DSC Coaching Staff

Delaware Soccer Club has assembled some of the top soccer coaches in the region to oversee all of our soccer programming. Together the group brings a tremendous amount of high-level experience as both players and coaches at the club, college, and professional levels.

Their combined knowledge of the game and the latest coaching methods and philosophies provides DSC members with the highest-quality soccer programming. Perhaps most importantly, they all deeply believe in the DSC mission to develop the youth of our community in an inclusive and positive environment. 

 

Director of Coaching: Brendan Murphy

Murphy brings a wealth of soccer experience with him to DSC, including Director of Coaching at both Amherst Soccer Club and Orchard Park Soccer Club. He is the Head Coach at D'Youville College with Goalkeeper/Assistant Coaching experience in Division I with Niagara University and the University at Buffalo. He also served as Head Coach of FC Buffalo and Goalkeeper Coach for the Rochester Rhinos. Murphy currently lives in Williamsville with his wife, Jessica, and two children, Nora and Lincoln.

Technical Director: Asani Samuels

Samuels' background includes four years of Division I soccer, including three Regional All-American Honors and the Canisius Male Athlete of the Year Award. He competed for multiple years of professional soccer, earning the USL Finals MVP Award after leading the Rochester Rhinos to the 2015 USL Championship. He has coached many different levels at various clubs and has been a valuable presence on the DSC sidelines for more than five years.

Director of Programming: Rey Martinez

Martinez brings to DSC 16 years of professional soccer experience. The Cuba native competed for the Cuban National Team for three years before signing with the Colorado Rapids of Major League Soccer. He later competed in the United Soccer League appearing in 60 games for the Rochester Rhinos and five with the Carolina RailHawks. He went on to compete professionally indoors for nearly 10 years and also serves as Assistant Coach for the Rochester Lancers of the Major Arena Soccer League 2 (and National Premier Soccer League). Martinez also currently serves as Assistant Coach for the D'Youville College Men and Women's soccer teams.

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