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Office Staff

Executive Director - Evan Dabby
Phone: 609-490-0725
Email: evan@njyouthsoccer.com

Evan Dabby joined NJ Youth Soccer as the Executive Director in April 2014. Prior to that, he worked for MLS in the League Office for 16 seasons overseeing Stadium Operations, Game Operations, Medical, Venue Design, Team Travel and Supporter Relations. Evan grew up in Bergen County playing soccer through his college years at Tufts University. He currently resides in Freehold with his wife and son and daughter, both of whom are currently playing soccer.

Director of Coaching - Rick Meana
Phone: 609-371-2673
Email: coach@njyouthsoccer.com

Rick Meana joined NJ Youth Soccer as the Director of Coaching in July 1998. Prior to that, he worked as the Training and Staff Development Manager for Chimes Inc. while also working as the Director of Coaching for the Olympic Development Program for the Delaware Youth Soccer Association and the Head Coach of Men's Soccer at Delaware Technical Community College Stanton Campus. Rick grew up in Baltimore playing youth soccer through his college years at Wheeling College then semi-professional for the Pompei SC of the Maryland Major Soccer League. He currently resides in Barnegat with wife Chris and daughters Olivia and Amanda, both are graduates of Barnegat High School and played in the town soccer league as youngsters.

Assistant to the Director of Coaching and Tournaments - Lindsey Nappi
Phone: 609-490-0725 ext 1
Email: lindsey@njyouthsoccer.com

Manager, Finance & Administration - Samantha LaManna
Phone: 609-490-0725 ext 4
Email: sam@njyouthsoccer.com

Samantha LaManna joined NJ Youth Soccer in May of 2011 and is currently the Manager of Finance and Administration. Previously Sam worked as an Office Manager for an indoor sports facility before joining the team at NJYS. She resides in Allentown with her husband Charlie and 4 children, Hudson, Savannah, MaKayla and Charlee. Savannah has found quite the passion for the game while playing with her travel team, while all four have enjoyed the game through their in town soccer club.

ODP Coordinator - Erika Salter
Phone: 609-490-0725 ext 2
Email: erika@njyouthsoccer.com

Member Services & State Cups Coordinator - Lorie Hynes
Phone: 609-490-0725 ext 3
Email: lorie@njyouthsoccer.com

Lorie Hynes joined NJ Youth Soccer in 2006 as a data entry clerk, and worked her way up to Member Services and State Cups Coordinator. Prior to joining the NJ Youth Soccer team, Lorie worked with many youth sports organizations and even ran a Youth football league. Lorie is passionate about helping the NJ Youth Soccer membership to succeed, and is honored to be a part of the soccer community. Lorie currently lives in Freehold with her husband Vinny and 2 grown children Vinny and Joey.

Director of Operations - Ernie Cerone
Phone: 609-469-5022

Email: ernie@njyouthsoccer.com

Ernie Cerone joined NJ Youth Soccer as the Director of Operation in August 2018. Ernie previously worked at a family-owned business in New York City as the Controller for 18 years. Ernie started his coaching career in 1988 at DePaul Catholic in Wayne and has coached in the Lawrence Hamnett Soccer Association for the past 16 years. In addition, to serving as the treasurer for the club, Ernie has been a referee for the past six years. He currently resides in Lawrenceville with his wife and has two grown children, both of whom played youth soccer for Lawrence Hamnett.

ODP Technical Director - James Galanis
Email: odptechnicaldirector@njyouthsoccer.com

Ryan Foley - Onboarding Specialist

Ryan Foley is recent graduate of Rutgers University and began with NJ Youth Soccer as an intern in 2018 and was recently promoted to Onboarding Specialist to focus on assisting membership utilize the Stack Sports software. Ryan has experience as a national level youth referee and is the Director of Operations for Howell Soccer Club where he recently launched its TOPSoccer program.

Phone: 609-479-2850
Email: ryan@njyouthsoccer.com

ADDITIONAL PERSONNEL

John Archibald joined NJ Youth Soccer in February 2017 and is the founder and CEO of Resolution Promotions, a digital marketing agency based at the Jersey Shore. He previously served as the Director of Communications for the New Jersey Ironmen of the Major Indoor Soccer League from 2007-09, also spending time in the USL W-League with the Pali Blues Soccer Club and New Jersey Wildcats. He most recently worked as the Vice President of Communications for Sky Blue FC of the National Women's Soccer League from 2014-18 after being the club's Director of Communications from 2009-2012. John and his wife, Jackie, have one son and currently reside in Brick.

Email: jarchibald@ressports.com

Vinny Farina joined NJ Youth Soccer as a Project Manager in December 2017. Vinny also works in the healthcare financial field overseeing recovery projects, consulting process to redesign workflow engagements and data analytics reviews. Vinny grew up in Essex County playing and coaching soccer through his college years at Rutgers-Newark University where he also obtained a MBA. He currently holds a National C-License through US Soccer and is involved in the grassroot level programs in his town of Millstone Twp. Vinny is married and has son and daughter, both of whom are currently playing soccer.

Email: vinny@njyouthsoccer.com

Nate Penn joined NJ Youth Soccer in May 2019 as a Project Consultant to manage the Innovate to Grow grant that was awarded by US Soccer. Prior to that, Nate worked at Verizon Wireless for 11 years in sales, pricing strategy, and loyalty marketing. He grew up in South Jersey where he played and refereed soccer. Currently, he officiates collegiate matches and is a US Soccer Referee Assessor. Nate lives in Cedar Knolls and is looking forward to seeing his new niece start playing soccer.