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Las Vegas Mobsters Announce Head Coach
Published on Fri, Feb 7, 2014 (1:15 p.m.)Las Vegas Mobsters Announce Head Coach
The Las Vegas Mobsters are proud to announce their new Head Coach, Tony Asquith. Originally, a native of England, Asquith boasts a career in soccer spanning four decades. Tony has enjoyed significant playing experience at the premier level, both here in the US and in the UK. He has an extensive coaching experience of almost 30 years, which began in 1984 with colleague and mentor, the late, great, Clive Charles. During his years of coaching, Asquith has coached players who have gone on to play at the professional, Olympic and World Cup levels.
Supporting Tony, are Assistant Coaches Fred Thompson, Paul Barron, and Ronny Charry.
Fred Thompson was recruited by the Mobsters from his previous position, held with local professional team, the Las Vegas Legends. Originally hailing from Jamaica, Thompson has played elite level soccer, both at university, and professionally. As a four year starter at George Mason University, Thompson received such honors as: All-South Atlantic Region, All-ECAC South, All-Colonial Athletic Association (CAA), All-Capital Collegiate Conference and All-Virginia Intercollegiate League selection. Upon graduating, Thompson enjoyed eight years at professional level, playing for various teams in the MISL, and MSL. With more than fifteen years experience coaching, he has had tremendous success, most notably with the U.S. Army Women’s Soccer Program at West Point, where he led them to win a regular season title, win the conference tournament, advanced to the NCAA tournament, as well as set a single season shut-out record (16).
Paul Barron, a London native, joins the Las Vegas Mobsters from Crawley Town. Barron has 20 years of elite level play under his belt, several of which were played in the English Premier League (EPL) for such legendary teams as, Crystal Palace, Queens Park Rangers (QPR), and Arsenal. Upon retiring, Barron has transitioned into an exceptional Goalkeeping Coach, having spent the last fourteen years working alongside reputable EPL clubs such as: Coventry City, QPR, West Bromwich, Aston Villa, Middlesbrough, and Newcastle United.
Ronny Charry, a Las Vegas local, has several years experience coaching athletes towards their highest potential. He boasts an impressive collection of coaching recognitions, including those from: USSF international coaching workshops with Real Madrid, Barcelona FC, Flamengo Youth Academy, Bayer Leverkusen Youth Academy, Ajax Youth Academy, NSCAA State Goalkeeping License, and the MLS Colorado Rapids Center of Excellence. Additionally, Charry has extensive experience working with individual players who have gone on to international success: Marco Fabian, Olympic Gold Medal winner in the London Games, and current Mexico National Team member; ‘El Pato’ Araujo, of Chivas Mexico; ‘El Chaton’, Jorge Enriquez, Mexico National Team members; ‘El Bofo’,Adolfo Bautista, World Cup 2010 player, Mexico.
The Las Vegas Mobsters' season kicks off May 3rd. For more info, visit http://lvmobsters.com.
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