Marketing Manager | Academy Staff Coach
After two successful years at Rutgers University, he had an opportunity to play professionally in Europe. He went to Cyprus and signed a professional contract with second-division team Olympiakos Lefkosias, where he played for 2 seasons. In his first season, he featured in every single game. He then signed for THOI Lakatamias, also in the second division in Cyprus. Unfortunately, the need for surgery led him to move back home to New Jersey, where he immediately started coaching youth soccer where he looks to share his passion and experience of the game with youth players.
Coach Dimitrios, a full-time Staff Member at FC Copa Academy, has 4 years of coaching experience at many different levels under his belt. Before joining Copa, he was a part of Valencia Soccer Academy and was responsible for developing and training boys and girls from ages 7 to 18. Along with VSA, he also coached the Freshman soccer team and was an Assistant Varsity coach at St. Joseph’s High School in Metuchen. This past fall, Vassiliadis was the boy’s head varsity coach at St. Thomas Aquinas High School.