MEET THE NEXT GEN USA MANAGEMENT TEAM
Next Gen USA is delighted to welcome two outstanding young professionals to the management team, effective June 19, 2017. Each person comes to the organization with a wealth of educational, technical and managerial skills - all of which will enhance our existing corps of professionals and strengthen the bonds that exist between players, coaches, parents, teachers and our mission as a whole. Welcome Dimitry and Ricky!
NGLA Instructor & Coach
Ricky joins the Next Gen USA family following a sixteen year coaching career, nine of which have been in the U.S. working with various high profile clubs and teams playing across the Northeast as well as internationally.
Ricky earned a Sport & Exercise Science degree from the University of Teesside back in his native England. Throughout his career, Ricky has looked to educate himself and has earned the UEFA B, NSCAA Premier Diploma and NSCAA Director of Coaching licenses along the way.
Over the past two years, Ricky has taught Physical Education and Health in New Jersey and is now on his way to completing a course to be a registered Athletic Director.
Program Development Manager, Select Squads & Coach
Dimitri joins the Next Gen USA family following a successful career with the New York Red Bulls and here locally as a coach with the Monroe (N.J.) Soccer Club. In addition, Dimitri also served as an Assistant Coach at the Pratt Institute in New York.
A graduate of University of California with a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Psychology, Dimitry worked in the local soccer community as a Coaching Director at the Pateadores Club.
Dimitri speaks English, French and Spanish and is currently pursuing an MBA in Sports Management from Southern New Hampshire University.