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Andy BiggsDirector of Coaching
Andy Biggs is the Director of Coaching at Bruno United. He became the Head Women’s Soccer Coach at Bryant University in 2015 and led the team to its first-ever NEC tournament appearance in his first season. He moved to Rhode Island in 2010 after coaching ODP, club, and college soccer in Maine for more than 15 years. From 2010 to 2015, Biggs was the Associate Head Coach member of the men’s soccer team at Brown University. During his time at Brown, the team won an Ivy League Championship, twice advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament, and ended the year in the nation’s Top 20 three times. Andy has also served as served as a US Soccer and US Youth Soccer National Staff Instructor and was the head coach of both the U14 and U17 Region 1 ODP teams, and coached dozens of players who went onto represent US National Teams — including four members of the 2015 World Cup Team.

Professional Coaching

Bruno United provides professional coaches who are committed to excellence. Bruno's coaches are chosen for their knowledge of the game and their ability to work with and communicate with young players. Bruno’s coaches are organized, professional, and prepared for every practice session and match. Bruno United was founded by the men’s soccer coaching staff at Brown University and continues to work with the coaches of this national recognized college program.
Howard Lukoff
Howard LukoffDirector of Girls Programs, Youth Development Academy, and Camps
USSF National B License
NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma
NSCAA Advanced National Diploma
NSCAA Advanced Goalkeeping Diploma
Assistant Women’s Coach, Salve Regina University
Former Head Women’s Coach, Bryant University
Alex Herlich
Alex HerlichDirector of Boys Programs
NSCAA National Diploma
NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma
Former Assistant Coach, Clark University
Four-year player, Clark University
Ed Martins
Ed MartinsTechnical Director - Girls
NSCAA Advanced National Diploma
NSCAA National Diploma
RI-ODP Olympic Development Program
USSF D, E, F License, USSF Youth 1 & 2 License
Multiple State Championships at Premier Level
Trevor Banks
Trevor BanksTechnical Director - Boys
Assistant Mens Coach, Brown University
Former Assistant Coach, Villanova University
USSF National B License
NSCAA Advanced National Goalkeeper Diploma

Bruno United Coaching Staff 2016-17

Carl Africo
Carl Africo2002 Boys
NSCAA Regional C
Head Coach, Central Falls Boys Varsity
Head Coach, Explosion FC Girls 2009-2014
Head Coach, Explosion FC Boys 2012-2014
Trevor Banks
Trevor Banks2002 Boys
Associate Head Coach, Brown University
Former Assistant Coach, Villanova University
USSF National B License
NSCAA Advanced National Goalkeeper Diploma
Adrian Blackadar
Adrian Blackadar2001 & 2000 Boys
Assistant Coach, Johnson & Wales University
Former Assistant Coach, Wesleyan University
Former Assistant Coach, Brown University
NSCAA Advanced National Diploma
Four-year player, Clark University
Jeffrey Carreira
Jeffrey Carreira2006 and 2009 Boys
NFHS Certificate
Youth Coach, Pawtucket Storm
Joseph Carreiro
Joseph Carreiro2001 Boys
USSF D License
RI-ODP Olympic Development Program
Collegiate Level Referee
Eric Delgado
Eric Delgado2003 Boys
Youth Coach, Pawtucket Storm
Player, Johnson Wales University
Joaquim Depina
Joaquim Depina2006 Boys
NFHS Certificate
Player, Rhode Island Reds, 2012-2014
Player, RI Stingrays, 2005-2007
Edwin Diaz
Edwin Diaz2008 Boys
Sindio Freitas
Sindio Freitas2004 Boys
Mateo Giraldo
Mateo Giraldo2005 Boys
Inter America Program coach
Played for Providence City FC
Sam Groves
Sam Groves2000 & 2001 Boys
Assistant Coach, Brown University
Former Assistant Coach, Babson College 2013-2016
Assistant Coach, Brown University 2011-12
USSF B License
Four-year player, University of Hartford
Ashlie Haas
Ashlie Haas2006 Girls
USSF National D License
Premier Coach, Rockledge Soccer Club 2011-2014
Four-year starter Florida Southern College

Ashley O'Brien Heidelberger
Ashley O'Brien Heidelberger2003 Girls
Assistant Coach, Bryant University
Former Assistant Coach, University of Hawaii
USC Advanced National Diploma
USSF National B License

Alex Herlich
Alex Herlich2009 Boys, Director of Boys Programs
NSCAA National Diploma
NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma
Former Assistant Coach, Clark University
Four-year player, Clark University
Luke Hovey
Luke Hovey2003 Boys
NSCAA National Diploma
Assistant Coach, Johnson & Wales University
Former Coach, RI-ODP Olympic Development Program
Former Player, UMass Lowell and Bryant University

Kasey Jeronimo
Kasey Jeronimo2010 Girls
NFHS Certificate
Head Coach, Somerset-Berkley Regional High School
GNAC All- Conference player at Pine Manor College
Matthew Lee
Matthew Lee2009 Boys
USSF F License
NFHS Certificate
Asst Coach, Lincoln HS Boys Varsity 2016-present
Four-Year Player Springfield College 2002-06
Captain, Springfield College
James Lineberger
James Lineberger2003 Boys
Coach, RI Soccer Club, 2010-11
Semi-professional player, Lincoln FC, CSL
Amateur player, Lusitana Sports Club, LASA, 2016
Four year player, Bryant University
Former player, Bruno United
Ernesto Lopes
Ernesto Lopes2004 & 2006 Boys
NFHS Certificate
Assistant Coach, Shea High School
Player, Rhode Island Stingrays
United States U23 Amateur Select Team
Cape Verde U21 Team
Howard Lukoff
Howard Lukoff2008, 2004, 2000/01 Girls; Director of Girls Programs
USSF National B License
NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma
NSCAA Advanced National Diploma
NSCAA Advanced Goalkeeping Diploma
Former Assistant Women’s Coach, Salve Regina University
Former Head Women’s Coach, Bryant University
Andre Martins
Andre Martins2010 and 2005/04 Girls
NSCAA National Diploma
Assistant Women’s Coach, Salve Regina University
Girls Head Coach, St. Raphael Academy
Brittany Martins
Brittany Martins1998 and 2002 Girls
Bruno United Player 2006-2010
Daniel Martins
Daniel Martins2007 and 2010 Girls
Ed Martins
Ed Martins2002 Girls
NSCAA Advanced National Diploma
NSCAA National Diploma
RI-ODP Olympic Development Program
USSF D, E, F License, USSF Youth 1 & 2 License
Multiple State Championships at Premier Level
Natalie Monaghan
Natalie Monaghan2008 Girls
Charles Osorio
Charles Osorio2003 & 2004 Boys
NSCAA Advanced National Diploma
Jaime Perez
Jaime Perez2008 Boys
Paulo Rodrigues
Paulo Rodrigues2006 Boys
Joshua Sousa
Joshua SousaGoalkeeping Coach and 2011/12 Boys
Assistant Coach, Wheaton College
Gabriel Toro
Gabriel Toro2004 Boys
Head Coach, CCRI
Four-year starter, University of Rhode Island
Orlando Zarone
Orlando Zarone2007 & 2008 Boys