DIRECTOR OF COACHING
Darren immigrated to America in 1999, since then had been involved in
Tom's River soccer with TRSA and then TRFC since 2001 .A Native of
Drogheda, Co Louth, played with various youth clubs in the area,
Darren attended Colaiste Ide, Dublin where he studied Autocad in 1997.
Darren began operating Celtic Elite Training Academy in 2005, Darren
has operated camps in NJ, PA and NH
Darren started his club
coaching in TRSA. Trained in various clubs through out the Ocean
Darren holds a USSF D License,
USSF National Youth License, US Youth Soccer Top Soccer Coach, Futsal
Level 1, NSCAA Director of Coaching, LaLiga Levels 1-3
Discovered at age 7 by the world known Eusebio, also known as the
'Black Pearl", Peter was drafted at the age of 18 into the MISL by NY
express. He went on to play for Dayton Dynamo & eventually made his
way to Portugal for a tryout with FC Porto, Upon his return to the US
he went on to play professionally for several more years until being
forced into early retirement due to a knee injury. During his 9 year
professional career he has played with various clubs in the US and has
played games in Haiti, Portugal and Germany.
Peter has operated his
own training company's in Soccer Vision and International Soccer Club,
has been a Director of Coaching with Bridgewater and Lacey soccer
clubs. Peter has been a coach with Jefferson high school and Rutgers
as well as an assistant coach with Wright State University and New
Paltz. Peter was also an assistant coach with the Chattanooga Express
fro the 92-93 season.
Peter has trained in Toms River since 2001 and has been a member of
Celtic Elite since 2001
A native of Maplewood, Tom was spotted kicking a ball about by the
famous Gene Chyzowych who hoped Tom would take up the sport and who
Tom played his High School soccer under at Columbia High School in
Maplewood . Tom continued His education at Elizabeth College and Kean
College, Thomas is also an Investment Advisor Representative working
at Morgan Stanley in Toms River, NJ and has over 33 years of
experience in the finance industry.
Tom has played with multiple clubs including Union Lancers & Newark
Ukrainians and also semi-pro with Sporting Newark FC. Tom currently
holds a USSF D License.
Tom begin his coaching/training career in 1993 with TRSA. Tom has
been a member of Celtic Elite since 2003 where he helped run and shape
the company in the early years and continues to be relied upon for the
running of the training company's programs
an avid soccer player since the age of five, Matt's love for the game
only grew as the years went by. Matt has played for TRSA since the age
of three. He continued to play under the coaching and supervision of Mr.
Paddy O’Neill, founder of Celtic Elite. Since he has stopped playing the
game personally, He has devoted time to encouraging and enriching the
soccer experiences of Toms River youth for many years.
Matt is a graduate of Toms' River High School North
class of 2004 where he was Varsity Captain. Matt continued playing in
College in Div 3 with Montclair State and went on to get his Bachelor's
degree in Physical & Health Education from Kean University
Matt first started be a trainer in 2007 with
Celtic Elite in, Matt has trained in many local clubs and is
current head coach of TRFC Athletico and currently holds a USSF D
With this Bachelor’s degree, Matt is trained to
not only educate youth in sports, team-building, conflict resolution,
and physical health, but also work alongside colleagues and build open
communication with parents of teammates.
A native of Toms River Kate began her playing career with TRSA, Kate
is a graduate of Toms' River High School North class of 2004 where she
played. A member of the New Jersey ODP team in 1999 and 2002 and had
club success as a New Jersey State finalist and Region I Premier
League champion. Kate was All-County and All-Conference selection
went on to attend the College of Charleston where she played D1
soccer. Kate graduated in 2008 from Charleston with a Bachelor of
Science Major: Psychology Minor: Health. Kate then went on to continue
her education at Monmouth University where she earned her Master of
Science in Mental Health Counseling
Kate began her soccer training career in 2008 with Celtic Elite.
Kate is our Head Trainer for our Clinic program and has a USSF D
Along with being Head Coach of the Women's Soccer Team at
Georgian Court, Moore is a senior staff member and Director of
Goalkeeping at TRFC, Jim also trains various youth teams and is
charged with developing the organizations goaltenders and has been a
member of Celtic Elite since 2006. Moore also serves as Assistant to
the Associate Director of Athletics for the university. He was also
the recipient of the GCU student services “Outstanding Service” award
for the 2008/2009 academic year.
Before heading to Georgian Court, Moore served as an assistant coach
at Bryant University for six seasons. While at Bryant, Moore played a
crucial role in turning around a Bulldog program which had not posted
a winning season since 1993, helping the team earn its first national
ranking and first NCAA Tournament bid in 2001. Bryant won 48 games in
four seasons from 2001 to 2004, while Moore was on the staff.
A 1996 graduate of Providence College, Moore made his first foray into
coaching soon after; obtaining an assistant women’s coaching position
at his alma mater in 1998. While at Providence, Moore served as a
student assistant on the 1993 team that won the Big East Championship
and went to the Sweet 16 in the National Tournament.
Moore has earned both a National and Advanced National License from
the NSCAA and has been a member of that organization since 1993.
Elliot Graduated from Georgian Court University in 2016 after
4 years, where he served as team caption for hi Junior year. Following
his graduation Elliot went to Wilkes University where he was graduate
assistant with the Wilkes men's and women’s soccer team. Baldwin
played four years at Georgian Court where he served as team captain
his junior season. His time at Georgian Court was topped off by a
Central Athletic Collegiate Conference championship during his senior
Elliot has been a trainer for Celtic Elite since 2015 and has also had
spells with the New York Red Bulls training programs which covers
their community coaching as well as the younger elite set ups such as
the showcase teams and RDS program. Elliot has also spent time
coaching at Wycombe Wanderers
Elliot holds a USSF License as well as English F.A. Levels 1 & 2.
Elliot is currently the Men's Assistant Coach at Georgian Court
A native of Dublin, Ireland Jamie played with some of the best youth
development programs in Ireland with Drogheda United and Home Farm FC.
Jamie is currently attending Georgian Court University studying
Exercise Science while playing keeper in their D1 program
been training with Celtic Elite since 2018. Jamie has his USSF License
as well as his FAI Kickstart Coaching license
A native of Kearny, Daniel played his high school soccer with
Kearny High School and is in his final year with Georgian Court
University. Daniel is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese
Daniel started training in 2015 with the Jackson Lions Soccer Club,
Daniel began training with Celtic Elite since 2017, Daniel has his
Born in Krakow, Poland, Daniel emigrated to Ireland where he played
with youth side Corduff and Stella Maris. Daniel represented Dublin
County from U15-U17. Daniel is in his senior year at GCU where he has
been a mainstay in their defense since 2016
been training with Celtic Elite since 2017. Jamie has his USSF License,
as well as his FAI Kickstart Coaching license
A native of Stratford, Connecticut Javal played his high school soccer with
Bunnell High School and is in his final year with Georgian Court
University. Javal is Accounting undergraduate student at Georgian
Court University with an interest in acquiring a Master in Business
Administration and a CPA License
Javal has played with Harford City in the NPSL, Javal has been with Celtic Elite since 2017,
Javal has his USSF License
A native of Manchester, Joe played his youth soccer with Toms River
and also went on to play for BOCA. Joe has 3 boys who play and has
also been a past board member with TRFC
Joe begin his coaching/training career in 2006. Joe has
been a member of Celtic Elite since 2014 where he oversees our U6/U7
youth development programs. Joe has a USSF License
Matt has been with Celtic for 4 years now. Matt is a former 4 year
varsity starter for Point Beach High School. He went on to play at
Ocean County College where playing striker he was named the 2008
Offensive Player of the year and lead the team in goals.
In his coaching career Matt has coached Lavallette Elementary School
Boys ( 2011 & 2013 Conference Champions), was an assistant coach at
Point Beach High School on the boys side, and he assisted in training
Tony Meola’s GK1 U9 Boys program.
Matt Currently is a USSF Nationally licensed coach. He actively plays
in various men’s outdoor and indoor leagues. Matt is a loyal Tottenham
Hotspurs supporter. He resides in Lavalette, NJ and enjoys surfing.
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