LMSC BOYS DEVELOPMENTAL ACADEMY
COACHING STAFF


Primary Contact:   Biff Sturla, LMSC President      






Coaches in the LMSC Developmental Academy have a very strong soccer background as coaches and as players. We do NOT have parent coaches involved in the program.



     
    ART HERNANDEZ - Director of LMSC Developmental Academy
    Art is the LMSC Director of the club's Developmental Academy. He is also head coach for the LMSC Swarm girls team. Coach Art was raised in Los Angeles, California and has been living in Chester County for over 20 years. He has coached in this area for the past 12 years and has developed under terrific coaches and mentors. He has coached and trained teams that have won State Cups, along with National and Regional competitions and tournaments. Coach Art is very vested in his coaching education and, in addition to being a current A-License candidate, he has all his grassroots licenses through US Soccer. Additionally, he holds his Advanced National, Advanced National Goalkeeper and FUTSAL diplomas from United Soccer Coaches. He has attended courses through ANEFS and TOVO, based out of Spain. In addition to coaching, he currently volunteers his time to collaborate and network with various soccer coaching groups (locally and nationally) to produce and host different online content.



     
    ANTHONY HAINES - Associate Director of 2022-2023 Developmental Academy
    Anthony is the current head coach for our Under 10 B Irmãos Red boys travel teams. In 2021, he led the LMSC Rovers to the boys Under 9 state cup finals. He served two years as the head coach for the Harriton High School Boys Junior Varsity team and he also helps coach LMSC summer camps, Developmental Academy, indoor training programs, and our youngest age groups in the fall and spring season. Anthony was named the Boys Travel Team Coach Of The Year in the Fall of 2019 and Intramural Program coach of the year in 2017. He currently holds his US Soccer D coaching license. Anthony grew up playing for LMSC Magic, helping the team win two outdoor and three indoor State Championships. Anthony played varsity soccer at Lower Merion High School for three years where he was captain his senior year, receiving All Main Line second team and All Central League honors. He played on the Club soccer team at Temple University where he graduated with a BBA in both Economics and Finance at Temple's Fox School of Business.



     
    GRANT MYERS - Associate Director of LMSC Developmental Academy
    Having previously coached in LMSC for 15 years, Grant returns to the club where his coaching journey originally started. Grant brings with him over 20 years of coaching premier level club and high school soccer, college soccer, as well as coaching in the former US Soccer Developmental Academy. Over the years, his teams have participated in some of the most prestigious tournaments, including the Dallas Cup, throughout the country, won numerous State Cup titles, played in the Regional Championships, and has helped produce many student-athletes who have moved on to some of the top programs and institutions around the country. Two notable and local players that Grant had the opportunity to coach in their youth days … Matthew Real (Philadelphia Union) and Zack Steffen (Manchester City).



     
    SAM LANE
    Art joined LMSC as the Director of the club's Developmental Academy. He is also head coach for the LMSC Swarm girls team. Coach Art was raised in Los Angeles, California and has been living in Chester County for over 20 years. He has coached in this area for the past 12 years and has developed under terrific coaches and mentors. He has coached and trained teams that have won State Cups, along with National and Regional competitions and tournaments. Coach Art is very vested in his coaching education and, in addition to being a current A-License candidate, he has all his grassroots licenses through US Soccer. Additionally, he holds his Advanced National, Advanced National Goalkeeper and FUTSAL diplomas from United Soccer Coaches. He has attended courses through ANEFS and TOVO, based out of Spain. In addition to coaching, he currently volunteers his time to collaborate and network with various soccer coaching groups (locally and nationally) to produce and host different online content.



     
    CHRIS BLACK
    Chris is an assistant coach at Gwynedd Mercy College. While attending Gwynedd Mercy College as a student, Chris was an all-conference selection as well as a team captain. He is currently the head coach of our 2011 boys LMSC Rangers Navy team and Rangers Red team. Chris was an Olympic Development Program Region 1 selection, as well as captain of the State ODP team in Eastern PA. Chris also won a championship at his High school team where he was the two year captain and received the Player Of The Year Award in his senior year.






    People who want more information about our Boys Developmental Academy should e-mail: LMSC President Biff Sturla




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