About Coach Epstein:

Coach Brett Epstein has been coaching soccer since 1990.  Over the years Coach Epstein has coached both girls and boys of all ages. Coach Epstein is a former physical education teacher.  In addition to being a teacher, Coach Epstein has been a junior high Assistant Principal and Athletic director since 2004.  He has had a long and distinguished soccer career, both as a player and coach. Coach Epstein has been involved in coaching youth soccer in Arizona since 1994. Prior to arriving in Arizona, he coached for four years in New York.

Education:

  • USSF “B” License
  • State of Arizona Coaching License
  • AYSA Youth Module #2
  • AYSA Technical Training Certificate
  • Northern Arizona University (M.Ed. in Education Leadership)
  • State University of New York, College at Cortland (B.S.E. in Physical Education), Graduated Magna Cum Laude
  • Principal Certificate, Arizona
  • Teacher Certificate, Secondary with K-12 Physical Education Endorsement, Arizona

Coaching Experience:

  • Legacy Youth Soccer Academy, U5-U8, Co-Coordinator (2009-16)
  • Legacy, 06 Boys Red, Head Coach (2014-16)
  • Legacy, 05 Boys Red, Head Coach (2014-16)
  • San Tan Legacy, 00 Boys Red, Head Coach (2010-14)
  • San Tan Legacy, 03 Girls Red, Head Coach (2013-14)
  • San Tan Legacy, 01 Girls White, Head Coach (2009-2012)
  • Lil’ Hammers, Co-Director of Coaching (2005-08)
  • AZFC, Coach of several girls’ teams (2002-04)
  • Mesa Soccer Club, Director of Coaching, Boys’ Teams (2001-02)
  • Mesa Soccer Club, Coach and Trainer, various boys and girls teams (1998-2003)
  • Yavapai Roughriders Summer Camps, Camp Instructor/Coach (1996-99)
  • National Soccer Hall of Fame, Oneonta, New York, Summer Camps Coach (1989-90)
  • Dobson High School, Varsity Head Coach (2000-03) Co-Head Coach in 2000 State Runners-Up, Division 5A East Valley Coach of the Year
  • Arizona High School All-Stars (1998-2001) Coached top high school players in tournaments in Australia, Spain, Italy and England
  • McClintock High School, Varsity Head Coach (1997-99) State qualifier for three years
  • Pueblo Middle School, 8th Grade Head Coach (1994-97)
  • WT Clarke High School, Varsity Head Coach, Boys (1993)
  • Arizona State University Club Soccer, Co-Head Coach (1997)
  • State University of New York, College at Cortland, Volunteer Assistant Coach (1992)

Playing Experience:

  • US Maccabi 45+ National Team, Participated in Pan American games, Santiago, Chile (2015-16)
  • FC Pino, Scottsdale United Amateur Soccer League (2015-Present)
  • Desert Elite, Scottsdale United Amateur Soccer League (2012-14)
  • DOB Soccer Team, Rio Salado Soccer League (2004-2010) League Champions
  • Bravo Soccer Team, Scottsdale Men’s League (1994-2003) League Champions (1994-2001)
  • Victory Soccer Team, Brooklyn, New York (1993) Semi-Pro League
  • State University of New York, College at Oneonta (1987-90) Division I competition, Team Captain two years (1989, 1990), Second Team All-Region (1990), All New York State (1990), All Conference (1989-90), Most Valuable Player Mayor’s Cup Tournament (1990), Nominated for School Athlete of the Year (1990)
  • Various soccer youth soccer clubs, Long Island, NY