Ted Haley

Three-time CACC Coach of the Year, Ted Haley, enters his 12th season as the head coach of the Post University men’s soccer team in 2016. He was named NSCAA East Region Coach of the Year in 2013. Haley is also the head coach of Connecticut United FC of the American Soccer League (ASL).

In both 2014 and 2015, Haley helped lead the Eagles to ECAC Championships.

In 2013, Haley led the Eagles to its best season in program history with a 15-3-2 record and their second-consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance. Post defeated eventual National Champion #7 Southern New Hampshire,1-0, to open the season and hand the Penman their only loss of the season. He also led Post to a victory over #1 and undefeated LIU-Post on Oct. 23. The Eagles landed a school record eight players on the All-CACC team including two-time Player of the Year Joe Baccielo. Five Eagles earned All-East Region honors and Baccielo and Kevin Ipina were named All-American.

Haley and the Eagles cracked into the Division II national rankings in 2011, and topped out at 18th on Sept. 27, after Post started the season on an eight-game unbeaten streak. Post finished 2012 ranked 24th in the nation. and appeared in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history. Haley also coached the Eagles’ first-ever All-American in Joe Baccielo in 2012.

In his nine seasons, Haley has guided the Eagles to the postseason each year since he took over the position. Post won the CACC Tournament Title in 2008, and played in the conference championship match in 2006, 2011, 2012, and 2013. Additionally, Post claimed consecutive CACC Regular Season Titles under Haley’s direction in 2011,2012, and 2013.

During the 2012 season, Haley and the Eagles were regionally ranked by the NSCAA in every week of the campaign. Further, Post spent two weeks (Oct. 23-Oct.30) in the NCAA Division II national rankings. The Eagles extended their regular season unbeaten streak at LaMoy Field to 17 games.

Since Haley joined Post University in 2005, he has mentored 18 All-CACC performers and 17 CACC All-Tournament selections. In addition to this list of all-conference honorees, Haley guided a pair of players, Maurice Johnson and Hylton Davis, to All-East Region honors in 2009 and 2011, respectively. Davis was also named an ECAC All-Star at the end of the 2011 campaign.

Statistically, the Eagles ranked in the top-three in the CACC statistics in numerous categories under Haley’s tutelage. In 2006, Post held at least a share of the top-three in goals allowed, goals against average, shutouts and corner kicks. In 2008, the year Post won the CACC Tournament Title, the Eagles were in the top-three in shots (third), points (second), goals (second), goals per game (third), assists (third), goals allowed (second), goals against average (second) and corner kicks (third). In 2010, Post held a share of the top-three in goals allowed, goals against average and shutouts.

Haley came to Post University after he spent six years at the Dublin School in Dublin, N.H., where he served as the Director of Athletics, a teacher, and the head soccer, basketball, and lacrosse coach.

He began his collegiate playing career at the University of Connecticut, where he was a freshman starter. After he transferred to the College of Charleston in Charleston, S.C., Haley was a three-time Trans-America All-Conference and All-Tournament selection. He made the NCAA Division I All-South Region Team his senior year, and served as team captain. Haley and his College of Charleston teammates won three consecutive conference championships and bids to three straight Division I NCAA Championships.

Following his collegiate days, Haley played professional soccer, and entered the A-League, a feeder league to Major League Soccer. Over his seven-year professional career, Haley played for the Hampton Roads Mariners (DC United affiliate), the Connecticut Wolves, the Worcester Wildfire, and the New Hampshire Phantoms.

Haley is also the Director of Coaching for CFC West and holds a USSF National “B” coaching license.

Haley graduated from the College of Charleston in 1997, with a degree in exercise science. He currently resides in Milford, Conn., with his wife Kathy, and three sons Tye,Tristan, and Talyn.

Brian Neumeyer

Brian is currently in his 19th year as the Head Coach for the Boys’ Varsity soccer team at Newtown High School.  NHS finished ranked nationally after their 2004 LL State Championship. Most recently the Soccer program, under Neumeyer’s direction, was named one of the top ten sports programs of the decade by the Danbury News Times.  He was a member of the 1990 National Championship team at Souther Connecticut State University, former coaching director of Newtown Soccer Club, and former ODP staff coach.  Coach Neumeyer is now working closely with the club in an advisory role. Neumeyer has most recently been appointed the General Manager of the newly formed NPSL team named Elm City. He resides in Monroe, Connecticut, with his wife Jennifer and his two sons Andrew and Gavin.

Rui Rainho

Rui has an extensive playing and coaching career. Rui attended Kolbe Cathedral High School where he earned All-State 3 years, All New England Honors Junior and Senior Years. Rui is a former Division I Player at UCONN & Sacred Heart University 2001-2005. He was a 2 Year Captain at Sacred Heart University, 2004 Team MVP, and 2x North East Conference Player of the Week.
Rui has 12 years of coaching experience that include 4 years coaching at the travel level and 8 years coaching at the Premier level both boys and girls. Rui is currently the coach and Director of Youth Development at Yankee United Soccer Club in Trumbull, CT. In addition, he is also the assistant coach for St. Joseph High School Girls Varsity Soccer Team.
Rui holds a USSF Certified “C” license and NSCAA National Diploma.

Andre Lindsay
At 18 years of age Andre won the high school football championship along with the best goal keeper award, which lead to a call up to the Jamaica National Football Team where he represented his country at the U20 level. After he moved on to a Teachers college called G.C Foster College of Physical Education and Sports. Majoring in physical Education at a teachers College allowed him to have a knowledge and understanding of how to work with kids in the real world. During his time there, He won three consecutive Collegiate Championships along with three goalkeeper awards and earned a three year diploma and worked on two internships. Andre’s first internship was coaching age 8-11 Soccer. It was a great success as the team finished second in the Primary school Football Competition. Andre’s second Intern coached High school soccer U13 and 15.
Migrating to America in 2011, Andre started playing a lot of summer leagues in New York were his teams won a few of them. One of the teams that he played for the coach has a camp where he coaches soccer. He started going with him to coach as a volunteer. The following year he landed the opportunity to join the Post University men’s soccer team. During his time at Post they won two regular season championship in the CACC conference along with two consecutive appearance in the NCAA tournament. In his first season he had four shut outs in eight games and in his second season he had ten shut outs from sixteen games. Andre lead the conference in save percentage and goals against average, also he was 2nd in the country in both areas. He was awarded  first team all-conference and second team all-region.
After Andre finished playing college soccer, he’s adopted even a stronger desire for coaching. He was given the opportunity to coach with Connecticut Football Club (CFC) one of the biggest premier club in the northeast where he’s coached U11, 12 and 13 teams for three years along with the goalkeepers from the CFC West branch both boys and girls. He also coached in a number of towns such as Newtown, Southbury and New Milford. He was granted even a bigger opportunity from the head coach of the men’s soccer team at Post University Ted Haley to be a Goal Keeper coach. As for their soccer program standard over the past six years, we end up in the finals four times, three of which were consecutives. Their program got the opportunity to participate in the ECAC tournament twice, one in West Virginia the other in Connecticut where they won both.

Antonio Viscuso

Antonio has been involved with soccer for over twenty years.  Both as a player and a coach, Antonio originally from Milford, CT played his High School Soccer at Johnathan Law High School .  Antonio played premier for the Orange Hurricanes  and has played in the CSL for Newtown ,Norwalk , and Shelton. As a coach Antonio has been developing  players for the past 10 years. He started his coaching career with MUSC in Milford . Then moved on to Fairfield Warde High School where he spent 7 years as the  JV and Assistant Coach for Boys Soccer . In 2010 Antonio helped lead Fairfield Warde to the FCIAC finals and to a quarterfinals appearance in States .  During his time in Fairfield he has coached In the Travel Program for FUSA  . He has spent the last 7 years coaching for U12-U14 boys teams. He spent 2 years as a Technical Coach for Easton AYSO.
Antonio currently coaches the Fairfield Strikers and Fairfield United Football Club  in D2 Premier . He will  be entering his 4th year with CT Summer Select .   Antonio is the President and Co Founder of The Connecticut Soccer Academy .  In 2012 Antonio became Head Varsity  Coach for Boys Soccer at Masuk High School .  In his first year Antonio led  Masuk to an SWC appearance and State Tournament Appearance . He also coaches the Travel Program in Monroe and for Monroe AYSO .  In 2013 Antonio became Director of Coaching for Monroe Soccer Club .   Antonio holds a CT State Coaching Permit, an E Level CJSA Coaching License , NSCAA Advanced Regional Diploma and  NSCAA  Youth Development Diploma   He is a member of the Connecticut High School Coaches Association , NSCAA and US Soccer . Certified CPR,Concussion and First Aid .            He resides in Sandy Hook , CT with wife Kimberly and son Matteo . 

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