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We strive to produce technically gifted, intelligent players with a high level of tactical understanding.

East Coast FC, based in South Shore of Nassau County, Long Island NY, strives to produce technically gifted, intelligent players with a high level of tactical understanding. To attain the highest level of personal and team performance, ECFC requires dedication, discipline, and commitment from our players, parents, coaches, and trainers. Our training philosophy is designed to produce a complete soccer player, which includes a high moral standard and a sense of fair play. ECFC provides the best learning environment on Long Island for the devoted soccer player that wants to reach the next level. While we want our players to excel, we also want them to love and enjoy every aspect of the game. Our player pathway includes ECNL RL, USYS National League, EDP, NYCSL, to collegiate, semi-pro, and pro.


Director of Player Personnel

and Development 

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Sporting Director / Technical Director / Girls Director of Coaching


Boys Director of Coaching


Anthony grew up in Argentina playing soccer for Club Atletico Trinidad in the province of San Juan, Argentina. At the age of 17, he was awarded the Adidas Golden Boot winner for most goals at the Snickers US Youth National Championship. Anthony attended Hofstra University and Stony Brook University in New York, where he earned his degree in International Business. After his collegiate years, Anthony went on to play soccer at San Martin of San Juan, Argentina, as well as Long Island Rough Riders in New York, participating in USL 2. Anthony has been coaching soccer since the age of 18 years old for many local travel teams on Long Island, New York.


Mariano was born in Argentina where he began his career as a soccer player. He completed all developmental programs in Argentina and when he was 17 years old he obtained his first contract as a professional soccer player. Mariano played professionally for the Club Atletico Banfield and later came to the United States to play for the New York Fever, A-League. He began working with Globall Soccer in 2001 and continued his work as a coach with the Long Island Rough Riders until now.

As a coach, my philosophy is built from the likes of coaches Cesar Luis Mennoti and Pep Guardiola, to train my teams to be highly technical players, always being creative and offensive on the field. I am a high energy active coach that always gives 100% of myself to my teams, building confidence and passion to enjoy the game. I like to form sportsmanship in my teams and good character to perform on the field. It's not only about winning, especially with the younger ages, it's also about learning to be a good player inside and outside the field with plenty of discipline and respect.


John joined the East Coast FC coaching staff in July 2020 as the Boys Director of Coaching. Prior to joining East Coast FC, he founded Johan Juniors Soccer in 2015 which is a coaching organization that provides program building, training curriculums, and coaching staff to multiple youth soccer programs in Nassau County. John's Juniors Soccer style of play and repeated success across multiple teams and age groups quickly led to acclaim in the youth soccer community across the nation.  


When asked about East Coast FC, John said, “East Coast is an exciting opportunity for us because after speaking with club management and Sporting Director Mariano Belen I can see this is a club with a lot of ambition and potential.  There is talent in both the players and the coaching staff, but more importantly I am impressed with the environment and the overall enthusiasm within the club. I am looking forward to the challenge.”


John holds his USSF “B” Coaching License, his USC Director of Coaching Diploma, in addition to attaining multiple certifications by NSPA.  In 2018, he graduated from Adelphi University in Business and Sports Management with a 3.98 GPA.

SafeSport training, Sideline Sports Doc Training, United States Soccer Background Screening.

Juan Velasco -  USSF National B, NSCAA/USC National Diploma

Jose Lopez - USSF National C, National Sports & Performance Assiciation Certified (Speed & Agility, Sports Nutrition, Program Design Specialist, Weightlifting Performance Coach), BA PhysEd K-12 Queens College

Cristian Velasquez - USSF National C, USSF 4v4 Grassroots, National Sports & Performance Assiciation Certified (Speed & Agility, Sports Nutrition, Program Design Specialist, Weightlifting Performance Coach)
Carlos Mery- USSF NATIONAL D, NSCAA NATIONAL DIPLOMA; NSCAA ADVANCE DIPLOMA, NSCAA GOALKEEPER ADVANCED REGIONAL, NASM (National Association of Sports Medicine) License, National Sports & Performance Assiciation Certified (Speed & Agility, Sports Nutrition, Program Design Specialist, Weightlifting Performance Coach)

Matteo Durango - USSF NATIONAL C License, 2022 Ironman Bronze All World Athlete Status 

Ryan Dunnan - UEFA B License, England FA Level 3 Certificate in coaching

Rigels Qosa - UEFA B License, NSCAA Diploma, CJSA State License, CJSA Technical Training

Max Kimbarow - NSCAA Advanced Diploma, NSCAA National Diploma, NSCAA GOALKEEPER ADVANCED REGIONAL

Sergio Valencia - USSF National Coaching C, LIJSL/NSCCA Coaching Certificate , LIJSL/NSCAA Coaching Certificate ,CPR/FIRST AID Certificate, NSCAA/DIRECTOR OF COACHING DIPLOMA

Tim Bevan - USSF D National, National Youth Coaching Course (NYCC), NSCAA Advanced National Diploma

Cristian Saravia - USSF National C (Dec 2020)-USSF D (Aug 2018) - USSF National E (Feb 2018)  - USSF National F (Nov. 2016) 

Nick Maleganos - USSF F License, NSCAA National Diploma, PT, CPR, AED Certified, Heads Up Certified 

Brittany Block - USSF National F License, CPR/AED Certification issued 11/05/2019, Permanent License for Physical Education K-12 issued 9/1/2011, Health Education Certification issued 9/1/2011

David Musinski - Marist College, (BA)  Business Administration and Management, Finance, and Human Resources, Head Youth Soccer Coach for various LI Teams (2006-present)

Joe Misso - Club Mentor, Over 20 years as Director of Hota, Gottschee, and Met Oval, Helped create the Mens and Womens program at Queens College


2771 Jerusalem Avenue, Bellmore NY 11710

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