Tim Griffin, President: Tim has been coaching soccer for over 20 years. Tim is a licensed soccer referee as well. Tim has coached from recreational soccer up to EDP. Tim grew up on Long Island playing travel soccer since the age of 5. Tim has always been an advocate of giving kids the opportunity to play competitive soccer at a reasonable price. His attitude has always been getting what's best for the kids without breaking the bank. Tim has 4 children that play soccer. His daughter Meghan, plays forward for D1 FDU Knights. Tim currently resides in Pompton Plains, NJ. Tim is the coach of the U12 Griffins and the U18 Predators.
Frank Maggiore, Vice President: Frank has been coaching soccer for 21 years. Frank is a licensed soccer referee as well. Frank has coached from recreational soccer up to Maps. Frank grew up on Garfield playing travel soccer for Lodi at the age of 7. Frank has coached teams to State Cup and League Cup finals the past 4 years. Frank has 2 children; his oldest Frank Jr. plays Keeper for FDU Madison. Frank is very passionate about the game, his philosophy has been to teach the players the correct way to play the beautiful game and have fun at the same time. Frank currently resided in Montville, NJ. Frank is the coach of the U13 Jaguars, U14 Cobras and the U16 Vipers
Oral Bullen, Director of Training: Oral played professional soccer with the L.A. Galaxy MLS 2006, Portland Timbers MLS 2006- 2007, Milwaukee Wave MISL 2006-2008, New Jersey Ironmen MISL 2008-2009. Oral played at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst NCAA Division 1 2001-2005. He was a 2 year Captain and received a number of All Conference Accolades. Oral Graduated with a B.A. in Economics.
Oral is also the NJ and Girls Varsity Head Coach at Maryhelp of Christians Academy in North Haledon, NJ. Oral is happily married to Stacyann Bullen Esq., has one daughter and currently resides in Northern New Jersey. Oral is the trainer for the U14 Panthers, and the U18 Predators
Maureen O’Connell: Maureen graduated from Fairleigh Dickerson University in Hackensack, New Jersey. She graduated with a degree in Psychology. Maureen was an Elite Level player at the Division 1 Level being named Defensive Player of the Year. As a Youth Player she won 2 New Jersey State Championships. Maureen has coached athletes at all ages. She has Coached Youth Players in the Chester, NJ area and ran Fitness Classes for Adults. Maureen is a USSF Licensed Coach. Maureen is the Trainer for the U12 Lynx, U13 Pumas and the U16 Leopards.
Michael Gallo, Director of Coaching: Michael has been a travel soccer trainer and coach since 2010, and a trainer for Coastal Soccer since it’s opening. Mike has worked with all different age groups, from U8 to High School level players. His love and knowledge for the sport, and passion for working and seeing kids getting kids get better every day is the main focus going into each and every session. Played high school soccer for St. Joseph Regional High School in Montvale, NJ, for former professional soccer player Cris DaSilva; who he credits for a lot of his coaching influence today. Was always the most vocal player on the field and took command of the game. A club team player for Parsippany Revolution for 3 years, which was a top team in the nation. With the Revolution, he was a State Cup champion, won numerous top tournaments, and led to his recruitment at Manhattan College. At St. Joseph Regional, Mike received All-League and All-County. He was also the team’s top goal scorer as a Junior and Senior. Mike is the trainer for the U12 Griffins and the U14Cobras
Brandon Adler, Trainer:
Soccer has been my life ever since I could walk. I would always dribble a soccer ball everywhere I go. I started playing for Montville Travel when I was 6/7 years old and up until early middle school. I played for Livingston united 6th grade as well as west orange 7th grade. Beginning of 8th grade, I tried out for the New Jersey Olympic development program (ODP) and I made the NJ state team as well making the Region 1 team. After doing well at the Regional camp, I got called into the U17 USA National ID training camp in Bradenton, Florida for a week.
During the middle/end of my 8th grade year, my dad came home one day and told me the NJ/ NY metro stars were introducing a youth team system for various age groups. I tried out for the NJ:NY metro starts when they first started making super Y teams when I was 13 years old. When I made the team, 2 months in they changed the name to NY Red bulls as well as the Us soccer development academy was introduced. I played for the ny red bulls academy team from 2007-2014. I was a 3-year captain for my respected age group, I got called up 3 times to train with NY Red Bull's professional first team training alongside the legendary players such as Theiry Henry, Tim Cahil, and others.
In high school, I played for Non-Public A power house Seton hall Prep. I was a 2 times super Essex conference champion, 2 time Essex county champion 2009-2010, 2009 Non Public A state champion (2nd time in school history) , NJ star ledger Team of the year and Team ranked #7 in the USA NSCAA poll in 2009 and #27 in the USA 2010.
Individually Junior year, I was a first team all-county and all conference player in Essex county, I was named the 2009 Essex county player of the year, First Team All-State Selection for NJ star ledger.
2010 (senior year) First team all-state selection for NJ Star Ledger, Selected NJ State player of the year (2nd time in school history), NSCAA All American Selection (2nd ever in school history) , ESPN Rise First Team All-American selection.
Through the NY Red Bull's academy, I had the opportunity to travel across the country to play teams not only teams faced in the Us dev academy playoffs and participating in nationals twice, but to participate in US soccer academy showcases. Through hard work and determination, I was seen and offered over 20 scholarships, ranging from teams in the Big East conference, Big Ten, ACC, AAC, and Patriot), but I ultimately decided to sign my letter of Intent to Providence College in the Big East conference.
At providence college, I was a 4-year starter at center back. I was selected as a Two time All Big East Selection (2013-2014, Big East All-Tournament team (2014), Big East Tournament Most Outstanding Defensive Player (2014) 2 time NSCAA 2nd team all Great Lakes Region Selection (2013-2014)
Team awards: 2014 Big East Tournament Champions! (1st time in program history)
Reached the NCAA Final 4 (first time in school history) and lost to UCLA in double OT
Now I coach at Verona High school as the freshmen boys head soccer coach. Assistant with varsity team.
Coach at coastal sports (Montville, West Caldwell, and other travel teams as a coach and trainer) and Jersey Crew for the past 2 years
Pursuing master’s degree in health and Phys ed to become a teacher.