The Villages, FLA: Head Coach, Anderson DaSilva, has assembled his coaching staff for the coming season. Residents of The Villages will find familiar faces among the staff:
Assistant Coach – Sergio Santos
“Sergio brings a wealth of soccer experience to the club and will implement a club wide program that will advance goalkeeper development. His professional playing experience and his coaching experience will be an asset to the club” said Coach Anderson.
Sergio will be responsible for developing and training goalkeepers along with his duties as Assistant Coach. “I am excited for the opportunity at The Villages PDL. My ultimate objective will be to develop every Goalkeeper to the highest level of his ability” says Coach Sergio. Coach Sergio Santos, has been the Goal Keeper Coach at The Villages High School for the past 8 years.
Statistics Coach – Jim Flores
Coach Jim has been the Assistant Coach and Statistician at The Villages High School for the past 5 seasons. His attention to detail and knowledge of the game helps me put together a game plan as well as make in game adjustments that are vital to the success of the team” said Coach Anderson. Coach Jim Flores has been part of the coaching staff at The Villages High School for the past 5 seasons and has over 35 years of coaching experience.
Performance Coach – Gabriel Zapponi
Coach Gabriel Zapponi is currently the Performance Coach and Director of Operations for the Men’s Soccer Program at Jacksonville University. In 2011 Gabriel captained the Northeast Oklahoma A&M College to a Regional Championship. “The PDL season is only 3 months long. And you play so many games in that time span. Having Gabriel on the staff as our Performance Coach will give our players an edge over other teams in the league” says Coach Anderson. Gabriel Zapponi earned his degree in Sports and Exercise Science with a focus on strength and conditioning from The University of Central Florida.
Athletic Trainer – Brittany Ramsey
“I had the opportunity to work with Brittany this past season. I was very impressed with the way she worked with the players. Brittany will work with our players daily, she will address any injuries and keep them physically fit to perform at the highest level”said Coach Anderson. Brittany Ramsey is currently the Head Athletic Trainer for The Villages High School. Previously, she was the Athletic Trainer for the Women’s Volleyball Teams at Stetson University