Our Coaches

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RIza Uku: HEAD COACH

Coaching Qualifications

  • U.S. National "A" Coaching License

Coaching History

  • Future Soccer Academy as Head Coach (2010-Present)

  • Dumont Coach Director for travel teams (2011 - 2013)

Player History

  • Has played organized and competitive soccer since age 8

  • Began professional career in Albania at age 18

  • Professional player in Greece from 1991 to 1992

  • Currently plays in the USLNJ Over-40 Premier league

Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Engineering with Honors from Stevens Institute

 
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Fernando Lucero

Coaching Qualifications

  • Cedar Stars Academy Coaching Director

  • National Youth Coaching License

Coaching History

  • Cedar Stars Academy (2011-2017)
    Director of Coaches

  • Union City Soccer (2006-2010)
    Head Coach (U12 - U14)

Professional Qualification

  • University of Phoenix (2006-2007)

  • Universidad de Cuyo (Argentina) 1999-2011

 

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Didier Orellana

Coaching Qualifications

  • National Soccer Coaches Association of America Premier National Diploma

  • United States Soccer Federation National Youth License

Coaching History

  • Future Soccer Academy Coach/Trainer (2016-Present)

  • New Jersey Institute of Technology Head Men's Soccer Coach (2013-2015)

  • New Jersey Institute of Technology Assistant Men's Soccer Coach (2011-2013)

  • Manhattanville College Head Men's Soccer Coach (2005-2011)

Professional Qualification

  • Bachelor of Arts from Spanish Southern Connecticut State University

  • Master of Science in Physical Education from Queens College

 
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George Prepis

Coaching Qualifications

  • NJYS National License

  • USSF National License pending

Coaching History

  • Future Soccer Academy Coach/Trainer (2014-Present)

  • Don Bosco Prep School Assistant Varsity Boys Soccer Coach

  • Cresskill, NJ High School Head Soccer Coach (2014-2015)

  • Dumont High School Assistant Varsity Boys Soccer Coach (2010-2014)

Player History 

  • Dumont Soccer Club

  • Eleftheria Pancyprian Soccer Club FC Bergen

Professional Qualification

  • Bachelor of Science and K-12 Teacher Certification in Health, Physical Education and Driver’s Education from William Paterson University

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Emanuel Calixto

Coaching Qualifications

  • NJYS National License

  • USSF National License pending

Coaching History

  • Future Soccer Academy Coach/Trainer (2016-Present)

  • University Athletics Department (2013-2014)

  • Fairleigh Dickinson University Seth Roland Camp Soccer Manager (2012-2013)

Player History 

  • Clifton Stallions (U16/17)

  • Metrostars/Red Bulls Academy team (U14-16)

Professional Qualification

  • Bachelor of Science and K-12 Teacher Certification in Health, Physical Education and Driver’s Education from William Paterson University