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Meet Our Senior Staff

We are here to provide you and your family with the best youth soccer experience possible! We are proud to bring you a group of highly accomplished coaches and administrators. Read the bios below to learn more about our senior staff.

   

Paul Mumby

Director of Coaching
Co-founder BEST Soccer and BEST FC

Phone: 508-292-6082
Email: paul@bestsoccer.org


UEFA 'B' License
NSCAA Premier Diploma
NSCAA Director of Coaching Diploma
NSCAA Small-sided Games Diploma
Certified Goalkeeping Coach
Coerver Youth Diploma
Certified K - 12 Physical Education Teacher                   
Coaching Experience:
West Boylston Girls State Winning Coach
1999-2007
Westborough High School Girls Varsity Coach
2007-Present 
WPI College Club Coach

Playing Experience:
Semi Professional

Maria Mumby

President
Co-founder BEST Soccer and BEST FC

Phone: 508-292-6082
Email: maria@bestsoccer.org

Qualifications:
International M.B.A., Nyenrode Business Universiteit, The Netherlands
B.S., Accounting (with honors), Philadelphia University, Pa
A.B., Penn State University, State College, Pa 

Work Experience:
IBM, Strategy Consulting Group, Cambridge, Ma
Mainspring, E-commerce Consulting, Cambridge, Ma
Lucent Technologies, North Andover, Ma
AT&T, Philadelphia, Pa
Legg Mason Wood Walker, Philadelphia, Pa 

Shaun Whittington

Junior Academy Director
Coach: 2006 Boys Elite, 2006 Boys Premier, 2008 Boys Elite

Email: shaun@bestsoccer.org 

UEFA 'B' License;  NSCAA National Diploma; FA Level 3 Qualification;Certified Level 1 SAQ Trainer
BSc Physical Education Degree
Program Director for Challenger Sports New England
Coaching Experience:  JSSA Boys Director;Coached High School and College in England
Professional Club Coaching: Portsmouth FC
Playing Experience: Semi Professional              


Jensen Shipp

Girls Junior Club Coordinator

Coach: 2009 Girls, 2007 Girls Elite, PDP Director
Email: jensen@bestsoccer.org 

NSCAA Premier Dipolma;  NSCAA Advanced National Dipolma; NSCAA National Diploma; USSF National 'D' License; USSF 'E' License; NSCAA Level 1 Futsal Diploma; Coerver Youth Diploma 
BSC Sports Management
Summa Cum Laude Honors
Playing Experience: Collegiate

Rob Holiday

Technical Director
Coach: 2001/2002 Girls Elite
Email: coachrobholliday@gmail.com

Rob is a certified coach educator for US Soccer and the NSCAA. Alongside his role as Director of Marketing and Communications at Massachusetts Youth Soccer,  Rob will fulfill his duties as Technical Director at BEST FC. Rob is vastly experienced in the realm of Coach Education and his role at BEST FC will focus on evaluating, providing feedback and developing our professional coaching staff. BEST FC is excited with the addition of an enthusiastic and knowledgeable leader, as we continue to strive to deliver the best possible soccer experience for our members! 

  
A graduate of Economics and Finance at the University of Southampton, Rob began coaching in the United States in 2008 with Challenger Sports. In 2011, he was hired as Technical Director at Wilmington Youth Soccer to oversee Player and Coach Development of their town and recreational programs consisting of over 1,000 players. Rob has several years of coaching experience with both town and club soccer teams in Massachusetts. Currently,  Rob is the head coach of the 2003 MA Boys Olympic Development Program Team and a staff coach for Region 1. He holds the US Soccer National B License, US Youth Soccer National Youth License and coaching qualifications from the English F.A. Rob is in the process of attaining his US Soccer National A License and NSCAA Premier License. 

 

Caitlin Pickul

Director of Goalkeeping

Email: caitlinbestfc@gmail.com

Loyola University MBA Sports Management
Providence College B.S. Marketing 
Played for 4 years at Providence College as goalkeeper

USSF F License, NSCAA Goalkeeper Level 1,
NSCAA Special Topics Diplomas: The Mental Game, Training the Goalkeeper
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) from the NSCA

Coaching Experience: 
College of the Holy Cross, Assistant Women's Soccer Coach
2016-present
Wellesley College, Assistant Women's Soccer Coach and Assistant Director Strength & Conditioning
2011-2016
Salem State University, Assistant Coach and Goalkeeper Coach
2010
SF Vikings, Head Goalkeeper Coach 2008

 
Coach: 2004 Girls Elite

Email:  steve@bestsoccer.org 

NSCAA National Diploma
ISSA Certified Trainer
ICA Fitness & Conditioning for Soccer License

Coaching Experience
New England Revolution Academy Sports Performance Manager 2014-2017
Westfield University Intramural Soccer Supervisor 2006-2008
Mass Bay Community College Assistant Coach 2009-2011
District Select Coach 2009-2011
Director of Sports Performance Fieldhouse Sudbury 2013-2014
Sudbury Academy U12 Girls Head Coach 2013-2014
Academy Coach New England Revolution 2012- 2017
Strikers United U13 Boys Head Coach 2014-2015
Strikers United U11 Boys Head Coach 2014-2015
Strikers United U14 Boys Head Coach 2015-2016
Strikers United U12 Boys Head Coach 2015-2016
Strikers United U11 Boys Head Coach United & Storm team 2016-2017

Coach: 2004 Girls Elite

Email:  steve@bestsoccer.org 

NSCAA National Diploma
ISSA Certified Trainer
ICA Fitness & Conditioning for Soccer License

Coaching Experience
New England Revolution Academy Sports Performance Manager 2014-2017
Westfield University Intramural Soccer Supervisor 2006-2008
Mass Bay Community College Assistant Coach 2009-2011
District Select Coach 2009-2011
Director of Sports Performance Fieldhouse Sudbury 2013-2014
Sudbury Academy U12 Girls Head Coach 2013-2014
Academy Coach New England Revolution 2012- 2017
Strikers United U13 Boys Head Coach 2014-2015
Strikers United U11 Boys Head Coach 2014-2015
Strikers United U14 Boys Head Coach 2015-2016
Strikers United U12 Boys Head Coach 2015-2016
Strikers United U11 Boys Head Coach United & Storm team 2016-2017

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