COACHING TEAM

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MARIO COSTA

LEAD COACH

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DEREK PEREIRA

Lead Coach

LUKE PERRY

DIRECTOR & LEAD COACH

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JAKE DURHAM

LEAD COACH

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LUKE PERRY

DIRECTOR & LEAD COACH

As a UEFA A licensed coach through the English Football Association, Luke Perry has quickly established himself as one of the most up and coming coaches in the game today. 

Coach Perry has been the Head Coach at NCAA DII American International College since 2015, turning the program around into one of the most competitive teams in the conference. 

Prior to coaching, Perry was an all-conference collegiate player and competed at the professional level.

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MARIO COSTA

LEAD COACH

As a USSF licensed coach through US Soccer Federation, Mario joins LPA soccer bringing a wealth of knowledge in player development at the elite youth level from U5s through Under 23s.


Coach Mario has coached at the high school level for the last 7 years, helping Stonington High School to win the CT state championship. Mario has played an instrumental role in developing players to move into the college game, with many of his players currently playing in DI, DII & DIII.


Mario was a NCAA DII standout player, receiving all-conference accolades, and went on to play semi-professionally

 

JAKE DURHAM

LEAD COACH

Jake Durham joins the LPA team as one of the most recognized players in the region. 

Since arriving from Bury Football Club, Durham became an impact player at American International College where he served as a captain for three years. 

Jake was an All-region and All-Conference player for the Yellow Jackets and went on to play semi-professionally for Ann Arbor and Reading United. 

Jake currently holds his English FA Level 2 coaching in football and is working towards his UEFA B license. 

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