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Coaching Staff
Competitive Development Program (CDP)

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Coach Joey Sorbino
2007/08 Boys Green (U17)

🔹 Pursuing a Master in Sports Management
Achievements:
🔹 2019 FYSA Competitive Coach of the Year
🔹 9 Years of Coaching Excellence
🔹 6th Year as Head Coach, North Port High School
Leadership Roles:
🔹 Director of Referees, North Port Fusion (2016-2018)
🔹 Director of Competitive Soccer, North Port Fusion (2018-2022)
Professional Development:
🔹 Active pursuit of a D coaching license

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Coach Alberto Castro
2007/08 Boys White (U17)

🔹Education:

  • Graduated as a Wildcat from Cassville, Missouri in 2012

🔹College Education:

  • Studied business and sports management at Missouri State University in Springfield​

🔹Professional Background:

🔹Moved to Venice in 2016

🔹Involvement with Venice Falcons:

  • Began volunteering with the Venice Falcons in 2019

  • Promoted to the position of Head Coach in 2023

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Coach Brendan Curcio
2007/08 Girls (U17)

Coaching Experience:

🔹 Venice Falcons Soccer Club: 2007 - Present

High School Coaching Experience:

🔹 Venice High School Boys Soccer: 2014 - 2017​

🔹 Venice High School Girls Soccer: 2021 - Present​

Personal Background:

 🔹 Played baseball and soccer for Venice High School

🔹 Coaching youth sports in the Venice area for over 25 years, including recreational, competitive, and high school levels

🔹 Graduate of Stetson University in Deland, FL

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Coach Pietro Rosato
2009 Boys (U15)

Personal Background:
🔹 Hailing from Connecticut
🔹 Holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Southern Connecticut State University
🔹 Proudly served in the Air National Guard
Soccer Playing Career:
🔹 Over two decades of competitive soccer experience
🔹 Achievements include state championships, league titles, and international tournaments in Italy

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Coach Khatoan Nguyen
2010 Boys (U14)

Coaching Experience:
🔹U.S Soccer D License
🔹Venice Soccer Club 2017 - Present
🔹Venice High School JV Head Coach 2023 - Present
🔹Venice High School Boys Varsity Assistant 2020-2022
Personal Back Ground:
🔹BS Degree in Marketing from USF
🔹Attended University of Florida
🔹Played Soccer for Venice High School & and Venice Falcons

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Coach Brianna Enger

2011 Boys White (U13)

Playing Background:

🔹 Youth Soccer:

  • 6 years in ECNL (Elite Clubs National League)

  • 4 years in ODP (Olympic Development Program) in MA and NH

High School Achievements:

🔹 Merrimack Valley Conference Player of the Year in senior year

College Soccer:

🔹 Played 4 years at WVU Tech

🔹 River State Conference Defensive Player of the Year in senior year

Coaching Experience:

🔹 Collegiate Coaching: Student assistant for a year

Coaching Licenses:

🔹 Holds grassroots licenses for 7v7, 9v9, and 11v11

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Coach Amanda Duff
2011/12 Girls (U13)
2009/10 Girls (U15)

Background:
🔹 Philadelphia native with a lifelong passion for sports
College and Career:
🔹 Chose Temple University for lacrosse
🔹 BS in Healthcare Administration
🔹 24 years in Healthcare IT, specializing in client relationships
Coaching Journey:
🔹 Rediscovered love for sports as a parent
🔹 Dedicated soccer coach pursuing certifications

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Coach Peter Dos Santos
2012 Boys (U12)

Education:
🔹 Bachelor of Arts in Political Science & Philosophy from the University of Rhode Island
🔹 Juris Doctor degree from Quinnipiac University School of Law
Collegiate Playing Career:
🔹 University of Rhode Island Division 1 player and Captain
🔹 Four-year Starter, reached U-30 National Amateur Cup semi-finals twice
Coaching:
🔹 Coaching youth teams in Bethel, CT, nurturing talents

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Coach Jozef Bujnak

2013 Boys Green (U11)

Playing Experience:
🔹 2003-2015: Youth and Pro Soccer in Slovakia
🔹 2017-2022: Competitive Play in the US
Coaching Journey:
🔹 Coaching since 2022
🔹 Certified in 9v9 and 11v11 Grassroots

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Coach Alicia Rance

2013 Boys White (U11)

Playing Experience:
🔹 Travel club soccer from 1997-2002.
🔹 Played Club soccer at WVU from 2006-2009.
Coaching Experience:
🔹 Coached U8/9 rec teams from 2003-2005.
🔹 Led U10/12 Girls club teams from 2006-2008.
🔹 Coached U5 rec teams in 2018.
🔹 Currently coaching U10 rec teams since 2023.

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Coach Jenna Pacyna
2013/14 Girls (U11)

Coaching Experience:
🔹 Volunteered coaching for 1 year after graduating from Coker University
🔹 Graduate assistant at Coker University from 2017-2019
🔹 Assistant coach at WVU Tech from 2019-2021
Education:
🔹 Bachelor's in physical education with a concentration in Sports Medicine
🔹Master's in College Athletic Administration from Coker University

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Coach James Phillips
2014 Boys White (U10)

🔹Soccer Journey:​

🔹Four district titles

  • Two regional titles

  • State Championship with Lake Gibson High School

🔹College Education:

  • Attended Florida Institute Of Technology (2002-2004)

🔹Coaching Experience:

  • Three years of coaching at the Recreational level

  • Competitive Coaching 2023

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Coach Ryan Peacock
2014 Boys Green (U10)

🔷 6 years coaching experience

🔷 Launched Competitive Developmental Program

🔷 Pursuing additional certifications

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Coach Max Mergos

U9 White (Under 9 Comp. Development Program)

🔹 Four-year soccer player at Venice High School
🔹 Attended Ave Maria University on a soccer scholarship in 2021
Academics:
🔹 Venice High School graduate in 2021
🔹 Attended Ave Maria for the spring semester in 2021
🔹 Currently attending SCF since fall 2022
Achievements:
🔹 All Area High School Player in junior and senior years

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Coach Jacob Manders

U9 Green (Under 9 Comp. Development Program)

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