Universal Soccer Academy Coaches are qualified and have extensive playing and coaching experience. Academy coaches attend our year-round coaching school designed to ensure that all staff is familiar with our coaching values, academy curriculum, and teaching objectives. All our staff coaches are first class people and are fully committed to leading all Universal students to success on and off the field.
President, Director of Soccer Operations
James Galanis has been leading our Academy since 2000. He has an unmatched history of developing players and teams that compete at the highest level of youth, collegiate and professional soccer. He has worked with some of the best players in the world including two-time World Player of the Year, Carli Lloyd and has been part of the US Soccer National Coaching Staff.
Sr. Youth Development Specialist
Moussa has been working with Universal Soccer Academy for 10 years and leads our Youth Development Programs. Moussa oversees the development of all students ages 9 to 18.
Junior Development Specialist
Shaun specializes in the development of our students aged 5 to 8 and heads our Junior Program. Shaun's ability to provide a structured and educational environment for young players gives our students a solid foundation.
Youth Development Specialist
Carl has been working at Universal Soccer Academy since 2000. In this time Carl has played a key role in the development of students of all ages and all levels.
Academy General Manager
Laura Dolhansky plays an integral part in the function of Universal Soccer Academy. Laura is our General Manager and provides exceptional service in all managerial tasks.