Long Island based HC Paul Riley is so happy to have Scott Vallow, Sean Nahas, Nathan Thackery, & Charlie Naimo return, stating, "The technical staff have been a huge part of our success. They understand the human elemet and their ability to communicate their knowledge has been huge. I tell them to be curious, to push the envelope. They make me a better coach, they push me out of my comfort zone." Heres hoping high praise gets them a higher pay day?
Scott Vallow: 3rd year asst. w/ NC, 5th with Paul, 2NWSL titles, played his college ball at Bowling Green, MLS player with Dallas & Rapids, USL with Rhinos.
Sean Nahas: 14 yrs. with NCFC Youth, oversees NC Courage Dev. Acad., USNT asst. with U-20 USWNT & U-14 YNT also scouted for the USNYT.
Nathan Thackery: 3rd year with team, 9th coaching season, began with Young Harris College in 2011 then Head of GK @ Dynamo Academy, now also DIr of GK for NCFC Youth.
Charlie Naimo: 3rd yr as Tech. Advisor, was TD @ Western NY Flash 2014-'16, assists with scouting and roster development and 2019 dreftees:Harbison, Milliet & Tillman.
Bill Palladino: 38 years @ UNC with Anson Dorrance, volunteers his time @ NC Courage as in the past, with UNC has 22 national titles, received the Glenn "Mooch" Myernick Award in 2012. Key with 1987 team giving up just 2 goals in regular season.