East Islip Soccer Club Trainers - U5/U7 Intramural
Dimitri Bernadel is the head coach of the Sewanhaka Junior High School soccer team. He also plays outside midfield for the Long Island Gaels Soccer Club. Dimitri played soccer in high school and at Binghamton University. Over the years he has trained and coached between the ages of five through college.
Dimitri is a 6th grade Math and ELA teacher in Elmont School District. He holds a Master Degree of Science in Curriculum and Teaching from Fordham University and a B.A. from Binghamton University.
Tobias Bischof (Tobi)
Tobias Bischof is entering his forth season as Hofstra’s Women's Soccer Assistant Coach in 2014. In his second year with the Pride, he helped Head Coach Simon Riddiough lead Hofstra to a Colonial Athletic Association Championship and an appearance in the NCAA Tournament.
In his first year with the Pride, Hofstra went 10-8-0 overall record and a spot in the CAA Tournament in 2011. In his third year, Hofstra went again to the CAA Tournament and had an overall record of 10-6-3. The Pride has posted winning seasons in all of Bischof’s seasons, going 31-23-5 overall.
Bischof came to Hofstra in 2011 after a decade of prominent involvement in Long Island soccer, particularly at the youth level. Bischof led two U-15 teams - the East Meadow Sparks U-15 Girls and the Massapequa Arsenal U-15 Boys - to State Championships in the New York State Open Cup during the summer of 2011.
Bischof has also coached the East Meadow Dynamite and Sachem Blazers in the Region 1 Premier League. Overall, he has had tremendous success with his youth programs, leading eight teams to the State Finals between 2006 and 2013 winning 4 State Championships.
In addition, Bischof has served as the Select PDP program administrator for the Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL), a program that included more than 500 players, and has run a select coaching program to prepare athletes for collegiate soccer. He has helped place dozens of his youth players into college programs in his short time on Long Island.
A native of Winterstein, Germany, Bischof played soccer in his native country after graduating from high school. In 1997 he enrolled at Friedrich-Schiller University in Jena, Germany, where he earned a master’s degree in sports science, finishing in the top 10 percent of his class. He also coached youth soccer in Germany, primarily with 16-17 year olds, before coming to the United States.
Bischof first moved to Long Island in 2002 to accept a position with Globall Soccer, an International training and management company. He worked with the Long Island Rough Riders of the Premier Development League (PDL) after Globall Soccer purchased the team
Elizabeth Bowling (Beth)
Elizabeth (Beth) has been a trainer for the Islip Buccaneer summer camp, MPR Training and ISA. Beth grew up playing in the East Islip Soccer Club until she went to SUNY New Paltz, where she started all four years. During her junior season they won the SUNYAC conference and made it to the NCAA sweet 16 round. She also made Second-Team All SUNYAC. While in New Paltz, she was a trainer for Coerver Soccer. Prior to her collegiate soccer, she played for Islip High School where they won both the league and county championships back-to-back seasons. During her junior and senior year, in high school, she made the All-Conference team. Beth also played for multiple premier and tournament teams, such as Prime Time. In 2008 she won the Pat Comiskey Volunteer of the Year Award from the East Islip Soccer Club.
Beth has a degree in Adolescent Education: Mathematics, from SUNY New Paltz.
Courtney Breen is entering her second season as an assistant coach with the Hofstra Women's Soccer program.
Breen, who graduated from Hofstra in 2012 with a bachelor of science in physical education, was a member of the Pride women’s soccer team from 2008-11 and served as captain in 2010 and 2011. A two-sport student-athlete, Breen also played for the women’s basketball team during the 2011-12 campaign.
A highly-decorated student-athlete during her soccer career, Breen garnered third team National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) honors in 2010 and was a four-time All-Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) selection. She was a member of the first team in 2009 and 2011 and earned second team honors in 2008 and 2010. Breen also was selected to the CAA All-Rookie team in 2008, and was named to the CAA All-Tournament squad that same season.
Courtney also has extensive training, camps and clinic experience in addition to volunteering her time with the Special Olympics, Holy Family CYO and with the Empire State Games for the Physically Challenged.
During her career with the Pride women’s soccer team, Breen tallied 16 goals and 12 assists for 44 points. She played in 81 games and was a member of the 2010 squad that advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament and finished the season with a 19-3 record.
Keith has been coaching youth for 8 years. He was a two sport athlete (Soccer and Lacrosse) at Division 1 Marist College from 2004-2007, where he holds the record for goals and points. His playing career continues today with PDL (LI Roughriders) and CSL (Greek American Atlas Soccer Club). They were National Finalists in 2012.
Since 2012 he has been the Head Coach at Nassau Community College Women's Soccer program, which is part of NJCAA
Keith Holds a National Youth License from US Youth Soccer
John Fitzgerald, in his 16th year as the Associate Head Coach of the Mariners, brings a wealth of coaching and administrative experience to the Blue and Gray. Since his arrival, the Mariners have thrived as a regional power.
In 2004, he earned NSCAA/Adidas Northeast Regional Assistant Coach of the Year honors. As head coach of the Long Island Lady Rough Riders (1996-1998, 2006-Present), Fitzgerald led the team to the 1997 W-League National Championship title, posting a record of 33-9.
Fitzgerald has also served as the Technical Director of the Long Island Junior Soccer League ODP. Additional experience includes being the NSCAA Regional Technical Director, the head coach of the 1998 USISL W-League Umbro All-Star Select Team, head coach of the LIJSL Coaching Academy between 1996-98, staff coach of the Eastern New York Olympic Development Program from 1986-97, assistant men’s coach at Farmingdale State between 1990-96, assistant coach of the Women’s U.S. Region I select team in 1986 and assistant coach of the three-time State Champion Hicksville Hawks between 1986-95. At Hicksville, he coached ten All-State selections, four All-Region selections, three national team players and three professional players.
A 1985 graduate of SUNY Farmingdale, Fitzgerald is an NSCAA“Premiere Diploma” licensed coach and owns a USSF“A” coaching license.
Eugene Gozley brings 20 years of expertise in the training and coaching disciplines of soccer. During this time he has owned two successful soccer training companies – Team USA Soccer Camp whose staff included U.S. national team members Mia Hamm, Kristine Lilly, and Cobi Jones. And, Premier Soccer Academy. For 10 years he has coached club teams that have been finalists and champions in region 1 NERP and division 1 LIJ. He also trained in Massapequa for 15 years. He has coached at the youth, high school, and collegiate level.
Gozley was drafted professionally by the Fort Wayne Flames (AISA). During his collegiate career at Binghamton he was awarded many high honors, such as, top collegiate player, Most Valuable Rookie, and MVP. He was also selected for the collegiate senior bowl while captain at Binghamton University.
He’s currently head coaching and training a division 1 travel championship team. He is also a personal trainer for both high school and college athletes.
Jennifer Roehrig (Jenny)
Jenny Roehrig has played competitive soccer for over 22 years ranging from Elite Travel Soccer Clubs where she competed in the Regional 1 Premier League for multiple years, was a member of the LIJSL Select Team and for the the NY State ODP Team, was a Division I Collegiate Soccer player at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and played Semi-Pro soccer for the Long Island Lady Riders.
She has been a soccer coach and trainer for the past 10 years and has worked several Soccer Camps all over Long Island and in Massachusetts. Jenny has also trained teams with several of Long Islands Soccer Clubs and is a part of the East Islip Training Staff
Sal has been coaching in the East Islip Soccer Club for 27 years and has worked as a trainer for ISA. He spent his first 5 years coaching female players at the intramural level. In 1992 he began his 22 year journey of coaching and training East Islip Travel teams. During these 22 years, he has coached and trained teams from the start of their travel years as U10 straight through U19. He has had the pleasure of bringing many female athletes to showcase tournaments to allow them to be recruited to play at the collegiate level. For the past 4 years, Sal has served as assistant Coach for the GU16 EI Wildcats.
Sal has been a resident of East Islip for the past 40 years serving in various roles as a volunteer for the community youth. His commitment and dedication to the East Islip Soccer community earned him the Jack McCauley award in 2000.
He has been a member of NSCAA since 1992 and holds NSCAA diplomas at both level 3-4 and Level 4-5. He recently completed a special topic diploma in Defensive Principals.