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The Newtown Soccer Club (NSC) prides itself in having top-quality, talented coaches dedicated to the development of our players. From varsity coaches to players themselves, our coaches are focused on providing Newtown players with the best instruction in a competitive environment.


Nick Booth - NSC Coaching Director

Born in London, England. Schoolboy with Ipswich Town FC. Recruited by Southern Connecticut State University in 1989. Captain and Two Time National Champion (1990 & 1992). All New England and Voted Top 50 SCSU players of All Time in 92.

Coached at all levels in CT including Coaching Director Samba TTP, Head Coach South Central Premier & Olympic Development Programs, Head Men's Coach at the University Of Bridgeport, Boys Coach Greenwich High School, Staff Coach at Ray Reid Soccer Camps (UCONN), Staff Coach at Trumbull FC, and currently Director of Coaching at Newtown Soccer Club - presently Head Coach of u9 and u11 boys teams and will continue with these groups in Fall.


Ryan Lyddy - NSC Coaching Director

Ryan Lyddy '93 was appointed as the Jesuits Head Varsity Soccer Coach in December of 2009, replacing longtime head coach Bruce Jaffe. After playing for Prep, Lyddy went on to play collegiate soccer at Dean College and Western Connecticut. He was Fairfield Prep's Freshman Head Soccer Coach from 2001 to 2006.

During his tenure, Lyddy has led the Jesuits to a 109 - 34 – 25 .733 record en route to capturing Quinnipiac Division titles in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015, 2016, 2017, SCC Tournament Championships in 2011, 2012 and 2014,  and eight CIAC Class LL State Tournament appearances, include a State Championship appearance in 2012.






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Current member National Coaches association

Current member Connecticut soccer coaches association

Coaching director town of Newtown 


Chris Hoagland

Starter at Newtown High School for Brian Neumeyer and was part of the 2004 South Western Conference and State Championship team.

Went on to play Division 3 Men's soccer at Castleton State College before transferring to Western Connecticut State University where I finished my collegiate soccer career and graduated with a BA of History.

Wanting to expand my coaching experience, I moved to Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. I was the assistant Varsity Soccer coach for Hilton Head Island Seahawks boys soccer team and won the division and state championship back in 2013.

I returned to Newtown back in 2014 and completed a Graduate Masters program in Elementary Education from the University of Bridgeport graduating in the spring of 2015. I have been working in Elementary Education for the past 3 years. This experience has really helped me with relationships to players.

I was also an assistant coach at Newtown High School for the boys varsity soccer team as well as the head JV boys coach for the 2015 thru 2017.


Donald Fossie

Nationality: Cameroon

Playing Experience:

Soccer Academy

Played for Cameroonian National Team under 17

Player of the Year for Monroe College in the NJCAA in Soccer and Academy

NCAA with Post University and graduated with BS in biology.




Coaching History:

3 years of coaching experience

CFC U 12 Girls

Newtown High School Freshman Team 2016

Currently head coach of boys and girls u13 groups..will be head coach of girls and boys u15 groups in Fall.


Tim Texeira

My playing career started with South Central Premier (the top premier program at that time) I was also selected to play for the CT and ODP State programs. While at Shelton high School I was named All New England three years in a row, before graduating in 1996. From there I attended SCSU during their highly successful run in the 1990’s with 5 national championship wins.

I have played and worked under some of the best coaches in CT, in towns such as Westport and Shelton. I Continue to play and am currently playing soccer with Shelton FC. For the last 5 years I have been the coach / assistant coach for SYSO. I am currently Head coach of u15 and u16 boys groups in Newtown, and am also working with Rec program. This is my first year working in Newtown, where I will be head coach of boys u13 group in Fall.


Keith Miller

I have been coaching for the NSC for over 20 years and have coached both boys and girls teams ranging in ages from U6 through U-14. I am currently a member of the NSC Coaches Advisory Board and work closely with the NSC Coaching Directors. I was the 2010 recipient of the NSC - Al Taubert award and I currently hold CT “D” coaching license with additional youth modules. I began coaching when my oldest son was involved with the recreational program in 1993 and moved into the travel program when my 2nd son, Justin, was 10, as an assistant coach/trainer. Justin now works with me, with my travel teams and truly enjoys his opportunity to “give back” to the NSC players.

I will be the 2017 Newtown HS Freshman Boys Soccer coach and I believe strongly that as a coach, I have a great opportunity to not only teach the aspects of the game but can help instill a lifelong passion and love for the sport.


Gil Hokayma

I possess over 25 years of professional soccer experience as a player, coach, and manager. USSF-licensed, I have dedicated my career to establishing myself as a top level youth soccer coach.


A 2016 Connecticut Soccer Hall of Fame inductee, I have served as coach for Connecticut ODP, South Central Premier, and as coaching director for the Redding and Westport recreational soccer clubs, in addition to serving as an assistant men’s coach for Southern Connecticut State University, a program which has won multiple National Championships.


Prior to establishing myself in coaching, I was a standout soccer player at Southern Connecticut State University (1992-1995), where I earned two (2) NCAA National Championships, four (4) All-NECC honors, NCAA All-American honors, Final Four Offensive MVP, Senior Bowl selection, and the NCAA National Player of the Year Award (1995). A former member of the U-16 and U-18 Israeli national soccer teams, I played professionally in Israel and in the United States for the Connecticut Wolves.


Gil Hokayma is the creator & managing director of Tiny Feet Soccer LLC.  and will be head coach of new u9 and u11 boys teams in fall.


Hannah Baldino

I graduated from Liberty University in Virginia in May of 2016 with a teaching degree in health and physical education. Since finishing college, I've been able to teach as a long-term substitute in two schools in CT, as well as coach soccer in several towns in CT. I appreciate the opportunity to teach and coach kids of all skill levels. Currently, I am the head coach of the girls u9 team, and am participating in the the town’s rec program. I will be head coach of the new u9 girls team in the Fall, and am looking forward to further developing that group. I will also be continuing as the girls u10 coach in the Fall, following a very successful Spring.  


Mike Dyer


Soccer and helping others become better players is a lifelong passion of mine.  I have coached teams of all age groups and abilities (both boys and girls). I have been a member of the Newtown High School Boys Soccer Program from 2004 – 2016 as a Freshman coach, Junior Varsity coach, and Assistant Varsity coach. I have also been involved with the Newtown Soccer Club, Monroe Soccer Club, and Fairfield Soccer Club from 2004 – the present.  Along with coaching soccer I am also a science teacher at Newtown High School. I really enjoy being a part of the Newtown community and take great pride in being a member of the Newtown Soccer Club.


I am excited about taking the u11 girls in the Fall - it’s already a strong group and my plan is to develop that talent further and compete at the highest level.


Barry O'Reilly

Coach O'Reilly comes to us from Ireland where he graduated from St Mary's University in 2012 with a degree in Physical Education and Sport Science. He played and captained his University team to back to back title winning seasons. He has also completed and gained his National Certificate in Exercise and Fitness. Coach O'Reilly has been coaching in the USA since 2012. He has coached at the travel , premier and high school level. His premier team have  won the state cup and qualified and participated in nationally ranked regional tournaments. He is also an avid Arsenal fan.

Coach O'Reilly holds licenses and certificates as a FA Level 2, FA level 1 Goalkeeping, FAI Youth module 1 , 2 & 3, NSCAA and USSF licensed coach. He is currently a premier coach and girls program director with the Connecticut Football Club. He also spent some time coaching with the Immaculate High School Girl's Soccer Program where is was the assistant of the SWD Champions team. Coach O'Reilly will be coaching the U12 Girls. 

"You only get out of the game from what you put in, so make every moment count."



Kasey Schulz

As a Newtown Native, I started my soccer career in Newtown.I started playing for a travel team when I was 9 years old.I also played on multiple premier teams: Trumbull Express, Yankee United, and CFC. I was selected as a part of the Olympic Development State Team, as well as regional team for 3 years.

I earned four varsity letters at Newtown High School capping 70 career goals and earned both All-New England and All-State accolades her junior and senior campaigns.I attended Fairfield University where I appeared in almost every game for the stags in my career and tallied 12 goals and 8 assists. I was named Captain of the Stags my senior year. I have been the head coach of the u10 girls group for the past 2 successful years, currently in the A division.


Dan Sailer

My initial foray into soccer was in elementary school as a part of Wilton’s rec program for 4th through 7th grade. I took a hiatus from the sport until college when I joined the school club team for a semester, and then my fraternity team. It was at this time that I also became co-coach of a 5th-6th grade boys team that went onto become rec champions and received the sportsmanship award that year voted on by all the coaches in the league. It wasn’t until my oldest daughter started playing Rec soccer at U8 that I decided it more enjoyable to yell instructions to the kids from the coach’s side of the field instead of the parents’ side.  I’ve been coaching soccer in Newtown for the last 12 years, U8 thru U14 Rec and Girls Travel U12, U13, U14 and U16-U19. I have also been a certified ref since 2010.