Massachusetts Youth Soccer is fortunate to have one of the finest Coaching Staffs in the country. Our full-time State Coaches and our part-time instructional staff Coaches are responsible for developing and providing all facets of coach and player development throughout the state.
Before coming to Massachusetts Youth Soccer, Ian Mulliner served as the Director of Coaching of Illinois Youth Soccer Association for over ten years. Originally from Manchester, England. Ian has been coaching in the U.S. since 1992. He coached at St. Charles Soccer Club, Wheaton Whigs SC and founded and was Director of Coaching for Northwest United Soccer Club. As the Illinois Youth Soccer Director of Coaching, Ian was responsible for growth in the association’s Coaching Education Program and developed the coaching curriculum for the Illinois Olympic Development Program. He was also responsible for developing a coaching curriculum for Illinois Youth Soccer’s Inner-city program. He has been involved as an instructor on US Youth Soccer and US Soccer Federation national coaching courses and is a vocal proponent of professional coaching development. Ian has served as the Region II Coaching Committee Chairman and a member of the National Coaching Committee for US Youth Soccer. He has served as the Region II Olympic Development Program Development Age Head Coach and also as a Staff Coach on both the Boys’ and the Girls’ programs. He holds the USSF “A” License and National Youth License, F.I.F.A Futuro III certificate, F.A. Preliminary Coaching Award as well as the Dutch KNVB Coach’s License. Ian's email address is IMulliner@mayouthsoccer.org
Carla DeSantis joined the Massachusetts Youth Soccer Coaching Staff in May 2012. She brings a wealth of coaching knowledge and experience to the staff. A native of Sudbury, Carla graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where she earned All-Region, All New England and NCAA Division I All-American honors as a goalkeeper. Carla began her coaching career at Lincoln-Sudbury H.S. Then, after serving as an Assistant Coach at George Washington, she began the women's soccer program at Tulane University and served as Head Coach of the Green Wave from 1995-98. After earning her master's degree Carla also served as an Assistant Coach at Minnesota State-Mankato and then served as Head Coach of Coast Guard and UMASS-Dartmouth. Carla is a member of the Senior Coaching Staff of Region 1 Olympic Development Program. She holds both a United States Soccer Federation "A" coaching license and a Premier Diploma from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Carla will be the Head Coach of the U12 (2003) Girls ODP teams this year. Contact Carla at CDeSantis@mayouthsoccer.org.
Eric Duda brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, both as a player and as a Coach, to the Massachusetts Youth Soccer full-time coaching staff. He attended Bowling Green State University where he was a 3 year standout for the Falcons. While at Bowling Green, Eric was recognized as an Mid Atlantic Conference all-conference player. He then went on to play professionally for the Chicago Riot of the MISL and the Chicago Fire Reserves of the PDL. He has coached at the youth and club levels having most recently served as the Assistant Director of Coaching for Campton United Soccer Club and Spartan FC in the Chicago, Illinois area. Eric holds a USSF A License, a National Youth License and an NSCAA Director of Coaching Certificate. He graduated from Bowling Green with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education and has taught at the high school level. In 2013-14, Eric will act as Head Coach of the Boys U14 (2001) Massachusetts Youth Soccer ODP teams. Email Eric at EricD@mayouthsoccer.org .
Tommy Geis joined us in 2010 after spending twenty years as an Assistant Director of Coaching in Western PA and four years, as a Director of Coaching for an Anchorage, AK club. He holds his USSF A License and National Youth License. Tommy earned his Bachelor's Degree in Business Communications in 1992 from La Roche College in Pittsburgh. He has worked as a coach in both the Alaska and PA West Olympic Development Programs and has worked as an ODP Staff Coach at the regional level in both Region II and IV. In 2012-13, Tommy is the Head Coach of the Massachusetts Youth Soccer ODP Under 13 (2002) Boys teams. Email Tommy at TGeis@mayouthsoccer.org
Massachusetts Youth Soccer welcomed Lynn Gugliuzza to the coaching staff in July 2008. Lynn is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire where she played as a Goal Keeper. Lynn holds a USSF A License and NSCAA State and Regional Goalkeeping Diplomas. She has worked as a Graduate Assistant at Boston University and Volunteer Assistant at UNH and has been on the Massachusetts Youth Soccer ODP Goal Keeper Coaching Staff. She holds a Master’s Degree in Education with a specialization in Coaching from Boston University. Lynn was an Assistant Coach and Goalkeeper Coach at Simmons College and is currently the ODP Program Manager. Email Lynn at LynnG@mayouthsoccer.org
Loy Urbina has had a rich experience as a youth soccer Coach and Coaching Instructor. A member of the New Jersey Youth Soccer Association for many years, Loy was an important part of the instructional staff and the ODP staff. His club coaching experience in New Jersey was with Match Fit FC and Pittsgrove Premier Futbol. Loy is a Region I ODP Staff coach. He holds the USSF “A” License, the USSF National Youth License, the NSCAA Advanced National Diploma, the NSCAA Goalkeeper Level 1 Diploma and the KNVB (Royal Netherlands Football Association) International Diploma. As a Foreign Language teacher in New Jersey for 20 years, he coached Girls and Boys High School Varsity soccer. Loy has a Master of Education Degree in Athletic Counseling from Springfield CollegeHe will be the Head Coach of the U13 (2002) Girls Massachusetts Youth Soccer ODP teams this year. Email Loy at LUrbina@mayouthsoccer.org
Your Full-time Coaching Staff
In addition to its staff of State Coaches, Massachusetts Youth Soccer also has an Instructional Staff that is composed of a diverse group of men and women who are dedicated to high ideals in sports and to the development of excellent coaches and players. Most are teachers, many are college coaches, all have vast experience in the game and most of the staff coaches have USSF A or B licenses. No other organization or youth soccer company can boast of a finer coaching staff.
Massachusetts Youth Soccer is always looking for talented individuals to complement its coaching staff. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Massachusetts Youth Soccer's Technical Director, Ian Mulliner at firstname.lastname@example.org.