Giuseppe DePalo

Camp Director

With a myriad of experience at both Professional and NCAA Level, Giuseppe has become one of the most successful and respected coaches in the Southeast Region. In 2016, In addition to taking on the Director of Coaching role at Pinecrest, Giuseppe expanded his horizons by being named Head Coach of the Miami Fusion of the NPSL. The highlight was the Fusions run in the prestigious US Open Cup, where Giuseppe Advanced the team into the 2nd Rd.

Along the way there were also league victories against the Tampa Bay Rowdies 2, and Ft Lauderdale Strikers 23s of the NASL.

As of 2015, The NCAA ranked him 32nd among coaches in his division in total victories. With coaches totaling less than 20 years ,Giuseppe ranks in the top 15 in NCAA II in total wins.

As a professional coach, Giuseppe has earned an impeccable reputation in the US for the job he did building the program at Nova Southeastern University, where he spent 17 seasons. At the time he was hired, Giuseppe was one the youngest Head Coaches in all of college soccer at age 26. The NSU Program was an NAIA team when he took over, who were expected to struggle in their transition to the NCAA. Giuseppe, remarkably, had the team near the top of the league almost immediately. He accomplished this on one of the smallest budgets in the league, and without a full time assistant coach. The Sunshine State Conference which is dubbed the conference of National Champions is considered by many the ACC of NCAA II. There are numerous top soccer programs, with 5 of the last 10 national finalists and champions all coming from SSC schools.

A native of Milan, Italy, DePalo attended perennial soccer power Franklin Pierce in N. H. He helped the Ravens to back-to-back NCAA Division II Tournament appearances in 1993 and 1994.

Upon graduating from Franklin Pierce in 1995 with a degree in International Business, he signed with the Connecticut Wolves of the USL. After two years with the Wolves, DePalo spent time with the Canton Invaders and Tampa Bay Terror of the Indoor NPSL, as well as the Albany Alleycats and New Hampshire Phantoms of the USL.

DePalo currently holds a USSF “A” License, as well as a UEFA B license. He is currently Pursuing his UEFA A license

* Masters in Education (Sports Management), Nova Southeastern University 2005
* Bachelors in International Business , Franklin Pierce University 1995
* 5 professional players (1 drafted in MLS)
* Qualified team for SSC Tournament 7 times in 10 years.
* Coached 4 All Americans, 6 Honorable Mention All Americans.
* Coached 4 Conference players of the year.
* March 2016-Present: Miami Fusion NPSL, Head Coach
* Dec 2016 – Named Head Coach Ft Lauderdale Strikers U20s
* Dec 1998-Dec 2015: Nova Southeastern University, Head Coach

Maria Mora

Staff

Maria Mora was born in Guatemala and raised in Homestead, Fla. She played high school soccer for Miami Killian in Miami, Fla and local soccer clubs including Kendall Hammocks, South Kendall, and Sunblazers.

Currently, the Director of Recreation at Pinecrest Premier, she is also an accomplished competetive coach for the club. She also coached collegiately as the Head Womens Coach at Florida Memorial University from 2016-17.Mora played college soccer for St. Thomas University in Miami Gardens, Fla. While at STU made two appearances at the Region XIV Tournament in 2006 & 2007. Most Memorable moment as a collegiate player was in 2007, first ever victory over a NCAA Division I school against Florida Gulf Coast University.

 

Mora brings an abundance of coaching experience to the program. which includes time at the youth, high school and collegiate level. She comes to Florida Memorial after being an assistant/goalkeeper coach at Johnson & Wales University under the leadership of The Sun Conference 2014 Coach of the year Eric Dobrzanski. Mora helped lead JWU to their very first conference tournament appearance, with a major upset, beating Thomas (GA) in the quarter-final. She has coached at Gulliver Prep & Westminster Christian Academy and is also involved with youth soccer, currently coaching at Pinecrest Premier Soccer Club. She holds a USSF National Coaching License.

Mora graduated with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Criminal Justice.

Juan Rivera

Staff

Coaching Experience
2007-2015 Coach at Nova Southeastern University soccer camps
2014 U-14 and boys academy coach at Davie United
2011-2015 Summer Soccer Camp Supervisor at Nova Southeastern University
2011-2015 Mens soccer assistant coach at Nova Southeastern University
2016- Present U-18 girls and U-10 boys coach at Pinecrest Premier S.C.

Coaching Courses
NSCAA National Diploma
USSF F License

Playing Experience
Youth Level
…. Kendall SC, West Pines, Shultz Academy, Weston FC
Collegiate
…. 2007-2011 Nova Southeastern University
Professional
…. 2008 Trained over the summer with Estudiantes De La Plata of Argentina
…. 2011 Brief stint in Mexico with Pachuca Fc