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The Newtown Soccer Club (NSC) prides itself in having top-quality, talented coaches dedicated to the development of our players. From varsity coaches to players themselves, our coaches are focused on providing Newtown players with the best instruction in a competitive environment.

Ryan Lyddy - NSC Coaching Director

Ryan Lyddy '93 was appointed as the Jesuits Head Varsity Soccer Coach in December of 2009, replacing longtime head coach Bruce Jaffe. After playing for Prep, Lyddy went on to play collegiate soccer at Dean College and Western Connecticut. He was Fairfield Prep's Freshman Head Soccer Coach from 2001 to 2006.

During his tenure, Lyddy has led the Jesuits to a 109 - 34 – 25 .733 record en route to capturing Quinnipiac Division titles in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015, 2016, 2017, SCC Tournament Championships in 2011, 2012 and 2014,  and eight CIAC Class LL State Tournament appearances, include a State Championship appearance in 2012. Accomplishments below.

Starting in Fall 2020, Lyddy will be the head coach of the Newtown Highschool Boys Varsity program! For NSC, he is the head coach of the u15 girls as well as a Coaching Director.





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Current member National Coaches association

Current member Connecticut soccer coaches association

Coaching director town of Newtown


Nick Booth - NSC Coaching Director

Born in London, England. Schoolboy with Ipswich Town FC. Recruited by Southern Connecticut State University in 1989. Captain and Two Time National Champion (1990 & 1992). All New England and Voted Top 50 SCSU players of All Time in 92.

Coached at all levels in CT including Coaching Director Samba TTP, Head Coach South Central Premier & Olympic Development Programs, Head Men's Coach at the University Of Bridgeport, Boys Coach Greenwich High School, Staff Coach at Ray Reid Soccer Camps (UCONN), Staff Coach at Trumbull FC, and currently Director of Coaching at Newtown Soccer Club - presently Head Coach of u12 and u15 boys teams and will continue with these groups in Fall.


Gil Hokayma

I possess over 25 years of professional soccer experience as a player, coach, and manager. USSF-licensed, I have dedicated my career to establishing myself as a top level youth soccer coach.


A 2016 Connecticut Soccer Hall of Fame inductee, I have served as coach for Connecticut ODP, South Central Premier, and as coaching director for the Redding and Westport recreational soccer clubs, in addition to serving as an assistant men’s coach for Southern Connecticut State University, a program which has won multiple National Championships.


Prior to establishing myself in coaching, I was a standout soccer player at Southern Connecticut State University (1992-1995), where I earned two (2) NCAA National Championships, four (4) All-NECC honors, NCAA All-American honors, Final Four Offensive MVP, Senior Bowl selection, and the NCAA National Player of the Year Award (1995). A former member of the U-16 and U-18 Israeli national soccer teams, I played professionally in Israel and in the United States for the Connecticut Wolves.


Gil Hokayma is the creator & managing director of Tiny Feet Soccer LLC.  and will be head coach of u11 and u13 boys teams in fall. He is also running our "mini program" - U5/6 and U7/8.


Donald Fossie

Nationality: Cameroon

Playing Experience:

Soccer Academy

Played for Cameroonian National Team under 17

Player of the Year for Monroe College in the NJCAA in Soccer and Academy

NCAA with Post University and graduated with BS in biology.




Coaching History:

3 years of coaching experience

CFC U 12 Girls

Newtown High School Freshman Team 2016

Currently head coach for the girls u13 squad.


Tim Texeira

My playing career started with South Central Premier (the top premier program at that time) I was also selected to play for the CT and ODP State programs. While at Shelton high School I was named All New England three years in a row, before graduating in 1996. From there I attended SCSU during their highly successful run in the 1990’s with 5 national championship wins.

I have played and worked under some of the best coaches in CT, in towns such as Westport and Shelton. I Continue to play and am currently playing soccer with Shelton FC. For the last 5 years I have been the coach / assistant coach for SYSO. I am currently Head coach of u15 and u16 boys groups in Newtown, and am also working with Rec program. Tim is the coach of u9 boys team.


Jessica Flores Bryant


Originally from New Rochelle, NY Jessica grew up watching and playing soccer from a young age. She went off to play in many different leagues which included her school teams, travel teams, youth leagues, and a women’s league. Jessica went off to play soccer in Elmira College after being recruited to play there.


The U9 girls team will be the first one she will be coaching and she is excited to pass on her knowledge after so many years of being fully immersed in the sport.



Keith Miller

I have been coaching for the NSC for over 20 years and have coached both boys and girls teams ranging in ages from U6 through U-14. I am currently a member of the NSC Coaches Advisory Board and work closely with the NSC Coaching Directors. I was the 2010 recipient of the NSC - Al Taubert award and I currently hold CT “D” coaching license with additional youth modules. I began coaching when my oldest son was involved with the recreational program in 1993 and moved into the travel program when my 2nd son, Justin, was 10, as an assistant coach/trainer. Justin now works with me, with my travel teams and truly enjoys his opportunity to “give back” to the NSC players. Keith is the coach of the U16 Boys team.


Barry O'Reilly 

Coach O'Reilly comes to us from Ireland where he graduated from St Mary's University in 2012 with a degree in Physical Education and Sport Science. He played and captained his University team to back to back title winning seasons. He has also completed and gained his National Certificate in Exercise and Fitness. Coach O'Reilly has been coaching in the USA since 2012. He has coached at the travel, premier and high school level. 
Coach O'Reilly holds licenses and certificates as a FA Level 2, FA level 1 Goalkeeping, FAI Youth module 1 , 2 & 3, NSCAA and USSF licensed coach. He is currently working with the Ridgefield HS girls varsity team and ACC a premier club based in CT. He has also spent some time coaching the Immaculate HS girls. He also  was the  Girls Director of coaching for CFC Real premier Club. O'Reilly will be coaching the U9 Newtown Blue Girls.  He firmly believes “You only get out of the game from what you put in, so make every moment count."
Here are Some of O Reillys coaching accolades since he started coaching in CT,
SWD Girls champions 2017 (immaculate HS),,2019 Premier State Cup Champion (u15s girls premier AC),,2018 Premier State cup champion (u14s girls CFC real),,2018 Double L State cup champion and FCIAC champion (Ridgefield HS girls),,2019 Competed in the 2019 US Club Nationals. 
"You only get out of the game from what you put in, so make every moment count."


Dan Sailer

My initial foray into soccer was in elementary school as a part of Wilton’s rec program for 4th through 7th grade. I took a hiatus from the sport until college when I joined the school club team for a semester, and then my fraternity team. It was at this time that I also became co-coach of a 5th-6th grade boys team that went onto become rec champions and received the sportsmanship award that year voted on by all the coaches in the league. It wasn’t until my oldest daughter started playing Rec soccer at U8 that I decided it more enjoyable to yell instructions to the kids from the coach’s side of the field instead of the parents’ side.  I’ve been coaching soccer in Newtown for the last 12 years, U8 thru U14 Rec and Girls Travel U12, U13, U14 and U16-U19. I have also been a certified ref since 2010. Dan is the current coach of the U11 and u12 Girls Team.


Marcus Carrington

Soccer has been a big part of Coach Marcus's life for close to the last 20 years. He was introduced to the game by his father, who coached Division 1 College as well as the national team for St Vincents. In his youth Marcus played Club soccer for clubs such as Academica Futbol Club, Revolution United an FSA FC. He went on to be a 4 year varsity goalkeeper and captain at Hamden High School. After High School he continued his playing career competing at the DII Level with the University of Bridgeport.
During his time at UB he found a love for coaching and began working with many different organizations / clubs. He has worked as a goalkeeping coach fo the North Haven Soccer Club, Hamden High School, Ole FC, CFC, and also works with several soccer programs with CT Soccer Network.
Marcus sees Goalkeeping as one of the most important positions in soccer - if not the most important position!  He is committed to using his experiences as a collegiate goalkeeper to introduce and mend the fundamentals of this sublime position to all young goalkeepers he encounters.