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David Foy joins FC Copa Academy Brooklyn as Operations Manager and Staff Coach

METUCHEN, NJ - FC Copa Academy has announced the hiring of David Foy as Operations Manager and Staff Coach at FC Copa Academy Brooklyn. Foy joins the staff to oversee the administration and logistics of FC Copa Brooklyn Boys and Girls academy teams and FC Copa Programs at Aviator Sports and Events Center in Brooklyn, NY. He will also serve as the Head Coach of selected FC Copa Academy Brooklyn Teams and contribute instruction to classes, camps and programs throughout the academy season.

Foy is a native New Yorker and joins FC Copa after serving in a number of positions with area teams. Born and raised in Flatbush, David played travel soccer locally with Gjoa Soccer Club and played in the oldest youth soccer league in the country, the CJSL. Foy started coaching youth soccer with Brooklyn AYSO's Tournament Teams, coaching U8, U9, & U10 teams prior to moving to Soccer Stars United. In addition to being the Head Coach for The King's College (NYC) Women's Soccer team for two years, David coached travel teams for SSU for the past seven years. David holds United Soccer Coaches National and US Youth Soccer National Youth Diplomas. His coaching idols include John Wooden, Rinus Michels, Greg Popovich & Valeriy Lobanovskyi.

“I’m excited to join FC Copa, a club with a history of success both on and off the field in helping kids fulfill their potential,” said Foy. “The commitment that FC Copa has made to being a platform from which players can grow into college student-athletes or progress into the professional arena is partly why I jumped at the chance to join the FC Copa family. I am excited to help continue that legacy and grow FC Copa Brooklyn in order to expand opportunities for families within our greater community.”

“We have been very impressed with David’s professionalism, aptitude and commitment thus far, and we are thrilled to welcome David to the FC Copa Family,” said FC Copa Founder and President Roberto Aguas. “David will play an invaluable role managing the day-to-day aspects of FC Copa’s Brooklyn location at Aviator Sports while working closely with our senior management team to serve our players and families at this location.”

About FC Copa Academy

FC Copa Academy is a professional soccer organization founded in 2004, which has appeared in 31 state, 19 regional and 7 national finals & championships. FC Copa has one of the highest college placement rates in the country, both soccer and academic, having placed over 365 students into over 185 collegiate programs and developed 25 professional and national/international team players. FC Copa is a year-round soccer development program assisting players in reaching their greatest potential with three locations; FC Copa Rutgers (Middlesex County, New Jersey), FC Copa Millstone (Monmouth County, New Jersey) and FC Copa Brooklyn (Aviator Sports in Brooklyn, New York). The focus is on educating the complete player with a knowledgeable and caring staff. FC Copa Academy teams compete in premier level leagues, tournaments, showcases, and competitions locally, regionally and nationally. FC Copa Academy fields both boys and girls teams in each age group from U7 through U19 and beyond. FC Copa is a founding member of the USL Academy. In addition to the youth academy, FC Copa Academy provides a pathway into the college, semi-pro and professional levels via its New Jersey Copa FC teams competing in its collegiate programs (U20 and U23), USL League Two, New Jersey Copa FC Reserves, UWS and UWS2 teams.

About Aviator Sports and Event Center

Aviator Sports and Events Center, located at Floyd Bennett Field (FBF) in Brooklyn, is a premier multi-sport and recreational complex. FBF was NYC’s first municipal airport and is part of Gateway National Recreation Area. Aviator Sports has refurbished four historic aircraft hangars and surrounding grounds, in partnership with the National Park Service. The area includes the 175,000 square foot indoor sports, entertainment and recreation complex, adjoining outdoor turf fields and 35 acres of land space for outdoor events.

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