Trainers & Coaches

Current Trainers

 

Rui DaCosta – founding coach of FC Somers.  Over 20 years experience developing players core skills.  Developed the U8 Academy program in 2006 to build fundamentals from an earliest age.  Foundational trainer for all boys in the the program.  Holds USSF National License.

Toma Gojcevic – Joined FC Somers in 2007.  Current Lehman College men’s head coach.  Has also coached at the collegiate level ate Manhattan College (1995), Fordham University (1996, 2000-02), and SUNY Maritime College (1997-2000).  School and Club Experience: Named the PSAL Bronx ‘A’ Coach of the Year for leading Evander Childs High School,  twice named the North County News Coach of the Year (2005 and 2009).  Head coach at Westchester Community College (1988, 1992). Graduate NCAA Division I Fairleigh Dickinson University.  Played professionally in the American Soccer League (1998-1994: Albany Capitals, New Jersey Eagles and Connecticut Wolves).  Holds a USSF “A” license in addition to a Master’s Degree in Health Education.  He is a New York State certified teacher in Health and Physical Education.

Vincent Kwarula – Joined FC Somers in 2013.  Born and raised in Kenya.  Member of Kenya’s Under 21 National Team, and Senior Kenyan National Team –– the Harambee Stars, playing in 2 World Cup qualifying games, as Captain. Was a scholar-athlete at  Lindsey Wilson College, Columbia, Kentucky where he was nominated twice for The All American Team and won two National NAIA championships. He earned his Bachelors of Art degree from Southern Connecticut State University.  He is currently earning his Masters in Education and is a faculty member of Rippowam Cisqua School, Bedford.  Holds a USSF “B” license.

Milan Davidovich – Join FC Somers in 2016.  Born and raised in Serbia. Where he played nationally and coached at the professional clubs of FK Novi Becej (Womens) and FK Novi Sad (Mens).  In the US he has coached club soccer with Met Oval and POB, and college soccer with Missouri Valley (MO) and Lehmann (NY).  Milan is a full-time soccer coach. Holds a USSF “B” license.

Brian Lanzetta – Joined FC Somers in 2014.  Recently appointed boys head coach at Somers High School.  Served as JV coach at Yorktown (2011-2015).  Scholar-athlete at NCAA D3 Kean University, NJ.  Iona College graduate.  Currently completing a Masters in Physical Eduation.  Somers High School alumnus, and as a player receive all-section and honorable mention awards.

Bob Martin – Long time club and goal keeper trainer with FC Somers.  More than 20 years experience coaching high school varsity soccer, current North Salem Girls varsity head coach.  Director of Coaching – Castleford Rovers.  Holds USSF National License.

Jenna Burke – Joined FC Somers  in 2012.  Four-sport athlete at Mahopac High School earning many section and MVP awards.  Played club soccer with local clubs including FC Somers and was coached by current club trainers Toma Gojcevic and Bob Martin.  Scholar-athlete at U Albany, where she graduated with a major in Sociology and a minor in Business Administration.  Manager at Carmel Sports Club. Holds USSF National License.

Rob Carreira – Joined FC Somers in 2015. Somers High School alumnus where he was the varsity soccer goalkeeper.  Rob is a teacher –  graduate of Marist College with a major in Secondary Education (History concentration).  Recently appointed as JV Boys Coach at Somers High School.  Holds USSF National License.

Coach Trainers are:

  • State/nationally licensed and have a proven record of success.
  • Undergo a comprehensive background check through US Club Soccer Risk Management.
  • Are encouraged and assisted in furthering their soccer education.

Parent Coaches are:

  • Undergo a comprehensive background check through US Club Risk Management.
  • Maybe state/nationally licensed.
  • Are encouraged and assisted in furthering their soccer education.

One official on each team is CPR certified.