The National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) is proud to announce the staff and coaches for its inaugural Combine Tournament. This event will take place from January 9-11, 2015 at the Broward College Soccer Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
The event is led by Combine Committee Chair/Executive Board Member Kenneth Farrell (New Orleans Jesters) at the behest of NPSL Chairman Joe Barone (Brooklyn Italians) along with Director of Operations Cindy Spera (New York Athletic Club) and the support of Executive Board Member Barry Dixon (Jacksonville United).
Each region is led by a representative and this includes Aris Alpian (Brooklyn Italians/Northeast), John Kowalski (Fort Pitt Regiment/Midwest), Ferdinando De Matthaeis (Miami United/South), and Billy Forte (San Francisco Stompers/West).
Other members of the Combine Committee are Chris Hanlon and Johnny Adame of the Joplin Demize. Combine volunteer staff include Paul Henson (Upward Stars) and Terry Lawriw (AFC Cleveland).
Head Coach Grover Gibson (Fredericksburg FC) and Assistant Coach Andrew Cullen (New York Athletic Club) lead the the Northeast Region team. The Midwest Region team is led by Head Coach Eric Rudland (Lansing United) and Kowalski, who joins the staff as an assistant coach.
The South Region team is led by Head Coach Bill Elliott (Chattanooga FC) with De Matthaeis also serving on the staff as an assistant coach. West Region Head Coach Ruben Mora (Sacramento Gold) is joined by Forte, who will serve the team as an assistant coach.
Aidan Davison, a Northern Ireland international who played in the English Premier League with Bolton Wanderers and Bradford City, will serve as the event’s goalkeeping coach.
Further details about the event will be released in the coming days.