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Coaching Staff

First Name      Last Name       TeamLicenses                         Other                                             
John Clifford2004 NPL Girls

John has over 10 years of experience coaching in  both Head and Assistant coaching positions at Club, High School and Town Travel. John has been a member of the Algonquin Regional HS Girls Coaching staff for 8 years and was recently named the Varsity Head Coach for the 2020 season.  John’s accreditations include the US Soccer D License and numerous MIAA, NFHS and United Soccer Coaches qualifications. 

Algonquin HS 
BenDeschaine2003 Boys EDP

2006 Boys EDP

Ben has been coaching youth soccer for a decade.  Ben coaches the Elite Boys 2003 and 2006 teams for Best. When not coaching for Best FC, he serves as the Director of Coaching for the Southborough Youth Soccer Association. Ben holds US Soccer D License. Ben is interested in learning coaching techniques from other cultures around the world. He holds La Liga Formation Methodology Level 1 certificate. Ben is currently interested in French soccer and the techniques they have used to produce some of the top players in the world. Ben supports the Revolution, Arsenal and the US National Teams.

DuarteEduardo2007 Boys Red

1995 USSF C License; NCAA 1996-2000 Assistant Coach Women’s Soccer; MIAA 2001-2006 Stoughton High School Head Coach Girls Varsity, 2005 Undefeated Regular Season Hockomock Champions, 2005 Brockton Enterprise Coach of the Year. Coached the team to their only winning seasons.1995 Dedham High School Head Coach Girl’s JV  Club: Present BEST FC Head Coach 07 Boys Elite since 2016 Town: 1990-1995 Head Coach U10-U14 Stoughton Youth Soccer Boys & Girls Div 1 Teams 1991-1994 Elected President of SYS. Changed the intramural program from full field to small sided games for ages U6-U10. 

JohnHillier2004 Boys  

John is a Master's certified licensed educator and has been teaching science in the state of Massachusetts for over 30 years.  John has over 30 years of experience working with all levels of youth soccer players in Massachusetts. John has worked as a High School coach for Westborough, Millbury, St.Peter Marian, and Valley View School in North Brookfield.  John has 10+ years of experience working as a club coach coaching teams from U12- U19.   John also worked for the Westborough Youth Soccer Association as a Board member and coach for 10+ years.  John held age director positions for age groups U-10, U12, U14 and High school. Currently, John is entering his tenth year as a High School coach at Westborough High School as well as a third-year high school coach for BEST FC. John holds the US Soccer E  License

Westborough HS
AdamHoyle2007 Boys 2008 Boys
2009 Boys Red 2010 Girls Blue Youth GK Director

Adam has worked at professional soccer clubs in England such as Blackburn Rovers, Burnley and Leeds United. At these clubs he held roles within male and female academies working with goalkeepers and field players. At Best FC, as the youth goalkeeping coach, I am responsible for the development of goalkeepers up to High School ages. Adam currently holds the UEFA B license, along with multi skills level 2 and Coever Youth Diploma. Adam is a Blackburn Rovers Fan. 

PatMcClellan2009 Girls

Over the past six years, Pat has coached at various levels throughout the state. While serving as a full-time teacher, Pat has coached at the varsity level, and, most recently, he serves on the coaching staff for the U15 Girls ODP team. Prior to joining BEST FC, he was also a part of the TSL, a grassroots program that works to supplement local town programs. Pat currently holds a US Soccer D license. 

RicardoMonje2012 Boys
2013 Boys
2013 Girls
Skills Director
Ricardo Monje, a Chilean International with extensive D1 professional experience in club and European Cup play, has been named the new BEST FC Youth Academy Director and Senior Staff Coach. Coach Ricardo is an “A” License coach who will be working with our U9 and U10 teams and helping to bring his extensive experience in technical foot skills training to all of our BEST FC players.
PaulMumby2005 Girls NPL
2008 Girls NPL
2010 Girls Red

Paul is the Co-Founder and Director of Coaching for BEST Soccer and BEST FC.  In addition, since 2007, he continues to teach Physical Education Teacher at Mill Pond Elementary School in Westborough. He has been coaching youth soccer for over 25 years. Paul is the Westborough HS Girls Varsity Coach since 2007, leading the team to several district and state tournaments. From 1998-2006, Paul was the West Boylston Girls Varsity Head Coach. In 2006, the team became the Massachusetts Division 3 State Champions!  Pauls hold many soccer licenses and qualifications:  US Soccer 7v7, 9v9 and 11v11, United Soccer Coaches Director of Coaching Diploma, United Soccer Coaches Premier Diploma, UEFA B, Coerver Youth Diploma.

Westborough HS
CaitlinPickul2006 Girls NPL
Goalkeeping Director

Caitlin has over 10 years of experience coaching college soccer at the Division 1 and 3 levels.  As the Director of High School Goalkeeping for BEST FC, Caitlin is tasked with planning and running all of the goalkeeping sessions for that age group.  She works with both the boys and girls, covering a variety of different topics ranging from a weekly focus on basic handling and distribution techniques to 1v1 situations, dealing with balls in traffic, angle/position play and so on.

In addition to her role at BEST FC, Caitlin is the Head Coach for the Nichols College Women's Soccer program.  She is also an Assistant Goalkeeper Coach for ODP program with Massachusetts Youth Soccer.  Prior to her time at Nichols, Caitlin was an Associate Head Coach & Assistant Coach at the College of the Holy Cross, Assistant Coach for the Wellesley College Women's Soccer program as well as the Assistant Director of Strength & Conditioning.  A native of North Andover, MA, Caitlin played for North Andover High School, Boston Lightning AFC and in the ODP Program with Mass Youth Soccer before going on to play at Providence College.  Caitlin holds her CSCS from NSCA as well as USSF F License, and NSCAA  Goalkeeper Level 1.  Caitlin loves watching NWSL games and is looking forward to working with the high school aged goalkeepers.

Nichols College Women's Head Coach
AlisaVillarreal2012 Girls

Alisa has been coaching youth soccer in Massachusetts for the past six years. As part of the BEST FC coaching staff, she is committed to the holistic development of players technical, tactical, and socioemotional abilities. Alisa currently holds a National F License and has completed 9v9 US Soccer Grassroots Course. Alisa also works as a science educator at the high school level in the Worcester Public Schools. 

ShaunWhittington2006 Boys 
2010 Boys Red
2010 Boys Blue
2011 Girls Red

Shaun has over 10 years of experience coaching in the USA, as well as an additional 5 years in England. Shaun started out in America during the summer of 2008 working with all levels and age groups. His role at BEST FC is a full time coach and has worked with age groups starting at 4 years old up to high school. Shaun holds his FA level 3, UEFA B, NSCAA Advanced diploma, US Soccer E and US Soccer 4v4, 7v7 and 11v11 Diplomas. Shaun Is a huge Manchester United fan.

Westborough HS


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