A little More Information about our Coaches and Educators
A Native of Accrington, Lancashire, UK, Chris first came to the USA when he was 17, on a full soccer scholarship to a nationally ranked NAIA College in Georgia. After being injured, Chris made the logical step into coaching, this was almost 15 years ago. Chris has traveled all over the United States and has had the privilege of working for some great Organizations, like; The New York Red Bulls, The Chicago Fire, MLS Soccer, Eurosport and NOGA. Chris also coached for 3 years at FDU Madison and trains various teams across Northern New Jersey.
Email Chris at: Chris@DiamondSoccerNJ.com
Chesterfield, England, native Lee Pollard’s coaching resume would rival most D1 College coaches. In 2007, Lee served as Director of Coaching for the Princeton Soccer Association and Major League Soccer’s New York Red Bulls’ pre-academy program, The Regional Development School. Lee has also worked with Professional Clubs,, most notably, Sheffield Wednesday Ladies and the Doncaster Belles (UK). Lee is also an active member of the USSF Region 1 ODP Program and has served as a Regional Staff Coach for the ’94 – ’96 Girls. Lee is also the Women’s Assistant Coach at FDU Madison.
Email Lee at: Lee@DiamondSoccerNJ.com
James is a Native of Llanelli, Wales. James’s playing career took him to Leeds United AFC (UK), Bury FC (UK) and back to Llanelli. James also represented his Country at U14, U17 and U18 Levels. James then came to the US to work with The New York Red Bulls which took him up and down the East Coast facilitating various camps and clinics. James is also the head coach for the Newark Academy (Boys Program)
Email James at: James@DiamondSoccerNJ.com
Delran, NJ Native Nick played for Montclair State University for 4 years as their Goalkeeper. While Playing for the Red Hawks, Nick broke numerous records, including most shut-outs in program history. Nick is an accomplished coach of field players and Goalkeepers and even realized a life-long dream of playing Professionally for Sevilla FC in Puerto Rico. Nick is currently the Head GK for Parsippany Soccer Club and the Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach for Drew University.
Email Nick at: Nick@DiamondSoccerNJ.com
From South River, NJ. Milli played travel soccer since the age of 5 for the East Brunswick Soccer Club. Played 4 years of College Soccer for Fairleigh Dickinson University. Made second team all conference as a Junior, was co-captain of the team as a Senior. Currently finishing school and earning her Master’s degree in elementary education. Melissa worked for the Sky Blue Soccer Schools in the past and currently coaches travel teams in the Brunswick area of New Jersey.
Email Milli at: Milli@DiamondSoccerNJ.com