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Meet our Coaches!

Our coaches help to run our Winter Indoor Clinics, Pre-Kickers and Kickers, SAM Camps, SELECT league combine and more. They are an integral aspect of our SAM Soccer organization, as they are responsible for instilling the love of the sport into children as young as three years old. We are thrilled to have each and every one of these coaches as a part of our team, and I it is our hope these bio’s will give you some insight into the type of soccer minds your child is dealing with on a weekly (sometimes daily) basis.

Josh May – Field Player Clinic, Kickers and Pre-Kickers, Summer Camp

As a former professional player for the Colorado Stampede of the USISL, Josh has built an impressive resume not only as a player, but a coach. Previous coaching stops include Georgetown Preparatory School, Annapolis High School and Mercy High School. He is also the head coach of the Maryland Olympic Development Program (ODP) 1992 Boys team, and an assistant with the Maryland ODP 1993 team.

Josh recently spent four weeks in the Czech Republic to begin work on his UEFA “A” Badge, while earning an International Advanced Professional Soccer Coaching Diploma from Charles University at the Czech FA, Prague, Czech Republic. He also has a National “C” License from the United States Soccer Federation. Josh May has been a major player in youth soccer in the DC Metro area for years, we are thrilled to have him on our team.

Everth Milla – Kickers and Pre-Kickers

Coach Everth (or as he is affectionately called by his students, Coach Sponge Bob) has been a soccer coach in the Metro area for over 20 years. A previous player for a semi-professional team, Everth transitioned into coaching, acting as a head coach in such organizations as WAGS, NCSL and Loudon Soccer Club. Everth is the current head coach of a U11 and U13 Division 1 Girls team in MSI Classic.   

Coach Everth holds a National Youth License with US Youth Soccer; this is a prestigious license which focuses on many aspect of player development for children ages 4 – 12, including the “role of the coach as a facilitator… the physical, mental and emotional needs and capabilities of players… [and] the lessons from developmental psychology.” Everth also holds a “D” license with the United States Soccer Federation.

Gary Burke – Field Player Clinic, SAM Camp

In 1998 Gary played for the England Boys Clubs in a 4 nation's tournament in Wales, and won the Football Association County Youth Championship in 1999 (the highest award given to youth soccer in the country). In 2000, Gary again played England School Boys under 18's, and in 2001 he came to America to continue his soccer education.  Awarded a Division One scholarship from St. Francis University, Gary played from 2001-2005 for the Red Flash, earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology along the way and leading his team to their first ever playoff appearance under his captaincy.

Gary is currently a coach with the Maryland Olympic Development Program, and holds a “C” license with the United States Soccer Federation.

Andres Moreno – Goalkeeper Clinic

Andres played professional soccer in Mexico for a number of organizations as a Goalkeeper, including Vasqueroz Nuevo Leon 3rd division, Tigres (Monterrey, Mexico) 3rd, 2nd and 1st divisions, and Venados de Can Cun Quintana Roo Series “A”. He holds multiple professional coaching licenses, including a “C” license from the Mexican Soccer Federation, a “D” licenses from the United States Soccer Federation, and an NSCAA State, Regional and National diploma.

Most recently, Andres has acted as the head coach for the Seneca Valley JV team, and has worked as a Goalkeeping trainer for multiple entities, including Soccer Performance International and the Maryland SoccerPlex.

Allison Diaz – Kickers and Pre-Kickers

Allison is a fantastic coach who we are delighted to have as part of our team. Allison holds a “D” license with the United States Soccer Federation, and is a licensed referee as well. Allison is currently an assistant coach for both the U15 Seneca Hornets and the REAL Maryland FC Girl’s Super Y team, and is the head coach for the U18 Thunder FC Boys team, which provides soccer opportunities to underprivileged boys. A kinesiology major from the University of Maryland, Allison loves sharing her knowledge of soccer with kids of all ages.

Carlos Ortiz – Kickers and Pre-Kickers

Carlos has worked for many soccer organizations over the last 5 years, including Montgomery Sports Association and SAM, focusing on age groups from 4-9 years old. He has also been a goalkeeping trainer for kids ranging from ten through high school. Carlos has excellent knowledge of the game, and his energy is loved by all kids who play with him. Carlos holds an “E” coaching license from the United States Soccer Federation.

Mario Angulo Alvarado – Kickers and Pre-Kickers

Former standout player for Northwest High School and Montgomery College, Mario has a love for the game of soccer that can be matched by few. Mario’s main coaching background is in youth programs, and he was trained as a volunteer for the Top Soccer Program, which is a special needs program. As an older brother to a child with special needs, Mario has a passion for teaching those with Down syndrome and other disabilities. Mario holds an “E” coaching license from the United States Soccer Federation.

Hasnain Jamal – Kickers and Pre-Kickers

A recent graduate of Northwest high school, Hasnain is currently enrolled at Montgomery College. He has been coaching soccer for almost one year and especially loves working with young kids. His first exposure to soccer is through a youth soccer club in Bangladesh, where he was born. In the United States, Hasnain played middle school soccer, as well as a few seasons with SAM soccer and MSI Classic. While he was attending high school, he played on Pachuca FC USA and volunteered in various soccer programs in Maryland. Hasnain has trained under Josh May and Evert Milla to learn coaching techniques, and is one of our most exciting “up-and-comers”.

We are always looking to expand our stable of excellent coaching, so if you or someone you know may be interested, please contact Jimmy Escobar, Director of Programming, at jescobar@mdsoccerplex.org.