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BOYS COACHING STAFF
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Boys Director of Coaching
Our Boys Director of Coaching, Michael Araujo, brings a very formidable resume to Team Boca. Raised in South Africa, Michael was a member of the South African Youth National Team where he was their Captain at age 16. In 1987 Michael was a member of the College of Boca Raton (now Lynn Univ.) National Championship Team, where he was also selected to the NAIA All-American Team. After college he went on to play Professional Soccer for twelve years in the U.S., Africa, Europe, Canada, and N. Ireland, including three seasons with the Cincinnati Silverbacks and Sacramento Kicks indoor professional soccer teams. He was selected to the CSL All-Star team and was chosen as the MVP of the South African Super Bowl in 1999.
In 2008 he lead our Boys U18 team to win the State Championship and led them to the Semi Finals of the Southern Regionals. In 2011, Coach Michael led our Boys U18's (92/93) to win the State Championship and once again advancing to the Southern Regionals. In 2013, Michael coached of our Boys U18's to a State title, a Regional Championship and a visit to the USYS National Championship Tournament. In 2014, his U19 boy's repeated as State Champions.
Michael was a Staff Coach and Trainer with team Boca since 1992 prior to becoming Boys Director of Coaching. He holds a USSF National Youth and National B License, as well as a NSCAA Advanced National License and Director of Coaching diploma.
Boys Staff Trainer
A member of the Team Boca staff since 1999 and another one of our coaches with local roots, Coach Jason began his soccer career playing for Spanish River High School here in Boca Raton where he led the Sharks to a State Championship in 1997. He was selected as an All Area player in both 1997 and 1998, and earned first-team All-State honors in 1998. He had brief college terms at Life University and FAU.
Coach Jason began his coaching career with the St. Andrews High School girls’ team in 2001 and led the Scots to a District and Regional Championship in 2001, 2002, and 2003. He was chosen as Coach of the Year in 2002. He has also served as the Head Boys Coach at Boca Raton High School and Spanish River High School.
Coach Jason presently serves as one of our Boys Staff Trainers. In 2007, he led the Team Boca U18's to a State Title, a Regional Division State Director’s Cup Championship, and a National Director’s Cup Finalist.
Coach Jason holds a USSF Coaching license.
Boys - Club Representative
Coach Keith played his club ball with Cutler Ridge and Kendall in Miami. He played his High School ball at Miami Southridge where he received All-Dade consideration in all three years, being named to the All-Dade County and All-State teams and earning MVP honors both his junior and senior seasons. He also played three years of High School football as kicker and punter, earning All-County mention. He played a season of Division 1 college soccer at Campbell University before playing 4 seasons in the Florida State Semi-Pro league.
Coach Keith began his coaching career in 1985 in Gainesville, Florida where he and his brother created the North Florida Express Soccer Club. His U17/18 teams went to three straight final four appearances, including winning a state title in 1991. He served as assistant coach at Eastside High School in Gainesville for four seasons from 1987-91, during that time Eastside won three Regional Championships.
Coach Keith has been with Team Boca since 2006. He is a graduate of the University of Florida, the United States Sports Academy and Florida Atlantic University. He has worked at Florida Atlantic University since 1995.
Coach Keith holds a USSF and NSCAA Coaching license.
Coach David brings international experience to our coaching staff. A former 2nd Division professional player in Israel, David began his coaching career in New York/New Jersey in the 1990’s with Ramapo Soccer Club of the MAPS league where his teams placed first in the MAPS two years in a row. After spending 3 years with the club, David also coached at World Class FC before moving on to coach at SUNY Rockland Community College for a season, leading the team to the Mid-Hudson Conference semi-finals.
David has been an instructed in soccer camps in the Czech Republic and in France as he traveled and supported his son’s professional soccer career, who’s stops included FC Sparta Prague (Czech Republic) and Strasbourg (France).
Coach David is in his fourth year with Team Boca and has USSF coaching license as well as an Israel coaching license.
David de la Rosa
Caoch David was born in B'Quilla Colombia. He grew up playing soccer in Miami where he excelled as a forward at Miami Springs Senior High School. In 1988, he was the team’s top scorer and helped lead the team to the 1988 GMAC title. He played his club ball for the Miami Springs Showtime and was a key member of the 1989 U19 FYSA State Championship team.
Coach David attended Miami Dade North Community College on a soccer scholarship and earned MVP honors on the team that won the 1991 FIU Invitational. His Junior College team also won the 1991 NJCAA SE Regional Championship and placed 3rd in the NJCAA National Tournament. He continued his college career at FAU and graduated from FAU with a BS in International Business and Marketing.
Another one of our coaches with local roots, Coach Jim played his youth soccer in Miami. He played his High School ball at Miami Southridge before playing 4 seasons of Division 1 college soccer at Northeast Louisiana University, now the University of Louisiana Monroe. After playing college ball, Coach Jim returned to South Florida and played a few seasons in the Florida State Semi-pro league.
Coach Jim spent nine season as Head Women's Coach at Pompano Beach High School and is now at Cardinal Gibbons High School. Coach Jim is in his fifth season with Team Boca. Coach Jim is a graduate of the University of Louisiana Monroe and is currently the President of M.J. Simpson Corporation in Pompano Beach.
Coach Jim holds a USSF coaching license.
Coach Tyler joined Team Boca in 2012. He played his high school ball at T.C. Williams in Virginia and graduated from Randolph-Macon College where he played his college ball, earning the Randolph-Macon Men’s Soccer Picarde Award in 2011-2012. As a player, his club team won the Virginia State Cup in 2007-08.
Coach Tyler began coaching during his college days as a coach with the London Connection Soccer in 2008 and served as a soccer counselor at the Annandale Boys and Girls Club. In 2011, he was on staff as a soccer coach with SportsQuest in Virginia. In 2012, he served as a coach with the No.1 Soccer Camps at the Landon School and Blue Ridge School.
Coach Tyler holds a USSF Coaching license.
(Team Boca Alumnus)
Coach Ferny rejoined Team Boca in 2013 having previously coach with the club from 2001-2004. He served as Head Boys’ Varsity Soccer Coach at American Heritage Boca/Delray from 2002-2005, being named Palm Beach County Coach of the Year in 2004 & 2005 and directing the team to the State Class 2A Semi-Finals in 2005 and the State Class 2A Finals in 2004. His tenure at American Heritage also included 3 District Championships and 2 Regional Championships.
Coach Ferny played college ball at both Coastal Carolina (1989) and FAU (1990-92) and played in the Gold Coast Men’s Soccer League from 1993-2001 and in the USISL in 1993.
Currently Ferny is a Physical Education Specialist at the Nadel Center for Early Childhood Education in Boca Raton and owner and president of the Futbol United Soccer Academy in Boca Raton. He also can be found during the summer serving as a camp director for FAU’s “Goal to Goal” Summer Soccer Camps.
He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Nova Southeastern University.
Coach Ferny holds a USSF coaching license.
Coach Kevin started coaching youth soccer in Italy and coached 3 years with Polisportiva Opicina, Trieste. He is currently an active participant in adult soccer playing and managing various adult teams and most recently celebrated winning and adult State championship. Coach Kevin worked for a major European financial services company for 15 years, running trading and investment management operations in New York, Dublin, Trieste Italy and Guernsey before moving to Florida to start his own business. He is a CFA charterholder. Coach Kevin holds a USSF Coaching License.
(Team Boca Alumnus)