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Office Staff

Executive Director - Evan Dabby
Phone: 609-490-0725
Email: [email protected]

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: [email protected]

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: 609-336-2022
Email: [email protected]

Lindsey Nappi joined NJ Youth Soccer as the Assistant to the Director of Coaching in February 1999. Prior to that, she worked as the Manager of Fit America in Brick, NJ. She is currently the President of Battle of Monmouth SC, MOSA 2nd VP and an assistant coach for her daughter's soccer team. Lindsey grew up in Freehold playing youth soccer for Freehold SL. She currently resides in Freehold with husband Ken, son Reed and daughter Britney.


Manager, Finance & Administration - Samantha LaManna
Phone: 609-336-2024
Email: [email protected]

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: 609-336-2020
Email: [email protected]

Erika Salter joined NJ Youth Soccer in March of 2015 and is currently the ODP Coordinator. Previously, Erika was a Kindergarten teacher and Assistant Director at a learning center. She volunteered on the Board of NJ Youth Soccer for several years as the Central Jersey Recreation Commissioner before being employed onto the NJYS staff. Erika grew up playing for East Windsor PAL and for the Monroe Township Soccer Club. She continued playing soccer through college for Georgian Court University. She has three children, Kaylie, Jonathan and Henry.


Member Services & State Cups Coordinator - Lorie Hynes
Phone: 609-336-2021
Email: [email protected]

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: [email protected]

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: [email protected]

James Galanis has been involved in soccer on many different levels for over 20 years.  James is consider one of the top youth development coaches in the world and has successfully served as a Technical Director at the club level and as director of US Soccer training centers.  In 2000 James founded Universal Soccer Academy which has been instrumental in providing top quality training for some of the best players in the world including two-time World Player of the Year Carli Lloyd.  James is in his third year as Technical Director for NJODP and has brought with him a vision that has seen NJODP continue to provide an exceptional experience for NJODP state representatives and members of Young Olympians Program.


ODP Youth Coaching Director - Lou Mignone
Email: [email protected]

Lou Mignone holds a U.S Soccer A-License, National Youth License, and a United Soccer Coaches Diploma.  He serves as the Director of Coaching at West Orange United FC and has been coaching for the past 30 years.  Lou is a Coaching School instructor,TOPSoccer Area Coordinator for New Jersey Youth Soccer, and a Grassroot Instructor for U.S Soccer.  He has earned undergraduate, graduate degree, and played at Rutgers Newark.  Lou is a retired police detective and current Adjunct of Criminal Justice.
   


Ryan Foley - Onboarding Specialist & Strategic Projects

Ryan Foley began with NJ Youth Soccer as an intern in 2018 and was promoted to Onboarding Specialist & Strategic Projects to focus on assisting membership utilize the Stack Sports software. He also engages in strategic projects with the NJ Youth Soccer membership. Ryan played competitive and recreation soccer for 14 years, while also having referee experience at events such as the US Youth Soccer National Championships Series Finals and the US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup National Finals. Ryan is currently the Director of Operations for Howell Soccer Club, a New Jersey Youth Soccer recreation member club.

Phone: 609-479-2850
Email: [email protected]


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: [email protected]

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: [email protected]

Contact Us

New Jersey Youth Soccer

569 Abbington Dr, Suite 5
East Windsor, New Jersey 08520

Phone: 609-490-0725
Email: [email protected]

New Jersey Youth Soccer

569 Abbington Dr, Suite 5
East Windsor, New Jersey 08520

Phone: 609-490-0725
Email: [email protected]
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