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Mary Hearin Joins FC Copa Academy as Technical Staff Coach

New Jersey Copa FC’s UWS2 Northeast Conference Coach of the Year

joins FC Copa Academy Staff

METUCHEN, NJ - FC Copa Academy has announced the hiring of Mary Hearin as a Technical Staff Coach at FC Copa Academy.

Hearin will take on additional coaching duties under the FC Copa organization after leading the New Jersey Copa FC UWS2 team this past summer. In the inaugural UWS2 season, Coach Hearin guided her team to a perfect 6-0 record. Coach Hearin’s mentorship prepared a number of her players for the move to UWS play, and she was named Northeast Conference Coach of the Year.

Hearin also serves as Women’s Assistant Coach at New Jersey Institute of Technology, where she has coached since 2016. A native of North Potomac, Maryland, Hearin graduated magna cum laude from University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). Hearin is a former player and assistant coach at UMBC where she was tri-captain for three seasons, earned America East Conference all-conference second team and America East all-rookie and all-tournament team honors.

“FC Copa is a club that takes a tremendous amount of pride in helping its players find success and reach their potential both on and off the field,” said Hearin. “The club’s focus on developing well-rounded people and helping the players achieve their goals aligns with why I love coaching, and I'm excited to start working with our players.”

“We are thrilled to expand Mary Hearin’s role at FC Copa,” said FC Copa Founder and President Roberto Aguas. “Mary oversaw a truly amazing UWS2 season this past summer, and she will now play an invaluable role contributing to our girls program as well.”

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.

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