Fall of 2018 brought a collection of new academy coaches to the DUSC family. Each individual brings a unique skill set and background to the club. We’d like to introduce you to these new coaches and give you some background information on their accomplishments.
Travis Blair - Travis is the Head Coach of our G2005 Blue and G2006 Orange teams. Before beginning his coaching career, Travis played for Wheaton College in Massachusetts. It was there he received DIII All-American recognition in 2014. Some of his previous coaching experience includes Assistant Coach of the Concordia Men’s program.
Kimani Calnek - Kimani is no stranger to the NYC soccer community as he worked for South Bronx United and Asphalt Green before coming to DUSC. He currently is the Director of Youth Development/Assistant Coach for MLK Boys HS Soccer aside from his role as our G2001 Blue Head Coach.
Nicole Carroll - Nicole is the Head Coach of our G2008 Orange team. Nicole played for Concordia before transferring to CCNY to finish her collegiate career. In 2012, she set the CCNY school record for shutouts in a given season (12). Nicole then went on to coach at CCNY, Monroe College, and now, DUSC.
Haley Chow - Haley joins us on the Academy side this fall. She was a Spring Classes Coach last year and is now our Assistant Coach for the G2002 Orange team. Her resume touts Division 1 experience for the Princeton Women's team, which surely will translate on the pitch to our players.
Eleri Earnshaw - Eleri is the Head Coach of our G2000 Blue team and brings plenty of experience along with her. She is the current Head Coach of the LIU Brooklyn Women's Soccer team with a UEFA B License. Prior to coaching, she logged an extensive career on the pitch. Eleri played for her home nation, Wales, as well as the North London club Arsenal W.F.C.
Annie Eckstein - Annie is our G2002 Blue Head Coach. We are fortunate to bring her on board as she has experience throughout numerous levels of play and currently holds a C License. Annie is a 2x NYC Girls Coach of the Year and has coached Bronx Science to 5 consecutive PSAL Championship appearances. She is also a Head Coach at University of Virgina's Soccer Centers of Excellence during the summer. Annie was an award winning player and captain at Dartmouth and still plays in the NY Metro Women's A Division
Sierra Kaufman - Sierra hails from the west coast with experience in coaching younger aged athletes. She is the current Head Coach of our G2012 team.
Alvaro Acosta - Alvaro is our 2009 Development Coach. He grew up in Miami, Florida playing at Kendall Academy SC for their USDA side. Alvaro also spent a year playing abroad in Italy in the Serie C youth division.
Werner Dasbach - Werner is the Head Coach of our B2003 Orange team. He has a wealth of experience including knowledge from being the women's head coach at NYU and Associate Men's Head Coach at Berry College. Werner has a USSF A License.
Esteban Silva - Esteban is the Head Coach of three DUSC teams this fall: B2011, B2009 Orange, and B2008 Orange. He spent 10 years coaching for BW Gottschee, proving he knows the NY soccer environment well. Esteban has a USSF A License.