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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
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. James has served many roles throughout his career including National Training Center Director at US Soccer, Head Coach of the Atlanta Beat, Technical Director of Medford Strikers, and Technical Director of New Jersey Olympic Development Program. 

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.

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.

Cedric Konan
Youth Development Specialist
Cedric came through the Universal Soccer Academy system having joined as a 14-year-old. Cedric spent 5 years as a student and in 2017 returned as an aspiring coach.

Laura Dolhansky
Academy General Manager
Laura Dolhansky plays an integral role in the daily operations of Universal Soccer Academy. As General Manager, Laura provides exceptional service in all areas of communication and management.

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Universal Soccer Academy, LLC.
1A Coleman Court
Southampton, NJ 08088

p: 609.254.0335