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New Jersey Copa FC Technical Staff

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Roberto Aguas

Head Coach & Sporting Director

Coach Roberto Aguas is the President, Founder, and Executive Director of Coaching of FC Copa Academy. Coach Roberto has coached SIX FC Copa Academy teams to the #1 Ranking in the Country (via GotSoccer). He has developed and mentored a large number of 325 players who are now playing collegiate or professionally around the world from FC Copa Academy. Most recently Coach Roberto lead the FC Copa 00s to the NPL National Championship in 2017, his second National Championship having lead the FC Copa Academy Real U17G to the 2012 US Club National Championship in Chicago.

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Erin Sullivan

Head Coach

From Bridgewater, New Jersey, Erin came to FC Copa where she played for the FC Copa Real team. Here Erin won the 2012 US Club Soccer National Championship and went on to play in college at Montclair State University. Erin became the Grad Assistant at Montclair State after she graduated in 2017, and then finished her Master’s in Teaching in 2018. After graduation, Erin got a job teaching in Elizabeth while continuing her tenure as a part-time assistant coach at Montclair. This August Erin became the full-time Assistant Coach at Montclair and is excited to return for her eighth year in the program.

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Lori Berman

General Manager

Coach Lori Berman joined FC Copa Academy in 2007 and serves as the FC Copa Academy Director of Academic Guidance, Vice President of Operations, and Senior Coaching Staff member. Coach Lori plays a vital role in player development at FC Copa Academy. She has been influential in preparing and assisting over 200 FC Copa Academy alumni for the transition to playing college soccer across all levels. Prior to joining FC Copa Academy in 2007, she served as a guidance counselor and freshman seminar instructor for 20 years at St. Peter’s Preparatory High School in Jersey City, NJ.

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Dr. Vincent Codelle

Medical Director

Dr. Vincent Codella serves as both the Academy Medical Director of FC Copa Academy as well as the Official Team Doctor for both the UWS and USL2 New Jersey Copa FC teams. Dr. Codella is board certified in family practice by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Practitioners. He received his medical training from the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, and completed his residency in family practice at Union Hospital, where he also served as a teaching-attending physician. He works closely with Union Hospital today.

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