EPYSA Coaches


Laurent Petion

14 and Under – 2004 Boys

Adehemir Sotomayor

13 and Under – 2005 Boys

Adehemir Sotomayor


14 and Under – 2005 Girls

Manny Cabral

Manny has been coaching boys and girls ages 6-16 in East Providence for 8 years.

Manny has been playing soccer since he was 4 in Portugal and still plays in an Over 40 men’s league today. He coached the Men’s Open at the Rhode Island Soccer Association.  His favorite soccer teams are Sporting C.P. and the Portugal national football team.

He has a USSF National F license and YM8-10 certification, and his goal is to help young boys and girls to be ready for their next level of soccer. He is a firm believer in the EPYSA Dragon’s motto – Practice hard, play hard.

James Ford


12 and Under – 2006 Boys

Victor Flor

12 and Under – 2007 Boys

Ryan Roslonek

Ryan has been coaching in East Providence for over 10 years.  Most recently, Ryan has coached the EP boys U8 Giants, a team that has been together for over 3 years.  The Giants’ philosophy is to develop boys into young men with team building, accountability, and personal growth, through soccer.  Over the past 20 years, Ryan has coached at many levels including middle school, high school, and college.

Ryan was the Connecticut State MVP in 1992 when Wethersfield High School won the State Championship. At the United States Coast Guard Academy, Ryan was a two-time captain and an All New England selection for ECAC Champions.  He still plays in men’s leagues throughout MA, CT, and RI.

Lee Fuller

Lee has been coaching various sports in East Providence for the past five years.  Most recently, he assisted coaching the EP boys U8 Giants, a team that has been together for over three years.  The Giants’ philosophy is to develop boys into young men with team building, accountability, and personal growth through soccer.

Lee is an avid biker and runner, having participated in numerous triathlons, duathlons, road races and other long distance cycling events.  He has developed a love for soccer as he has coached over the last several years.

12 and Under – 2007 Boys

Tim Calouro

In addition to coaching the 11 and under boys team, Tim leads the youth academy and is Director of Coaching for EPYSA. He is an East Providence native and began his playing career with the East Providence Merchants in 1994. He went on to play premier soccer with Bayside in 1996. Tim continued his playing career at East Providence Senior High School in 1998. He was selected 2nd Team All Division in 1999 and 1st Team All Division and 1st Team All State in 2000.

He went on to play college soccer at St. Joseph’s College in 2001 and finished his collegiate career at Rhode Island College in 2002 through 2004.

12 and Under – 2007 Girls

Nelson Placido

Meghan Robinson

Meghan has been coaching various sports in East Providence for the past four years.  Most recently, she coached the AYSO EP girls U10 recreational soccer team to an undefeated Fall season.  She was named AYSO girls Coach of The Year for the Fall 2016 season.  In addition to coaching soccer, Meghan has been assisting her husband coach youth baseball in the Rumford Little League since the spring of 2013.

Meghan played soccer and basketball in high school where she served as team captain for both squads for multiple years. Both her daughter and son play on EPYSA teams where they showcase their dedication, teamwork, and growth which she instilled in them at an early age and hopes to pass on to her players as well.

Dawn Calouro


10 and Under – 2009 Boys

Helder Lopes

U10 & U11 Boys

Mike Resendes

Mike has experience as both a seasoned soccer player and coach. His list of accomplishments include:

  • Certifications
    • United Soccer Coaches Diploma – Foundations of Coaching
    • United Soccer Coaches – Small Sided Games: 4v4, 7v7 and 9v9 Online Special Topics Diploma Course
    • U.S Soccer National “F” License
    • U.S Soccer 4v4 License
    • U.S Soccer 7v7 License
    • U.S Soccer 9v9 License
    • U.S Soccer  11v11 License
  • Coaching Experience
    • U8 Boys Competitive Anchor & Classic Divisions 2016 – Present
    • Mighty Dragons Youth Development Academy Coordinator & Coach 2016 – Present
    • Cranston Youth Soccer: 2004 – 2007
    • Pawtucket Youth Soccer: 2013 to 2016
  • Playing Experience
    • Recreation Soccer at Newman YMCA, Seekonk, MA – 1987
    • AYSO Recreation Soccer: Spring and Fall Leagues U5-U14 – 1988-1999
    • East Providence Merchants Competitive Soccer 1993-1997
    • East Providence Senior High School – 1998 – 2000
    • Attended John Smith Soccer Youth Camp at Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI – 1991
    • Attended British Youth Soccer Academy at Wheeler School, Seekonk, MA – 1992

Matt Boland

8 and Under – 2010 Boys

Zach Perreira

Zach Pereira has been involved in East Providence soccer since the age of 4 first as a player, then as a coach, and then as a coaching instructor. Zach has also served as a strength and conditioning for Bayside FC premier soccer.

Zach played collegiate soccer at Springfield College earning All-Conference and All New England honors. He graduated with a Master’s degree in Physical Therapy and has been practicing as an orthopedic clinical specialist in Swansea, MA for the last seven years. Zach utilizes the Move2Perform analysis system on a regular basis in order to analyze an athlete’s risk of injury compared to their peers as well as their ability to move well functionally.

Zach brings a wealth of knowledge in sports performance and soccer development to our club. He is very passionate about soccer and strives to instill that passion for sport and wellness in his athletes. Zach has been a lifelong resident of East Providence, currently living in Rumford with his wife and three children, and is excited to help provide the ideal soccer program to the athletes of East Providence.

U10 Girls

Joe Capelo



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