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IMG Academy Coaches

There’s a reason why countless IMG Academy soccer program alumni have gone on to play at some of the top D-I programs, MLS teams, and European clubs –- individualized player development within a team setting.

Coaching Staff
Soccer Academy
Rusty Scarborough
Director of Soccer
Rusty most recently served as Director of Soccer for the Capital Area Soccer League (CASL), one of the nation's largest youth soccer clubs. There he was...

Soccer Coaching Staff

  • Kevin Hartman
    Director of
    Director of Goalkeeping
    A member of the U.S. Men's National Team for more than a decade, Kevin is one of the...
  • Roberto da Silva
    Roberto da Silva
    U18 Coach
    Da Silva has wide-ranging coaching experience that includes time in the United...
  • Marcelo Carrera
    U14 US Soccer Development Academy
    Marcelo Carrera moved to Bradenton, Fla., in July 2008, where he started working for...
  • Soccer Camps Coach Hoffman
    Drew Hoffman
    U17 Coach
    Drew brings over 20 years of soccer experience in all facets of the game, from...
  • Soccer Academy Coach Craig Heseltine
    Craig Heseltine
    PG Coach
    For over 20 years, Craig has been actively involved in the game of soccer on both...
  • Oscar Pisano
    Oscar Pisano
    U16 US Soccer Development Academy
    Oscar Pisano joined the IMG Academy soccer program in 2007. Prior to joining IMG...
  • Rogerio Celaya
    U12 US Soccer Development Academy
    Rogerio moved to Bradenton in September 2016 and began working as the Under-12 US...
  • Miguel Rodrigues
    Miguel Rodrigues
    U16 Coach
    Rodriguez has extensive playing and coaching experience, including time with the IMG...
  • Soccer Training - Kyle Lessig
    Kyle Lessig
    U16 Coach
    Kyle comes to IMG Academy from Virginia where he was most recently the Director of...
  • Matthew Brown
    Matthew Brown is a native of Delaware City, Del., and joined the IMG Academy Soccer...

Soccer Administration

  • Joseph Walejko
    Soccer Program Manager
    Joe comes to IMG from Rhode Island, where he was the Regional Transition Coordinator...
  • Travers Evans
    Student-Athlete Advisor
    Travers Evans comes to IMG Academy after spending the last 20 years coaching college...
  • Anthony Barberio
    Student-Athlete Advisor
    Anthony grew up in Argentina playing soccer for Club Atletico Trinidad in the...
  • DJ Callender
    Sport Advisor
    DJ joined IMG Academy from the corporate office of Jimmy John’s, where he served as...
  • David Valbuena
    Sport Advisor
    Prior to joining IMG Academy, David worked in the Finance Industry in Boston, MA....
  • Dion Daniels
    Operations Coordinator
    Dion Daniels is currently in his seventh year as Director of Operations for the...
  • Rob Henry
    Pro/Collegiate Sales Manager/Advisor
    Pro/Collegiate Advisor
    Rob Henry has been with the IMG Academy outreach division since August 2016. Prior...
  • Jason Puckett
    Team and Group Sales Manager
    Jason has worked with the University of Florida Athletic Department, the Cincinnati...
  • Roxana Hazrati
    Team & Group Sales Manager
  • Marlboro Ma
    Head of China Recruitment
    With a home base in Beijing, Marlboro oversees all IMG Academy Outreach throughout...
  • Naotoshi Tamaru
    Outreach Coordinator - Japan
    Naotoshi Tamaru started as the Japanese Outreach Coordinator at IMG Academy in the...
  • Martina Knezevic
    Head of Europe Recruitment
    Martina was born and raised in Germany. After completing formal education in Munich...

Soccer Support Staff

  • David DaSilva
    Mental/Vision Coach
    David coordinated Sport Psychology services at Barry University which included...
  • Krysthian Ramos
    Athletic Trainer
    Krysthian is a graduate from the University of South Florida with a bachelor’s in...
  • Rubie Gaudette
    Athletic Trainer
    Rubie graduated from the University of Southern Maine with a Bachelor’s of Science...

College Planning and Placement Staff

  • Mark Blaweiss
    Mark Blaweiss
    Director of College Planning and Placement
    Mark Blaweiss has worked and held leadership roles in the fields of higher education...
  • Wayne Walton
    College Counselor
    Wayne works primarily with basketball, golf and baseball student-athletes. Prior to...
  • Heather Von Seggern
    Heather Von Seggern
    College Advisor
    Heather Von Seggern has been with IMG Academy since 2010 and works with soccer,...
  • Mark Riddell
    Mark Riddell
    Director of College Entrance Exam Preparation
    Mark Riddell is the Director of College Entrance Exam Preparation (SAT & ACT) at...