Meet the NJ Wildcats Coaching Staff!

we invite kids that want to learn and get better to join our club!

Kevin McDermott 
19-14-4 (.685) career USL W-League
Current NSCAA Advanced National Diploma
Former USSF "A" License
Current USSF "B" License
2 National Championships youth
6 National Finalists youth
6 Region I Championships youth
10 NJ State Cups youth
Owner and Director of Coaching/Operations ( 
President and Founder of USP Soccer ( 
President and Owner of New Jersey Wildcats ( 
Current Associate Head Coach New Jersey Wildcats, W-League (4th year)
Former Assistant Coach Division I Monmouth University
Former Assistant Coach Division I Lafayette College
Former Assistant Coach Central Jersey Splash, W-League
Former Assistant Coach New Brunswick Power, W-League
Former Head Coach U-23 Splash National Champions
Former Head Coach U-13 Lady Strikers National Champions
Former Professional Player New Jersey Barons, USL
Former Player University of Rhode Island (3 years, fr, soph, jr)
Former Player Clemson University (1 year-red shirt fr)
Former Player Rowan University (1 year, sr)
Former All-Shore, All-State Player at Middletown HS North
Former #1 leading scorer in Shore Conference 1991 at MHSN
Lead MHSN to its only Central Jersey Group IV Championship in school history 1990
Tommie Boykin
* Current Head Coach NJ Wildcats, W-League
* Current Head Coach NJ Wildcats, U23’s
* Former College Player University of North Carolina
* Former Professional Player South Jersey Barons, USL
* Former Professional Player Delaware Wizards, USL
* Former HS Player Neptune HS
* Former All-State, All-Shore, All-County Player
* Over 10 years Team Training Coaching Experience
* USSF Licensed Coach
Marc J. Urbealis
Former College Player UNT, Texas
Former All Navy Soccer Player & Captain
Former NJ All-State, All-Shore, All-County, All Parochial “B” Soccer Player and Captain for Mater Dei HS
4 Divisional & Parochial “B” South Jersey Champions for Mater Dei HS
Former NJ ODP/Regional Player
Top 10 leading HS goal scorer in the NJ Shore Conference
Over 20 years Team Training/Coaching Experience
Head Coach/Trainer Middletown Alliance & Middletown Celtics from U13B-U18B
NJ State Cup Finalist with Middletown Alliance & Middletown Celtics
Multiple high level tournaments all over the country and International coaching teams (Italy Cup/Holland Cup/Robbie Cup, Canada)
Former Coaching Staff member at Middletown SC, NJSA04, MFA, NJX
Former ODP NJ Staff Coach – GK Coach for former NJ ODP/Regional Player & current USMNT GK Tim Howard
Current Staff member NJ Wildcats Academy Soccer Club & Director of Club/Team Partnerships
USSF Licensed Coach
Frank Cocchi
All County and All State football, Soccer, Track in high school
played college football at Univ of Colorado-1974-1976
Starting Goal Keeper Univ of Nevada 1976-1978-WAC Tournament champions 1977-WAC tournament All tournament Keeper 1977
Head Coach and Trainer Ocean Shooting Stars:
- NJ State Cup Champions 1998-2000
- NJ Kelloggs Bowl State Champions 2000
- Region I Premier league Champions
- Region I Premier League Finalists
Trainer of Freehold Wildcats US Club State champions
Head coach and Trainer Freehold Lady Strikers-US Club State and Region 1 Champions
Overall 6 State Cup Champions,1 Region 1 Champion, and 12 State Final Appearances
Next Level Ball Mastery Program Technical Director -1994-Present
Current head coach and Trainer NJ Wildcats Averbuch U13G
2014-2015 U13G NJ State Cup Champions
2013-2014 U12G NJ State Cup Semifinalist
- EDP/NPL 1st flight Champions
- NJ Wildcats Averbuch U13 Girls Team: GotSoccer #1 Ranking in the USA from November 2014-January 2015 
Over 20 years Team Training Coaching Experience
USSF Licensed Coach
his daughter Natalie Cocchi is the 1st assistant coach at University of Louisville
James Thoresen
* Current Coach U-18 USP Old bridge Blue Thunder 2009 State Cup Finalist, 2010 US Club Soccer Premier Semi - Finalist, 2012 State Semi Finalist US Club
* MAPS Champion 2009 & 2010
* Former Player Baruch College
* Former Cosmopolitan League Player - NY Greeks
* Former NJ State Select Player
* Former NJ State North HS All Star
* Former 2 time Soccer Coaches Association of New Jersey All State - All Groups Soccer Player Madison Central
* Former 2 time Soccer Coaches Association of New Jersey All State - Group III Soccer Player Madison Central
* Former 3 Time All Middlesex County Soccer Player Madison Central
* Former 3 time All Conference Soccer Player Madison Central
* USSF Licensed Coach
Kristen McDermott
* Former Division I Regional All-American Monmouth University
* 2nd Leading Scorer Division I Women’s Soccer in the US - 1998
* Former player Monmouth University 2nd leading scorer in the history of the program
* Over 5 years Summer Camp / Team Training Coaching Experience
* USSF Licensed Coach
Chris Wessels
Former college player Brookdale Community College
All Conference, All State, National mention 2 years at Brookdale
Former standout and Varsity captain at Christian Brothers Academy
USSF Licensed Coach
John Plaugic (gk coach)
Modern Goalkeeper Training Systems (Owner)
Rutgers (Newark) Assistant Men's Soccer Coach
New Jersey Wildcats USL W- League Goalkeeper Coach
St. Benedict's Preparatory School, Assistant Coach 2009-2013
NEW JERSEY PREP A STATE CHAMPIONS 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
NO. 1 Soccer Camps, Regional Director & Goalkeeping Director, July 2011-Present
Red Bull New York, Pre-Academy Head Goalkeeper Coach, (RDS) Regional Developmental School, 2009-2011
Rutgers University (Newark), Assistant Women's Soccer Coach, December 2009-August 2010
Caldwell College, Assistant Men's Soccer Coach, January 2009-July 2009, Essex Fells, NJ
Rosenborg Ballklub, Internship with Rosenborg Ballklub (First Team), June 2013-July 2013, Trondheim, Norway
Developed and executed training sessions under the guidance of Jørn Jamtfall.
with Rosenborg Ballklub's first team goalkeepers Alexander Lund Hansen & Daniel Örlund.
NSCAA Advanced National Diploma
NSCAA Advanced National Goalkeeping Diploma
American Red Cross, Adult, Infant, & Child CPR, AED & First Aid Certification
Net Edge Goalkeeper Training (gk coach)
Catherine Gordon President
* USSF “C” License
* USSF Referee
* NSCAA Advanced National Goalkeeping Diploma
* Former USL Semi-Pro GK
* NJ ODP GK coach
* Region I ODP GK Coach
* NCAA Division I Asst. Coach
* NCAA Division III men’s GK coach
* New York Red Bulls RDS GK Coach
* Director Star Goalkeeper Academy
* Positive Coaching Alliance certified Trainer
* NSCAA Member
* US Soccer Foundation Member
* Women’s Sports Foundation Member
All our GK trainers have played and trained at top levels. Get the best keeper training with Net Edge.
Jess Fuccello
Career Scoring Stats: 36 goals, 12 assists, 84 points

2009: First-team All-Ivy ... ECAC Division I All-Star ... Team captain ... Started 15 of Penn's 16 games ... Led the Quakers and Ivy League, and finished third nationally, with a 1.07 goals-per-game average ... Scored 16 goals, which tied the school record for goals in a season ... Ivy League-high five of her goals were game-winners ... Led Ivy League and fifth nationally with a 2.33 points-per-game average (35 in 15 matches) ... Her 35 points are second on Penn's single-season list ... Ended career with 36 goals and 84 points, both of which are second on Penn's all-time list ... Scored in nine different matches ... Opened season with winning goal against George Mason (9/4) ... Tied school record with four goals on five shots against La Salle (9/6) ... Recorded a hat trick in a span of 8:23 to help Penn overcome a 3-0 deficit and tie Georgetown (9/20) ... Scored goals in consecutive games against Harvard (9/26) and UMBC (9/29), also had an assist against the Retrievers ... Had a four-game goal-scoring streak against Army (10/4), Columbia (10/10), Binghamton (10/14) and Dartmouth (10/18) ... Against the Big Green, scored three goals and had an assist in the first 25 minutes of a 5-1 romp ... Also had an assist against Pitt (9/13).

2008: Suffered a few injuries over the season and made just two appearances, against Columbia (10/10) and La Salle (10/12) ... Had four shots against the Explorers (three on goal) and one against the Lions.

2007: Unanimous first-team All-Ivy ... Second-team NSCAA All-Mid Atlantic ... second-team All-Mid Atlantic ... Started all 18 matches, one of seven Penn players to do so ... In her two-year career, has 29 starts ... Led Penn and the Ivy League in goals (11) and points (26) ... Both of those totals tie her for fifth on Penn's single-season list (with Jill Callaghan from 1998) ... Five of her goals were match-winners ... Scored in 10 different matches ... Only two-goal game came against Loyola-Chicago (9/16) ... Clinched Penn's first outright Ivy title with only goal in 1-0 win at Harvard (11/10) ... Had five-match scoring streak from Rider (9/30) to UMBC (10/23) ... Scored only goal in season opener, a 1-0 win over Saint Louis (8/31) ... The other goals in that stretch were against Ivy foes Columbia (10/6), Dartmouth (10/13) and Yale (10/20) ... Had a goal and assist in the same game three times, vs. Robert Morris (9/2), Yale and UMBC.

2006: Second-team All-Ivy ... Regional All-Freshman Team ... Played in all 16 matches as a freshman and started 11 of the last 13 up top ... Led Penn with nine goals and 23 points ... Tied for team-high honors with five assists ... Had a team-high 44 shots, 26 of which were on goal ... Scored three of Penn's four Ivy League goals ... Two-time Ivy League Rookie of the Week ... Two-time Elite Team of the Week ... Goal total was best by a Penn freshman since 2001, and tied for seventh on the program's single-season list ... Her point total is sixth on Penn's single-season list ... Had multi-goal games in three of Penn's last six matches, against Robert Morris (10/11), La Salle (10/25) and Brown (10/29) ... Also had an assist at La Salle ... Both goals vs. Brown came in final 11 minutes and salvaged 2-2 tie ... Assisted tying goal and scored winner in Penn's 3-2 come-from-behind win at UNC-Greensboro (9/15) ... Two days later, scored only goal in 1-0 win at East Carolina (9/17) ... One week later, had Penn's only tally in 2-1 Ivy loss to Harvard (9/24) ... Assisted only goal in 1-0 win at Cornell (9/30) and two of the three goals in the Quakers' 3-0 win over Lafayette (10/3).

High School: Four-year letterwinner in soccer ... Also lettered twice in basketball and lacrosse ... In soccer, led team in scoring all four years as team won Group IV State Championship each time ... Two-time Associated Press and Newark Star Ledger First-Team All-State ... Two-time Ocean County Player of the Year ... 2005 Shore Player of the Year ... Four-time All A-South ... Three-time first-team All-Shore, All-Ocean, all-county ... Two-time First-Team All-Group IV ... Member of New Jersey and Region I ODP teams ... Club team is PDA Wildcats ... Prior to her arrival at Penn, helped PDA finish second in U-18 age group at 2006 U.S. Youth Soccer Association (USYSA) National Championships in July ... Also played for PDA teams that won 2003 USYSA national club title (U-15) and finished runner-up in 2005 (U-17) ... Won three state cups and four Region I championships ... Distinguished honor roll student ... National Honor Society member ... 2005 recipient of Rusty Rizzitello Senior Excellence Award for Scholastic Achievement and Competitive Spirit ... 2006 NJSIAA Scholar/Athlete Award.

Carlie Till
QUICKLY: Above average foot skills...Confident and fearless in the net.
HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year varsity starting goalkeeper for the three-time Prep B State Champion Montclair Kimberly Academy... Holds the single-season shutout record and ranks second all-time for career clean sheets at MKA... First-team all-state pick and MKA captain... Also amassed 23 goals and 34 assists while playing as a midfielder and forward for the Cougars... Named first-team all-conference, first-team all-state and third-team by the Star Ledger in 2012... Earned first-team all-conference, first-team all-county and honorable mention NJSIAA as a junior... Honor Roll student all four years, Till received the Klein Award as the top female student athlete at MKA as a freshman and sophomore.
CLUB: Won three regional championships (2009, 2010, 2011) and a national championship (2010) with the New Jersey Olympic Development Program team and a state championship with her club team, PDA Celtic, the 2011 State Champions.
Tony McGowan
Licensed Coach
Former Top High School Player
Teddy Ritter (gk coach)
MSC Sonics - 5 Years
    -State Cup Champions
    -Disney Coca Cola Cup Winners
MSC Devils - 10 Years
    -Jefferson Cup Winners
    -Trained in Chelsea, England... Montreal... Austin, Texas...
GK 1 Training - 8 Years
    -Tim Howard - Manchester United/Everton (English Premier League)
    -Tim Mulqueen - GK Coach (NY/NJ Metrostars - Kansas City Wizards)
    -Tim Fouth - Monmouth University/Boston College Assisstant Coach
Middletown North - 4 Years Varsity
    -Tied the shutout record (20 in 2 years starting)
    -Best record in school history at 17-3-1 (2004)
    -1st Team A-North, 1st Team All-County, Shore Conference All-Star, 1st Team 2nd Keeper All-State.
University at Buffalo (Division 1) - 2 Years
    -Ranked #18 in the country.
    -Lost to #1 Akron in Penalty Kicks (Mid-Atlantic Conference Finals)
Montclair State University (Divison 3)- 1 Year
    -Ranked #7 in the country.
    -NJAC Tournament Champions
    -Elite 8 in the NCAA Tournament
         -Lost to #1 Ranked Messiah
F Coaching License Acquired
    -College Credits completed in:
            -Principles, Philosophy, and Organization of Athletics.
            -Theories and Techniques of Coaching.
Trevor Shearly
  • NJYSA “D” License coach
  • 30 years coaching experience.
  • 22 years youth soccer coaching/training experience
  • Shore ODP Area coach 1995-2002
  • MOSA select Coach 1997-2004 – 12 tournament wins, including Pocono cup and Metro Cup twice.
  • Private trainer 1995 – Present – Trained multiple girls who have gone on to play with Scholarships D1, D2, D3, Ivy League College soccer.
  • Associate Coach New Jersey Wildcats Lady Knights U14 Girls 2014
  • Associate Coach New Jersey Wildcats Pride U18 Girls 2014
  • Trainer Middletown Patriots Girls EDP - 2011-2014 (U14-U17)
  • Head Coach/Trainer Neptune Elite Girls 2009-2011 (U17/U18) MAPS
  • Head Coach/Trainer Ocean Elite Girls 2004-2009 (U15-U19) - All players went onto play in college.
  • Head Coach/Trainer East Brunswick Premier Extreme Boys (U17-U18) MAPS
  • Head Coach/Trainer TC Jersey Spirit Girls 2000-2004 (U15-U19) - MAPS Multiple tournament wins.
  • Head Coach/Trainer – Middletown Celtics Boys 1998-2000 – Finalist Kellogg’s cup at Giants stadium.
  • Head Coach/Trainer – Marlboro Lightning Girls 1993-1998.
  • Staff Trainer – 1996-1997 Holmdel soccer club. 2003-04 USP Soccer. Neptune Soccer 2004-06 – various teams.
  • ODP evaluator – 1995-2002. MOSA Select Evaluator 1995-2004
  • Player Ewell Football Club – England 1974-1984 & Head coach/Player 1984-1992.
  • Played in Holland, Germany, Austria, Belgium, France, Scotland & Ireland.
  • Qualified referee – Football Association & US Soccer.

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