TFC.

 

Ermin is currently coaching 2011 boys and has worked with various grassroots age groups.  Ermin enjoys working with kids and hopes to build towards high performance levels.

Ian Kerr- 2012 Boys

Ian grew up in London, Ontario and attended Western University.

 

Ian has been playing soccer since he was four and year round since he was 16. His playing career was primarily in the London and Niagara regions and his coaching career had included youth and adult in London and he has run youth soccer programs in Massachusetts  He has been coaching with London TFC for three years.  Ian believes in the importance of sport to create opportunities for kids to succeed.

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