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The Eastern FC Coaching Staff
The foundation of our success is our coaches. Our coaches range from professional, collegiate, and various playing and coaching experiences from several different continents. They are not only mentors, educators, players, and models to our players, but they are also consistent students of the game as well. They constantly seek to continue their education regularly seeking educational experiences from USSF, NSCAA, UEFA, FA, and more. They are all licensed and are required to continue their professional development to the highest level possible.

Eastern FC Coaches
Ray Franklin


CEO, President, EFC Founder, & Premier Coach


Head Coach: 2006 Blue Devils & 2004 Kicks
Coaching Experience:
  • 2016 NY State Cup Champions (U14 Warriors)
  • 2016 NY State Cup Runner Up (U10 Magic)
  • 2015 NY State Cup Champions (U9 Magic)
  • 2014 & 2013 National Premier League Champion (U16, U17 Lancers) 
  • 2013 National Champions Cup-Third Place
  • SUNY Purchase D3 College Head Coach (01 – 03)
  • US Club soccer National Champion (2007)
  • 2 times Regional Final Four Head Coach
  • 4 times Connecticut State Champion Head Coach
  • 2010 US Club Regional Champion U13, U15
  • 2011 US Club Regional Champion: U17
  • 2011 ENYYSA President's League Champion: U16, U17
English FA Prelim Coaching Certificate
Playing Experience:  
Played Professional; NY Generals, Union Lancers (71 – 83)




Beau Morki


Technical Director, Club Operations,
Premier Coach, & Spanish Translator

Head Coach: 2002 Gladiators
Coaching Experience:
  • EFC Coach since 2008
  • New York Cup State Champions (2013: U18 Chiefs)
  • ENYYSA: NY State Staff Coaching Instructor
  • PDP Staff Coach
  • 2018 US Club US Club National Champions, US Club Region 1 Champions (2000 Spartans)
  • U17 US Club Region 1 Champions, U17 US Club National Championships- 3rd Place
  • School of Holy Child Head Coach (2013, 2014, 2015)
  • Holy Child NYSAIS 2013 State Champions
  • Fordham Prep Coach 2003 - 2009
  • New York CHSAA State Finalist 2005 & 2006
  • New York CHSAA Champions 2007
  • Stepinac Varsity Head Coach 2008
  • Marymount College DIII Women's Head Coach 2005 & 2006
  • Hudson Valley Women's Athletic Conference Coach of the Year Finalist
  • USSF National Youth License
  • USSF National ‘A’ Coaching License
  • NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma
  • Fordham University Bachelor of Business Administration/International Business 2004
  • Masters in Physical Education & Sport Pedagogy at Manhattanville College
  • New York State NASPE Physical Best Certification
  • NSCAA Special Topics Certificate
Playing Experience:
  • New York Metrostars Reserve Team 2002
  • UNAM PUMAS 99-2002
  • St. Johns University 97-99



Brandon Beck


Director of Communications,
Youth Development
& Community Program Director

Account Management
Eastern Soccer Foundation Liasion 


Coaching Experience:
  • EFC Coach since 2008
  • Briarcliff Manor High School: Boys Varsity Head Coach (06’-Present)
  • 2018 Section 1 Coach of the Year (Gary Montalnato Coaching Award)
  • New York State High School, Section 1, Conference 3B League: Coach of the Year (2011, 2012, 2018)
  • 2011: U14 Northeast Regional League Champion, U15 ENYYSA President's League Champion, State Cup Semi-Finalist U14 & U15 age groups, 2012 Semi Finalist
  • 2010: U13 and U14, 2012: U16 US Club Regional Champs, U13 ENYSSA President’s League Champions,
  • Eastern New York State Olympic Development Program Coach (Girls 92, 2009)
  • WYSL Select Head Coach (2006-2008)
  • Goalkeeper Coach
  • USSF National ‘C’ Coaching License
  • NSCAA Special Topics Certification
  • Ed.D. Doctorate in Educational Leadership: Manhattanville College (2017)
  • 2015: National Board Certified Teacher (NBPTS)
  • New York State Certified Elementary Teacher
  • Keene State College (00’-05’) BS/BA Elementary Education and Communications
  • Masters of Science: Literacy Education
Playing Experience:
  • Keene State College Little East Champions/ NCAA Tournament (01’/02’/05’), KSC Captain (05’), Nationally Ranked #7 in the Nation, All Academic Team 2001-2005.
  • 2005: PDL: Blackwatch Hibernians


Jason Torres

Premier Coach & Goalkeeper Coach

Head Coach: 2008 Red Sky and 2007 Blue Wave
Coaching Experience:
  • Eastern FC Goalkeeper Coach since 2012
  • Eastern FC Premier Coach 2015-2016
  • Eastern FC Alumni
  • USSF National 'D' License
  • NSCAA Goalkeeping Diploma
  • USSF National Youth License
Playing Experience:

Manhattanville College Goalkeeper (2007-2011)


James Oates


Premier Coach

Head Coach: 2003 Storm & 2005 Shockwave
Coaching Experience:
  • EFC Coach Since 2014
  • 2016 EFC U17 Rush US Club Regional Champions, Third Place in the Nation
  • New York Red Bulls Coach & Regional Development School (2015)
  • Sunderland Football Club, Sunderland, England (2001-2008)
  • Physical Education Teacher & Head Soccer Coach Durham, England (2008-2014)
  • Briarcliff Junior Varsity (2016)
  • Briarcliff Community Program Technical Director
  • USSF National Youth License
  • English FA Coaching License, Level 2
  • BA in Sports Studies and Psychology York St. John University, England 
  • TOPS Soccer Certification
  • Masters in Physical Education
  • Yok St. John’s University
  • Durham University
Playing Experience:
  • York St. John’s University (England)
  • Rutgers University (New Jersey)





Premier Coach
& EFC Community Coach

Head Coach: 2002 Blast
Coaching Experience:
  • EFC Premier NPL Coach Since 2015
  • BYSC Community Coach
  • EFC Youth Development Coach
  • EFC Coach Since 2014
  • NSCAA National Youth License & Advanced Regional Coaching Diploma
  • Argentinian FA 'A' License
  • Long Island University, MS degree Exercise Physiology
  • St. Francis College (2001-2004) BS degree Physical Education
Playing Experience:
  • Played for Limon FC (Costa Rica)
  • Charlotte Eagles (USL PDL) Professional Player (2005)
  • Long Island Rough Riders (USL) Professional Player 2006
  • Westchester Flames (2011-2012)
  • St. Francis College (2001-2004), All Conference Player,
  • Played for Long Island University, NEC Champion, Male Athlete of the Year (2005)




Premier Coach

Assistant Coach: 
Coaching Experience:
  • EFC Coach since 2009
  • New York State High School, Section 1, Conference 3B League: Coach of the Year (2014, 2017)
  • Pleasantville High School Varsity Boys Soccer Head Coach (2013-present)
  • Valhalla High School Assistant Boys Varsity Soccer Coach (2008-2012)
  • USSF National 'D' License
  • NSCAA Special Topics Certification
  • Hunter College
Playing Experience:
Hunter College






EFC Premier Coach



Head Coach: 2008 City 

Coaching Experience:
  • EFC Coach since 1994
  • ENYYSA State Semi Finalist (2010)
  • Hastings High School Girls Varsity Coach, NY State, Section 1 League Coach of the Year
  • New Canaan, CT High School Girls Varsity Coach (2009-2015)
  • CT High School State Championship (2009), State Semi Finalist (2010 & 2015)
  • Fairfield County High School Champion (2009)
  • Connecticut State School of Excellence Coach (2009)
  • Fairfield County Coach of the Year (2009)
  • Fairfield County Coach of the Year (2009)
  • Fairfield County Coach of Excellence (2009 & 2010)
  • New Canaan FC Director of Coaching (2010-2015)
  • English FA Regional Staff Coach (1992-1994)
  • USSF A License
  • USSF National Goalkeeping License
  • UEFA B License
  • FA Preliminary License
  • New York State High School Coaching License
  • Connecticut State High School Coaching License
  • Bachelor of Arts: Mathematics/Secondary Education
  • HN Diploma Business & Finance
Playing Experience:
  • English Semi-Professional
  • Conference North- Buxton AFC
  • North West Counties-Ashton United FC, Castleton Gabriel's FC, Cheadle Town FC, Bacup Borough FC
  • English FA Regional Team (1987-1989)
  • Manchester City FC- Academy School
  • Everton FC- Academy School





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