Soccer Commission Leadership
Island Boosters of Union County
Our Motive is PASSION for the sport - together we are unstoppable.
Island Boosters of Union County (IBUC) is a comprehensive and fully international coaching group that has bonded together for the betterment of younger players in the sport that we love. We have combined all of our knowledge and experience within the game and not only have devised a coaching syllabus but also a youth program in which we believe is the best of its kind.
Apart from the players our coaches will have the opportunity to experience various coaching clinics from FIFA, USSF, TTFA, English FA, KNVB qualified coaches to further their knowledge as well as their passion for coaching at higher levels.
IBUC staff is as follows:
Bryan Ramoutar - A native of Trinidad and Tobago
Coaching Licenses: FIFA Youth Coach's Certificate; English FA International "level 2" License; English FA "level 3" Youth Player Psychology Certificate; TTFA A Badge.
Coaching Experience: 1998-2007 MARA/MUSA Training Coach; Member of AJAX (Trainer/ Coach); Member of APT (Trainer/Coach); Tactical & Strategic Advisor/Coach for several colleges; Agent player placement in Europe, South America and Caribbean.
Professional playing and trial experience includes: Club Nationales (Venezuela); Depotivo Cali (Colombia); Bradford City (England); Portsmouth FC(England); Trintoc FC (Trinidad); Forrest Reserve FC (Trinidad); Former National Youth & Senior Trinidad & Tobago player
More information to come on our other coaches:
Sports Played at a Competitive Level:
Challenge and Classic at Matthews Soccer Club
Premier at South Charlotte Soccer Association
Premier at Charlotte Soccer Academy
High School varsity soccer at Grace Academy
College Soccer at Mars Hill University
Positions in Soccer:
Center and outside back
Center and outside midfield
Captain for club teams (8 years)
Runner up in State Championship (2007)
Multiple Championships and finalists in tournaments
Played premier level for 4 years (U-15 through U-18)
High School Soccer:
Captain (2 years)
MVP award (2008)
Played in NACA (National Association of Christian Athletes) Tournament
Won NACA (National Association of Christian Athletes) Division I Championship in 2008
Played in SAC (South Atlantic Conference) Tournament in 2011 and 2012
Won SAC (South Atlantic Conference) Conference in 2011
Played in National Tournament for all of Division II College Soccer in 2011 and 2012
Made it to the Sweet 16 in National Tournament in 2011
Coach U-11 boys challenge division at Porter Ridge Soccer Club
Coach U-17 Girls Classic division at Porter Ridge Soccer Club
Head Coach of Varsity Girls at Grace Academy High School
Assistant coach for Varsity Boys at Grace Academy High School
Assistant coach for Middle School at Grace Academy
U-9 to U-18 soccer camps for Porter Ridge Athletic Association
U-12 to U-17 soccer camps for FC Alliance
U-10 to U-14 soccer camps for Urban Eagles
Coached U-11 to U14 Girls 3v3 team to multiple championships and finalist
Coached U-11 to U14 boys 3v3 team to multiple championships and finalist
Finished 2nd in conference with U-11 boys challenge team (2013)
B.S. in Sports Management with concentration in coaching (to be attained in Fall 2015)
Certified in First Aid/AED/CPR
Born in Washington DC, moved to Wadesboro, NC in fifth grade Richard played high school soccer at Anson High, signed with Pfeiffer University’s Men’s Soccer team in 2010. He is Majoring in Communications and Criminal Justice. Played three years before interning under the Men and Women’s Head Coach. Coached three years at Anson Middle as a Head Coach, then one year at Anson High as an assistant for the girl’s program. Currently the Head Coach of Piedmont Middle’s boys and girls team. Also the Head Coach of the Mount Pleasant High boys soccer team. Looking to graduate from Pfeiffer University this spring, then become a Graduate Assistant for a Conference Carolina’s soccer program before eventually going to Law School.
I was was born and raised in Trinidad & Tobago and have been in the United States of America for eight years, achieving a lot over that time both academically and athletically.
I am coming to you having recently completed my Master's in Business Administration (MBA) at Morgan State University in Maryland, and I am hoping that this will help me to proper equip you for your future.
I have been playing football (soccer) since I was five years old. I started off at small coaching clinic called Peleota. I played as a sweeper for several years until my final year in primary school (elementary school) when I played forward for my school team. In high school I played midfield/forward and was part of a record breaking U14 team that accomplished the treble of league, knockout, and national champions.
I played the equivalent to varsity for two years but trained with the team for four years. The first year I played forward and we won the zonal knockout championship, and my second year I played sweeper. I was selected to the Secondary Schools Football League All-Star team, and played a tournament against teams from Barbados, Jamaica, and the USA at the national stadium of Barbados.
After graduating high school in Trinidad, I attended high school in the United States at Notre Dame High School of East Stroudsburg Pennsylvania where I had fourteen goals and thirteen assists in the first fifteen games, until I unfortunately tore my lateral co-lateral ligament (LCL) in my right knee, and sat out the majority of the second half of the season. I returned for the playoff round quarterfinals. At the end of the season we placed second in the knockout and the league, and selected to the First Team All-Area.
I was recruited to play at East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania, where I played all four years of my NCAA eligibility. We won the conference championship in my freshman and sophomore years. I was the only player to be selected from my team to the Regional All-Tournament team for the NCAA championship for our conference in both those years. I was also selected First Team All-Conference in my sophomore year. I tore my LCL again the summer before my junior year and sat out the first half of the season. In my senior year I was selected Third Team All-Region and scored the game winner in my last college game.
Since then I have played three years semi-professionally in the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL), with the Pocono Snow F.C., and I have been to Brazil twice in the past year, once to market myself, and the other on trial with a first division team called Legiao.
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