Director | Senior Staff Coach
“Success is no accident. It is the hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice,
and most of all love of what you are doing.”
Coach David Barbour joins FC Copa during his 25th year in coaching at the youth Academy level. Coach Dave brings a wealth of knowledge and coaching experience to the FC Copa family following his recent service as a staff coach for SJEB Rush. At Rush, Coach Dave won the 2018, U16 Girls National Championship along with back to back US National League, Red Division wins in 2017 and 2018. Also, with Rush, Coach Dave won 4-NJYS State Cup Championships, 3 of those titles were back to back to back wins with his 2002 Girls Academy team, who were ranked #1 in the Nation all 3 years Coach Dave was at the helm, according to Gotsoccer.com. His 2002 Girls team were also named one of the top 10 Teams of the Decade by NJYS between the years 2010 – 2019.
Prior to his time with Rush, Coach Dave served as the Director of Coaching for NJ Rush, the Director of Training for NJSA04 Highland, and he was the Co-founder and Director of Coaching for Real NJSC. Coach Dave also served as a Goalkeeper Coach for the Saint Joseph’s Women’s Soccer team and was head coach for the New Jersey Wildcats W-League team.
Here is a list of his accomplishments over the last 25 years:
• 2018 USYSA National Championship Series, US National Champion
• 2018 USYSA National Championship Series, Region 1 Finalist
• 3-time USYSA National Championship Series, Region 1 Semi-finalist
• 2014 US Club Mid-Atlantic Regional Champion
• 2-time US National League Champion, Red Division
• 2-time Eastern Regional League (ERL) Champion
• 9 USYSA National Championship Series, New Jersey State Cup Championships
• 2 US Club, New Jersey State Cup Championships
• 2017 United States Futsal Federation, Northeast Regional Champion
• 2-time EDP Open Cup Champion
• 4-time Jefferson Cup Championship Series Champion
• Former Head Coach for New Jersey Wildcats, W-League
• Former Goalkeeper Coach for St. Joseph’s University, Women’s Soccer Team
• Former Director of Coaching for New Jersey Rush Soccer Club
• Former Director of Training for NJSA04 Highland Soccer Club
• Former Co-founder and Director of Coaching for Real New Jersey Soccer Club
• Former Director of Goalkeeping for Mount Laurel United Soccer Club
Through his years of coaching Coach Dave has developed and coached over 100 players who have continued their soccer careers in college and professionally. Coach Dave has also helped dozens of players reach their goals in representing the US National Youth teams, Region 1 Teams, and state ODP teams in New Jersey, Eastern Pennsylvania, and Delaware.
Prior to his coaching career Coach Dave played his youth soccer with the Willingboro Soccer Club in Willingboro, NJ. He was a member of the NJ State ODP and Region 1 ODP teams. He also played 4 years of Division 1 soccer for The American University.
Coach Dave holds a USSF National D License, the BFUT Coaching Diploma, Level 4 (Brazilian License) and the International Coaching Association (ICA), Fitness and Conditioning License.
Coach Dave is very excited to join FC Copa and looks forward to working along with the rest of the staff and the FC Copa players.