Coaching Staff

Coaching Staff

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.

James Galanis
Director of Soccer Operations

James Galanis is considered one of the best coaches/teachers of soccer in the USA. For over a decade James has helped players of all ages and all levels excel at individual development, the game, and in life itself. His wisdom and methodology come from his own experiences in life and on the soccer field.

Danny Madaroski
Asst. Director of Soccer Operations

Danny joined Universal Soccer Academy in 2015. Danny manages and promotes all of our Universal activities, including camps, team training, clinics, seminars, individual and small group training. As a former professional soccer player and business graduate, Danny supports James in daily operations, along with the overall growth of the Academy.

Mario Giunchiglia
Soccer of Operations Argentina

Mario Giunchiglia has been leading our Argentinean Academy since 2002. His knowledge wisdom has helped Universal Argentina produce world-class players for over a decade.

Moussa Issa
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.

Shaun Feehan
Junior Development Specialist

Shaun specializes in the development of our students aged 5 to 8 and heads our Junior Program. Shaun's abilty to provide a structured and educational environment for young players gives our students a solid foundation.

Dave Stanwood
Goal Keeper Director

Dave leads our Goal Keeping Programs. Dave has been working with Universal Soccer Academy since 2011 and provides an exceptional Goal Keeping experience for our students.

Rubin Concepcion
Youth Development Specialist

Ruben has been working with Universal Soccer Academy for 5 years. Ruben provides energy and excitement to our programs with his ability to inject confidence in our students.

Carl Hymes
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.

Laura Dolhansky
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.

Code of Ethics

  • Our coaches teach students sportsmanship values by teaching them how to accept defeat, and respect the opposition and officials.
  • Our coaches take a personal interest to ensure all academy students are improving.
  • Our coaches enforce all rules.
  • Our coaches discipline bad behavior.
  • Our coaches notice the individual doing well and praise him/her.
  • Our coaches reward students when they deserve it.

Coaching Opportunities

For Universal Soccer Academy employment opportunities, e-mail your soccer biography to us.


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