OUR TEAM

CPSC Coaches inspire our teams with fun, exciting and progressive philosophies. Our licensed coaches bring quality and professional experience with an emphasis on a holistic youth development.

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Ron Restrepo
Senior Director of Soccer Programs
U7, U8 & U9 Boys Head Coach
Rrestrepo@chelseapiers.com

Coach Ron is a Colombian native and has lived in the USA for most of his life. He grew up in New York City where he attended the Art & Design High School and City College.
 

In previous years, coach Ron has played for Yonkers United, Riverdale youth soccer league, City College Div. 3 and various other leagues in the city as well as other teams in the Men’s Cosmopolitan Soccer league.
 

For the past 2 decades he has worked as a coach for multiple soccer programs and maintains his passion and focus on developing players of all ages. From the amateur, recreational, semi-pro, competitive youth club to the collegiate level, coaching in different levels has helped him understand the demands of the modern game.
 

Coach Ron finds his motivation and passion by educating players about the sport, providing all the knowledge and resources to help young and old athletes reach their highest potential. His goal is to guide the players by showing them multiple options in their game and allowing them to the make choices that would showcase success, having love for the game and displaying it on the field.

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Stephen Hoogerwerf
Director of Coaching
U16, U17, U19 Boys Head Coach
Stephen@cpsoccerclub.com

Stephen is from New Orleans, where he began playing soccer at age seven and chased the ball all around the country only to finish up back home with the USISL, New Orleans Storm. He made PDL stops at Cocoa Expos and Pikes Peak Stampede during summer break while attending William Carey College in Mississippi. At Carey, he was an NAIA All-American and competed in three National Championships. The team’s record and ranking remained in the NAIA’s top five during his time there.
 

New Orleans Soccer Academy was his entry into coaching. He led his team to back to back State Cups before moving to New York in 2000 to complete his Bachelors in Sports Science from LIU Brooklyn. He served as an Assistant Coach with the Blackbirds for several years and then journeyed off to Colorado for coaching positions with CU Boulder and Colorado Storm Soccer Association. He returned to Brooklyn in 2010 and joined Super Soccer Stars as a coach instructor. Since then he has enjoyed supportive roles with NY Cosmos and NYCFC. Most recently he was a staff coach with Manhattan SC and has coached with other club’s including Met Oval and Manhattan Kickers.
 

Stephen currently coaches the varsity program at Collegiate School. He and his partner Chaneve reside in Fort Greene.

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Ayo Obisesan
Youth Class Director
U12 & U13 Boys Head Coach
Aobisesan@chelseapiers.com

Ayo was born and raised in Southern western Nigeria. He began his playing soccer at age 3 and played competitively between the ages of 10 and 18. As a junior player he was part of his team from Nigeria that participated in Dana cup in Denmark and Gothia cup in Sweden in the early nineties. Ayo was invited to the Nigerian Under 16 national team but put his career on hold to attend college.

In 2002 he moved to the United states and obtained his USSF National D coaching License and was employed as an assistant coach at Chelsea piers. Ayo is also a National referee and a member of the Professional Referee Organization in the U.S and worked games at various level such as PDL, USL PRO, D2, US Open Cup ,MLS teams and international Champions cup and international club friendlies featuring Real Madrid of Spain, Celtic FC of Scoltland, Everton FC of England, Chelsea FC of England, and AS Roma of Italy, to mention a few. Ayo is also a national referee with intercollegiate soccer officials handling NCAA games in the U.S. In 2013 Ayo ran a soccer clinic at Chelsea piers with Edison Arantes do Nascimento (PELE).
Ayo has used his position at various levels to develop young players starting from age 2 to travel soccer at a higher level.

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Brandon Turner
Director of Club Development
Head Coach
Brandon@cpsoccerclub.com

Coach Brandon’s passion for the game of soccer goes back to the age of 3. Growing up in Bay Shore, Long Island he is excited to have the opportunity to continue following his passion coaching at Chelsea Piers. Attending Bay Shore High School, Brandon was a two-time All-Conference selection and earned All-County honors as team captain his senior year. He played travel soccer for Massapequa Aces, winning the 2009 ENY State Cup championship.
 

Coach Brandon continued his career playing at Lafayette College in PA., where he earned a First-Team All-Patriot League Selection alongside a Third-Team All-Mid-Atlantic Selection. Brandon won a Patriot League Championship with Lafayette and had the opportunity to play in the NCAA Championship Tournament. Here he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Behavioral Economics. After Lafayette, Coach Brandon joined an International Academic Soccer Academy (IASA) giving him the opportunity to study in Leeds, England receiving his MBA degree, alongside continuing to play soccer for the IASA/Bradford City Reserves. While in Leeds Brandon received his FA Level 2 Coaching Certificate, coaching throughout all ages from 4-25 year olds. Not only is soccer one of Coach Brandon’s passions but giving back to the community is as well. While attending Lafayette Brandon, alongside his teammates, self-started a non-profit organization called Athlete’s C.A.R.E. (Creating Abundant Relief Effort). Athletes C.A.R.E. is a growing organization of like-minded athletes, who provide unique, athletics-related service opportunities that support residents of communities in need. The mission of Athletes C.A.R.E. is to use athletics to make a lasting impact on the lives of others. Providing assistance and support to the needy, hungry, and homeless.
 

Coach Brandon is excited and eager to continue giving back to the community through athletics now being a coach at Chelsea Piers with a like-minded staff.

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Denise Wilson
Girls Director
U7-U12 Girls Head Coach
Denise@cpsoccerclub.com

Coach Denise is born Jamaican and has been living in the USA for more than a decade. Daughter to a military man, she grew up traveling and living in many places where soccer
became a foundation for life and living. In her earlier year, Denise learned how to play soccer on the streets of Jamaica and with confidence was able to play for Wolmer’s High School for girls. She moved to USA for her High school years where she played Varsity all four years and captained the squad 3 of those four years. During this time Denise was also a member of West Pines SC for two years and Weston Fury for 2 years where she was awarded a soccer scholarship to play for Louisiana Tech University Div 1. At the end of her college career Denise made it to the last round of tryouts for Sky Blue FC (NWSL). She currently plays with the NY Shamrocks Women’s team in the NYMWSL when she’s not coaching.

Denise has been a coach for many years. It started with her volunteering with her youth head coach at the time Patty Barney asking her to work with the kids as a way of giving back. Having a growth mindset Denise has worked with as young as 2 years of age up to 18 years of age.  She joins the CP team after leaving a 6 year journey with the NY Red Bulls training program where she was a youth coach and camp director.

Coach Denise appreciates being a teacher of this beautiful sport and is happy she is able to share her soccer journey with families that crosses her path.

Her quote: “I create my own, life, love and destiny”

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Dennis Rodriguez
U10 & U11 Boys Teams
Head Coach
Dennis@cpsoccerclub.com

“Coach Dennis has had love for the beautiful game when he was about 8 years old. A native of  New Jersey, Dennis was always a problem solving person and was always eager to learn more about the game from a young age till now. Coaching now has driven him to learn more and develop more as a coach and as a person on and off the field.

He attended the University of Akron, majoring in coaching education. Dennis was a student manager for the university of Akron men’s soccer team from 2013-2017. Where he built his knowledge from some of the brightest coaches in college soccer. Which includes now HC Jared Embick who worked under Caleb Porter, winner of the 2010 college national championship and current Head coach of Columbus crew. He coached day camps, residential camps, and Akron’s positional academy camp from 2016-2017. After college Dennis took a full-time position in NJ coaching at West Morris soccer club and Rockaway township soccer association from 2015-2019. After went on to coach at DTS NY in Brooklyn and New Jersey from 2019-2020. His eagerness to grow never stop, along with his coaching he has obtained his USSF C license as well as his Vision training level 2 license under former LIU Brooklyn coach TJ Kostecky.

 

Dennis passion and love for the game never stops to grow or question how the game works. He is excited to continue on his journey at Chelsea Piers and is excited for his future and is excited to continue to grow and develop.”

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Isaiah Turner-Wyatt
Assistant Coach
Isaiah@cpsoccerclub.,com
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Ibrahim Soumare
GoalKeeper Coach
High School Boys Assistant Coach
Ibrahim@cpsoccerclub.com

Isaiah Turner-Wyatt is a Brooklyn native who learned to love the game playing a the Parade Grounds off Canton avenue. After playing for the Brooklyn Patriots and Manhattan Soccer Club, Isaiah attended Beloit college, captaining the team and  earning several all-conference honors. After graduation, Isaiah worked as a preschool teacher, while continuing to play around the city.  Now a philosophy graduate student, Isaiah finds purpose and enjoyment in sharing the game he loves with others and seeing kids grow into better athletes as well as better people.

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Barry Reeves
CP Selects
U8 & U9 Boys Coach
Barry@cpsoccerclub.com

Barry Reeves hails from Dublin, Ireland. A schoolboy international soccer player for the Republic of Ireland. 

Came to New York in the early nineties on a soccer scholarship to Dominican College in upstate New York. He earned All-American honors while playing at Dominican. Upon graduation he continued on as a coach at Dominican College. 

Barry has been coaching Soccer at Chelsea piers for almost twenty years. 

Born and raised in NYC, Ibrahim has seen soccer grow constantly over the years. Playing club soccer in Riverdale helped expand his love for the game, and his understanding that it takes more than just skill to be a great player.

 

Ibrahim always finds himself learning from his fellow coaches and players ways to help players hone their strengths and weaknesses, as he recognizes there’s always room for improvement. As a coach, he wants to help players develop their skills, but also to help build great character. His biggest goals are to create more local based talent, to give players a platform to express themselves, to reach for the stars, and to realise that hard work and dedication are needed to succeed in all aspects of life.

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Kevin Sookhan
CPSC - Administrator
Adult League Director
Ksookhan@chelseapiers.com

Kevin is currently in charge of the Chelsea Piers Adult Soccer League. Due to his vast experience in customer service, having previously worked in the hotel industry, he was quickly promoted to the Adult League Director role, despite only being at Chelsea Piers for one year. His strong work ethic and friendly personality allows him to successfully tackle the challenges of managing the league. Outside of work, Kevin is actively pursuing his law degree. He is also a lifelong Manchester United fan. Along with his role in managing the Adult Soccer League, Kevin will also be handling all CPSC payments.