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 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.
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.
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