Alex Cano

2008 Boys / 2010 Boys

Coach Alex has been with JUSC for two years and has ten years of coaching experience. He holds a US Soccer D License and has worked with multiple organizations successfully. Coach Alex has coached 28 teams to tournament finals from ages U9 thru U15 and his teams have reached the final 32 in State Cup competition. Coach Alex takes pride in developing younger players and instilling the joy of the game. Coach Alex says, “If you love what you do, it isn’t work…that’s why I coach soccer.”

 

Matt Iles

2003 Boys / 2008 Boys

Matt arrived from Cardiff, Wales in 2013, moving to the United States to pursue a soccer scholarship at Keiser university. During that time, he played in three National Championships, reaching the final 8 in 2015.  In 2017, Matt joined the coaching staff at Keiser University and aided the program in winning the Sun Conference and Conference tournament for the first time in program history. During the 2019 season, Matt and the coaching staff at Keiser were awarded Sun Conference Coaching Staff of the Year. Matt is in his third year coaching with Jupiter United. He currently holds the USSF C license qualification, which he completed in January 2020, and continues to further pursue higher licensing diplomas.

 

Neil McKay

2007 Girls / 2009 Girls / 2010 Girls

Neil McKay is a professional soccer coach with 12 years of experience working with semi-professional teams as well as working in schools and with youth soccer clubs across the globe. After gaining a Bachelor’s degree in Sports Coaching in the UK, Neil coached in the UK and Australia before moving to the US where he worked with the Michigan Chill, Chicago Fire Juniors, and Palm Beach Gardens Predators. Neil will be completing his UEFA B certification in the summer of 2020 and has multiple coaching licenses from the English FA including Soccer Coaching Level 2 and Advanced Goalkeeping Level 2 as well as being a NASM certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Coach. Coach Neil also has the United Soccer Coaches Sports Performance Diploma as well as the United Soccer Coaches Director of Coaching Professional Development Certificate.

 

Alan McCann

2005 Girls

Alan is going into his third season as Head Coach of Reading United AC, having spent two years as the Assistant Coach to Stephen Hogan. In his first two years as Head Coach, the club has won the Mid-Atlantic Division, Eastern Conference and USL League Two National Runner-Up for both 2018 and 2019. McCann was also named USL League Two Coach of the Year for both 2018 and 2019. During his time as both an Assistant and Head Coach, McCann has overseen the development of over 40 players to the professional and international ranks. Alan also spent four years as an Assistant Coach at Keiser University coaching one Freshman of the Year and two Defensive Players of the Year during that time. Along with this, he assisted in coaching seven players to All-Conference awards and four NAIA All-Americans and in 2017 helped the team advance to its first Sun Conference Final in 10 years. McCann currently holds both a USSF B License and a UEFA B Diploma.

 

Sam McNutt

2005 Girls / 2006 Boys

Sam arrived from Liverpool, England for his second stint in the US to work as a college soccer coach in 2013. He left his position at Liverpool Football Club where he worked for its International Soccer Academy and spent three years helping raise The University of Northwestern Ohio to be ranked #4 in the nation by 2016. He then took a position at Keiser University in 2017 and has helped see the Men's Soccer Program win the Conference Championship and Conference Season for the first time in its existence. Sam's playing experience involves going through the Liverpool FC Center of Excellence (Youth Academy) and then taking the opportunity to move to America and play college soccer for Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia, Kentucky. There he helped win three National Championships in his four years there.  After graduating, Sam returned home to play professionally for a number of English soccer teams. The highlight of his playing career was winning the Conference North Championship with Southport FC in the 2004-05 season and scoring in the final game of the season to help lift the trophy. Sam has his UEFA Level 2 coaching badge and will be working towards his B License this year. Sam joined Jupiter United Soccer Club in 2018 and has had success working with the Boys 08s and 06s and more recently with the girls 05s. His goal is to pass on as much knowledge he has acquired over the years being involved at various levels of the game internationally. Through this, he says that hopefully we can produce good, technically and emotionally well-balanced soccer players that can go on to play the game at the college level or professionally.

 

Rudy Medina

2006 Boys / 2009 Boys

Rudy is a former pro soccer player from El Salvador. Coach Medina played varsity high school and college soccer in New York City where he was a member of the CUNY All Star Team four times and won the CUNY Conference with Hunter College in 1987. Coach Medina began his coaching career with the City College Women’s Varsity team and the Spence Middle School soccer team before moving to southeast Florida in 2004. Since moving to Florida, he has coached with Palm Beach Soccer Academy (Nomads), Palm Beach Premier FC, Futbol 4 Ever and coached the Suncoast High School JV women’s soccer team.  Currently, coach Medina coaches Jupiter's U11 and U14 Comp Teams and has helped develop young players that have gone on to play in Division I and II schools and at the professional level. Coach Medina has worked with Jose Portoles, one time Assistant Coach of Real Madrid, and Raul Escoin of FC Barcelona, while at Palm Beach Premier FC. In addition, coach Rudy’s eldest daughter played for the El Salvador U20 Youth National Team. 

 

Nicolas Mertzokat

2008 Girls

Nico is in his first year with JUSC after joining as an Assistant Coach alongside coach Julian Slotty for the 08 Girls team. He has been a youth Goalkeeping Coach at Elite Soccer Academy and Boynton United, and professionally at Oklahoma Energy FC. Nico began his head coaching career with the SC West Dusseldorf U12 Boys and continues to pursue his Coaching Licenses.  Coach Nico played goalkeeper collegiately at both Oral Roberts (DI) and Radford University (DI) as well as competitively with OK Energy U-23 (PDL), Brooklyn Italians (NPSL), B.V. ’04 Dusseldorf (Germany), T.U.R.U. Dusseldorf (Germany), and SC West Dusseldorf (Germany).

 

Keelan Power

 Soccer Academy 

Keelan is in his first year at Jupiter United. He moved to the US when he was 19 years old to play college soccer at Century College in Minnesota before later competing for Methodist University in North Carolina. He then began his youth coaching  career. Keelan continued playing after his collegiate career as part of the Palm Beach Breakers in the UPSL. He currently holds a USSF D license and continues to pursue additional coaching licenses.

 

Jim Rooney

2009 Boys Elite

Jim is a former professional soccer player who played both midfield and striker. He played college soccer at Fordham University and C.W. Post where he holds the school's record for most goals in a single season: 21. Jim began his professional career in 1994 with the Long Island Rough Riders. He later played in MLS for the MetroStars, the Miami Fusion, the New England Revolution, and the Long Island Rough Riders. Prior to joining Jupiter United, Jim was the assistant coach for the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the NASL as well as part of the staff for the USMNT U-17 soccer team. He also was previously an assistant coach for Jacksonville Armada FC as well as a head coach at Boca Raton FC.

 

Julian Slotty

2004 Boys / 2008 Girls

Julian is in his first year with JUSC after taking over the 08 Girls and 04 Boys teams and quickly added a new energy to both groups. Julian currently works as the Camp Director at WARUBI Sports Academy here in Florida. He holds a UEFA B Coaching license, is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), and a Certified Nutritionist (CNS). Julian was formerly an Assistant Coach in Germany’s 5th tier and a Youth Soccer Coach (U10-16) at 2. Bundesliga Club Karlruher SC. As a player, Julian started with the Youth Academy of Berliner FC Dynamo in Germany and later played in the 5th and 6th tiers in Germany before playing collegiately at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University here in Florida (an NCAA DII college).

 

Theo Stamatopoulos

2011 Boys

Theo holds an FA level 1 certification that he earned while in his home nation of England. In addition to coaching at Jupiter United, Theo is a graduate assistant with the Florida National University women's team in Miami. He has also been an assistant coach for the men's varsity and junior varsity teams at Keiser University in West Palm.

 

Cliff Wisdom

Soccer Academy & Soccer School / Grasshoppers

Cliff grew up playing soccer in St. Ann, Jamaica for Aabuthnott Gallimore High school and he represented Jamaica in the Copa Latina in Miami in 2004. Cliff has played for numerous men’s teams throughout Florida, including the Florida Raptors in Ft. Pierce, the Jupiter Strikers (competing in the Disney Nationals Competition from 2006 to 2010) and the Island Strikers Club (1999 to 2006) from West Palm. Cliff was the head coach at St. Marks Middle School in Palm Beach Gardens from 2011-2013. Cliff is now coaching at Jupiter Christian School. He holds an NSCAA Level 2 Goalkeeper Training License as well as the prestigious National Youth License.